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2014-03-20 10:45:57 AM  
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2014-03-20 10:48:07 AM  

Sybarite: [cdn.ientry.com image 616x399]


He wasn't swimming at the time he had the gun though.
 
2014-03-20 10:56:18 AM  
Their fund raising just shot right up didn't it?

/to soon?
//waitress... prime rib... all week
 
2014-03-20 11:14:36 AM  
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2014-03-20 11:18:26 AM  
I wouldn't go to a Die Antwoord show if Kurt Cobain dug himself out of his grave and drove to my house to pick me up. Also my auto correct insists his name is Kurt Dobson for some reason
 
2014-03-20 11:57:56 AM  
I like Nirvana as much as anyone, maybe more, but I just don't understand shiat like this.  And when I say this, I mean this: "As I wandered around, looking in closets, I imagined him as a teen, crouched inside, scribbling in his diaries or making sketches . All I could think was that I was seeing through his eyes and walking in his footsteps."

It's a house, dingus.
 
2014-03-20 12:22:06 PM  

Solid State Vittles: I like Nirvana as much as anyone, maybe more, but I just don't understand shiat like this.  And when I say this, I mean this: "As I wandered around, looking in closets, I imagined him as a teen, crouched inside, scribbling in his diaries or making sketches . All I could think was that I was seeing through his eyes and walking in his footsteps."

It's a house, dingus.


This. And stop giving Aberdeen opportunities to profit off him.
 
2014-03-20 12:28:04 PM  
The dress attire for the museum is come as you are.
 
2014-03-20 12:29:53 PM  
Did they fix the hole in the roof?
 
2014-03-20 12:43:05 PM  

Solid State Vittles: I like Nirvana as much as anyone, maybe more, but I just don't understand shiat like this.  And when I say this, I mean this: "As I wandered around, looking in closets, I imagined him as a teen, crouched inside, scribbling in his diaries or making sketches . All I could think was that I was seeing through his eyes and walking in his footsteps."

It's a house, dingus.


This, but dingus? The dingus ate my baby comes to mind.
 
2014-03-20 12:44:38 PM  

Solid State Vittles: I like Nirvana as much as anyone, maybe more


Definatey more.
I was mailing him 12 gauge shells before it was cool.

That Fark Tret Anastasio can go farking ventilate his head next.
 
2014-03-20 12:59:59 PM  

Mark Ratner: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]


Can't tell if you think this song is about Cobain or if you are just making a snarky comment.
 
2014-03-20 01:01:04 PM  
Well that about taps out the Nirvana fans.
 
2014-03-20 01:01:52 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Solid State Vittles: I like Nirvana as much as anyone, maybe more, but I just don't understand shiat like this.  And when I say this, I mean this: "As I wandered around, looking in closets, I imagined him as a teen, crouched inside, scribbling in his diaries or making sketches . All I could think was that I was seeing through his eyes and walking in his footsteps."

It's a house, dingus.

This. And stop giving Aberdeen opportunities to profit off him.


There's not much else for them to profit off of.
 
2014-03-20 01:05:58 PM  
Is it a shotgun shack?
 
2014-03-20 01:09:50 PM  
I'll be the one to say it.

Nirvana wasn't that good and Cobain is no musical legend.

He's a guy who got big, got stoned and shot himself.

/Now Nickelback, that's a band that's legend-waitforit-dary
 
2014-03-20 01:11:49 PM  

killzoe: Mark Ratner: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]

Can't tell if you think this song is about Cobain or if you are just making a snarky comment.


At the time the Filter song was released, it was thought that it was a reference to Cobain's suicide.
 
2014-03-20 01:18:08 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: I'll be the one to say it.

Nirvana wasn't that good and Cobain is no musical legend.

He's a guy who got big, got stoned and shot himself.



'It's better to burn out than fade away' (wasn't that in the note he left?). He proved there is some truth to that.

If he had continued making music I don't think he would have the legendary status he has now. Not even close. Probably closer to 'wonder whatever happened to him/them?'
 
2014-03-20 01:21:45 PM  
I was twenty-nine when he pulled the trigger.  I remember being in my office when the news broke.  This was hard to hear, but no harder than any suicide.  That is all.  This was not a John Lennon, Ottis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn moment.  It was a fake Jimi, Jim. Janis, moment.  But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.   Just farking OD and be done.
 
2014-03-20 01:25:24 PM  

Mark Ratner: killzoe: Mark Ratner: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]

Can't tell if you think this song is about Cobain or if you are just making a snarky comment.

At the time the Filter song was released, it was thought that it was a reference to Cobain's suicide.


Who thought that?
 
2014-03-20 01:36:41 PM  
I could get behind a campaign to ban his music for the next 5 years from the local alternative rock station.
 
