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bradnowell-180Yesterday marked the 17th anniversary of Brad Nowell’s death; lead singer and beer drinker of legendary band, Sublime. This band has always been a big influence on me ever since middle school in the late 90’s.

Just like they were inspired by bands such as Bad Brains, Descendents, Bad Religion, Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, Toots and the Maytals, and KRS-One, I hope bands now can get inspired by Sublime. (I’m pretty sure bands now get inspired though, it is 2013… I’m still stuck in 2003 where I feel like the 90’s were only 10 years ago.)

You all know how he died. Instead of explaining how it happened and the events leading up to it, I’ve posted two video that will provide a better, albeit sometimes cryptic explanation.

The first video is “Pool Shark (acoustic)”, this is probably Brad’s most candid song about his heroin addiction. Very powerful stuff here.

The second is the full documentary of “Stories, Tales, Lies & Exaggerations”. “This film is told by the Skunk family about the band. It includes never-before-seen live footage documenting the years of empty venues, backstage antics, Mexico surf sessions, Opie’s tattoos, & more.” – Amazon



Lord, have this grilled cheese.