Thursday, April 10, 2008

Anemic Royalty

He became a hero to some when he capitalized on his mortality in music and was avoided as a depressant by others. In the past hero's were the untouchables with (sometimes) supernatural abilities that their admirers could possibly never attain. This time the hero was someone who expressed his humaneness. His words penetrated me in a way that I couldn't articulate when I was young. I just knew that I had to listen. As I grew bits and pieces began to make sense and I eventually borrowed those lines to describe myself in journal entries many times. Thankfully, some of those similarities have become memories but still listening to Nirvana is an experience.



I was fascinated the first time I saw the last image of him that was captured. In the photograph a body laying motionless and all visage concealed beneath a table shook me. I don't know if I can describe the urge that rose within me. I felt that it was important to be attentive to his words. That faceless frame had a voice and I wanted to hear all that it had to say.

This month many mourn his loss again but I'd like to celebrate the work in which a piece of him lives on.






9 comments:

emilyellen said...

i love that picture of him where i think he has a t-shirt with the virgin mary covering his face.

heather said...

what a handsome dude he was

Keba said...

oh man! kurt cobain is the best....come as you are was the song that got me hooked on nirvana.
-makeba

p.s. check my blogggggggg

laia. said...

ah it's today? insane.
thanks for reminding me.

Z. said...

Hey - just wanted to say I love what you're doing here, keep up the good work. You've singlehandedly launched me into a 90s grunge revival! And Kurt, yes, he was a troubled genius, gorgeous too. Immensely talented. They don't make them like that anymore (sadly).

Keba said...

how's the overspray thingy going?

i put a link to your blog on my blog.

Sister Libby said...

I bought Nevermind in like, the seventh grade. Mostly because the boy I liked loved Nirvana, but when I actually listened to it...I loved it. Thanks for the Kurt Post.

WendyB said...

Beautiful photos! Did I ever tell you that I was in the audience when Nirvana did MTV Unplugged?

ediegirl said...

i was just listening to rape me like 5 minutes ago cuz i feel pretty down today and listening to kurt cobain helps for some reason