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NIRVANA: Death-Scene Note Mocks Marriage to Courtney Love
NIRVANA: Death-Scene Note Mocks Marriage to Courtney Love
Courtney Love on stage 
A newly released note that was in Kurt Cobain's wallet at the time of his suicide seems to mock his marriage to Courtney Love and suggest that all was not well with the couple of the time of his death.
The note, written on stationary from San Francisco's Phoenix Hotel, includes the words "Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife...even when she's a b**ch with zits and siphoning all [your] money for doping and whoring..."
That message conflicts with Cobain's suicide note, which refers to Love as a "goddess...who sweats ambition and empathy."
The note was released by the Seattle Police Department following a public information request filed by CBS News.
 
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SIS Buzzfeeds Difficult To Strip To Hits
Sit N Spin! Buzzfeed’s list of Difficult to strip to hits!!
Silhouette of Stripper on a Pole 
 
Buzzfeed.com did it again! Check out their complete list of the 23 most Difficult Songs To Hits! http://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter/k-tel-presents-difficult-to-strip-to-hits
 
Here are the 10 songs we featured.  And you are welcome heh!
 
Wait, you need a playlist to try this out at home!
http://kisw.tunegenie.com/u/__znjWJ0YSSKBC2kr2EE2Yg/sis-buzzfeeds-most-difficult-songs-to-strip-to/
 
 
HARRY CHAPIN “CATS IN THE CRADLE”
 
THEME FROM THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW “THE FISHIN’ HOLE”
 
JUDY GARLAND “SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW”
 
ERIC CLAPTON “TEARS IN HEAVEN”
 
PAUL ANKA & ODIA COATES “YOUR HAVING MY BABY”
 
MOODY BLUES “NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN”………I NEED THE POEM AT THE END OF THE SONG.
 
DARTH VADER’S THEME “IMPERIAL MARCH”
 
NEIL YOUNG “OLD MAN”
 
WOODY GUTHRIE “THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND”
 
JUDY COLLINS “SEND IN THE CLOWNS”
 
SOLOMON LINDA & THE EVENING BIRDS “THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT”
 
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SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS: Lead New Guitar Center Sessions
SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS: Lead New Guitar Center Sessions
 
Soundgarden logo
Soundgarden and Alice in Chains are on lineup for the eighth season of Guitar Center Sessions on DirecTV.
Soundgarden kick off the season on May 4th at 8 p.m. ET. Their performance was filmed atSouth By Southwest in Austin last month. Check out a preview clip on YouTube now.
The schedule for the rest of the season includes Damon Albarn on May 11th,Phantogram on May 18th, The 1975 on June 8th, 311 on July 13th, Alice in Chains August 3rd and Cage the Elephant on August 17th.
 
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SIS Happybeertime.com 14 Best Songs About Beer
SIS Happybeertime.com 14 Best Songs About Beer.
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In honor of The Men’s Room’s event this Thursday, April 24th at Elysian Brewery Production Facility for a night of beer drinking, dinner, and debauchery! Full details in link! http://www.kisw.com/MENS-ROOM-BREWERY-NIGHT/18766215
 
Dig the full article with video’s and more from Happybeertime.com http://www.happybeertime.com/en/2013/09/13/15-best-songs-beer/
 
And a playlist to get you primed for Thursday!
http://kisw.tunegenie.com/u/__znjWJ0YSSKBC2kr2EE2Yg/sis-happybeertimecom-14-best-songs-about-beer/
 

 Long Neck bottle – Garth Brooks
 
 I like beer – Tom T. Hall
 
 Beercan – Beck
  
I drink alone – George Thorogood
 
 Duff Beer Song – The Simpsons
In an ESPN.com column he wrote:
 
My name is Duff McKagan, and I play rock and roll music. The beer on "The Simpsons" show was named after me, and not the other way around. (I suppose it is a testament to how much alcohol I used to drink. Yeah, not too sexy really.)
 
”Our management for GN’R got a fax but it was from like an adult cartoon.  Now there wasn’t any adult cartoons in 1988.  There just wasn’t and like, ‘an adult cartoon?’  They want to use your name as the name of the beer on the thing and they just want your blessing.  It’s not like I own the name Duff, I should’ve trademarked that thing on up if I would’ve known but yeah, that think took off, that Simpsons deal.”
And here’s how he put it in his autobiography:
 
When Guns N’ Roses began to break into the public consciousness, I was known as a big drinker.  In 1988, MTV aired a concert in which Axl introduced me – as usual – as Duff “the King of Beets” McKagan.  Soon after this, a production company working on a new animated series called me to ask if they could use the name “Duff” for a brand of beer in the show.  I laughed and said of course, no problem.  The whole thing sounded like a low-rent art project or something – I mean, who made cartoons for adults?  Little did I know that the show would become The Simpsons and that within a few years I would start to see Duff beer glasses and gear everywhere we toured.

