WBEZ | Nirvana Paul McCartney DeRogatis http://www.wbez.org/tags/nirvana-paul-mccartney-derogatis Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Radio friendly unit shifter (not) http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2012-12/radio-friendly-unit-shifter-not-104376 <p><p>Alright, so I&rsquo;ve waited nearly 24 hours to weigh in on the much-ballyhooed &ldquo;Nirvana reunion&rdquo; with Sir Paul McCartney in the role of Kurt Cobain during Wednesday night&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="http://www.121212concert.org/">12-12-12</a>: The Concert for Sandy Relief.&rdquo;</p><p>The reasons for doing so were numerous: Good cause; seems rude to cast aspersions. Declaring that Cobain adamantly opposed such nostalgia and superstar shenanigans could just be kneejerk. Didn&rsquo;t want rush to judgment. Etc., etc., etc.</p><p>I&rsquo;ve now listened to &ldquo;Cut Me Some Slack&rdquo; several times since it first aired, however, and I&rsquo;ve got to say that Macca on vocals and cigar-box dobro leading Dave Grohl on drums, Krist Novoselic on bass and Pat Smear on guitar through the lamest of tossed-off blues jams&mdash;sample lyric: &ldquo;Mama, watch me run/Mama, let me have some fun&rdquo;&mdash;not only didn&rsquo;t do any of them or their former legendary outfits proud, it would have made the Dan Aykroyd-Jim Belushi-John Goodman <em>&ldquo;</em>Blues Brothers 2000&rdquo; wince.</p><p>Mosquito, libido, I don&rsquo;t think so. But, here, watch for yourself.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s1svF1Yyhnc" width="640"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:44:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2012-12/radio-friendly-unit-shifter-not-104376