My review of SPIN magazine’s tribute to Nirvana’s Nevermind is up at PrimeParentsClub. Here’s a sample of it:

Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch has obviously never supped at the Internet’s free MP3 dinner table. You see, the same MP3 revolution that dried up the music industry’s revenue stream – toppling corporate Goliaths, leveling the playing field, and making it possible for independent artists to become slingshot-swinging Davids – has made it possible for free albums to grow on the Internet’s branches like low-hanging fruit.

Free lunch.

Today’s Internet apple has a worm in it, however, and I’m sure Kurt Cobain wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Read the rest of it here.

Also, below is my own tribute to Nirvana – recorded, mixed, and mastered this weekend. It is a free, downloadable MP3. I hope you enjoy it. I am not 100% pleased with the final mix, but that is the nature of the recording beast for me.

I dedicate this song, “Something in the Way,” and the music review as well to Mr. Everett True, rock music critic and legend in his own time. He wrote this fantastic book, and if you consider yourself a Nirvana fan, you should absolutely read it. Nevermind the naysayers on Amazon, who say Mr. True is guilty of putting himself first in the story. He is indisputably part of Nirvana’s story, and he does a fantastic job of providing historical and geographical context for Nirvana’s narrative.

Mr. True, I played and wrote my best for you, pah-rum-pah-pum-pum.

I hope you enjoy it. If you do not, I will try to consider your resulting rancor a compliment.

Something in the Way (Nirvana Cover) by Saint_Upid