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: