Today would have been Cobain’s 46th Birthday. His life reminds us artists of the fragility of a brilliant misunderstood mind. He loved to write, as we all know.. and the things that he wrote about in his journals are what keep him alive in the hearts of his beloved fans today. Cobain is an inspiration to the outcasts, the bullied, and underestimated youth today who face so much more torment and ridicule with this social media generation. In this post, we share our appreciation of his life, words and music… through which he is immortal.
“Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don’t speak bird.”
― Kurt Cobain
Here are some of his journal entries:
“My lyrics are a big pile of contradictions they’re split down the middle between very sincere opinions and feelings that i have, and sarcastic and hopefully- humorous rebuttals towards cliche- bohemian ideals that have been exhausted for years.
I mean it seems like there are only two options for songwriters personalities, either they’re sad, tragic visionaries like Morrisey or Michael stipe or Robert Smith, or theres the goofy, nutty white boy, Hey, let’s party and forget everything. People like Van Halen or all that other heavy metal crap.
I mean i like to be passionate and sincere, but i also like to have fun and act like a dork.
” A manic depressive on smack floating on a warm depravation tank, singing leonard cohen, masturbating, watching golfers fish while dreaming of a stamp collection.
The king of words is EVERYTHING
I can only fuck and sing.
Have you ever felt like you cared so much that you wanted to kill your germs?
Who will be the king and queen of the outcasts?
I’ve lost my MIND many times, and my wallet many more.
In the simplest terms:
1 Dont Rape
2 Dont be prejudice
3 Dont be sexist
4 Love your children
5 Love your neighbor
6 Love yourself
Dont let your opinions obstruct the aforementioned list
STEPS TO NIRVANA
- Set all your stresses on FIRE. (Work, art, money, computer, mother)
- REFRAIN FROM WALKING INTO CIVILIZATIONTALK TO TREES
- STOP EATING
- AND BECOME SKIN AND BONES
- LISTEN TO M83
- CUT YOUR OVERGROWN BANGS & TOENAILS
- READ POEMS OR DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS
- SMOKE ALOT
- COLOUR YOUR WALLS WITH A CRAYON
- LIGHT CANDLES, CREATE A NEW RITUAL
- EAT PLAY-DOH
- PLAY HIDE AND SEEK WITH YOUR CAT AND NEVER COME OUT