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05

Apr

nighthawk-postcards:

Kurt Cobain’s left-handed Fender Telecaster, covered with blue latex paint & etched with the words ‘I love Courtney.’ This guitar was destroyed at the end of ‘Scentless Apprentice’ in 1993 at the Hollywood Rock Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

nighthawk-postcards:

Kurt Cobain’s left-handed Fender Telecaster, covered with blue latex paint & etched with the words ‘I love Courtney.’ This guitar was destroyed at the end of ‘Scentless Apprentice’ in 1993 at the Hollywood Rock Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Kurt Cobain Died Twenty Years Ago Today

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Though he wasn’t found until April 8th, Kurt Cobain likely died twenty years ago today on April 5th in Seattle, Washington from what has since been ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. Though there have been many think pieces that have circulated around the web this week, Huffington Post put one together featuring how Cobain has been remembered 20 years later from musicians and other like-minded people. You can read how Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day remember’s Cobain below after the jump.

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The first time I heard Bleach, I remember turning to my friends and saying, "We gotta start writing better songs." - Josh Homme
I guess Kurt felt too much. I think it’s sad that he didn’t have anybody to talk to that could’ve talked to him and said, ‘I know what you’re going through, but it’s not too bad. It really isn’t bad. Just (expletive) blink and it will be gone. Everything will be all right. You’ve got a lot of other things to do. Why don’t you just take a break? Don’t worry about all these (expletive) who want you to do all this (expletive) you don’t want to do. Just stop doing everything. Tell them to get (expletive) and stay away.’ That’s it. That’s what I would have told him if I had the chance. And I almost got a chance, but it didn’t happen.
Neil (expletive) Young talks about Kurt Cobain in this new AP article (via grungebook)

31

Mar

Heathers The Musical opens at New World Stages on March 31st, 2014.

oldfilmsflicker:


Why are you such a megabitch?Because I can be.

Happy 25th birthday Heathers!

oldfilmsflicker:

Why are you such a megabitch?
Because I can be.

Happy 25th birthday Heathers!

theacademy:

The connection between “Heathers” with this year’s Coachella festival: 25 years ago today the dark teen cult classic “Heathers” came out featuring themes like high school violence and teen suicide set at the fictional Westerburg High in suburban Ohio.

The name of the high school is actually a nod to Paul Westerberg, the influential singer/songwriter of the Minnesota punk band The Replacements. Heathers star Winona Ryder was a big fan of the band and later dated Dave Pirner of the faintly-similar sounding Soul Asylum (who just happened to also be from Minneapolis as well as label mates of The Replacements). 

Indeed, one of the cracks Christian Slater’s character utters in Heathers is “color me impressed”, which is a Replacements song from one of their earlier records, Hootenanny. Sample lyric is so very Heathers: “Everybody at your party, they don’t look depressed / Everybody’s dressing funny, color me impressed.”

After a long hiatus The Replacements have recently gotten back together (somewhat) and are one of the most anticipated bands playing at the Coachella festival next month in Indio, California - a few hours East of where the actual school is located.

 

29

Mar

The important task of literature is to free man, not to censor him, and that is why Puritanism was the most destructive and evil force which ever oppressed people and their literature: it created hypocrisy, perversion, fears, sterility.
Anaïs Nin (via observando)