"Our friend Kurt has been gone for twenty years.. He should be here." - Krist Novoselic, 2014.

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Today in 1993, Nirvana perform at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. This was a benefit show for the Bosnian Rape Victims. It was attended by a little over 10,000 people. Nirvana, along with ‘Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy’, ‘The Breeders’, and ‘L7’ raise over $50,000 for the benefit.
"I was really pissed off by everything I’d been reading and nobody was doing anything about it. So we did." - Krist Novoselic.

After the show, the band traveled to San Francisco, California where Nirvana are interviewed upon their arrival by MTV.

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"I write poems for myself and I write poetry that gets torn apart and becomes songs. I have a lot of respect for words, the power of words. I have so much love and respect for poetry, that it’s something I have to do myself for myself without other influences. I don’t want to mention favorite poets, what few I have, because I think that world should be discovered by you alone. Besides, few contemporary poets do much for me." - Kurt Cobain.

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"I became obsessed with turtles. I bought six of them and put them in a bathtub. They show no emotion, they’re so inanimate. It’s the complete opposite of what dogs are, I can’t stand dogs, they’re too willing to please. I like cats. Animals that require attention. Turtles have this fuck you attitude, ‘I’m stuck in this tank, I’m miserable and I’m not going to perform for you.’" - Kurt Cobain.

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"I don’t need to become a Rock Star. I don’t want to become a Rock Star. Not that I can’t because I don’t have enough guts. I always knew I was doing something special, that I had something to offer."

Kurt Cobain.

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"Our songs have hooks. They stick to people’s minds."

Kurt Cobain.

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"We saw Shonen Knife and they were so cool, I turned into a nine-year old girl at a Beatles concert. I was crying and jumping up and down and tearing my hair out - it was amazing. I’ve never been so thrilled in my whole life. They play pop music - pop, pop, pop music." - Kurt Cobain.

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"My family knew I was going to art school. I wanted to be in a band instead. I had two scholarships, but didn’t want to go."

Kurt Cobain.

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"If I could have found one Punk Rocker with a wacky haircut. I wanted to fit in with someone but not with the popular kids."

Kurt Cobain.

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"I found a gay friend. I didn’t notice until he made a pass at me one night. I told him I wasn’t gay but I’d be his friend."

Kurt Cobain.

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"I thought that I may be schizophrenic because I felt so nervous. I had habits like popping my knuckles, flipping my hair."

Kurt Cobain.

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"Kurt and I were totally into the Vaselines, I mean, they were my favorite band, they still are one of my favorite bands. - Krist Novoselic speaking on Radio Triple J Australia, April 6th 1995.

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Read a July, 1993 interview with Nirvana where a lot of music is discussed in this Nighttime Reads series.

“One by one, these drunk, sarcastic twenty-something kids would come up to me and say, ‘Aren’t you in the B-52’s?’ Just trying to start a fight. One guy came up, smacked me on the back, and said, ‘Hey, man, you got a good thing going, just get rid of your pissy attitude. Get off the drugs and just fucking go for it, man.’” - Kurt Cobain.

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Live in Seattle, September 11th, 1992.

"Aberdeen, it’s a coastal town about 100 miles away from Seattle. It’s a really small place. A very small community with a lot of people who have very small minds. Basically if you’re not prepared to join the logging industry, you’re going to be beaten up or run out of town. I was run out of town. They chased me up to the castle of Aberdeen with torches. Just like the Frankenstein monster. And I got away in a hot air balloon. And I came here to Seattle." - Kurt Cobain, earlier before this show in 1992.

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"Playing music is what I do. My family is what I am. Frances is my daughter. Courtney is my wife." - Kurt Cobain.

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