I don’t believe it will. It goes down to which goodies the guys pick for the 20th.
The first thing you notice about Kurt is his piercing blue eyes. He has peroxide hair in between two styles and two colours, blond with darker roots. It looks like he’s growing it in with signs of a shorter, more sensible crop from about six months before.
He looks undernourished, slightly sick, as if needing or just recovering from surgery. At the time, I didn’t know about his prescribed medication.
As a supposedly hyperactive four-year-old, he was prescribed Ritalin for a period of three months and later in life, unrelated painful stomach problems would require ongoing medical monitoring.
He wore gloves with the ends cut off, an Oxfam raincoat and a cardigan with holes in it.
He preferred roll-ups rather than filtered cigarettes. I watched as he expertly created a perfectly formed homemade cigarette.
“It’s such a cliche thing to say: ‘Once we’re not having fun anymore we’re just going to quit.’ Everyone says that. It happens when you reach a certain age. But there’s still people like Neil Young. There’s still a handful of people like that who’ve never lost their sights. To mature, to me, to use examples of other bands, is to wimp out. To put up an image that isn’t sincere anymore. That’s why I hope to destroy my career before it’s too late. Before I look ridiculous. There are plenty of things I would like to do when I’m older.” - Kurt Cobain.
Nirvana played in Boston back in 1991, just seven minutes away from where the explosions took place. Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.
10. Lounge Act.
8. In Bloom.
6. All Apologies.
5. Drain You.
4. Come As You Are.
3. Heart-Shaped Box.
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit.
(nothing from Bleach?)
19 years ago today, Kurt Cobain died in his Seattle home.