2014-03-20 01:41:53 PM  

cards fan by association: I could get behind a campaign to ban his music for the next 5 years from the local alternative rock station.


You have a local alternative rock station? Lucky! We only have "trending radio" and classic rock stations here.
 
2014-03-20 01:46:54 PM  

riverwalk barfly: I was twenty-nine when he pulled the trigger.  I remember being in my office when the news broke.  This was hard to hear, but no harder than any suicide.  That is all.  This was not a John Lennon, Ottis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn moment.  It was a fake Jimi, Jim. Janis, moment.  But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.   Just farking OD and be done.


For some reason, I was on the NJ Turnpike, and by then I was already over Nevermind, and back to the stuff I was listening to before Nevermind came out. I shrugged, dug around for change to pay the toll.
 
2014-03-20 01:48:33 PM  

killzoe: cards fan by association: I could get behind a campaign to ban his music for the next 5 years from the local alternative rock station.

You have a local alternative rock station? Lucky! We only have "trending radio" and classic rock stations here.


Yeah, surprisingly, it has been able to stick around. The morning show at The Point is awesome and probably keeps it afloat with all their live plugs.
 
2014-03-20 01:52:15 PM  
I remember on the news when he died they were talking to some kid who said "I only listen to Nirvana and Screaming Trees. I dont know what I'm going to do now." Even as a teenager I just kinda rolled my eyes and then there were the kids that killed themselves afterwards to copy cat it and the radio played a Nirvana song every other song.
 
2014-03-20 02:05:37 PM  
You know he wasn't that good, right?

/at least HE knew
 
2014-03-20 02:07:31 PM  

chitownmike: Mark Ratner: killzoe: Mark Ratner: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]

Can't tell if you think this song is about Cobain or if you are just making a snarky comment.

At the time the Filter song was released, it was thought that it was a reference to Cobain's suicide.

Who thought that?


if you can't remember all the one hit wonder "grunge" bands that benefited from Nirvana hitting it huge, then you probably cannot begin to understand what I said. You weren't there. I was. I lived it.
 
2014-03-20 02:19:27 PM  

Mark Ratner: chitownmike: Mark Ratner: killzoe: Mark Ratner: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]

Can't tell if you think this song is about Cobain or if you are just making a snarky comment.

At the time the Filter song was released, it was thought that it was a reference to Cobain's suicide.

Who thought that?

if you can't remember all the one hit wonder "grunge" bands that benefited from Nirvana hitting it huge, then you probably cannot begin to understand what I said. You weren't there. I was. I lived it.


You were there when he shot himself? How do you know where I was?
 
2014-03-20 02:25:29 PM  

chitownmike: Mark Ratner: chitownmike: Mark Ratner: killzoe: Mark Ratner: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]

Can't tell if you think this song is about Cobain or if you are just making a snarky comment.

At the time the Filter song was released, it was thought that it was a reference to Cobain's suicide.

Who thought that?

if you can't remember all the one hit wonder "grunge" bands that benefited from Nirvana hitting it huge, then you probably cannot begin to understand what I said. You weren't there. I was. I lived it.

You were there when he shot himself? How do you know where I was?


you were in Chicago listening to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc ?
 
2014-03-20 02:26:35 PM  

chitownmike: Mark Ratner: chitownmike: Mark Ratner: killzoe: Mark Ratner: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]

Can't tell if you think this song is about Cobain or if you are just making a snarky comment.

At the time the Filter song was released, it was thought that it was a reference to Cobain's suicide.

Who thought that?

if you can't remember all the one hit wonder "grunge" bands that benefited from Nirvana hitting it huge, then you probably cannot begin to understand what I said. You weren't there. I was. I lived it.

You were there when he shot himself? How do you know where I was?


Same place you were when Ace Frehley decided to end it all.
 
2014-03-20 02:31:10 PM  

Mark Ratner: chitownmike: Mark Ratner: chitownmike: Mark Ratner: killzoe: Mark Ratner: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]

Can't tell if you think this song is about Cobain or if you are just making a snarky comment.

At the time the Filter song was released, it was thought that it was a reference to Cobain's suicide.

Who thought that?

if you can't remember all the one hit wonder "grunge" bands that benefited from Nirvana hitting it huge, then you probably cannot begin to understand what I said. You weren't there. I was. I lived it.

You were there when he shot himself? How do you know where I was?

you were in Chicago listening to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc ?


I am totally missing your point, if there was one
 
2014-03-20 02:41:07 PM  

riverwalk barfly: This was not a John Lennon, Ottis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn moment. It was a fake Jimi, Jim. Janis, moment. But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.


I'm no Nirvana fan by any means, his songs tend to annoy me, but you clearly don't know what the fark you're talking about.
 
