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{MUSIC MINUTE} “In Bloom” – Nirvana

 

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The Eye of Faith is IN BLOOM !!!

Prepping for Supercrawl 2016, we have a lot of exciting things coming up the woodwork!

Just want to give a huge thank you to our friends and fans for all the support and love over the years, and especially the dedicated readers who have been there since day one! Its hard to believe we are creeping on five years….

From the modest blog we began to explore the past, and the things we love, to where we are now, is just mind blowing.

So, THANK YOU.

This year has been especially busy, so its been really hard to keep up with writing articles for the website, as well as do all the amazing creative things we have been afforded the opportunity to do in our community, but hopefully we will get a breather soon, as there is a shit load of inspiration we are dying to share with the WWW.

We are especially amused by this classic music video for Nirvana and their iconic song “In Bloom” circa 1992!!!

A perfect example of the {past} influencing the {present} and shaping the {future}. In this case, its a double whammy of {past} influence with 90s style icons Nirvana taking on that classic 50s Buddy Holly vibe.

Also, a pretty sweet chill-out summer jam.

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Can you believe, the summer might almost be over?!

HELL NO.

If you are a Nirvana fan, you might be interested to read our exclusive interview with Chad Channing who was the original drummer for the band in the late 80s!

Read it here. 

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+ 90S THROWBACK to HEROINE CHIC +

 

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Photograph by Davide Sorrenti 

There probably isn’t an aesthetic that struck a chord so controversial in fashion as the notorious 90s inclination towards the new look: Heroine Chic. We are starting to see a bit of a return to this vibe in some of the world’s most prestigious runways, not surprising as the 90s is taking the 21st century by storm these days.

According to Wikipedia, heroine chic is defined as:

a look popularized in mid-1990s fashion and characterized by pale skindark circles underneath the eyes and angular bone structure. The look, characterised by emaciated features and androgyny, was a reaction against the “healthy” and vibrant look of models such as Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer

We found this throwback video of a 1997 episode of Fashion Television (I miss you!) on the death of fashion wunderkind Davide Sorrenti who had been one of the industry’s top photographers for this new look.

Taking photos of his friends in New york City inspired by the images of Larry Clarke and Nan Goldin, and coming from a lineage of art/fashion, he quickly became the go-to for this latest look until his untimely death at only 20 years old from . . . you guessed it!

HEROINE! (Not doing very well for the cause . . . )

According to top 90s fashion photographer Corrine Day  (who is often attributed with the rise of Kate Moss to iconic model status and poster child of this new look) in a 1997 interview for Vogue:

“We were poking fun at fashion” – Corinne Day, 1997

Out of the 80s which was all about glam and excess, Corrine Day in particular, stripped down her editorials to the basics, and instead of big butts, red lips, exaggerated bosoms, and endless hair; she chose young nymph-like beauties with a more natural essence and a bit of grit for a more realistic aesthetic that was really a rejection of the then standard of beauty.

It’s hard to get the joke when you use the words ‘Heroine’ and  ‘Chic’ together, and then you think of the deaths of so many talented young people (first supermodel Gia Carangi, actor and E.O.F. Style Idol, River Phoenix, rock star Kurt Cobain, and of course, ‘heroine chic’ proprietor Davide Sorrenti) during this time, making it impossible to reject the realities that this truly was a problem in the industry. However, I think it is a shame to bash the entire industry and pigeon hole this aesthetic and its creators and muses as – EVIL.

After all, in the end – they are images. You take them as you do, and thats that.

“Is Heroine Chic even real?”

That’s a brilliant question Jeanne Beker asks in this clip, and its what I kept asking myself as I watched it. After all, even Bill Clinton had something to say about this trend and its abuse on younger generations who could be susceptible to the cool factor of the fashion industry essentially embracing drugs.

However, it wasn’t the photographers or models or industry people coining the phrase, it was simply a term coined by the media which quickly turned into a frenzy – on the verge of a witch hunt.

