30 Songs in 30 Days Challenge – Day 1 – the loud one

My lovely and talented friend Sarah started this challenge and not only do I like a lot of her choices but I thought it was a great idea to keep this blog ticking over whilst I take a blogging break for July.

Another lovely and talented friend, Dominique, has posted her response in the form of a playlist. Dominique and I had already shared our lists with each other and discovered incredible similarities in our favourite artists and songs.

I am going to do this the way Sarah did – a song every day and with a few lines about why I like each artist and song, and why it is significant for me. I am as much about the music as the words by the way, so I have to like both if I include a song.

Music is hugely important to me. I have to have my tunes playing when drawing. Partly this is because otherwise my (stress-related) tinnitus drives me crazy otherwise.

Please feel free to join in this challenge with your own lists!

‘Aneurysm’ by Nirvana

I was late to the party with Nirvana, only becoming a fan shortly after Kurt’s untimely demise. Whilst I like much of their material, including ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and its album ‘Nevermind’, I have noticed that the album I play most now is ‘Incesticide’ which was an album of B-sides and live performances released between the two studio albums ‘Nevermind’ and ‘In Utero’.

‘Aneurysm’ was a B-side to one of the singles from ‘Nevermind’ and was a firm live favourite. The lyrics are nothing special but that intro and driving riff are infectious. This ferocious live performance is from the band’s set in Reading, UK in 1992:


  1. This is probably the only song in your list that I couldn’t listen. Infectious indeed. I think I got your Tinnitus from listening to your clip just a few secondes. Lol I do like ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ though.

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  2. Awesome choice and great start for your challenge, Darren!!! 😀 The guitar is just amazing. – am I wrong in imagining you trying to play this too? 😉 Nirvana was a huge thing for me and my friends back in the 90’s and I remember feeling shocked when I heard about Kurt Cobain’s passing… couldn’t listen to his music for a while back then because it made me so sad to know that he wouldn’t make music anymore. Nowadays I can listen to it again and enjoy doing it a lot. It’s funny how my perception of them has changed though – I know think they’re even better than I used to think! 😀
    So glad you chose to do this challenge too, Darren, and I’m looking forward to hearing all your songs! x

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    1. Thank you Sarah❤.
      I am actually thankful that I got into Nirvana after Kurt’s passing because I think I would have felt the way you did. It still makes me sad that we lost him and I agree with you that they just get even better with the passage of time.
      And to answer your question – no I have never tried to play this! 😄❤

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