 
 Six pack – Black Flag with H.Rollins
 
 
40 Oz. to freedom – Sublime
 
 
One Bourbon, One Scoth, One Beer – John Lee Hooker
 
 
Drinkin’ beer – Jimmy Witherspoon
 
 
Hey Bartender – The Blues Brothers
 
 
Oh good Ale – The CopperFamily
 
 
La bière – Jacques Brel
 
 
Pretty good at drinkin’ beer – Billy Currington
 
 
Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
 
 
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SIS Weed Week
SIS Weed Week
BushDoctor1978 
Based on recent top stoner or marijuana-themed song lists created by Rolling Stone and Billboard, and a 1999 High Times list, Celebstoner.com came up with their own Top 10.
 
For more on the article. http://www.celebstoner.com/reviews/music/2011/04/25/top-10-stoner-songs/
 
Dig the playlist and scroll below for the Top 10 and many Honorable mentions from Celebstoner.com
http://kisw.tunegenie.com/u/__znjWJ0YSSKBC2kr2EE2Yg/sis-weed-week/
 
  
1. Legalize It - Peter Tosh
2. Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath
3. Mary Jane - Rick James
4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
5. Kaya - Bob Marley
6. Smoke Two Joints - The Toyes/Sublime
7. One Toke Over the Line - Brewer & Shipley
8. Pass the Kutchie/Pass the Dutchie - Mighty Diamonds/Musical Youth
9. Marijuana - Kid Cudi
10. Don't Bogart Me - Fraternity of Man/Little Feat
 
 
Honorable Mention:
If You're a Viper/The Reefer Song - Stuff Smith/Fats Waller
Roll Another Number (for the Road) - Neil Young
You Don't Know How It Feels - Tom Petty
Other songs on the lists:
Because I Got High - Afro Man           
Big Spliff - Murphy's Law
Burn One Down - Ben Harper
Cali Dro - Birdman & Lil Wayne
Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana - S.E. Rogie
Don't Step on the Grass - Steppenwolf
Hash Pipe - Weezer
Hits from the Bong - Cypress Hill
How High - Method Man & Redman
How to Roll a Blunt - Redman
I've Got 5 on It - Luniz
I Like Marijuana - David Peel & the Lower East Side
In the Cut - Wiz Khalifa
I Wanna Get High - Cypress Hill
La Cucaracha - tradtional
(Let's Go) Smoke Some Pot - Dash Rip Rock
Muggles - Louis Armstrong
One Draw - Rita Marley
Panama Red - New Riders of the Purple Sage
Planets of Weed - Fountains of Wayne
Reefer Man - Cab Calloway
Seeds & Stems (Again) - Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen
Sinsemilla - Black Uhuru
Stay High - Three 6 Mafia
Stoned Is the Way of the Walk - Cypress Hill
Take a Toke - C & C Music Factory
The Next Episode - Dr. Dre
The Reefer Song - Fats Waller
Twos Hits and the Joint Turned Brown - Dillard Hartford Dillard
Under Mi Sleng Teng - Wayne Smith
Vaporize - Broken Bells
We Be Burnin' - Sean Paul
Weed with Willie - Toby Keith
 
More Honorable Mentions:
Along Comes Mary - Association
Bag of Weed - Family Guy
Come Around - Collie Buddz
Ganja Babe - Michael Franti & Spearhead
Got to Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
I Got Stoned and I Missed It - Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
It's So Nice to Be Stoned - White Witch
Mary Jane - Janis Joplin
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die - Willie Nelson
My Medicine - Snoop Dogg
Proud to Be a Stoner - Kottonmouth Kings
Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul & Mary
Pussy Marijuana - Brazilian Girls
Something About Mary - Wyclef Jean
Take Two and Pass - Gangstarr
Under Mi Sensi - Barrington Levy
Wild and Free - Ziggy Marley
Wildwood Weed - Bill Stafford
Who's Got the Herb - 311/Human Rights
2 a.m. - Slightly Stoopid
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DEFTONES: Mark Anniversary of Chi's Passing
DEFTONES: Mark Anniversary of Chi's Passing
Deftones @ Maquinária Festival 01 
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno marked the first anniversary of bassist Chi Cheng's passing with a unreleased track.
On Sunday afternoon, Moreno tweeted a link to a stream of "Smile," a song recorded with Cheng for the album Eros before his car accident. The band scrapped that album in 2009 and ended up working on a new batch of material with bassist Sergio Vega that became 2010's Diamond Eyes. Cheng stayed in a semi-comatose until his death on April 13th, 2013.

