The only Nirvana remembrance you need read.

Photo by Chris Cuffaro from Nirvana's website

I’m sick of people cashing in on grunge. Much the same way I’m certain someone five years my senior is sick of people cashing in on new wave. Or someone ten years my senior laments the cashing in on punk. Or someone five years my junior laments on the cashing in of … what, Nickelback?

And of course that last joke betrays why all these “oh my that was a time that can never be repeated!” pieces I see dotting the media landscape are, in fact, just so much bullshit. We all think our generation occupies a unique moment in time, and in that we are 100% correct. but each generation occupies its own moment in time. Everything you see as a linchpin or turning point has happened before, it’s merely YOUR linchpin or turning point.

The 5 mg prednisone no rx truth is you, and your music, and your movies, they are ALL unique delicate snowflakes but what you need to get in your head is that we’ve all got our own unique delicate snowflakes to reflect upon.

Grunge and Nirvana and the whole “alt-rock-post-college-radio-pre-Alternative-Nation” thing didn’t change the world. Just your life. My life. Or your older brother’s life. Or your little sister’s life. But it’s myopic and unfair to everything that preceded that moment, or succeeded it, to lay any deeper meaning on it than that.

OK, that’s a bit harsh, but true. I think, if I was making nice, what I would say instead is that each of us has turning points in our lives and for some those points are more a universal experience than an independent action. realize that’s what it is though. Celebrate your moment but don’t try to ascribe some larger meaning on that instant to spectators.

Let them have their own moment.

  • Dave

    Kind of a short-sighted article. I grew up with them, but these C-minuses didn’t change my life. In fact, Nirvana was the most overrated, over-celebrated band of all time in my opinion. Their “influence” is inflated by the fact that after 10 years of being on the air, MTV needed to reinvent itself for the first time. Nirvana or any of the other pseudo-punk “grunge” junkies weren’t new or original – they just had a marketability that MTV executives felt could be leveraged to identify with young people. A fad. The 90s grunge era was the 2000s boy-band era.

  • weed steeler (m.)

    never listened to ’em. guess i’m just too underground.

  • owen

    It’s our time, it’s our time down here!

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  • DR

    Still listen to them. The Beatles on the other hand, fucking suck.