I wanted to discuss the new Myspace, which I have spent the week playing with and obsessing about. It's pretty cool...and there's much about it I want to bring up...but there was a big event last night that is more topical...since the new Myspace is still in very beta form and hard to get onto.
Last night, we came as close as we ever will come to a Nirvana reunion. Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic jammed with Paul McCartney at the 12-12-12 relief concert. For some reason this caused a huge uproar among Nirvana fans and music fans alike. And honestly, this uproar needs to be addressed.
First of all, people were pissed that it was Paul McCartney. Many said they'd be okay if it was John Lennon, if he was still alive. That's the worst exception ever. Yeah, that would be cool. But you know who would be cooler? Kurt Cobain. But they're both dead. So shut the hell up. That's not an option. It's Paul McCartney, the greatest living rock and roll legend out there. It doesn't get bigger. If you're going to pick anyone to fill Kurt's shoes...starting at the top is not a bad way to go.
Second of all, it was not a Nirvana reunion. It was the remaining members of Nirvana jamming with Paul McCartney on a new song. It was not billed as a Nirvana reunion, it was not sold as Nirvana, it was a bunch of quality musicians rocking out together.
Third of all, Kurt's dead. It fucking sucks. But why does that mean that Dave, Pat and Krist should never play together again? They're friends and they have great musical chemistry. They're not touring, recording or performing as Nirvana...they're just having fun. Which they should. Let's let them do what they do best. You know who else hated the Paul Mac performance? Courtney Love. and if she thought it sucked...then it has to be good.
Lastly, and most importantly, the song was fucking awesome. It was with exception to Blackbird...the best song of Paul's set...and possibly the best performances of the night...better than the Rolling Stones, The Who, Roger Waters and Eddie Vedder, Billy Joel and even Bruce himself. At the end of the day, does it matter if the original members are together making music...as long as the music being made kicks ass?
Here are the 11 Best Songs By Big Boi (solo):
- Flip Flop Rock (Speakerboxxx)
- Turns Me On (Sir Lucious Left Foot)
- The Way You Move (Speakerboxxx)
- Ghetto Musick (Speakerboxxx)
- Knowing (Speakerboxxx)
- Daddy Fat Sax (Sir Lucious Left Foot)
- Shine Blockas (Sir Lucious Left Foot)
- The Rooster (Speakerboxxx)
- Bowtie (Speakerboxxx)
- Back Up Plan (Sir Lucious Left Foot)
- Follow Us (Sir Lucious Left Foot)