I watched a few episodes from season 3 of The West Wing and thought, not for the first time, this is the cast of Friends moved to the White House. I wondered whether there was even the remotest possibility Stephen and his band could be even a 10th as good as this cover version would indicate – and […]
In my book Nirvana: The True Story (2006), I undertake an autoethnographical approach to biography, attempting to impart an understanding of my chosen subject—the rock band Nirvana—via discussion of my own experiences. On numerous occasions, I veer off into tangential asides, frequently using extensive footnotes to explain obscure musical references. Personal anecdotes are juxtaposed with […]
Wow. I don’t know which is worse. The idea of Daniel Johns (the Chris Martin soundalike guy from national embarrassment Silverchair) covering ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at a triple j party, the actuality of Daniel Johns (the whiny, wallpaper, Chris Martin soundalike guy from national embarrassment Silverchair) covering ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ with harp and […]
Dot still has the cadence that made The Shaggs The Shaggs
Everett True is famous for two things. He’s the last of the big personality journalists…
People are re-evaluating Nirvana again, it being the 20th anniversary of the Olympia WA group’s third and final album In Utero. Here’s my contribution.
Freedom of speech, public debate, and to then be “stable” golf writers, copy, but as long as any 1 card reader complies with lively analog temerity to take a drive, and competent writing the column, and is a common disease, schizophrenia, I call the right locations. Damn green iguana.
That In Utero memo Google-translated into Haitian Creole, Russian, Welsh, Esperanto, Icelandic and back again into English
Make more sense now?
Deconstructing The Myth | 10 Reasons Why “Secret Memo Regarding Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Reissue Leaked” Is Not For Real
To sum up. I think this memo is probably a spoof. A very cleverly worded and artful spoof for sure… but still a spoof.
People not only like to read the same story over and over again, they demand it. Our job is to retell the story, to reinforce the legends, to emphasise the inflexibility of the narrative.