|NFC News 02/2005
February 28, 2005
This Friday (March 4, 2005) BBC2 in the UK will air the
new documentary about Nirvana's Nevermind album which
is part of the popular Classic Albums series. It is
being released on DVD on March 22 as previously reported
here but for some reason BBC2 are airing it on TV prior to
that (though, without the DVD's bonus material of course).
The show airs at 11:35 PM and is 50 minutes long. See the
February 14 story for some more info about the documentary.
Click here for more info about the DVD.
February 20, 2005
Today, Kurt Cobain would have turned 38. Happy birthday, Kurt!
And to Sara; rest in peace my darling. You will be missed.
February 14, 2005
A few more details have emerged about the Classic Albums DVD:
"[The DVD] is due March 22. Along with a
documentary featuring interviews with bassist Krist Novoselic,
drummer Dave Grohl and producer Butch Vig, the DVD will include
mini-docs on Grohl joining the band, the album's artwork and the
song 'Drain You.' " Info courtesy of MTV. Apparently the
DVD also features interviews with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore,
Gary Gersh (former A&R for DGC), Jon Poneman (Sub Pop), Nils
Bernstein and Jack Endino. Thanks to Adam for info.
February 2, 2005
A string quartet tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind album is
being released later this month: "Exhilarating
and haunting, The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind
takes you back while taking you forward. Few albums have occupied
the cultural consciousness like Nevermind. And though this landmark
album is hard to hear with fresh ears, The String Quartet Tribute to
Nirvana's Nevermind gives you the opportunity. Spring is definitely
here again on this latest release from Vitamin Records. We have lovingly
distilled Cobain's songs down to their purest essence. Intricate melodies
accentuate unusual chord progressions, while the dynamic arrangements
performed on violin and cello translate grunge into classical punk.
Exhilarating and haunting, it takes you back while taking you forward.
Take your time, hurry up, the choice is yours." You can find
more information about the cd, as well as a couple of sound clips,
here. Thanks to Mark.
February 1, 2005
Following his new book, Krist Novoselic continues to fight for
election reform in the US: "Novoselic now
spends his time pushing for voting reforms that he thinks could
change the cynicism many people feel about U.S. politics. 'Once
music becomes predictable and a formula to sustain the establishment,
people tune out, they become cynical and they stop buying records.
But then a new wave of bands come in, and that restores vitality
to the music scene,' Novoselic told Reuters after a recent appearance
at a Washington think tank. 'What we need is a new wave of democracy,
because elections are predictable and they're formulas for sustaining
the establishment,' he said. In a slim book, 'Of Grunge and Government:
Let's Fix This Broken Democracy!' Novoselic outlines two approaches that
he believes would breathe new life into politics.
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