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2014-03-20 02:44:00 PM  
It seems that the Nirvana posing has arrived in the thread in both directions.

Nirvana was a great band.  I don't see a reason to make a shrine out of his childhood home.
 
2014-03-20 02:46:42 PM  
Well I can safely say not a flying Fark was given that day .
 
2014-03-20 02:48:46 PM  

Geoff Peterson: riverwalk barfly: This was not a John Lennon, Ottis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn moment. It was a fake Jimi, Jim. Janis, moment. But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.

I'm no Nirvana fan by any means, his songs tend to annoy me, but you clearly don't know what the fark you're talking about.


Clearly.  Thanks for your insight.
 
2014-03-20 02:49:03 PM  

riverwalk barfly: But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.


Can you explain what you mean by this? It's not a leading question or anything, I just totally don't understand what you're saying.
 
2014-03-20 02:51:04 PM  

chitownmike: Mark Ratner: chitownmike: Mark Ratner: chitownmike: Mark Ratner: killzoe: Mark Ratner: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]

Can't tell if you think this song is about Cobain or if you are just making a snarky comment.

At the time the Filter song was released, it was thought that it was a reference to Cobain's suicide.

Who thought that?

if you can't remember all the one hit wonder "grunge" bands that benefited from Nirvana hitting it huge, then you probably cannot begin to understand what I said. You weren't there. I was. I lived it.

You were there when he shot himself? How do you know where I was?

you were in Chicago listening to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc ?

I am totally missing your point, if there was one


And furthermore, everyone knows the home of grunge is Sacramento, not Chicago.  Jeeze, none of those bands probably even listened to Chicago.
 
2014-03-20 02:53:02 PM  
I liked Nirvana as much as the next teenage guy in the 90's, but anyone who off's themselves loses all respect to me. Accidental overdose is for some reason better to me than bullet to the head, but that is nothing to be mourned to me either.
 
2014-03-20 02:53:09 PM  
Well, if this biatch runs a museum as well as she shoots a farking video, I wouldn't give her a penny, either. That was worse than some kind of ghost hunter video.
 
2014-03-20 02:54:33 PM  
Kurt Cobain > all

/interracial sex RULES!!!
 
2014-03-20 02:56:41 PM  

Mark Ratner: if you can't remember all the one hit wonder "grunge" bands that benefited from Nirvana hitting it huge, then you probably cannot begin to understand what I said. You weren't there. I was. I lived it.


Here ya go.

The actual "Nice Shot" in question (probably NSFW)
 
2014-03-20 02:59:27 PM  

riverwalk barfly: Geoff Peterson: riverwalk barfly: This was not a John Lennon, Ottis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn moment. It was a fake Jimi, Jim. Janis, moment. But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.

I'm no Nirvana fan by any means, his songs tend to annoy me, but you clearly don't know what the fark you're talking about.

Clearly.  Thanks for your insight.


Yes. Of course. How about this. Twenty Five years ago Nirvana changed the way popular music was written, recorded, and consumed by the public, ushering in a completely new type of sound and putting 90% of successful rock musicians at the time out of work. Much like Jimi, or Jim, or John, and WAY more that Stevie.

Your bias is showing.
 
2014-03-20 03:00:20 PM  

Keith Dudemeister: riverwalk barfly: But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.

Can you explain what you mean by this? It's not a leading question or anything, I just totally don't understand what you're saying.


Yes, I will.  None of these people did it right. There is no right suicide. Curt often quoted (I think) Neil young's "it's better to burn out than to fade away" lyric.   He was so depressed and obsessed with his fame.   He never wanted that fame.  He just wanted to play music.  His music.  It hit him hard.  And at some point he wanted to be immortalized like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin. But he chose the Ernest Hemingway and Sylvia Plath direction.  He never allowed himself to be one of those three, he only wanted to be one of those three.
 
2014-03-20 03:06:52 PM  

riverwalk barfly: Keith Dudemeister: riverwalk barfly: But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.

Can you explain what you mean by this? It's not a leading question or anything, I just totally don't understand what you're saying.

Yes, I will.  None of these people did it right. There is no right suicide. Curt often quoted (I think) Neil young's "it's better to burn out than to fade away" lyric.   He was so depressed and obsessed with his fame.   He never wanted that fame.  He just wanted to play music.  His music.  It hit him hard.  And at some point he wanted to be immortalized like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin. But he chose the Ernest Hemingway and Sylvia Plath direction.  He never allowed himself to be one of those three, he only wanted to be one of those three.


