Posted tagged ‘Eddie Vedder’

My MA thesis explained in 3 youtube videos

2010/11/12

“I think I helped wipe out the 60s”

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What Krist Novoselic Has Been Doing Since Attaining Nirvana

2010/09/21

Most people know what Dave Grohl has been up to since his days in Nirvana.

Kirst Novoselic, on the other hand, has stayed out of the public limelight (at least compared to Grohl) – BUT he’s still been a very busy bass player.  He’s played in bands like Sweet 75, Eyes Adrift and Flipper. And he’s also been very active in political…activism.

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I’m just selling albums, I’m not selling out

2010/04/06

“I used to like that band, but then they totally sold out.”

Everybody has heard someone say this (less than) insightful statement, I’m sure I’ve said it at least 100 times myself.  When somebody says this the are usually attempt to make at least one of these points clear:

1) They are super rad and liked that band before you’d heard of them and
2) Now that the band is popular, they have no street cred and their music and message isn’t worth anything. The band just didn’t abide by the principles that the person speaking attests to.

Well, the truth is – people that say this are pretentious, yes, but they are also idiots (in my case, I’m just a more self-aware idiot).. AND they have mostly no understanding of the band or the type of music that they are speaking about. Mostly.

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