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A to Z 2014 : KURT

(An A to Z 2014 Challenge Entry)


I’ve always been a fan of Nirvana, but never a fanatical one. Some songs I really enjoy, others I could take it or leave it. Part of me wonders how long they would have lived on. Would they have died off over time like most? This documentary seems to claim that the band was already on the outs. I never followed along with this in the headlines at the time. I heard the various rumors and hypothesis throughout the years, but never looked into it beyond that.

If anything is certain, it’s that a talent was taken away too soon. Whether Nirvana — as a band — would have survived, had this tragedy not occurred, is inconsequential. Kurt Cobain would have continued on.

As for the movie? I think the trailer is really well done. I’m a sucker for true crime documentaries as it is. I’m looking forward to checking this out when it’s released.

Are you a Nirvana fan? How do you think the movie looks? Any thoughts or opinions on the topic of Kurt Cobain’s passing?

6 comments:

  1. I remember when this was a big deal. Apparently it's far from over.

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    1. Nirvana was just recently indoctrinated into the hall of fame I think, so the timing is fairly interesting... far from over.

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  2. I remember how crazy everyone was after Kurt's death. It was extraordinary, how he touched some people's lives. I have never been much of a Nirvana fan, that is not to say I don't know many, many of their songs by heart. Fame is a fickle beast. It has a way of destroying our most gifted people. I commented on that fact just the other day, to my husband, during my pawing through relics of the life of Jeff Buckley and as we watched the Johnny Cash bio pic Walk the Line. It's the cost of sharing their gift with the world, I suppose. Because we love what they can give and how they make us feel, we think we own them, in a way. I don't know if Kurt killed himself or not. But, I seriously have to question whether or not the hot mess that is Courtney Love could possibly have the wherewithal to mastermind such a complex thing. Perhaps that's why its brilliant. On the other hand, I can see where he totally could have done it himself. So sad.

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    1. Hmm my message just suddenly disappeared :( Basically, I was never exposed to much of the aftermath of Cobain's death. I generally avoid the news, but I know two friends were greatly affected. It scares me to learn that kids actually committed suicide after his death, though. I never knew about that. Definitely a testament to his ability to reach and connect with people, but on that level I don't know... pretty intense.

      I love movies like Walk the Line, but I always wonder how much is real and how much is embellished. Considering this is a documentary, I'm assuming most of what is presented it genuine, even with the reenactments.

      As for Love, who knows. It's not exceptionally hard for someone, especially of her stature I'd assume, to hire someone. The whole situation is sad. If nothing else I'm hoping the documentary will offer new insights and possibly unseen footage.

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  3. I love documentaries, although I'm not that much of a Nirvana fan. I sometimes have trouble mustering up sympathy for people who have the world by the tail and blow it all.

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    1. Unless... he was murdered! dun Dun DUN! I love documentaries too!

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