There will always be that push against changing times, and interestingly enough today we are seeing the shift realized towards more “full” sized women in the mainstream of the industry. But, in the end, what does that prove?

It is always important to push healthy body image, but honestly, some of these girls (and boys, too) cannot help being that thin, so I always find it unfair this constant scrutiny on body types. Perhaps, the less we made an issue of either end of the scale, there wouldn’t have to be a problem at all.

The truth is we don’t want to accept each other for what we are, which is absolute crime.

In the end, I guess this clip posted initially by Dazed & Confused Magazine really just got me thinking, and would definitely have me thinking for a while.  There’s no denying this controversial era absolutely broke down walls in the realm of fashion imagery, and brought a rebellion to the forefront that continues to this day.

Nobody is perfect, and that’s what I think this era really tried to capitalize on in the simplest way.

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The elusive world of fashion will probably always have some sort of bad rep, and that’s fine.

But don’t be silly enough to only look at the surface.

Try to dig deeper in all aspects of life.

Until next time,

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{MUSIC MINUTE} “ALL APOLOGIES” – NIRVANA

 

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As the title of this song says, “All Apologies”!!! Mostly for our truency. Have been having a very busy 2016 thus far, but can’t wait to be back. Got a few things planned up our sleeves, so please stay tuned. . .

In the meantime, enjoy this video, and this classic angsty tune by the King of Irreverence himself, Kurt Cobain. Filmed at Reading Music Festival in 1992, the video was posthumously released in 2009 by Geffen Records.

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Oh my god! Those rings though . . .

Check it, peeps. Don’t be afraid to wear what’s tattered and torn. Use it to your advantage and make a layered, irreverent nod to a classic look, but now you’re actually onto something… innovative, too!

And if you’re into this post, be sure to check out our interview with Chad Channing – Nirvana’s first and original drummer!

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{PHOTOBLAST} It Smells Like Teen Spirit ! ! ! #whome #bitchimightbe

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Here we are now, entertain us . . .

 

With September unfolding, seems like we can’t help but get wrapped up in all the back to school spirit. The youth is on fire in the streets, and we’ve been given the chance to meet so many unique young individuals in the city and around the world. In fact, it’s impossible to not feel inspired!

We got the title of this {PHOTOBLAST} series from the classic Nirvana single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” which still wreaks its foul mouthed odour over our culture and society.

On top of that, one of our favourite Youtube channels React by the Fine Bros. released a Teen React to Smells Like Teen Spirit video that just had our mind gushing with limitless energizing spirit.

 

Shock me one last time before I go back to the garden

 

This {PHOTOBLAST} is dedicated to the fiery souls of the cult of Teen.

It’s really more of a headspace, just like anything else. So don’t be shy, or feel embarassed when all you feel like doing is kicking back with your friends and having a good time. It’s right no matter how old you are.

Plus, it always pays to look good while you’re doing it.

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I can see my baby swingin’
His Parliament’s on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I’m singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I’m in love

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Don’t be shy. Here we are now . . .

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{STYLE-WISE} Do it Right! Vintage Dress the Part – Kurt Cobain’s “Heart Shaped Box”

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak . . . 

This past September marked the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana’s stellar, and ultimately last, music video “Heart Shaped Box”. Directed by Anton Corbijn, the video is a surreal and disturbing vision of death and disease. It is a colourful combination of the familiar and the insane which make this video a great one.

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  • KURT COBAIN: “Actually, “Heart-Shaped Box’ might’ve been one of my pieces of poems. I know a lot of the words to that song are from poems. It’s just another of those songs that are pretty much wordplay. I didn’t have any specific idea.”

  • Melody Maker: So they’re not intended to mean anything?

