By Jeff Copperthite:
Good evening and welcome to another awesome edition of The Laptop Sessions! Tuesday is always a tricky day for me since I usually have school, then a couple of hours to practice and spend time with my wife, then my weekly Dynamis run. We had a good run tonight, but then I get to post my performance – and tonight it’s a new band!
The band I am featuring tonight is Nirvana, one of the most well-known alternative rock acts of all time. The song I am playing is from their awesome 1991 album “Nevermind”, and it is “Polly”. It’s a sweet, acoustic number that is kind of out of place on the album. All the songs have a grunge feel to them (perhaps not the last track, but the rest of them sure do), and this song breaks up the flow of the album, but in a good way. It makes all the songs not sound the same, and I think the hooking tracks were all singles, which is why the album sold so well in the first place.
The band was fronted by Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in the mid-90’s much to the dismay of many Nirvana fans. But that’s a topic you can read about nearly anywhere.
As far as me, I am nearing another viewcount milestone, and can’t wait to reach the 1/20 of a million mark (that’s for my students who say “I hate fractions”). I’ll be sure to let you know when I cross that threshold.
It’s also my birthday tomorrow – another year added on to my old fart status.
Enjoy tonight’s session, and report back tomorrow for another awesome original tune by Jim Fusco!
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up. We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session. We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and origianal music blog again in the future. But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!