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Smells Like Nirvana

Smells Like Nirvana

The baby on the Nirvana Nevermind album cover is cashing in on his fame.

He got paid $1,000 to re-enact the famous pool pose. He says he also gets paid to hang out and allegedly, he’s in talks for a possible movie role.

The original shoot cost $200 and he  was naked.  This one cost $1,000 and he’s not naked.  Also, do you think it’s the same pool?  Because I don’t think so.

Oh well, whatever, nevermind.

Metallica’s Death Magnetic

Metallica’s Death Magnetic

Death MagneticA funny thing happened to me last night. As I was going home at around 7:30pm, I put the car radio on and switched to NU 107. (I was all alone, by the way.)

I heard a familiar heavy metal mellow intro. By “familiar”, I mean I know the song is a heavy metal one but I don’t necessarily know the title of the song. I thought, “Hmmm, new band. Feels like they know what they are doing though.”

“Wow, I really like the guitar riffs on this one. ” I said to myself. The distorted guitars chugging away was very “clean”.  The voice was very powerful – suits a heavy metal band (some metal bands have weird-voiced vocalists). Read the rest of this entry

Michael Jackson’s Bad Guitarist

Michael Jackson’s Bad Guitarist

jenniferbatten.jpgI recently purchased a Michael Jackson concert DVD. I know he’s yesterday’s news but I have always been in awe of his performance since I was a child.

Through the years, my musical inclination changed from folk to hip-hop to heavy metal (and all genres of rock) and back to folk to hip-hop and to any good music, but my admiration of Michael Jackson’s music (or performance) never dwindled. He may be the king of pop but he should be on a genre of his own. You can’t categorize Michael Jackson. He’s like the exception to a rule. Well, in my book at least.

By the way, when the time comes and you appreciate any genre of music, it means you are getting old. I’m still a die-hard Metallica fan but I have “softened up” to appreciate music by Josh Groban(!), Black Eyed Peas, Usher, etc. Read the rest of this entry