Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Nirvana: Live at the Paramount

Last night I watched Nirvana’s Live at the Paramount.  The concert was filmed on Halloween of 1991.  I was stunned by how fresh and direct the band still sounded, how young they looked, and how the music still resonates.  The movie brilliantly captures the last moment of the band before they became superstars. 
My last Halloween at The Village of Pine Run was in 1991.  Pine Run was a rough community of townhouses and apartments that sat on the wrong side of the old train tracks.  We had lived there since I was four. 
In ’91, I was a junior in High School.  On Halloween after school, I worked out in the weight room.  I caught a ride home from Jamie Skelly.  We listened to Public Enemy’s Apocalypse ’91… The Enemy Strikes Black.  “Can’t Truss It” was blaring out from the uncovered Jeep.

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