I vaguely remember how big of a deal Kurt Cobain’s death was when I was in middle school, but I never really thought too much about him as a person, or the deeper meaning behind various Nirvana songs. All this, despite being a huge part of the sound track of my teenage life.
One of my biggest takeaways after reading this book was: how can you help those who don’t want it?
What a tortured, tormented soul who really struggled with life. I honestly felt down and depressed after reading certain parts of this book. I would put it down and mope about the house while I processed what I just read.
That said, another part of the book that I really enjoyed and appreciated was hearing how much joy and life his daughter brought to his life and how much he loved being a dad.
Also, after reading this, I think it’s incredible and seemingly improbable that Nirvana actually happened.
I often found myself flipping between this book and Spotify to listen to various Nirvana songs that were mentioned, trying to appreciate them in a new light and really hear them and looking at various performances on YouTube.
Thanks to Last.FM, I’ve compiled a list of the top artists I listened to in 2012. See my previous list for 2011 right here.
My top artists and musicians of 2012:
1. Mocean Worker (463 plays)
2. Hot Water Music (383 plays)
3. Johnny Cash (373 plays)
4. Imagine Dragons (359 plays)
5. Alt-J (337 plays)
6. Trampled by Turtles (282 plays)
7. The International Noise Conspiracy (268 plays)
8. State Radio (267 plays)
9. Of Monsters and Men (220 plays)
10. Bob Dylan (207 plays)
According to my Last.FM profile, here are my top artists (and number of times I’ve listened to their songs) for 2011.
1. Bob Dylan (557 plays)2. Hot Water Music (556 plays)3. The Wooden Birds (502 plays)4. Daft Punk (433 plays)5. Johnny Cash (422 plays)6. Bad Religion (406 plays)7. State Radio (358 plays)8. Otis Redding (338 plays)9. Against Me! (329 plays)10. Amos Lee (325 plays)
In 2008, Ticketmaster had made veteran industry shark Irving Azoff—a man so cutthroat (and so short) he is known as the Poison Dwarf—its CEO. Manager of the Eagles since the mid-’70s, Azoff is famously aggressive. He once sent a gift-wrapped boa constrictor to a manager whose wife he considered snakelike, with a note that read “Now you have two!”