Courtney Love with Frances Bean.
this list can be found inside the liner notes.
1. Michael Azerrad. [journalist, author of “Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana.”]
2. Earnie Bailey. [Nirvana guitar tech.]
3. Nils Bernstein [Sub Pop records.]
4. Ian Beveridge. [Nirvana monitor engineer.]
5. William Burroughs. [influential artist.]
6. Rosemary Carroll. [Nirvana’s attorney.]
7. Chad Channing. [Nirvana drummer.]
8. Frances Bean Cobain. [daughter of Kurt & Courtney.]
9. Michael DeWitt. [nanny, also is on the cover of CD for “In Utero.”]
10. Frances Farmer. [actress.]
11. Andy Kaufman. [entertainer.]
12. Our Favorite Inside Sources Across The Globe.
13. Sonic Youth. [New York rockers.]
14. Quentin Tarantino. [Film director. The liner notes from the soundtrack to ‘Pulp Fiction’ feature a special thanks given to Nirvana in return, read as “Nirvana (R.I.P Kurt)”]
15. Carter Launt. [chef.]
“She’s [Frances Bean] amazing! One of the best things that ever happened to me, and very stabilizing. but don’t, um, make it seem like I’m all rich and married and settled. I mean, I am, but…” - Kurt Cobain, 1993.
Kurt’s idea for the video Sliver, which was shot in his garage, was to fill up the garage with his possessions to make it look like his old apartment. Frances Bean (the child in the video) was made to look like she was dancing as Kurt cut armholes in a big piece of cardboard, placing Frances in front of it and putting his arms through, holding her up and moving her. The video was created to promote “Incesticide.”
August 23rd, 1992 - cancelled show, the Washington Music Industry Benefit in Seattle. Kurt & Courtney were anticipating their daughter’s birth. The show was rescheduled for September 11th, 1992.
“We wanted to have a baby. We definitely wanted to have a baby. But not at that time. It happened too soon. I really wish it could have waited. But, then again, I don’t know if we’d have had Frances. Every sperm is different, and I’m really glad we had Frances. I’m totally happy about my family situation.” - Kurt Cobain, 1993.
“I haven’t had the chance to see if it affects me musically [becoming a father] - I haven’t been writing songs recently. I haven’t attempted to write a song for months. The biggest impact of having a child is personally. I’ve always been chronically depressed, or at least pessimistic, for a part of each day. Now I only have to see Frances for 10 minutes and my spirits are lifted so high I feel like a completely different person.” - Kurt Cobain.
Courtney: “We have a nanny named Jackie. She’s been working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I always knew I that I wanted a nanny, pretty much from France’s infancy.”
Kurt: “I always wanted to be a professor. Nanny and the professor.”
Courtney: “Yeah, I get the joke. It’s kind of like your Michael Jackson joke at the MTV Video Music Awards. Kurt sometimes tells bad jokes. Sometimes he tells them to 20 million people.”
“She likes to sing, she’s practicing her vocals. And she seems to be fascinated with the acoustic guitar, which kind of disturbs me. One of my favorite things to say to her is, ‘Leave that stupid rock’n’roll music alone; you’re going to be a classical musician, rock’n’roll is dead.’ I’m sure I’ll let her do whatever she wants. But Courtney and I both hope she isn’t too interested in rock music. I just couldn’t imagine what rock music will be like for a kid 20 years from now.” - Kurt Cobain talking about his daughter Frances Bean.