“The first time Kurt and I slept together was at a Days Inn in Chicago, we were having our first postcoital moment, and we’re watching MTV and the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video came on. I pulled away from him because it was his video, his moment, he was the king of the fucking world, he put his arm around me and pulled me closer. Which was symbolic, like, I’m letting you into my life. That really endeared him to me,” - Courtney Love.
Documentary over Kurt Cobain is in the works from Filmmaker Brett Morgen and http://bit.ly/WbEkko:
“It’s all of Kurt’s artifacts and archives and journals and yeah we’ll have the music of course but his home movies, he did stop action animation, which I don’t know if anyone’s ever seen but I saw it and it’s fucking great. I mean it was crude and I’m gonna probably refine it, you know, in a way, I mean some of his stuff was out of focus or whatever - like unintentionally out of focus but we’re going to make a film as if Kurt Cobain was making his autobiography and so and one of the things about using animation in it is that at first I was like oh, man all the, you know, it was the worst time for archival films because from like ’83 to ’92 video sucked.” - Brett Morgen.
In the wee small hours of the morning, Cobain is rifling through his record collection. Novoselic left hours ago. Hundreds of records are stacked against the wrought-iron rail that looks over the living room. The record player is perched on an old black trunk. The painting from the cover of “Incesticide” leans against one wall, a giant telescope in front of it.
October, 1992 interview.
SPIN Magazine: “How did the childhood and teenage years affect your choice of career?”
Courtney: “I was moved around a lot. I have a really dysfunctional family. My mother is really detached. My real father is insane. The only good person in my family is my stepfather. He wasn’t in my life that much, though, and I was in institutions. I was in juvenile hall for four years, boarding school for three years.”
Kurt: “I had a really good childhood up until I was nine years old. Then a classic case of divorce really affected me and I moved back and forth between relatives all the time. And I just became extremely depressed and withdrawn.”
Courtney: “But he was a boy and so he would go and live under the bridge or he’d go live in a fort. I mean, he really did. Whereas, I was a girl and I could run away and do more glamorous things because people would help me.”
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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.”