Hope everyone is reading this this morning!
"OK, what is going on here?" could pretty much sum up my feelings about the fact that one of the Church of Rock’s greatest figures - the Jesuses of the Church of Rock if you will - not only were maniacally loved by teenage girls first, they also super insulted Jesus.
The phrase “Kurt would have hated this,” should be banned from pop culture entirely. First of all, he’s Kurt Cobain to you. You may have cried about your pimply teenage loneliness to his tunes, but that doesn’t make him a close personal friend of yours, and certainly not any more than he’s a close personal friend of mine, who did listen to his music when it came out, but was a 10 year old girl at the time.
Second of all, I’m pretty sure - though I was and still am female so maybe I’m entirely wrong about this and everything to do with rock music - we don’t have a flying idea what Kurt Cobain would think of a thing. Wasn’t that the value of Kurt Cobain? That he was this unpredictable, unwashed, uncouth figure after a highly polished decade of glam rock? I have a sneaking suspicion - though I would never declare it on his behalf using only his first name - that Kurt Cobain would find that kind of exclusionary thinking disgusting.
No, here’s the real problem - you grew up. Kurt Cobain’s music didn’t. And now you’re in a panic because teenage girls are doing what teenage girls always did (remember that troubled hot chick in math class with the Nirvana shirt and the blood red lips?), which is gravitate towards the music that speaks to them. And the music that speaks to you now in your minivan with your eight year old twins is Maroon Fucking 5. You’re not cool anymore. But in a desperate attempt to cling to some remaining dregs of it, the only thing you can think to do is to create cultural exclusivity by siloing off what you liked when you WERE cool and pretend that it’s something current youth culture could never understand.
But dad-bro? It’s too damn late. They understand it better than you.(via mymissus)
“I’ve always wanted male friends that I could be real intimate with and talk about important things with and be as affectionate with that person as I would be with a girl. Throughout my life, I’ve always been really close with girls and made friends with girls. And I’ve always been a really sickly, feminine person anyhow, so I thought I was gay for a while because I didn’t find any of the girls in my high school attractive at all. They had really awful haircuts and fucked-up attitudes. So I thought I would try to be gay for a while, but I’m just more sexually attracted to women. But I’m really glad that I found a few gay friends, because it totally saved me from becoming a monk or something. I mean, I’m definitely gay in spirit, and I probably could be bisexual. But I’m married, and I’m more attracted to Courtney than I ever have been toward a person, so there’s no point in trying to sow my oats at this point. [Laughs] If I wouldn’t have found Courtney, I probably would have carried on with a bisexual life-style. But I just find her totally attractive in all ways.” - Kurt Cobain
I AM VERY UPSET BY THE CASTING CHOICE OF MARGO FOR PAPER TOWNS I’M SORRY. It’s not that I have anything against Cara but Margo is a short, curvy, Jewish girl not a tall, skinny, British model. Her appearance is a very important part of the book and so I am very disgruntled right now.