Journals – Kurt Cobain

Duvido que exista por aí um fã dos Nirvana que não se emocione a ler isto… É forte, sincero, desconexo e incrivelmente interessante. É como mergulhar profundamente numa mente que por vezes parecem quatro ou cinco. Digam o que disserem, sempre considerarei Kurt Cobain um génio.

Sinopse da Amazon:
“These journal entries by Nirvana front man Cobain record his thoughts from the late 1980s until his suicide in 1994. There are no real answers to his death to be found in this collection of scrawled notes, first drafts of letters, shopping lists, and ballpoint pen drawings, although the nature of Cobain’s fame will make it hard for readers not to look for them. At best, a series of intimate portraits emerge: a kid from high school; a cousin and neighbor; a bright, sensitive, fun-loving and morbid punk rocker who became spokesman for a generation he largely detested. Cobain’s journals remind fans of how unlikely was his rise to fame: here was a kid from Aberdeen, dreaming of being in the next Meat Puppets, not the next Doors, who signed on with an independent label named SupPop, and ended up changing the course of commercial radio. Cobain’s early letters to fellow rockers in the grunge scene also remind readers of how small and close that community was, and of the fairly incendiary politics it had developed through the Reagan years. For a true punk believer like Cobain, the loss of that community was also the loss of himself.”


I like to write poetry.
I like to ignore other poetry.
I like vynil.
I like nature and animals.
I like to swim.
I like to be with my friends.
I like to be myself.

I love to sleep.
I like to fill my mouth with seeds and spit them at random as I walk
I like to make people feel happy and superior in their reaction towards my appearance
I like to feel predjudice towards people who are predjudice
I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity
I like sincerity. I lack sincerity.

Por fim, eis como uma simples folha de papel, com apenas cinco linhas escritas, se transforma na melhor música dos Nirvana.

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Sobre Célia

Tenho 38 anos e adoro ler desde que me conheço. O blogue Estante de Livros foi criado em Julho de 2007, e nasceu da minha vontade de partilhar as opiniões sobre o que ia lendo. Gosto de ler muitos géneros diferentes. Alguns dos favoritos são fantasia, romances históricos, policiais/thrillers e não-ficção.