Seattle Grunge Rock Class Agenda, 9/18/12

Posted: September 13, 2012 in The Strangest Tribe: the College Course

Tuesday, September 18

Topics: Moving beyond hardcore; Breaking free from New York and London: the Olympia music scene; I’m not in the band: supporting the music; The drummer’s dilemma.

Text: Tow, chapter 2; Azerrad chapter 13.

Blog: “Interviewing Writer Dawn Anderson” https://thestrangesttribebook.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/interviewing-writer-dawn-anderson/; “Sympathy for the (Seattle) Drummer” (all five installments) https://thestrangesttribebook.wordpress.com/category/from-the-cutting-room-floor/narrative/sympathy-for-the-seattle-drummer/

Music: Beat Happening: “Fortune Cookie Prize,” “Indian Summer;” Young Pioneers: “Instrumental,” “Round and Round.” (YP songs recorded live in June 1985 at an outdoor graduation party at the Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA.  A major thank you to Scott Vanderpool, Chris Pugh, Brad Sweek, Bryan Learned, and David Todd for forwarding me the YP songs.)*

Blog: “Op Magazine” https://thestrangesttribebook.wordpress.com/category/the-book-in-scraps/op-magazine/

Web Reading: “How Did [Olympia’s] K [Records] Start?” http://krecs.com/about/how-did-k-start/

Student presentation.

* – Seattle is incestuous 101.  The Young Pioneers’ Scott Vanderpool also played in Room Nine with Ron Rudzitis (Love Battery) and now plays in the Green Pajamas with his wife Laura (Capping Day); Chris Pugh also played in Swallow with Rod Moody (Deranged Diction, the Fuzz); Rod played in Deranged Diction with Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) and is now in the GUM with Rob Morgan (the Squirrels) and Damon Titus (the Enemy.)

(Senor Dorkinger [left] and Rod Moody, outside of the Sunset following the Squirrels’ and Young Fresh Fellows’ show, April 2012.)

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