Kurt Cobain Essay

736 Words Apr 16th, 2012 3 Pages
Greg Beuning
Board of Trustees Scholarship Essay
1/31/2010
Smells like Kurt Cobain “Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be.” These lyrics, from the Nirvana song Come as You Are, are some of Kurt Cobain’s most famous and they provide a quick glimpse into the mind of a very complex man. It has been written that “NO ONE more exactly personified America's 'slacker' generation than Kurt Cobain, Nirvana's leader and songwriter.” Kurt Cobain is one of the people who have had such an impact on the music of his era that it could be said that he changed music. Cobain wasn’t known for singing or for shredding up and down the fret board with his guitar. He was great because of his ability to make his listeners connect with
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Cobain seems to care so much that his listeners can’t help but feel his emotions through his music. Passion for music is obviously something that Kurt Cobain and I have in common. Kurt Cobain was not afraid to do things his own way. As a man Kurt Cobain was somewhat of an enigma, and he was willing to stand up for the unpopular throughout his life. Cobain was married to fellow musician Courtney Love, and their marriage was a source of increasing tension for him and the band. Cobain didn’t care what people thought of him and his relationship with Courtney Love was an example. His unwillingness to give up on her just because everybody else didn’t like her I find respectable. He even told his band that he was done and was giving up making music for money. He was willing to throw all his success away in return for a life in which he was happy and it takes a lot of courage to try to be happy, when you have to give up global success to do it. The last reason why I would like to meet Kurt Cobain is that I would like to figure out the real story behind his death. Cobain’s death was one of the saddest things to happen to the music industry since the death of John Lennon. It took the world by surprise, and how he actually died has never been determined. In the months leading up to his death, Cobain was severely depressed, addicted to Heroin, and having trouble with his wife. Some

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