I am #regram ing this from @keithdungeon because it’s a coincidence and this is our #TrueStory #Party theme this month! #PerfectStrangers April 17th 2014 at lemonTree Studio; 7:30 PM. #podcast
True Story Party #5! With Musical guest: Piper Hayes. April 17th, 2014; @ lemonTree studio 196 Spadina Ave. (just North of Queen); 7:30 PM. The theme is: “Perfect Strangers” #party #podcast
Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago, on April 5, 1994. It’s crazy how time flies - it doesn’t feel like long ago that I first listened to Nirvana as a teenager, buying albums, singles, videotapes (e.g. Sonic Youth’s 1991: The Year Punk Broke) and bootlegs with my pocket money that was intended for lunch snacks at school. May his soul rest in peace.
Here’s a short excerpt of the 1994 obituary from the New York Times archive:
"Kurt Cobain, the ragged-voiced product of a Pacific Northwest timber town who helped to create the grunge rock sound that has dominated popular music for the last four years, was found dead today at his home here. The police said they believed that Mr. Cobain, the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the influential band Nirvana, killed himself with a single shotgun blast to the head." (read more)
In Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, a writer relates the long and twisting life story of a hotel owner. It’s about youthful love and lifelong obsession, and while the story is original, there’s a credit at the end that reads: “Inspired by the Writings of Stefan Zweig.”
Last month, Anderson told Fresh Air's Terry Gross that until a few years ago, he had never heard of Zweig — and he's not alone. Many moviegoers share Anderson's past ignorance of the man who was once one of the world's most famous and most translated authors.
George Prochnik is out to change that. His forthcoming book is called The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World. Check out his conversation with NPR’s Robert Siegel here.
@xokendalthompsonxo and Mike Schlosser at our True Story Party :)