Thursday, September 22, 2011

EMP Nirvana Tribute

There has been alot of talk about the Nirvana Nervermind Tribute show at EMP. Mainly people bashing all bands that played. I want to say first, alot had to do with the sound. I don't know what the fuck was going on but no band sounded quite right. The Crypts got alot of heat, even at the end of the set getting kicked out. I personally loved there set... WWKT (what would Kurt think?) I think he would have loved the shit out of this!

Another band that was bashed was Champagne Champagne. I want to say, that Pearl Dragon has been questioned about him even liking Nirvana, and I really cant believe that is even in question! If you listen to Champagne at all, he makes many references to Kurt and Nirvana. If you listen to the Verse he did in "Drain You" you will hear his ode to Kurt, Nirvana and everything in between... Alot of people were saying it was disrespectful that they added a rap verse, I thought it was a breathe of fresh air! A creative spin to an other wise cover set. Also I have heard people ask what would the surviving members of Nirvana think of the performance... I talked to Krist Novoselic after the set, He said he liked it and that Champagne Champagne was "Dangerous" (in a good way).

All in all I really feel that it was about Seattle Musicians coming together to celebrate a monumental album. Do you think Kurt would really care about how good or bad the covers were?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The SOS Band

Just be good to me...

Champagne Champagne Doe Bay Sessions

Acoustic Rap...

The 2011 Doe Bay Sessions - Champagne Champagne from Sound on the Sound on Vimeo.

Nirvana’s Nevermind Tribute Concert at EMP To Stream Live

Experience Nirvana's Nevermind LIVE as different Seattle groups perform every song on the album on the occasion of Nevermind’s 20th anniversary. This show is a benefit for longtime Seattle music industry maven Susie Tennant, recently diagnosed with cancer. To make a donation go to Funds raised go toward medical expenses and family support throughout Susie's extended cancer treatment.

Performers include: The Presidents of the United States of America, Krist Novoselic, The Fastbacks, Vaporland, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, The Long Winters, Visqueen, Valis (former Screaming Trees), Campfire OK, Champagne Champagne, Ravenna Woods, Crypts, TacocaT and Vendetta Red.

So, I failed to get tickets, which were sold out anyway long, long ago. I was them informed you can watch it on Livestream HERE

and this is for a good laugh...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Judies

what a tragic story...This young talented handsome guy is now in jail.

On Monday, June 7, 2010, Warren Eugene Ullom, the 24 year old lead singer of the Atlanta rock group The Judies pled guilty to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the overdose death of Rachel San Inocencio which occurred on June 6, 2008. Facing a potential lifetime in prison, Mr. Ullom accepted a plea and was sentenced to 20 years. The sad death of Ms. Inocencio and Mr. Ullom’s conviction are a grim reminder of the dangers of using heroin. Judge Doris Downs, who sentenced Mr. Ullom, solemnly commented, “one life has been lost in this incident and now we are losing another.” Mr. Ullom has been drug free for over 18 months and has been a positive and creative member of society since the unfortunate 2008 incident.

David W. Prasse, an entertainment attorney and co-owner of The Judies’ label, said, “Warren is one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever met. He’s a gifted songwriter, amazing entertainer and a truly brilliant person. I’ve been fortunate enough to spend time with him over the last year as this impending situation had been hanging over his head. He managed to turn his life around and remarkably he focused on his music and worked to keep his friends from being depressed about his situation. Over the last year he’s become one of my best friends and I miss him already. This was a no win situation. On behalf of his family and friends, we wish him a speedy release.”

More detailed story here