Postcard Of A Painting – June Edition



Its 25 years since a little band in Seattle influenced by the punks that had gone before released a little album and changed the world for millions of people. They made just 3 albums and would end in the most tragic manner. They would leave a legacy that would be not just reflected in music, but in art and in fashion. They created a movement that unintentionally became a rallying call and a voice for a generation.

It is 25 years today since Nirvana released Bleach.

Music can be art, I don’t need to explain this I’m sure, but just in case, music can also be emotion written down, all art involves passion, most art has a connection to emotion.

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In the same way we have art movements we must recognise music movements, grunge was a mirror to the world around it, reactionary to the troubles of the time, in tune with the alternative thoughts away from Main Street, it was home made and pure in a way that the more commercial music can’t be. I love pop, I mean wholeheartedly love pop but it often is about just a great tune lacking in deeper meaning.

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But today I wanted to pay a simple tribute to a band that had so much effect on me, seemed to be singing about the things in my world. I was just entering my teens when they ended. I recall the horror of hearing about the Death of Kurt Cobain, but his and the rest of the bands legacy lives on.



About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

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