I was listening to Nirvana the other day, trying to get the big mystery of what is so extraordinary about them. What’s so special about Kurt Cobain? I don’t understand it. I am not trying to be disrespectful; I just really don’t get it. The band consists of guitars and a drum – every song sounds sort of the same. Where is the variety? I mean, they have some good songs, but I don’t understand the obsessive fans throwing themselves over his grave. What am I missing here? (why does anyone give a hill of beans about Courtney Love – I partly get Cobain, but Love? Um, not so much. Somebody must still care about her because all the celebrity rags still print news of her latest escapades (or escapes). Not that I read that crep. Nope. No sirree. Not me.)
I know I get odd looks when I claim my undying devotion to Pink Floyd, but they were PINK FLOYD – they are classic. It still hurts me that David Gilmour and Roger Waters haven’t mended their broken fences (Dudes – for the love of all things hemp, just kiss and make up already. ‘kay?)
Anyway, if there is anyone out who can explain the Mystery of Kurt Cobain for me, I have a half-eaten Girl Scout Cookie for you……
Rancid Tangent: Since when did Hindu things become so stylish? Is Nirvana responsible for this? Surely, it wasn’t Dharma and Greg. How did the marketing folks happen upon this new trend? Is Richard Gere responsible for the new chic-ness of Buddhism? Isn’t it somewhat disconcerting to see Buddha figurines sold in TARGET? At a minimum, disrespectful? I’d ask X, but he’s Catholic. Why isn’t it hip to be Catholic? We drink. We can hang. I guess latent guilt isn’t as marketable.