February 3, 2018

When I started Xanaland in 2012, I had three primary goals. One, to document as many new bands as I could. I had recently moved back to Seattle and I was blown away immediately upon seeing the first live show I'd seen in Seattle for many years. It was a night I will never forget. My friend Lori Anderson, who has long and tirelessly promoted Seattle bands in as many ways as a person can, had been the catalyst in me returning Seattle at that moment. Yeah,...

May 9, 2016

Two words you never thought you'd see in a sentence. Grunge and Russian. Well it's real and they're as angry as Kurt Cobain on a rainy night on Capitol Hill with A Dicks burger all over his green fuzzy sweater! Ha Ha Ha! See what I did there....  Read more on Ganesa next week on Xanaland's Grunge Storytellers @ 

May 9, 2016

From the Xanaland Grunge Story Tellers blog archive

If making fun of Kurt on his birthday is wrong, then I don't want to be right. This is the most gentle way I can tell any Kurt story. There was no fun and good times with us.There was chaos in the end. There were constant disappointments.  It's all quite pitiful and regretful. Some of the darker Kurt stories, like any low points in one's life, were not meant to be told or even remembered, so I won't be s...

May 9, 2016

In the early 19th century, Marcel Proust was given a questionnaire called "an album to record thoughts and feelings," also known as a "confession album." At the time, it was popular among English families to assure that the man or woman was marriage-worthy and bona fide. Written in 1890, it was discovered in 1924, and in 2003 auctioned for over 100,000 euros. 

The TV show The Actors Studio had their own version that the host would use, asking the actors t...

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