Grungy illustrations by Norma Nardi

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By luca meneghel in New Illustration on Thursday 16 May 2013

I found these beautiful illustrations by Norma Nardi in my home city of Bolzano. I love her technique, which hints to me of a playful and spontaneous approach to drawing. It’s reminiscent of the dirty hands of children when they experiment with paper and colors without fear.

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Skeletons in the Piano: pioneering psychedelic grunge rock

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By Mike Brown in New Music on Sunday 3 March 2013

Skeletons are not created in death, they are merely exposed. Skeletons in the Piano are pioneers in the growing psychedelic grunge movement, championing Elijah Hargrave’s heavy, haunting vocals and blistering, yet beautiful riffs. It’s recommended you check them out if you listen to Queens of the Stone Age, Doors or Soundgarden.

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Nirvana destroy Top Of The Pops

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 16 January 2009

Following on from Michael Lavine’s seminal portrait of Kurt and Courtney for the cover of Sassy! [pssst, he also took the photo for the Nevermind album cover], we got the inside word from British music journalist, and infamous Nirvana bedfellow (in the least literal sense of the word), Everett True on Kurt, Courtney, and those damn persistent rumors: ‘No, I don’t believe he was murdered. I don’t particularly go into this in my most recent Nirvana book — partly through lack of time, partly through lack of interest — but let’s view it this way. Examine any event that has happened in the past, however trivial, and discrepancies will appear. 9/11. John F Kennedy. The death of Princess Diana. The fact my cat had to be put down at the age of sixteen. Why I forgot to take my iPod to London this morning. All of these could be contested, violently and with real — and valid — opinion. That’s because history does not exist except in books. Suicide is particularly ripe for innuendo: after all, the only person who can tell you what really happened is — er — dead. Still. I have nothing against conspiracy theories, especially if they’re fun’.

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