Well. After realising that I have spent the past month reading Agatha Christie novels (1/2 Hercule and 1/2 Marple) I managed to find the time to read Kurt Cobain’s journals. What bothers me the most is that during Nirvana’s rise to fame during the late 80’s and early 90’s, my scene of punk skateboarders all thought he was just another sell out. No offense to them, but they were everywhere! Now after reading his journals, it is plain as day he cared more about his music and his band than any other worldly goods. Even worse, at least in my small mind, is that the bands he constantly lists as influences thorughout, are some of my favourite bands from the period as well! If only I would have known all this at the time, I probably wouldn’t have tagged the skateramp with “Nirvana suxs”. The other cool thing about his musings, is the fact he hated corporate for taking over punk music and relabeling it “alternative”, and bestest of all, Kurt despises Pearl Jam! Take that Eddie “I want a gay affair with Neil Young” Vedder!
Over and out. PS – Don’t forget to buy a stash of Agatha Christie. The stories are full of adultery, lies, murder and intrigue just as much today as they were back then. As a matter of fact, “Hickory Dickery Dock”, which I was reading last night, contained no less than three murders, cocaine and heroin, dash of adultery and some very black humour. All for the low price of 2/6 a shilling.