Throwback Thursdays – Nirvana

By no means is this week’s song my favorite Nirvana song. It is, however, one of Nirvana’s songs that holds the most memories for me.  When “Smells Like Teen Spirit” became popular I was nearly *ahem* 20 years younger and I was a freshman at Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, KS. That year there was a big talent show in the school auditorium. A group, that actually included several drummists, did a cover of the song that, while not the best in the world, riled up the whole auditorium.  Black, white or purple, it didn’t matter what you were. Everyone was up and out of their seats for this one.

So often music is categorized in ethnic categories, that I still remember that  moment as a special one for me.  But “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was a song that moved us all at the same time. The genius that is Kurt Cobain still lives on through this song.

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Throwback Thursdays – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

The year was 1988. I was 11 and I lived in Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. It was that year, at the PX on base that I bought my first record. Looking back nearly 25 years it’s hard to remember Will Smith as that goofy rapper considering what he’s become today – a blockbuster movie star. Especially since it seems that his daughter is in more of the music making business than he is these days.

I wish I still had pictures to look back at those days, but sadly Katrina ate most of them, along with that very first double-album I bought when I was 11.

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