15 Years Dead, Cobain Gets a Strange Tribute
Last week, the famous (or infamous, depending on your politics) cartoonist Ward Sutton did up a full page comic in the Village Voice in remembrance of Kurt Cobain’s death 15 years ago this April.
It basically pokes fun at stardom and fandom and (more importantly) stereotypes. Kurt thinks twice about killing himself, lives on and dies in the year 2051 listening to The Melvins. Along the way he becomes a diva ala Axl Rose (nice switch, Ward!) and recluse. His bandmate Dave Grohl becomes “the guy who killed Nirvana and a studio session hack — bassist Krist Novoselic becomes merely “destitute.” And Kurt honeybun, Courtney Love, has a critically-acclaimed career as the leader of Hole.
Hysterically twisted. Check it out here in an online slideshow.
Then, yesterday, Sutton wrote an unneeded column for Huffington Post on Kurt’s death, and how it effected his life. The summary of his thoughts? Here ya go:
“… we can’t stop fantasizing about what died-in-their-prime rock stars would have accomplished if only they’d lived a full life.”
btw, this is all much better than another post on Cobain on the 9th of this month, with a headline that questions whether Cobain will be forgotten or not. C’mon Arianna. Please.
For an even more skewed and ignorant opinion on Kurt, listen to Axl Rose mouth-off on the Nirvana singer (got to wonder if Axl’s really expressing concerns about himself here):
(Note: Axl continues this ultra-trash talk to this day, even harshly dissing his former bandmates. What a douche. It’s hard for me to even listen to that guy anymore.)
But for some straight-forward insight into who Kurt Cobain was, watch Krist Novoselic explaining Kurt in the video below: