I was soooo reluctant to do it but on the first anniversary of Scott Weiland’s death I could not wait any longer and had to make a little tombstone for him on this virtual graveyard. You can see it here, of course you are free to leave comments and share your memories about him and his music. During the upcoming week I will be posting the impressions of other musicians, stay tuned.
I was thinking a lot today about to the victory of You Know Who in today’s elections and I am feeling like the parent of a troubled teenager wondering, Where did I make the mistake? What happened that we allowed the world to go this way? Why didn’t we see the warning signs? Why didn’t we pay attention when there was still time to react? Why is the politics full of narrow-minded sexist and xenophobic assholes who sell easy solutions to complicated matters?
In the nineties the future seemed bright, why did we screw it?
We cannot get that time of our life back but we can remind ourselves what was the priority during that decade. This blog is not about politics but about the values and I am going to resurrect the spirit of those times at least a little bit by starting a new cycle Bring Grunge Sound Back. I hope that music from the nineties will make you think of what was important back then.
Starting with one of the most iconic bands: in 1993 Stone Temple Pilots were guests at Ray Cokes’ programme Most Wanted on MTV and here is their performance.
Former Mudhoney manager Bob Whittaker shared a memory on Krist Novoselic’s Facebook page last month following Scott Weiland’s death. He shared a previously untold story about Weiland meeting Kurt Cobain backstage at Stone Temple Pilots’ show at Seattle Arena on July 8, 1993.
“I remember in Seattle – Butthole Surfers opened for them? We were back stage to say hi to the band after the show = Gibby , King Coffee ETC – I was goofing around with Kurt – he jumped on my back and I took him into the #sonetemplepilots dressingroom. Security was going to toss us out – but Scott saw Kurt and rescued us.
I set Kurt down then Scott and Kurt talked at the deli tray table – a bit awkward at first – Kurt said ‘people tell me you sound like #Nirvana . You must owe me some publishing money then.’ Scott didn’t miss a beat and pulled out a crumpled sweaty $1 bill from his pocket and gave it to Kurt. Kurt took it, We all laughed and left. It was fun funny and cute. ❤️ #inventinggrunge ✔️ Life is short – everyone be nice and do good work while we are here -B”