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(Huffington Post)   19 years ago today, the John Lennon of the '90s died   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 222
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2013-04-05 07:40:27 PM  
Yeah, can anyone explain what any of the Nirvana songs has to say?
 
2013-04-05 07:46:14 PM  
and that night I went to the national mexican fraternity party in iowa city

yes, they confused me with a mexican for some reason. some serious yuppie cholos from chicago, homey

/had a good time

//nice shot, man
 
2013-04-05 07:57:58 PM  

Mugato: Yeah, can anyone explain what any of the Nirvana songs has to say?


Here's a good explanation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FklUAoZ6KxY
 
2013-04-05 08:10:18 PM  
The difference being Lennon didn't know his killer?

/Still find it hard to Bargle narvel zouth.
 
2013-04-05 08:11:07 PM  

whither_apophis: Layne Staley died in 2002 subby.


we don't know for sure. No one's been to his apartment for years.
 
2013-04-05 08:19:29 PM  

Skarekrough: wjllope: RIP......
[joedaly.net image 480x446]

As a guitar player I have to say that axe is the epitome of what they call a "clownburst."

Holy crap that's just an ugly and vile looking top.  It reminds me of the kind of thing when Homer invented the Makeup Gun and shot it at Marge and it was set to "whore."


yeah - precisely why I picked that particular image of dearly departed Ace.. Garish, for sure.  Yet somehow quite appropriate for the image as a whole... RIP clown(burst) man. cheers
 
2013-04-05 08:23:39 PM  

huchipapa: While there was some garbage on Double Fantasy, several songs showed a new, reflective, mature Lennon emerging.  Even content perhaps.  It would have been interesting to see if Cobain could have ever gotten to that place.


Precisely. He just got through that whole deportation thing, was now happy primarily being an at-home dad and making music as he pleased, etc.
 
2013-04-05 08:27:41 PM  
I love you Kurt Cobain.

/Milk It & Verse Chorus Verse > all
 
2013-04-05 08:37:31 PM  
Who?
 
2013-04-05 08:44:44 PM  

Generation_D: I was sitting in my apt a block off Broadway Ave in Seattle, using the internet to my school's dialup.

Heard about it on IRC.

Went outside, up to Broadway Ave, and found about double the normal amount of sullen sad suburban teens walking around looking lost, wearing their best flannel.

A few days later I overheard two teen girls say outloud that they hoped they could find "a Kurt Cobain sweater" at the Buffalo Exchange clothes store.

And then the giant clusterfk at the Seattle Center fountain, you've all seen that thing. Courtney raging, everyone suddenly feeling like it was her fault. That nutcase that *really* thought it was her fault, got on cable access for years pushing his theories.

Fun C/S/B. So I lived in the neighborhood that Cobain's followers considered their spiritual home, Seattle Capitol Hill/Belltown, we were the center of the "Seattle Alternative Scene" or at least where most of the trendy followers were. The street was the center everyone drove to to just walk around and soak up the vibe in the days after he died. Broadway was full of sad lil grunger teens from all the burbs.

And a year later, I was living in Upper Haight San Francisco when Jerry Garcia died, and I got to see it all over again.

The joke was if you were a worshipped rock icon you did not want me living in your fans main social hub neighborhood, cause it meant you'd be dead soon.

c/s/b


Kurt Cobain was Murdered.  Public access.  I only remember because when you're 14, you'll watch any idiot for a few minutes if it meant the next show was that crazy plumper chick that sat around naked, showing her bush to the camera and complaining about how garbage her life was.

...I know, I know...
 
2013-04-05 08:49:22 PM  

Fade2black: Generation_D: I was sitting in my apt a block off Broadway Ave in Seattle, using the internet to my school's dialup.

Heard about it on IRC.

Went outside, up to Broadway Ave, and found about double the normal amount of sullen sad suburban teens walking around looking lost, wearing their best flannel.

A few days later I overheard two teen girls say outloud that they hoped they could find "a Kurt Cobain sweater" at the Buffalo Exchange clothes store.

And then the giant clusterfk at the Seattle Center fountain, you've all seen that thing. Courtney raging, everyone suddenly feeling like it was her fault. That nutcase that *really* thought it was her fault, got on cable access for years pushing his theories.

