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44 Things You Didn’t Know About Kurt Cobain

10. A line from one of Cobain’s journals reads: “I have met many minds able to store and translate a pregnantly large amount of information, yet they havent an ounce of talent for wisdom or the appreciation of passion.”

11. Cobain recorded his first songs in December 1982 at his Aunt Mari’s house. They involved a guitar, bass, and spoons banged against a suitcase. Cobain titled the recordings “Organized Confusion.”

12. Cobain started using heroin on a daily basis to relieve his chronic stomach pains. In his diary, he wrote, “So I decided, if I felt like a junkie, I may as well be one.”

13. At one point, Cobain claimed to spend $100 per day on heroin.

14. In one journal entry, Cobain stated that the Sex Pistols were “one million times more important than the Clash.”

15. After Nirvana was famous, Cobain offered to play at the inaugural International Pop Underground festival in Olympia, but the event coordinators turned him down. Cobain was hurt by the rejection, and felt alienated from the scene he cared about most.

16. Cobain started wearing boxer briefs after Courtney Love expressed concern over his tiger-print Y-fronts.

17. Cobain would sometimes get moody and sit in a corner for 45 minutes without saying a word.

18. Cobain once wrote, “Art that has long lasting value cannot be appreciated by majorities, only the same, small percent will value arts patience as they always have. This is good.”

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