Hello everyone! I’m sure all of you are winding down from your weekend on this wonderful Sunday, I on the other hand, am in bed recovering from a TERRIBLE sunburn! No seriously it’s awful being this pale, a few hours in the sun without sunblock, and I’m done for.
Today’s post is long overdue. I feel I’ve always been somewhat consumed with curiosity over Kurt Cobain. I absolutely love Nirvana, I hate that I was too young to really know who he was when he was alive, but am thankful for the mark he left on the world (and thankful for Dave Grohl lol).
“We don’t mean to be really cryptic or mysterious, but I just think lyrics that are kind of different and weird and spacey paint a nice picture, you know? It’s just the way I like art.” -Kurt Cobain
Obviously when anyone thinks of the grunge genre only one band comes to mind and that’s Nirvana. They basically changed the face of music forever. I spent an entire weekend watching documentaries on Kurt Cobain and they were so interesting. One of them titled “About a Son” is just random footage of Washington, narrated by Kurt Cobain’s answers to an interview. The one thing he said that stuck with me was something along the lines of “When I was a kid I was convinced I was from another planet, and my parents weren’t really my parents, but just taking care of me while my real parents were on our home planet. And I thought there were tons of other kids who were the same as me and their parents dropped them off here with these loaner parents too”. I just thought that was something worth remembering. I mean how many of you as kids had the feeling you just didn’t belong? Like your family wasn’t really your family? I know I felt that way tons of times. There are actually moments I still feel that way to this day, not that I don’t love my family or anything, I just feel so different and out of place sometimes. Unfortunately there are circumstances where those thoughts and feelings stick with us, and after watching the documentary I thought maybe Kurt Cobain continued to feel that way, which is maybe what created his rise and his fall.
“They laugh at me because I’m different. I laugh at them because they’re all the same.” -Kurt Cobain
The other documentary I watched was called “Kurt & Courtney”. Oh yes, Courtney Love, you all know her right? Of course you do. Well this was all about the conspiracy theories that surround Kurt Cobain’s “suicide”. There are so many different thoughts and opinions on the subject, obviously a lot of loose ends involved with his death, and many people who adored Kurt Cobain jumped at the chance to accuse Courtney Love. I am definitely on the fence about it lol I mean I have my suspicions! But yes obviously the logical thing is suicide I get that. Given what is known of his life he was a heavy heroin user and had attempted suicide a few times already so it wouldn’t be completely out of the blue. But his daughter was just born, there are so many happy photos taken of them together, it just makes me so sad!
“I knew that when I had a child, I’d be overwhelmed, and it’s true. I can’t tell you how much my attitude has changed since we got Francis. Holding my baby is the best drug in the world”.” -Kurt Cobain
I guess in the end none of that really matters anymore. All that matters is that we are lucky enough to remember Kurt Cobain (if we are old enough to lol) and what Nirvana did. Even better is we have their music which lives on forever and NEVER gets old. Also we got The Foo Fighters from Dave Grohl after Nirvana parted ways. In my opinion the 90’s brought about some of my favorite bands and I honestly hate that I wasn’t old enough to really understand everything as it was going on. I am thankful for my older brothers though because they showed me most of the music I listen to and they have some pretty damn good taste! RIP Kurt Cobain and RIP Nirvana.
“In the last few weeks I was talking to Kurt a lot… We had a musical project in the works, but nothing recorded. He loved Courtney and Francis Bean. He loved Krist and Dave. He really loved those guys and he loved Nirvana. His death is a profound loss and I really don’t think I can say anything else.” Michael Stripe (REM)
“I don’t think any of us would be in this room if it weren’t for Kurt Cobain”. -Eddie Vedder (the night after Kurt’s body was found)
[Currently Watching: “Too Young To Die: Kurt Cobain” – Full Film Below]