Remembering Sublime’s Bradley Nowell On The 20th Anniversary Of His Passing

first_imgForever tied to the sunny shores of California, the music of Sublime has inspired a generation of artists and listeners since its release throughout the 1990s. The band only existed for a short time, but their music lives far beyond its time, powered by the iconic vocals and guitar playing of the late great Bradley Nowell.Nowell was primarily responsible for bringing the reggae/ska influences to band members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh during the band’s formative years. Over years of organic growth, Sublime built a strong following in California. Their debut album release 40 Oz. To Freedom continued that trend, and local radio station KROQ picked up the song “Date Rape” to give the band their widest reach yet.While the band’s experimental second album, Robbin’ The Hood, was a commercial flop, the work done for the album cemented their fusion sound. With elements of rock and rap infused in their reggae sound, the Sublime phenomenon would soon take hold nationwide. Though they were invited on Van’s Warped Tour, the group was kicked off after a week for their unruly behavior.Still, the group was pressured into putting out a new studio album. In early 1996, the band began recording what would be their third studio album. The self-titled work has become their most identifiable, despite its tragic ending. On May 25th, 1996, Bradley Nowell succumbed to a heroin overdose and passed away at the age of 28.With the material recorded for the album, Sublime was released posthumously, and has since gone platinum five times over. It won the band national, and international, recognition, and propelled Sublime into the spotlight. With songs like “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way,” “April 29, 1992 (Miami),” and more, it’s no surprise that Sublime was destined for greatness. It’s tempting to speculate as to where Sublime would have gone had Nowell survived, but the pages of rock and roll history have unfortunately already been written.It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Bradley Nowell left this Earth. In honor of the late legend, you can enjoy the band’s classic Sublime album, and watch some interview footage of the whole group just months before Nowell’s death. RIP Bradley Nowell.last_img read more

Developer almosts recoups purchase costs with just two $7m sales

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:10Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:10 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDream homes for city dwellers01:11The final penthouse at The Oxlade has sold for $7 million – less than three years after the developer behind the project snapped up four vacant lots for $17.35 million. A render of the penthouse at The Oxlade. Supplied.It was bought by a local buyer, with the luxury development by the Seymour Group expected to be completed by the end of 2021.MORE NEWS: Developer Kevin Seymour (centre) with grandsons Trent Seymour and Ben Seymour at the site of their new display suite for ‘The Oxlade’ on Oxlade Drive, New Farm, Sunday, May 12, 2019 (AAP Image/Richard Walker)A second penthouse, sold previously, is also believed to have achieved the same price, and only “a few two and three bedders”, all with river views, remain available for purchase.The cheapest apartment within the development sold for $1.4 million. The Oxlade at New Farm. Photos: SuppliedPlace Bulimba marketing agent Sarah Hackett said the majority of buyers at The Oxlade had been keen to customise their own luxury apartment, with some even amalgamating two units.It means the original plans for 39 units have now been scaled down to 31 units.“We’ve had a huge level of enquiry to amalgamate the two-bedroom apartments intofour-bedroom apartments, where the buyer is willing to pay double, giving them 16-metre frontage with sweeping city views,” Mrs Hackett said. The Oxlade in New Farm, Brisbane; Kitchen Living Courtyard render: 39 ultra-luxury residences; Architect: Bureau^Proberts. Agent Sarah Hackett. Picture: SuppliedThe amalgamation means the luxury apartments have four bedrooms, three bathroomsand four side-by-side car spaces.Mrs Hackett the recent sales of both penthouses within The Oxlade had “set a new benchmark for New Farm penthouse living”. The Oxlade features 6-star hotel facilities, a concierge, a roof-top infinity edge pool and a 14-seat cellar with a chef’s kitchen attached for dinner parties.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago The Oxlade in New Farm. Picture: SuppliedSeymour Group’s Kevin Seymour, a Queensland richlister, said they had wanted to create something “unique”, and allow buyers to customise their dream residence.“We are developing something truly special with The Oxlade, somewhere residents canbe proud of and have the chance to immerse themselves in all we have to offer,” he said. Earlier this year, the Seymour family snapped up another prized parcel in New Farm at 39 Griffith St. The Oxlade at New Farm. Photos: SuppliedIt sold under the hammer to Ben Seymour, Kevin Seymour’s nephew, for $7.75 million in March, equalling the city’s highest ever residential auction price set at St Lucia in 2009.That was until Mrs Hackett sold 95-99 McConnell St at Bulimba for $8.4 million last month.The Seymour Group are also expected to develop the Griffith Street site, with Kevin Seymour telling the Courier Mail in June that the market was “hungry for luxury”.last_img read more