26/11/2009

Read Along: "Uncertainty Certainty" in Kurt Cobain: Journal

kurt cobain journal cover


I've never really into Nirvana, let alone Kurt Cobain. Their only album I had was Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York (1994), but last week I bought Kurt Cobain: Journal on my trip to Bangkok. Previously I read the review on Ika Vantiani's blog and really intrigued with Cobain's letter to Courtney ("I wear you on my sleeves", awww). This morning I leafed through the pages and I found few good writings.

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"I wish there was someone I could ask for advice. Someone who wouldn't make me feel like a creep for spilling my guts and trying to explain all the insecurities that have plagued me for oh about 25 years now. Wish someone could explain to me why exactly I have no desire to learn anymore. Why I used to have so much energy and the need to search for miles and weeks for anything new and different, excitement. I was once a magnet for attracting new off beat personalities who would introduce me to music and books of the obscure and I would soak it into my system like a rabid sex crazed junkie hyperactive mentally retarded toddler who's just had her first taste of sugar. This weeks obsession, vagina medical books, the meat puppets and"

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Cobain just left the note above unfinished. I looked over his handwriting, not that fancy type, but readable and make the journal so intense. Later on, I found a how to read a Kurt Cobain's Journal.


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