  • KURT COBAIN: “No. And the pieces of poetry are taken from poems that don’t usually have meaning in the first place. They were cut-ups themselves. And often I’ll have to obscure the pieces I take to make them fit in the song, so they’re not even true pieces of poem. But this is the first record where I’ve written at least a couple of songs thematically. Scentless Apprentice’ is one, and ‘Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle’ is about her, (Frances Farmer) about the way she was exploited in her life.”

  • So there ya have it kids. I know Courtney wants the world to think “Heart Shaped Box” was about her vag but according to Kurt Cobain, it wasn’t.

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Not only are the visuals striking (same goes to the enchanting lyrics), so is the fashion, which represents the epitome of Grunge style at its most wild and excessive.

While we often think of Kurt Cobain in his signature wooly cardigans, and almost Grandpa gone bad style; here Cobain has embraced his rockstar qualities and ventures to a more glam version of the Grunge style that even veers into the world of high fashion.

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His iconic metallic silver button down shirt he wears throughout the video (overtop a signature Cobain black and white stripe shirt) was in fact provided by the equally iconic Jean Paul Gaultier, who dressed the band for the video. Gaultier was at the height of his unique take of Grunge style that was overtaking the industry throughout the late 80s and early 90s, so this combination of the two (Gaultier & Cobain) is nothing except magical.

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Since this tidbit had been revealed to us during the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit a few years ago in Montreal, the idea of this sort of piece has been branded in our memory as a must-have stand out piece for our closet. It took many years, but we found one, and every time it is adorned within an outfit it is a bonafide hit.

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We thought we might never find another one, but alas, our luck has been on high as of late, and we found perhaps even a better representation of this high fashion glam grunge ideal of a metallic silver foil shirt in a remarkable piece by Marc Alan that is straight out of the period and looking for a new home!

Check it out, and maybe it’s for you. The right one will come along. They always do . . .

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Apart from being one helluva guy, Greg Prato is a New York based journalist, author,  and contributor at Rolling Stone Magazine. He is the author of several unique publications including  ‘A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon,’ ‘Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story,’ ‘Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, ‘No Schlock . . . Just Rock!,’ ‘The Eric Carr Story,’ ‘MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video,’ ‘Sack Exchange: The Definitive Oral History of the 1980s New York Jets,’ ‘Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets,’ ‘Dynasty: The Oral History of the New York Islanders, 1972-1984,’ and ‘The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion.’

We were honoured to get the chance to pick his brain with the help of our trusty correspondent John Wisniewski.

JOHN: What ended or contributed to the end of “grunge”?

GREG: A few different factors contributed to the end of the grunge movement – tops being Kurt Cobain’s death, followed by the break-up of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam not touring as much for a while, and Alice in Chains grinding to a halt due to Layne Staley’s drug problems. Also, add in record companies signing horrific grunge rip-off bands (Bush, Silverchair, Candlebox, etc.) that stunk to high heaven. It was rather sad to see how quickly most rock fans flocked right back to acts of the mid-late ’90s/early 21st century that embraced the same overindulgent “rock star” grossness that hair metal bands flaunted in the ’80s.

JOHN: What made grunge so popular?

GREG: Because most mainstream rock fans seemed fed up with the same predictable/stinky mainstream rock bands that were stinking up MTV and radio at the time. And in my humble opinion, there is nothing better than a hard rock band sounding like real human beings playing their instruments in a “live” sounding manner (a la early Led Zeppelin, early Kiss, Ramones, Sex Pistols, etc.)…something that more artists nowadays (who are under the spell of Autotune, meddling outside songwriters and producers, etc.) should wise up and take note of. Also, I always appreciated that such gentlemen as Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder weren’t afraid to speak their minds on a variety of touchy subjects in interviews – something that most rockers post-grunge would never have the cajones to do, because they wouldn’t want to risk losing their sponsorship, commercial ads, clothing line, etc. But most important was the quality of the songwriting – I probably still listen to more bands of that era (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Primus, Jeff Buckley, Blind Melon, Meat Puppets, Melvins, Truly, Radiohead, Morphine, My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, Fishbone, Sonic Youth, Rage Against the Machine, Tool, etc.), than I do of any other. 

