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Trapped in a myth called GRUNGE

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What if you found out you were living in a video game or a myth? And no one will even admit you’re in this game, much less tell what the rules are. If you ask someone who knows, they just lie. And other people are in this game too, probably mostly not by choice.

Welcome to GRUNGE. A game that’s been going on more than 25 years. I don’t like this game.

There are at least two untouchables here. I don’t know why Mark Arm is untouchable. I do know why Chris Newman is untouchable. Small Clone. Big Muff. They who stole fire from the gods needed to make the world believe THEY are gods (while pretending they never wanted to be gods).

GRUNGE. Some think it’s over, but obviously, it isn’t. If the game of were over, we would not be untouchable. We are still untouchable.

No one tells us the rules. Few will speak unless it’s face to face in an empty room with no one else around. And even then, they don’t discuss the game. I’m beginning to think that we are supposed to die. This is one reason I don’t like the game.

I did figure out that one rule about us being untouchable. I did figure out that Chris was labeled LOSER, dropped into a hole and buried. I believe that no one in this game can interact with him – and now me – without fear of being punished professionally or in other ways.

But the truth will come out.

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Introducing Napalm Beach: The band that taught Seattle how to rock

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I’ve tried to write this story, or something like it, a few times, but always got mired. Then, on July 11, something about the way two contrasting images cut across my brain – the 25-year-old daddy-band Mudhoney surfing across the blue skies of Seattle, while the 33-year-old granddaddy-band Napalm Beach says farewell from deep inside the Star Theatre – made me think it’s time to finish. Continue reading Introducing Napalm Beach: The band that taught Seattle how to rock

Introducing the band that taught Seattle how to rock…

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By Erika Meyer

I’ve tried to write this story, or something like it, a few times, but always got mired. Then, on July 11, something about the way two contrasting images cut across my brain – the 25-year-old daddy-band Mudhoney surfing across the blue skies of Seattle, while the 33-year-old granddaddy-band Napalm Beach says farewell from deep inside the Star Theatre – made me think it’s time to finish. Continue reading Introducing the band that taught Seattle how to rock…