"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
Today marks the 17 year anniversary of when Rock Legend Kurt Donald Cobain tragically took his own life after years of battling Heroine addiction. This was a tragic ending to a life that held so much promise, as he was only 27 years old at the time of his death. Kurt formed the band Nirvana in 1986 after a tumultuous childhood, with his parents divorcing at a young age, and being bullied in high school by jocks who called him “queer”.
Nirvana recorded their debut album, Bleach, under the independent label Sub-Pop Records, before signing to Geffen Records in 1991, which released Nirvana’s landmark album, Nevermind.
Kurt married Courtney Love in 1992, who gave birth to their daughter Francis Bean Cobain in August of that year. in the same year, the group released the album Incesticide, and the following album, In Utero was released in 1993.
On March 4th, 1994, Kurt was taken to a hospital in an apparent suicide attempt that was declared an accident. Courtney Love and other family members begged for the legendary rocker to seek rehab, but their attempts were futile as his body was discovered on April 8th, 1994 in his Seattle home. A shotgun was found in his arms, and the firearm had fired into his head. He left a note written in red ink to his wife Courtney and daughter Francis. The last words of the letter were “I love you, I love you”.
In the years since his passing, Kurt is remembered as one of the greatest musicians in modern rock, with Nirvana considered one of the top rock albums of all time, and their greatest hit, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is still considered the greatest song of modern rock to this day. Sadly, Kurt will always be remembered and missed, and as it seems, Courtney’s love has continued to seem lost without him. She has suffered many years of continued drug addiction, stints in and out of rehab, and many life mishaps that have continued to make her fodder for tabloids. Let’s hope Courtney continues to stay strong, and keep the memory of Kurt’s life even stronger
So this weekend was full of surprises. Now let me be completely honest with you. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an entire episode of American Idol all the way through, and if I did, it was once or twice 5 years ago. I swear I’ve only seen a few segments of it over the course of its 11 seasons. So I was completely unaware of Lee DeWyze, and as it turns out, dude is an amazing musician. And I think RCA is continuing to not make the best choices with their best artists, as we’ve seen problems in promoting and marketing other great musicians on their roster, such as Christina Aguilera.
And when you take into consideration the overall American Idol winner’s success rate.. You’ve really only got Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson. Damn, that’s a .273 batting average.. not very impressive at all considering AI is supposed to be the premiere talent contest on television.
Lee DeWyze celebrated his 25th birthday at Millions of Milkshakes in the Westfield Culver City Shopping Center….
And I think the best birthday gift this dude can get, is for RCA to get off their ass and start pushing both of em better, cause they have 2 very strong talents that they’re not bustin their asses for… as they should !
Lee and Millions of Milkshakes will also be donating 50% of the proceeds from their shake will be donated to Feeding America between the dates of April 2nd to July 2nd, so check out that shake and know that half your loot is feedin a kid who needs it.
And for those of you who are fans of Lee, check out his live performance, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it… Especially the crazy midwestern middle aged stalker chicks who cried for him the most.