It’s easy to speculate about what Cobain and Nirvana would have become had he lived. The band’s next album could’ve been a Chinese Democracy-like fiasco, especially embarrassing in light of Cobain’s original genius-flash. He could’ve gone Corgan and released music with steadily diminishing returns for a decade plus. He could’ve joined the Foo Fighters. He could’ve taken the Reznor path, “retiring” after a steady, respectable career. (Who knew then that Eddie Vedder would turn out to be the real punk among Cobain’s grunge-era “peers”?) Revisiting Nevermind is like flexing a phantom limb made up of Nirvana records that never were. That’s all it means now, all that’s left—fantasy. The tomb is empty; let the dead buy the dead.
Facebook are front-and-center in the new privacy debate just as Microsoft were with security issues a decade ago. The question is what it will take for Facebook to address privacy issues and to give their users the tools required to manage their privacy and to implement clear policies – not pages and pages of legal documentation and ‘logout’ not really meaning ‘logout’.
Santa Monica, just off Broadway. I ride past it every day on my way to the office and think the same damn thing.
I kinda thought it would be more impressive…
Radiohead returned to Saturday Night Live moments ago for the first time since their 2000 tour de force performance of Kid A’s “Idiotheque” and “The National Anthem.” While Thom Yorke broke out plenty of dance moves for their set over a decade ago, tonight he graced the 30 Rock stage with maracas and a few of those fresh steps we saw in the “Lotus Flower” video back in February. Guest drummer Clive Deamer rejoined the band for the second segment: a take on post-The King of Limbs tune “Staircase.”
Below, you can revisit Radiohead’s 11-year transition with videos from both tonight’s Alec Baldwin-hosted SNL premiere and their first appearance: