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Wandering Youth and Found Nirvana


In music news this week, it's all about things lost and found. Like the original slow movement of Beethoven's String Quartet in G, Opus 18 Number 2.

The Hove constantly revised his music, regularly discarding what most people would consider masterpieces. That movement was performed once in 1799 and then revised to the version known today, meaning it hasn't been heard for more than 200 years.

Though the original movement was lost, Professor Barry Cooper of the University of Manchester has reassembled it from sketches in ol' Ludwig Van's personal papers.

"This movement is of particular importance, as it stands out as the last substantial work that Beethoven composed in full and apparently had performed in 1799 before it was discarded and lost," Cooper said.

Also lost and found is an unfinished track from another genius with bad hair: one Kurt Donald Cobain.

In a recent interview by Jon Stewart with Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, the surviving members of Nirvana, and Butch Vig of Garbage (who produced the band's smash album Nevermind) it was revealed that K-Cob and the boys recorded a track called "Song in D" that wasn't included on the album because it never received lyrics.

Spin Magazine reported that Grohl then quipped that the lost song means it's time for a new box set.

And though he wasn't technically "lost," Boise's own Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, has returned home from wandering about the country on a national tour to support his critically-lauded debut album The Year of Hibernation.

The Record Exchange hosted an in-store appearance with Powers for all the local Lagoon-a-tics with specials on vinyl copies of his album and other special releases from Fat Possum, the label that snatched him up after only four live shows here in Boise.

But Powers isn't the only rambling Boisean musically associated with corpulence to find his way back to town. Bill LaBounty, formerly of Boise band Fat Chance, co-founded by Boisean Steve Eaton, will be in town for a special performance at The Blue Door Cafe on Saturday, Oct. 15. Since his days in Fat Chance, LaBounty has written more than 100 songs for megastars like Brooks and Dunn, Sawyer Brown, Tim McGraw and more. Twenty-five of them even received BMI awards.

That performance is being presented by the Idaho Songwriter's Association. Tickets are on sale at for $25.