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JOHN: Can we speak about the Meat Puppets next, Greg? Did the band anger the hardcore fans, when they began to mix elements of country and psychedelia into their musical sound?

GREG: According to the band when I interviewed them for the book ‘Too High to Die,’ yes, they seemed to anger (or confuse) fans…probably not so much fans of theirs, but fans of the bands they were playing with – specifically Black Flag. Black Flag’s fan base didn’t want to sit though Grateful Dead-like jams, which is what Puppets drummer Derrick Bostrom said they were doing in ’84, during an opening stint for Flag. Personally, I thought it was fantastic for the band to merge punk with country and psychedelia, and many of my subsequent favorite bands seemed to agree – Soundgarden, Nirvana, Melvins, etc. You can certainly hear the proof in ‘Meat Puppets II’ and ‘Up on the Sun,’ two of my favorite all-time albums, that never seem to grow old.

JOHN: What was the relationship like between producer Paul Leary on “Too High to Die”, with The Meat Puppets. Why did they decide on Leary as producer?

GREG: The relationship seemed to be good between Leary and the band on ‘Too High to Die.’ They were friends beforehand (Leary is a long-time member of the Butthole Surfers, for those who don’t know) for a long time. Interestingly, I found out from speaking to Leary for the book that when the Surfers hooked up with Led Zep‘s John Paul Jones to producer the 1993 album, ‘Independent Worm Saloon,’ the Puppets asked Leary to put in a good word with Jones re: if he would produce the Puppets‘ next album (which turned out to be ‘Too High to Die’). Surprisingly, Jones supposedly didn’t care for the music, which is quite shocking, as I would think that the Puppets’ music is more in line with what Mr. Jones would be into.

JOHN: What was the relationship like between Kurt Cobain the Meat Puppets?

GREG: The relationship between Mr. Cobain and the Puppets seemed quite swell, after all, he was kind enough to invite them to tour with Nirvana in ’93, and to play a few of their songs on Nirvana‘s now-classic ‘Unplugged’ performance. But according to Curt Kirkwood, he and Cobain weren’t best friends that hung out – more acquaintances. Either way, I’ll always think it was cool that Cobain made it a point to help promote the Puppets.

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JOHN: Can we speak about Shannon Hoon-what contributed to his death at a young age? It was a shock as was Kurt Cobain’s death, to the music world.

GREG: Blind Melon drummer Glen Graham has a theory (which he discusses in my book, ‘A Devil on One Shoulder…’), that Shannon was bipolar, and was medicating himself with drugs. I believe I remember hearing others say the same about Kurt Cobain, as well. Shannon ultimately wound up dying from a cocaine overdose.

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I remember being saddened and shocked by both Cobain and Hoon’s deaths (in 1994 and 1995, respectively), but I think Hoon’s may have hit me hardest, because I was more of a Blind Melon fan at the time than a Nirvana fan (since then, I probably like both bands equally). Regardless, some of my favorite all-time singers/musicians/songwriters died during that decade – Cobain, Hoon, and Jeff Buckley, among others.

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JOHN: What was the reaction by fans of KISS, when Eric Carr joined the band?

GREG: I remember it being quite positive. I think most fans – myself included – thought the arrival of a new member may get the band back on track and their next album would be a return to glorious heavy metal, a la ‘Destroyer’ or ‘Rock and Roll Over.’ But instead, Gene and Paul went off the deep end, and Kiss did ‘(Music From) The Elder,’ which was a bombastic rock opera, which turned out to be the band’s worst-ever selling album. And to Eric’s credit, he expressed concern to his new band mates that this was a bad move. Their next album, ‘Creatures of the Night,’ was the return-to-metal album most fans had been waiting years for, and Eric’s drumming was a huge reason why the album sounded as great as it does.

