Recently Karen bought me a book of songs so I can try to learn something new on my guitar. One of the songs struck me, but I had never heard it. But I found it on YouTube and discovered who wrote it. So for this Tuesday Tunes, here is John Prine.
I had the realization that it has been over 15 years since Kurt Cobain died, so I thought I’d feature Nirvana in the edition of Tuesday Tunes.
I was in high school when Nirvana became popular and I remember always being asked if I knew how to play Smells Like Teen Spirit. While I have liked punk for longer than I can remember I also like other forms of music. At the time I was really into playing classical guitar, so I found it an odd request. Like, I guess I’ll stop playing Bach to do a few chords of Nirvana, but really can I get back to practicing?
I remember when I heard the news that Kurt Cobain had apparently killed himself. I was on the 219 driving on my way to UB. I didn’t want to believe the news. I had grown to admire Nirvana and especially Kurt over the previous few years. It was a great loss to the music world and in my mind on par with the loss of John Lennon a generation ago. RIP Kurt, we miss you.
Smells Like Teen Spirit – The one that started it all
Microsoft is finally producing interesting commercials. Below are the 2 laptop hunter commercials so far. I think they have struck an important fact that is often overlooked. There is nothing wrong with Apple computers, it’s just that you can get better for less with a Windows PC. I view Apple like a religion. I have no problem with your belonging to the denomination of your choice, but stop trying to convert me. I don’t care if you think Steve Jobs is God or that Macs are the most bestest computers in the world because they can do things like run Windows while looking good. Really, STFU. I don’t want to hear it. A computer is a tool. I don’t really give a damn what it looks like as long as it works. And it’s not like Dell and HP are molding steaming piles of horse crap into computer cases. They just don’t have a piece of fruit on them. You want to be a Mac, good for you. Now let me get back to the real world and work on my PC. Interesting fact, Karen and I each bought PC laptops recently, and the cost of both of them combined was less than one Macbook and we got better specs too. So yeah, I’m a PC. And the only reason I bothered to mention it is because I’m tired of all the Mac evangelists preaching and trying to gain converts.