A reader named Robert shared the following with Alternative Nation yesterday.
“Thought I’d share this on the anniversary of [Kurt Cobain’s] death. Quite Possibly the last check Kurt cashed. Look at the time stamps on the back..This check is from March 94. I bought it about ten years ago….One of my most prized possessions. Feels very odd to hold…Also he signed his name Kurt D Cobain which is rare itself.”
Yesterday was the 23rd anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. Former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson discussed his reaction to Cobain’s death, along with Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff’s passing, in a 2010 interview with Alternative Nation.
“Everything felt gray. There was a moment when I entered that tunnel of despair and barely got out myself. Continuing with Hole was the last thing on my mind after so much tragedy. But Live Through This, which had just been released, had a life of its own, and propelled me onward. A subconscious mantra and presence. It really lived up to its name. And my relationship with Drew [Barrymore] put much needed brightness back in my life.”
Below is another recent Alternative Nation story:
Dusty Grant recently released a new single titled “This Longing Heart.” It was recorded at Magnitude Creative in Wichita, Kansas.
The track calls back to the MTV Unplugged sound of the 1990’s, it’s simply Grant’s voice and an acoustic guitar. The track is driven by a melodic acoustic riff that sounds Zeppelinesque, and like a 2017 take on Alice In Chains’ Jar of Flies. The single cover even looks like Black Gives Way To Blue.
Lyrically, the track has a sense of longing for inner peace, while also finding a way to enjoy the darkness. Grant sings, ‘No escape not sure I’d want to/I push on until there’s nothing left in the world filled with boundaries/In these days filled with doubt.’ He feels trapped, and can’t seem to find acceptance, and he’s trying to find a way to deal with it.
Dusty lets out a melancholic howl during the bridge, with shades of Chris Cornell’s stripped down Songbook work. The opening riff is reminiscent of Cornell’s “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart.” The vocal delivery calls back some of the 90’s greatest post Grunge bands like Live. There is also a southern drawl to Grant’s voice that brings back memories of Scott Weiland.
Grant hails from Omaha, Nebraska, and you can definitely feel the middle America influence on the song. Alternative Nation definitely recommends this hook laden track, and can’t wait to see what Dusty does in his future.