Friday, March 18, 2011

Test Meat

One day in 1994, just prior to the release of Nirvana's "In Utero", our Seattle alt station KNDD played the record in it's entirety in the early evening. I sat my parents down in the living room, and we listened (some of us reluctanty) to it on the crummy Panasonic all-in-one system I think they still have (Note to our kids: someday you'll thank us for that Earth-wrecker in the living room). Following one particularly noisy song, my dad said "That was silly - that song could've been about anything. They might as well have called it 'Milk Bottles'". The song ended, and Marco Collins back announced "You just heard 'Milk It'.." and I looked over at Duane, who grinning smugly and gently giggling.

He got his a few years later when he said "Kurt Mobain" within earshot of my mom, who still teases him to this day.

1 comment:

circumstantial said...

Sometimes I wish I'd been born a little bit earlier. KNDD, in my opinion, isn't as good as it used to be. I really liked it in middle school (96-99), and I listened to it a little bit in 1995, mostly for Smashing Pumpkins and White Zombie. hahah. I mean, they still play those things. . .perhaps it's more to do with current popular music. I don't know.

Anyway, that's a great story. I like your parents. Your mom thinks I look like John Mayer.