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JOHN: Could you name some of your favorite bands, Greg?

GREG: I listen to a wide variety of music, but if I had to pick a single favorite rock band of all time, it would have to be Queen, since they could pull off just about any musical style, and all 4 chaps were superb songwriters. But off the top of my head, some of my favorites include Soundgarden, Faith No More, Nirvana, Meat Puppets, Blind Melon, Jeff Buckley, Primus, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Stevie Wonder, Sly & the Family Stone, The Stooges, Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, The Pretenders, Joan Jett, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Bad Brains, Talking Heads, Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, The Ramones, Neil Young, AC/DC…I’m sure I’m leaving too many others out, I apologize to those artists!

To see what I’m up to (and for ordering info for my books), feel free to visit twitter.com/gregpratowriter.

Make sure to click here to purchase any number of Greg Prato’s truly awesome publications!

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Conversations with Chad Channing

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Left to Right: Krist Novoselic, Chad Channing, & Kurt Cobain for Nirvana {circa. 1988}

Nirvana.

What more do you have to say, these days, in a world littered with amalgamations and half-baked musical rantings; they are a myth, and a legend whose memory still breathes and pulsates to this day. With their recordings they have embedded an eternal scar on the map of music history. A blister that refuses to blunder, adding tact and excitement to our modern music scene. Thank the lords.

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Left to Right: Kurt Cobain, Chad Channing, Jason Everman, Krist Novoselic {circa 1989}
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Left to Right: Kurt Cobain, Chad Channing, Krist Novoselic {circa. 1988}
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Left to Right: Chad Channing, Krist Novoselic, Kurt Cobain {circa. 1988}
The band died with the death of their front man who remains a weird sort of God in many rights, of “Grunge”, of style, of music, of mystery, of lifestyle, and of many more things than what he probably meant the most. Those who knew him could speak to that sort of thing. Those who don’t, merely muse and wander down that crazy road of imagination we all have built in for us…
Lucky for us, we have had the opportunity to gain some insider commentary from inside this mysterious enigma. Our faithful correspondent John Wisnewski gained some incite into the mind of singer /bassist with Before Cars and drummer for Nirvana during the integral early years of 1988-1990 , Chad Channing, who was a vital part of their debut album Bleach .
You can hear him on ten of the album’s 13 songs, as well as making an appearance in their follow-up album Nevermind in 1991 on “Polly”, although he had already left the band due to artistic differences.
JOHN: So, Chad – your father was a disc jockey. Did this association with the music industry help determine your career path?  
CHAD: Actually, I wanted to be a professional football (soccer) player, but a bad accident which shattered my leg in 7 pieces quickly put an end to that…Oops!’
JOHN: Whom are some of your musical influences?  
CHAD:  David Bowie, The Cars, Jim Croce, The Beatles, Hüsker Dü, America, Young Marble Giants,..these are some of my early influences.
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JOHN: What were the first bands that you were in, Chad, during the early 80’s?
 CHAD: My first band was called Color Me Gone. After that, I was in a band called Mind Circus followed by Stonecrow. And then, it was The Magnet Men which later changed it’s name to Tic-Dolly-Row.
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JOHN: When did you meet Kurt Cobain and there-in-by join Nirvana? 

CHAD: I met Kurt and Krist at a show we played together at the Community World Theater in Tacoma, Washington. I was playing in Tic-Dolly-Row and we opened for his band which was called Bliss, at the time. No long after that show, Tic-Dolly-Row disbanded and I was asked if I wanted to play for Nirvana.

JOHN: What was it like having these photo shoots and/or people taking photos of you guys for the first time? And were they friends of yours, and if not, how did you come across these opportunities as a young indie band? 

