July 4th, 2013

Here’s Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” (feat. Justin Timberlake), in which Hova namechecks Kurt Cobain and quotes Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Thoughts?

June 27th, 2013


"Cobain’s role in culture today is perhaps the best example of the way death also represents a transition from personality into mythology…one suspects that Cobain would have hated the idea of himself as a rock ‘n’ roll martyr as much as he hated the idea of himself as a global megastar.”

Why Is Hip-Hop (And The Rest Of Pop Culture) Still So Obsessed With Kurt Cobain?


Reblogged from flavorpill
June 24th, 2013

Lyrics to Jay-Z's upcoming song “Holy Grail,” which namechecks Kurt Cobain and quotes “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Courtney Love recently revealed she’d given Jay-Z her blessing to use the “SLTS” lyrics.

(Source: Billboard)

June 21st, 2013
December 14th, 2012
Ben Lee and Jake Fogelnest
The Fogelnest Files
The Fogelnest Files


Here’s a clip of BEN LEE and I listening to a young child covering “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the recorder and a grown man covering “Big Pimpin’” on the recorder. From the latest episode of THE FOGELNEST FILES which is out now on iTunes, Earwolf and Stitcher

Reblogged from JAKE FOGELNEST
December 7th, 2012

More pics from choreographer Ryan Heffington’s modern-dance interpretation of the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video, part of last night’s Art Basel Miami Beach show KURT. (Photos by Ian Witlen)

(Source: blogs.browardpalmbeach.com)

December 7th, 2012

RollingStone.com: Surreal Kurt Cobain Tribute Staged at Art BaselThe evening’s strangest component was a modern dance interpretation of the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video by choreographer Ryan Heffington. If not for the flannel shirts and grunge-era haircuts of the dancers, one might have mistaken the performance – with its zombie-like movements and creepy soundtrack – not as a tribute to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” but its greatest-video-of-all-time rival, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” (Photo by Kevin Ornelas)

October 22nd, 2012

The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Writer Developing Family Comedy ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at CBS

Or, as the Onion A.V. Club puts it, “Last lingering shred of ‘alternative’ culture dies as CBS buys Smells Like Teen Spirit sitcom.”

From the Hollywood Reporter piece: “The multicamera comedy revolves around an 18-year-old budding entrepreneur who forgoes Harvard and instead opts to launch a multibillion-dollar Internet company from his garage with the assistance of his sister, best friend and his 1990s indie-rock parents.” (Full story
here; H/T Jason Baldwin)

October 11th, 2012

"Weird Al" Yankovic: I only met Kurt in person once at a restaurant in Los Angeles. He just happened to be eating at an adjoining table with his friends. This was after the parody had come out, so I got to go over and thank him in person. I just profusely thanked him and said, “Anything I can do for you, let me know.” Kurt extended his hand to me and said, “Polish my nails.”

So many wonderful details in this Spin.com piece: 'Weird Al' Yankovic Looks Back at 20 Years of 'Smells Like Nirvana'

August 20th, 2012

The Muppet barbershop-quartet cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (from the 2011 movie The Muppets).

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