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Monday, April 05, 2004  

Teenaged Angst Had Paid Off Well
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's suicide. I had to read that twice. How can we have lived a decade after the fall of one of music's brightest stars? What would Kurt think of the bands that have come and gone in those ten years? How different would my life be if Kurt Cobain had never left his mark on the history of music? How different would it be if he was still making music?

I remember being steamrolled by the media blitzkrieg that was "Nevermind" WAY the fuck back in 1992. It was, to me, what the Beatles were to my parents. The fucking essence of Rock and Roll. The trio spoke to me, and to my peers, in a way that nothing else ever had. Kurt's passion was an inspiration to me. Seeing him fall was like watching Christ die on the cross. That sounds extreme, but when you're 15 your all you know is extremes.

I'm not going to get into my age-old theory of music as magic and existence of musical "prophets" who have been the harbingers of musical and social change, buy be a pint sometime and I'll get into it. Never the less Cobain was the driving force behind a magical movement that has literally changed the world. Today I raise a mug of coffee, play nothing but Nirvana, and reflect on the 10 years between then and now.

posted by JMV | 4/05/2004 12:27:00 PM
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