Fun C/S/B. So I lived in the neighborhood that Cobain's followers considered their spiritual home, Seattle Capitol Hill/Belltown, we were the center of the "Seattle Alternative Scene" or at least where most of the trendy followers were. The street was the center everyone drove to to just walk around and soak up the vibe in the days after he died. Broadway was full of sad lil grunger teens from all the burbs.

And a year later, I was living in Upper Haight San Francisco when Jerry Garcia died, and I got to see it all over again.

The joke was if you were a worshipped rock icon you did not want me living in your fans main social hub neighborhood, cause it meant you'd be dead soon.

c/s/b

Kurt Cobain was Murdered.  Public access.  I only remember because when you're 14, you'll watch any idiot for a few minutes if it meant the next show was that crazy plumper chick that sat around naked, showing her bush to the camera and complaining about how garbage her life was.

...I know, I know...


Goddess Kringen... or so I've heard.

/was working at the Center, ground zero for impromptu day of gathering. I was only really surprised he did it so soon, but figured that he wasn't going to get old.
 
2013-04-05 09:32:24 PM  
Kathleen Hanna is still alive.

You can easily argue she's been more influential than Cobain in multiple fields: art, fashion, music, feminism, journalism, current blog culture...

In fact, she even was a driving influence behind Nirvana.

And she's not a pathetic drug-addicted loser who killed herself.

Team Hanna
 
2013-04-05 09:43:17 PM  

bobbette: Kathleen Hanna is still alive.

You can easily argue she's been more influential than Cobain in multiple fields: art, fashion, music, feminism, journalism, current blog culture...

In fact, she even was a driving influence behind Nirvana.

And she's not a pathetic drug-addicted loser who killed herself.

Team Hanna


Ah, Kathleen Hanna. The "walking soundbite".
 
2013-04-05 09:56:20 PM  

bobbette: Kathleen Hanna is still alive.

You can easily argue she's been more influential than Cobain in multiple fields: art, fashion, music, feminism, journalism, current blog culture...

In fact, she even was a driving influence behind Nirvana.

And she's not a pathetic drug-addicted loser who killed herself.

Team Hanna


I pop back in for sh*ts and grins and now need Bikini Kill?

That'll work.  Cheers!
 
2013-04-05 10:01:09 PM  
I was just 2 months away from my 37th birthday. The news was devastating.

Just kidding.
 
2013-04-05 11:05:02 PM  
The next day was weird. All the guys in class were kinda sullen and the girls didn't get it. Grade school, mannnn.
 
2013-04-05 11:06:59 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: And, like Lennon, dying young made him into more of a legend than if he had lived.


Pretty sure Lennon was already a Legend before he died.
 
2013-04-06 12:51:14 AM  
I'd just like to point out that Kurt may not have committed suicide.
 
2013-04-06 12:53:36 AM  

Beeblebrox: rooftop235: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 183x275]

The lyrics to ICP's "Terrible" come to mind.
The whole world was crying when Kurt's gun went BANG!
When Eazy-E died though, it wasn't no thang
Rapper dies of A.I.D.S. but you hardly mention
Rocker blows his face off and becomes a legend
Heroin and a shotgun, a hero is made
Maybe I should do that shiat so J can get paid

It's never a good time for ICP lyrics unless it's about magnets.


It's not even an apt comparison. Cobain was the center of Nirvana. Eazy was the moneyman for NWA and would spit lines somebody else wrote.
 
2013-04-06 02:05:52 AM  
Agreed - Both overrated and owing more than most will admit to their collaborators.
 
2013-04-06 08:03:03 AM  
I was in boot camp, it was my birthday, and I was thinking how could this suck any worse. Then somebody told me Kurt killed himself. Fantastic.
 
2013-04-07 12:53:48 PM  

GAT_00: Lsherm: FirstNationalBastard: And, like Lennon, dying young made him into more of a legend than if he had lived.

Unlike Lennon, Cobain benefitted disproportionately compared to his level of talent.  Nirvana had one great album, one middling album, and one album no one listened to until after he offed himself.

Kurt Cobain was good at feeling sorry for himself and doing drugs to feel better.  Then he had a kid and instead of getting help he shot himself and left her to Courtney Love, which is just about the most despicable thing you can do to a child.

As opposed to Lennon, who by his own words regularly beat the women he was with.

Comparing Cobain to Lennon is an insult to Cobain.


I think you have that backwards. At least Lennon had talent.

/did a fist pump when Kurt Nobrain died
 
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