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Borlaxx
04-05-2013, 11:11 AM
R.I.P. Kurt Cobain, dead 19 years today (damn, I can't believe it has been that long).

The day you died, a part of me died as well. I imagine it was a lot like how my parent's generation felt when John Lennon died, because you were one of the defining voices of my generation, although I know you never wanted to be so.

You showed me and millions of other "outcasts" and "freaks" that we were not alone, and taught us that being "different" was a strength, not a weakness, and for that I am forever thankful.

This entire album, and particularly this song, will always be among my favorites and will give me goosebumps every time I hear it until the day I die. I remember seeing it on MTV when it first aired, and his pain and emotion is overwhelming.

R.I.P., legend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pBrDjSFT_E

HardlyCapable13
04-05-2013, 12:00 PM
My favorite quote from him:

"If you're a sexist, racist, homophobe, or basically an asshole, don't buy this CD. I don't care if you like me, I hate you" - Kurt Cobain

Gink
04-05-2013, 01:11 PM
R.I.P. Kurt Cobain, dead 19 years today (damn, I can't believe it has been that long).

The day you died, a part of me died as well. I imagine it was a lot like how my parent's generation felt when John Lennon died, because you were one of the defining voices of my generation, although I know you never wanted to be so.

You showed me and millions of other "outcasts" and "freaks" that we were not alone, and taught us that being "different" was a strength, not a weakness, and for that I am forever thankful.

This entire album, and particularly this song, will always be among my favorites and will give me goosebumps every time I hear it until the day I die. I remember seeing it on MTV when it first aired, and his pain and emotion is overwhelming.

R.I.P., legend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pBrDjSFT_E

Well said Nate. Hard to believe it's been so long, though I still remember that day more clearly than most days since.

Beautiful album, haunting song. Chills for sure. Thanks for the reminder.

Gink
04-05-2013, 02:02 PM
Here's a perfect reminder of the deep and lasting impact he had:

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q678/jgink/Kurts%20Bench/IMG_1895_zpsa6dd54b9.jpg

This bench is in Viretta park, a tiny park with just this single bench just down the street from Kurt's house. Over the years and from all over the world people have continued to come here and leave messages and memorials to him.

This picture was just a random day in March 2012 we visited. I imagine days like today there are even more mementos being left there.
I'm no photographer, and just snapped some photos of various messages left. Just thought I'd share. full album is here (http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/jgink/library/Kurts%20Bench)

mechatool
04-05-2013, 02:48 PM
R.I.P. Kurt Cobain, dead 19 years today (damn, I can't believe it has been that long).

The day you died, a part of me died as well. I imagine it was a lot like how my parent's generation felt when John Lennon died, because you were one of the defining voices of my generation, although I know you never wanted to be so.

You showed me and millions of other "outcasts" and "freaks" that we were not alone, and taught us that being "different" was a strength, not a weakness, and for that I am forever thankful.

This entire album, and particularly this song, will always be among my favorites and will give me goosebumps every time I hear it until the day I die. I remember seeing it on MTV when it first aired, and his pain and emotion is overwhelming.

R.I.P., legend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pBrDjSFT_E

This was my favorite song from this unplugged show and album. Haunting performance.

Mutt
04-05-2013, 03:22 PM
I remember the first time I saw Smells Like Team Spirit on MuchMusic. Right after a video by Madonna and I was "what the hell did I watch?"

If you ever get the chance watch MTV Live and Loud with Nirvana. They were on fire that night.