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I never thought I would say this, but I’m quitting WordPress. Nah, I guess I shouldn’t say that, I’ll still get on, comment on my friend’s sites, and keep in touch with everyone.
If you’re wondering why, well, there’s many reasons. First of all, I’m busy. I have more and more school-related responsibilities that I just can’t keep track of along with a website anymore. Second, almost all of my friends have quit or left for the same reasons. There isn’t that many reasons to stick around. Third, I just don’t find the same joy in WordPressing as I did before..
There’s more, but I really don’t feel like listing them all. Now, don’t worry, I will still be on the Web, so you can email me if you really miss me that much.
Farewell, and don’t worry, I’ll be around.
so we all know stell went to nirvana recently (inside joke) so heres a post about nirvana…thanks to wikipedia. xD
Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the most notable being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.
With the lead single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from the band’s second album Nevermind (1991), Nirvana entered into the mainstream, bringing along with it a subgenre of alternative rock called grunge. Other Seattle grunge bands such as Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden also gained popularity, and as a result, alternative rock became a dominant genre on radio and music television in the United States during the early-to-mid-1990s. As Nirvana’s frontman, Kurt Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the “spokesman of a generation”, with Nirvana the “flagship band” of Generation X. Cobain was uncomfortable with the attention and placed his focus on the band’s music, believing the band’s message and artistic vision to have been misinterpreted by the public, challenging the band’s audience with its third studio album In Utero (1993).
Nirvana’s brief run ended with Cobain’s death in April 1994, but the band’s popularity continued in the years that followed. In 2002, “You Know You’re Right”, an unfinished demo from the band’s final recording session, topped radio playlists around the world. Since their debut, the band has sold over twenty-five million albums in the US alone, and over fifty million worldwide.
Disenchanted with Sub Pop and with the Smart Studios sessions generating interest, Nirvana decided to look for a deal with a major record label. Following repeated recommendations by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Nirvana signed to DGC Records in 1990. The band subsequently began recording its first major label album, Nevermind. They were offered a number of producers to choose from, but ultimately held out for Butch Vig. Rather than recording at Vig’s Madison studio as they had in 1990, they shifted to Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California. For two months, the band worked through a variety of songs in their catalog. Some of the songs, including “In Bloom” and “Breed”, had been in the band’s repertoire for years, while others, including “On a Plain” and “Stay Away”, lacked finished lyrics until mid-way through the recording process. After the recording sessions were completed, Vig and the band set out to mix the album. However, the recording sessions had run behind schedule and the resulting mixes were deemed unsatisfactory. Slayer mixer Andy Wallace was brought in to create the final mix. After the album’s release members of Nirvana expressed dissatisfaction with the polished sound the mixer had given Nevermind.
Initially, DGC Records was hoping to sell 250,000 copies of Nevermind, which was the same level they had achieved with Sonic Youth’s Goo. However, the album’s first single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” quickly gained momentum, thanks in part to significant airplay of the song’s music video on MTV. As they toured Europe during late 1991, the band found that the shows were dangerously oversold, that television crews were becoming a constant presence onstage, and that “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was almost omnipresent on radio and music television. By Christmas 1991, Nevermind was selling 400,000 copies a week in the US. On January 11, 1992, the album reached number one on the Billboard album charts, replacing Michael Jackson’s album Dangerous. The album also topped the charts in numerous countries worldwide. The month Nevermind reached number one, Billboard proclaimed, “Nirvana is that rare band that has everything: critical acclaim, industry respect, pop radio appeal, and a rock-solid college/alternative base.”
In February 1992, following the band’s Pacific Rim tour, Cobain married Hole frontwoman Courtney Love in Hawaii. Love gave birth to a daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, the following August. Citing exhaustion, the band decided not to undertake another U.S. tour in support of Nevermind, instead opting to make only a handful of performances later that year. Just days after Frances Bean’s birth, Nirvana performed one of its best-known concerts, headlining at the Reading Festival in England. Amid rumors about Cobain’s health and the possibility the band might break up, Cobain entered the stage in a wheelchair as a practical joke, then proceeded to get up and join the rest of the band in tearing through an assortment of old and new material. Dave Grohl related in 2005 on the radio program Loveline that the band was genuinely concerned beforehand that the show would be a complete disaster, given all that had happened in the months leading up to the show. Instead, the performance ended up being one of the most memorable of their career.
Less than two weeks later, Nirvana performed at the MTV Video Music Awards. During the first rehearsal for the show, Cobain announced that they were going to play a new song during the broadcast, and the band rehearsed “Rape Me”. MTV’s executives were appalled by the song, and, according to show producer Amy Finnerty, the executives believed that the song was about them. They insisted that the band could not play “Rape Me”, even threatening to throw Nirvana off the show and stop airing their videos entirely. After a series of intense discussions, MTV and Nirvana agreed that the band would play “Lithium”, their latest single. When the band began their performance, Cobain strummed and sang the first few bars of “Rape Me”, one last jab at MTV’s executives, before breaking into “Lithium”. Near the end of the song, frustrated that his amp had stopped functioning, Novoselic decided to toss his bass into the air for dramatic effect. He misjudged the landing, and the bass ended up bouncing off his forehead, causing him to stumble off the stage in a daze. As Cobain trashed their equipment, Grohl ran to the mic and began yelling “Hi, Axl!” repeatedly, referring to Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose, with whom the band and Courtney had had a bizarre encounter before the show.