CHAD: Well I personally never minded the photo shoots.  Kinda always thought they were fun!  Our first in studio photo shoots were taken by Charles Peterson.  We met him through Sub Pop as he was their main guy for all that kinda stuff.  We got to know Charles and his work pretty quickly 🙂  Some photos were taken by friends as well.

Nirvana+band+in+1990From Left to Right: Kurt Cobain, Jason Everman, Chad Channing, and Krist Novoselic looking epic {circa. 1990}

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JOHN:  Were you satisfied with the final version of Nirvana’s  Bleach?   

CHAD: Overall, I was satisfied. There were a few small things I might have done differently were I to do it all over again. But, I find there are always things that pop up here and there on recordings I’ve done that make me feel this way. It keeps me striving to do better. And that’s always a good thing to me 🙂

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JOHN: Style always seems to be a subject that has become increasingly synonymous with ‘Nirvana’, and ‘Grunge’ has integrated itself back into our contemporary landscape when it comes to fashion in a big way. You guys are looked at as idols in many ways, and yet I bet at the time you guys never really thought about it. 

What is it like seeing your style and Kurt being put on a pedestal for something you were all inadvertently against, in a way, especially over twenty years later? 
CHAD: Kinda silly really. Then again I was really into punk rock in my earlier days before Nirvana and wore stuff that I guess would have fit the style.  In the end though I never really payed that much attention to how I was dressed because it was always the music that spoke to me and not somebody’s pants . It was just the way we were. 
Also, it was readily available in thrift shops and was cheap. Well, cheap until it starting showing up on mannequins.
JOHN: Could you tell us about joining the band Fire Ants after Nirvana? The sound of Fire Ants is very different from that of Nirvana. Did you wish to play a different type of music?

CHAD: Kevin Wood and I had been good friends before I joined Nirvana, and after Nirvana we talked about getting a band together.  We got a friend of his, Dan McDonald, to play bass and later got Kevin’s brother Brian to sing. When the Fire Ants started up, I knew that the sound would be different from the start. I was already very familiar with Kevin’s guitar style/playing from the Malfunkshun days.

It wasn’t that I was looking to do something completely different. It just turned out that way. My previous band (Tic-Dolly_Row) before Nirvana was very different by comparison as well. I’m just used to changing things up a bit if I need to.

JOHN: When did you form Before Cars? What was your idea for the sound of the music?

CHAD:    The idea to start Before Cars was in 2005. It officially became a band in 2006. My idea with the band and the record “How We Run” was to write music drawing from the 70’s and early 80’s.  My father was a disc jockey back in those days ,and so I heard all kinds of different music and heard them often as my mother would always have him on the radio all day. He worked various stations from top 40 to rock, country and whatever else there was. Over the years I’d have to say 70’s music has always been one of my biggest influences. Although, I do listen to a very wide variety of music from Electronica, to Classical, and everything in between.

JOHN: Do you have any advice for young creatives trying to establish themselves in the big bad world out there?

 CHAD: Originality comes from the heart.  And it’s a path worth following!  Which also means you’ll need to be persistent and have allot of patience.  Oh…and have fun!…always have fun!
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Music Minute: “Come As You Are” by the Vitamin String Quartet

Fashion lovers everywhere will recognize this from Alexander McQueen’s spectacular Fall/Winter 2008 show epitomizing McQueen’s rebel persona whilst glorifying the heyday of British Imperialism under the reign of Victoria.

A Music Minute is always great to start off the week, and Vitamin String Quartet’s reinvention of Nirvana’s grunge ballad will surely get you in the groove for whatever the big bad world has in store.

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Hot People in ‘Nirvana’

Watching the Grammy’s last night, we saw so much of the FooFighters, we couldn’t help but reflect on where David Grohl came from! Only a somewhat iconic band called Nirvana!

So on this manic fashion Monday, we wanted to reflect some more on the band that was, which not only stapled itself into music’s history, but also created a fashion legacy.

Here are some Hot people rocking the ‘Nirvana’ Look!:

So Come as you Are!

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