OK, thanks for the explanation. I would offer the counter-argument that this statement:

..."at some point he wanted to be immortalized like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin"

...is some serious conjecture on your part. Ultimately no one except Kurt Cobain knows why he committed suicide, but if I had to guess I would say that at a specific point the pain he was in (psychological, spiritual, and I believe physical -- didn't he have serious stomach issues or something?) became so extreme that not living anymore was a better option than living. To attribute his motivations to fame/infamy seems like a stretch to me.

Just my .02.
 
2014-03-20 03:09:44 PM  

Geoff Peterson: riverwalk barfly: Geoff Peterson: riverwalk barfly: This was not a John Lennon, Ottis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn moment. It was a fake Jimi, Jim. Janis, moment. But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.

I'm no Nirvana fan by any means, his songs tend to annoy me, but you clearly don't know what the fark you're talking about.

Clearly.  Thanks for your insight.

Yes. Of course. How about this. Twenty Five years ago Nirvana changed the way popular music was written, recorded, and consumed by the public, ushering in a completely new type of sound and putting 90% of successful rock musicians at the time out of work. Much like Jimi, or Jim, or John, and WAY more that Stevie.

Your bias is showing.


you do realize I was six when Jimi, Jim, Janis died.  Maybe it is your bias.
 
2014-03-20 03:12:00 PM  

chitownmike: Mark Ratner: killzoe: Mark Ratner: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]

Can't tell if you think this song is about Cobain or if you are just making a snarky comment.

At the time the Filter song was released, it was thought that it was a reference to Cobain's suicide.

Who thought that?


At the time of its release, everyone thought that.  But it was clarified soon after... its about Bud Dwyer (sp?)
 
2014-03-20 03:13:20 PM  

Geoff Peterson: Here ya go.

The actual "Nice Shot" in question (probably NSFW)


I remember this being on live TV that day.  The TV stations replayed it for days.  I still live in the shiathole town too.
 
2014-03-20 03:37:37 PM  

riverwalk barfly: Geoff Peterson: riverwalk barfly: Geoff Peterson: riverwalk barfly: This was not a John Lennon, Ottis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn moment. It was a fake Jimi, Jim. Janis, moment. But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.

I'm no Nirvana fan by any means, his songs tend to annoy me, but you clearly don't know what the fark you're talking about.

Clearly.  Thanks for your insight.

Yes. Of course. How about this. Twenty Five years ago Nirvana changed the way popular music was written, recorded, and consumed by the public, ushering in a completely new type of sound and putting 90% of successful rock musicians at the time out of work. Much like Jimi, or Jim, or John, and WAY more that Stevie.

Your bias is showing.

you do realize I was six when Jimi, Jim, Janis died.  Maybe it is your bias.


No. Like I said, I don't care for Cobain's work, but denying his accomplishments and calling him a poser is bullshiat.

(I am pretty sick of "Hey Joe", but that's Clear Channel's fault, not Jimi's)
 
2014-03-20 03:45:20 PM  

Geoff Peterson: riverwalk barfly: Geoff Peterson: riverwalk barfly: Geoff Peterson: riverwalk barfly: This was not a John Lennon, Ottis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn moment. It was a fake Jimi, Jim. Janis, moment. But they did it the right way. Curt was a poser.

I'm no Nirvana fan by any means, his songs tend to annoy me, but you clearly don't know what the fark you're talking about.

Clearly.  Thanks for your insight.

Yes. Of course. How about this. Twenty Five years ago Nirvana changed the way popular music was written, recorded, and consumed by the public, ushering in a completely new type of sound and putting 90% of successful rock musicians at the time out of work. Much like Jimi, or Jim, or John, and WAY more that Stevie.

Your bias is showing.

you do realize I was six when Jimi, Jim, Janis died.  Maybe it is your bias.

No. Like I said, I don't care for Cobain's work, but denying his accomplishments and calling him a poser is bullshiat.

(I am pretty sick of "Hey Joe", but that's Clear Channel's fault, not Jimi's)


if your biggest accomplishment is putting a gun to your mouth.  then yes.
 
2014-03-20 03:51:34 PM  

riverwalk barfly: Yes, I will. None of these people did it right. There is no right suicide. Curt often quoted (I think) Neil young's "it's better to burn out than to fade away" lyric. He was so depressed and obsessed with his fame. He never wanted that fame. He just wanted to play music. His music. It hit him hard. And at some point he wanted to be immortalized like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin. But he chose the Ernest Hemingway and Sylvia Plath direction. He never allowed himself to be one of those three, he only wanted to be one of those three.


He clearly wanted to be famous.  If all he wanted to do was "just play music" then he would have learned more than 2 chord shapes.  His most iconic riff was just two open strings being played next to each other.  I mean I like them and all, but their longest album is maybe 40 minutes long.  They have like an hour and a half of total material over 3 albums.  Dude wanted to be a celebrity first and foremost
 
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