Nirvana released Incesticide, a collection of rarities and B-sides, in December 1992. Many of Nirvana’s radio sessions and unreleased early recordings were starting to circulate via trading circles and illegal bootlegs, so the album served to circumvent the bootleggers. The album contained songs from previously released singles and EPs, including “Sliver” and “Dive”, as well as material from the band’s sessions for the BBC, including “Been a Son”, “Aneurysm”, and covers of songs by The Vaselines and Devo.
if you guys read any part of that, i owe you a lolly xD
Hey, guess what? I’m going on vacation!! We’re leaving tomorrow and should be back in the middle of next week. We’re going to bring food to an Indian reservation, see Mount Rushmore and the Badlands, and alot more!! We’re also going to Nebraska on a side trip to see my great grandmother!
So, I may post from the hotel, but I’m not sure. I’m going to be pretty busy… gosh, I hope it’s not too cold. Wouldn’t that be awful if the weather was horrible??
Oh, and I’d like to let you all know, if you already don’t, that one of my best friends, Josh, is leaving WordPress. Just to let you know, Josh, we’ll all really miss you.
Well, see ya either at the hotel or when I get back,
Ok, so right now I am listening to a song called “Who I am Hates Who I’ve Been…” and that spurred the idea for this post. I’m sorry for not posting for, well, about a month, and leaving you all in the dark. It’s been at least more than two weeks since I posted, and boy, am I sorry. I would like to thank you all who commented in my absence, keeping Stellar Blogging going for a while. So, I hate who I’ve been. Understand?? If you don’t, read that last sentence and the title over and over… oh, never mind….
Anyways, I wanted to tell you what’s been happening in my life!!
This last Friday, I went to a lock-in at my church, and it was awesome. My record for staying up late was 4:30 AM, but on Friday night, I stayed up the entire night. I was so, so tired!! Well, I supose I wasn’t awake the whole night, I did fall asleep for 10 minutes (yes, I looked at my watch) and then got woken up by some loud fellow teenagers. Never fell asleep again that morning.
Oh, almost forgot…. last Wednesday, I bought an Ipod NANO!! I am very, very happy with it and haven’t had any problems with it that couldn’t be solved myself. I’ve got somewhere around 260 songs and 3 pics on it. It’s so awesome, I definitely reccomend it.
So, what’s been going on with you? ? Let me know by commenting!
No, no, don’t worry, it’s not MY baby.
But, my older sister (no, it’s not Narnia either!) is having a baby (it’ll be born in July sometime)
And, she’s asking me for names. Now, she wants really unusual names. I suggested Ivory, because I love that name. I need name suggestions here!! Now, think unusual, and I’m not thinking like Mary or John or anything. I wanna see your hidden name-thinking talents!!
Ok, well, I apologise for not posting since Feb 26th! It is now March, which also means Spring. Thank goodness for spring.
So, what’s up?? You know, not one person has entered my contest yet, and it’s about a month old. The contest was suposed to end a couple days ago, I think, but I am going to extend it because, obviously, I’d love entries!!
Hi everyone!! I’ve decided to do my post in blue to try and match the theme… this is the wrong blue, though, I think.
Anyways, as you may have guessed, this post is about music.
I’ve heard it said that music is the only universal language. It’s true, in a sense, because music is everywhere. I think that emotion should also be a universal language, because everyone regardless of race has feelings– but that is another story. I’ve got to try and stay on subject- and the subject is music and not emotion. :)
Anyways, I know there are people who visit this blog from all around the world- I’ve had people from Scotland, Australia, and all around North America. I’m sure everyone has one style of music that really reaches them- deep inside. Can you think of yours? Maybe, if you can’t, you haven’t found it yet. But have no fear, it will find you eventually. I’ve heard music where I just want to cry because it is THAT beautiful. Have you ever experienced that? Anyways, there is MILLIONS of styles of music. No joke. In fact, there is styles that haven’t even been created yet. But beleive me, they’re out there. I’ll list a few famous ones (and maybe not so famous)
- Hip Hop
Those are some of my favorites. I love classical music. Some of those songs reach somewhere inside me and stir up these emotions…… ah, maybe that’s unusual. But I do know, for sure, that out there, there is a song that will do that to you.
Do any of you play an instrument? I do, as I’m sure I’ve told you. I play the piano, and have for going on 4 years now. I love it. I won’t say it’s my life, because it isn’t, but it’s a small part of what makes me who I am. One day I hope to compose beautiful music- but I am not sure how that’ll work out with my NASA career. I also love to play some of Tchaikovsky’s stuff, he was a really, really good composer. I played one of his songs for my recital piece last year and am doing another this year.
So, what I want to know is…..What is the best kind of music, in your opinion? Was there ever a song that was so good it was indescribable? (Whoa, I probably spelled that one wrong )
In other news.. my really, really good friend Crysatal97 is leaving and I would like everyone to..uh… say good bye. I will miss her alot.
In other OTHER news….
In southern Minnesota there is a huge snowstorm on the way…..ugh. A few flakes started falling every few seconds at exactly 10:10 AM CST, (yes, yes, I kept track. Hey, I had nothing else to do!) and now, at 11:31 AM CST, it is nearly a whiteout. It’s crazy! I was hoping we were done with this whole snow thing… guess I forgot I live in Minnesnowta. >:D
Well, that’s gotta be a big enough post… The word count says like 518 words. Although I have done one with over a thousand words. Now THAT’s crazy.
Also, I’ve updated the “The Info” page, which is basically my bio, so check that out!
Well, hope you enjoyed another Stellar original post (these are going to be worth millions someday…. )