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NIRVANA: Rock Hall Was Just A Warm Up
29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show
NIRVANA: Rock Hall Was Just A Warm Up
 
Nirvana's four song set at Thursday night's Rock and Roll hall of Fame induction ceremonies was just a warmup for a full show.
Rumors about the band playing a post-induction set started during the ceremony and fans started lining up at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus club -- which holds 230 people -- at about 10 p.m. After the ceremony was over, Dave GrohlKrist Novoselic and Pat Smear hopped in a SUV and headed to the club. They went on around 2:00 a.m. and played with five different vocalists -- Joan JettSt. Vincent's Annie ClarkDinosaur Junior's J. Mascis,Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Deer Tick's John McCauley. (McCauley might have been the best qualified to lead the band, as his group has been playing all-Nirvana shows as Deervana for a few years.)
Here's the setlist from the first full Nirvana show in 20 years:
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" (with Joan Jett)
"Breed" (with Joan Jett)
"In Bloom" (with Joan Jett)
"Territorial Pissings" (with Joan Jett)
"Drain You" (with J. Mascis)
"Penny Royal Tea" (with J. Mascis)
"School" (with J. Mascis)
"Lithium" (with Annie Clark)
"About A Girl" (with Annie Clark)
"Heart Shaped Box" (with Annie Clark)
"Serve the Servants" (with John McCaluey)
"Scentless Apprentice" (with John McCaluey)
"Tourette's" (with John McCaluey)
"Aneurysm" (with Kim Gordon)
"Negative Creep" (with Kim Gordon)
"Moist Vagina" (with Kim Gordon)
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2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees
SIS Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2014 Inductees
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 
Ahh the drama, it’s that time of year again.  The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class of 2014 Induction Ceremony takes place this Thursday in Brooklyn.  So today we look into this year’s class.  Many of you know about KISS & Nirvana, but there are others you may not know.
 
For a better, idea on who some of these peeps are, a bio is next to the song.
 
Dig the playlist.  Or don’t haha.
http://kisw.tunegenie.com/u/__znjWJ0YSSKBC2kr2EE2Yg/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-class-2014/
 
 
CAT STEVEN’S “WILD WORLD” http://rockhall.com/inductees/cat-stevens/bio/
 
 
NIRVANA “SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT” http://rockhall.com/inductees/nirvana/bio/
 
Side note, rumors are floating around that Joan Jett could be preforming with Dave and Krist for Nirvana’s induction. http://loudwire.com/will-joan-jett-perform-nirvana-members-rock-hall-induction/  
 
 
HALL AND OATS “I CAN’T GO FOR THAT” http://rockhall.com/inductees/hall-and-oates/bio/
 
 
KISS “ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT” http://rockhall.com/inductees/kiss/bio/
 
 
LINDA RONSTAT “YOU’RE NO GOOD” http://rockhall.com/inductees/linda-ronstadt/bio/
 
 
PETER GABRIEL “SLEDGEHAMMER” http://rockhall.com/inductees/peter-gabriel/bio/
 
 
ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM ROLLING STONES “UNDER MY THUMB” http://rockhall.com/inductees/andrew-loog-oldham/bio/
 
 
BRIAN EPSTIEN BEATLES “TICKET TO RIDE” http://rockhall.com/inductees/brian-epstein/bio/
 
 
E STREET BAND  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND “BORN TO RUN” http://rockhall.com/inductees/the-e-street-band/bio/
 
 
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Offspring's "Smash" turns 20!
Offspring’s “Smash” turns 20!!
 
It was on this day 20 freakin’ years ago that The Offspring released “Smash”.  It’s the only album to refer to the band as Offspring and not The Offspring.  This became a seminal album for the 90’s.  Not to mention the fact that it’s the bestselling independent label album of all time. In the US alone it’s sold 6 million copies.  Dang! 
 
Tonight for 90 Something I’ll pay tribute to Smash. 
 
In the meantime dig the playlist with the entire album and enjoy the video’s below.
http://kisw.tunegenie.com/u/__znjWJ0YSSKBC2kr2EE2Yg/offspring-released-smash-20-yrs-ago-today/
 
 


 
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Seattle Rock Day my radio inspiration Cathy Faulkner!
Seattle Rock Day my radio inspiration Cathy Faulkner!
 
