Posts tagged "Nirvana"
Book Review: Joel Heng Hartse's "Sects, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll: My Life on Record"

Book Review: Joel Heng Hartse’s “Sects, Love, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: My Life on Record”

Shortly after my daughter Evie was born in October, one of my Twitter friends and followers, Zondervan author David Jacobsen, was kind enough to send me a copy of his book, Rookie Dad. I planned to review it at a time such as this, but then David derailed the whole thing by directing my attention...
An Open Letter to Everett True: 5 Songs from the Boy Who Listened to "Nerdvana"

An Open Letter to Everett True: 5 Songs from the Boy Who Listened to “Nerdvana”

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I originally posted this piece on January 9, 2012. On April 1, I received a tweet from Everett True regarding this piece. It said, “I reckon we should reprint that on Collapse Board. what d’ya think?” He posted the article on the evening of April 2 here. At the top of the piece,...
My Nirvana Cover (Free MP3) + My Review of SPIN Magazine's Nirvana Tribute, "Newermind"

My Nirvana Cover (Free MP3) + My Review of SPIN Magazine’s Nirvana Tribute, “Newermind”

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...
Vlad's Vlog: Vol. 2, Talkin' Bad High School Poetry

Vlad’s Vlog: Vol. 2, Talkin’ Bad High School Poetry

I wrote this putrid poem in high school after listening to the Smashing Pumpkins, if memory serves correct. In fact, Billy Corgan’s line “The world is a vampire / sent to dray-ee-ay-ee-ayn” is largely responsible for this piece. All apologies to Billy Corgan & Co. I wish I were kidding, but I am not. I...
When Kurt Cobain Was the Sun Around Which the Musical Universe Revolved

When Kurt Cobain Was the Sun Around Which the Musical Universe Revolved

This post is dedicated to my Seattle-based agent Jenée Arthur, who was kind enough to buy me a copy of Charles R. Cross’sCobain Unseenafter I signed with her. Thank you for all your hard work, Jenée. Enjoy the read. I spent an hour with Seattle’s lost son Kurt Cobain a few nights ago. I walked on...