Happy Seattle Rock Day Rockaholics!
 
Growing up in a strict household in Eastern Washington I dreamed of what was happening in our fair city in the 90’s.  When I was 15 I heard the legend of The Late Cathy Faulkner.  Cathy spent 20 years at KISW.  Starting out as an intern moving on to nights, Music Director and Assistant Program Director at KISW during a REALLY important time.  I knew at 15 what my dream job was and was willing to do whatever it took to follow in her footsteps.  Cathy was our second personality  inductee in to KISW’s Hall Of Fame.  Her work and contributions to the Seattle music scene and the sound of KISW are immeasurable in my opinion. 
 
Peep the link to learn more on Cathy.  She was without a doubt a trailblazer for women in rock radio.  http://www.kiswhalloffame.com/kiswhof/30/default/cathy-faulkner.html
 
 Cathy and I sat down for one of my all-time favorite interviews for our 40 Years of Rock celebration.  The questions I had for her, lord! She was patient and kind.
http://kisw.radiotown.com/40th/index.php?mact=Interviews,cntnt01,default,0&cntnt01aid=5&cntnt01returnid=127
 
 
In the interview above she spoke at great length about Pearl Jam’s Drop In The Park show, stealing Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam’s press conference and much more!
 
Here is Cathy and Ed from Drop in the Park! Were you there?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Happy Seattle Rock Day!!! Alice show 1990!
Happy Seattle Rock Day!!! Alice show 1990!
 
Few things for ya!  First off, hope you are enjoying today.  We’ve worked really hard and love doing this day so very, very much!
 
Second off, for all the many great underground bands from back in the day………any I don’t have time to get to tonight….I’ll feature in a special edition of Loud & Local Sunday night!
 
Props to Rockholic Brad DeFrates! He posted this video earlier and I must share it with you!
 
ALICE IN CHAINS FROM 1990 AT THE OFF RAMP!!! The gentlemen introducing Alice is famed KISW Alumni Damon Stewart.  Damon was really instrumental (along with Cathy Faulkner, blog on that coming.) in KISW’s local music history back in the day!
 
In fact I sat down with Damon a few years back for our 40 Years of Rock Celebration and boy did he have some great stories to tell.  Do check it out! Much love to Damon!
http://kisw.radiotown.com/40th/index.php?mact=Interviews,cntnt01,default,0&cntnt01aid=24&cntnt01returnid=127
 
Here we go!
Alice from August 21st 1990 at The Off Ramp! Enjoy and Happy Seattle Rock Day!! 
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Sit N Spin! Closer look at PART of The Seattle Music Family Tree!
Sit N Spin! Closer look at PART of The Seattle Music Family Tree!
 
Skin Yard-1988

As we gear up for Seattle Rock Day on Thursday, how about a closer look at PART of The Seattle Music Family Tree.  Now, not everyone is included here, but we covered a good chunk of the wonderful incestuous scene of the 80’s into the 90’s.   
 
There are a number of local music family tree’s out there.  I went with this one. http://www.grungeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=23570
 
Here is another great local music family tree! http://flavorwire.com/269535/the-seattle-grunge-family-tree/
 
Also there is a great book by Pete Frame who covers many Rock Family Trees! http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Family-Trees-Development-2v/dp/0711904650
 
Do you remember this Spin magazine from back in the day? It covers a good chunk of the family tree too!  http://books.google.com/books?id=tAU7_ejzzoYC&lpg=PT43&dq=%22year%20punk%20broke%22&pg=PT57#v=onepage&q&f=false
 
 Dig today’s playlist gang! It features everyone below!
http://kisw.tunegenie.com/u/__znjWJ0YSSKBC2kr2EE2Yg/sis-closer-look-at-part-of-the-seattle-music-family-tree/
 
Now once again, didn’t cover everyone here…..translating this to radio can be a bit confusing.  At least for me ha!  The list below hops around a bit, bear with me. I worked from one side down to the other.
  
SKIN YARD Barrett Martin
 
SCREAMING TREES Barrett Martin
 
MAD SEASON Barrett Martin, Layne Staley
 
ALICE IN CHAINS Layne Staley
 
SKIN YARD Matt Cameron
 
SOUNDGARDEN Matt Cameron
 
PEARL JAM Matt Cameron
 
TEMPLE OF THE DOG Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder
 
GREEN RIVER Jeff Ament, Mark Arm, Steve Turner
 
MUDHONEY Mark Arm, Steve Turner
 
MALFUNKSHUN Andrew Wood
 
MOTHER LOVE BONE Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Andrew Wood
 
PEARL JAM Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron.
 
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