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Courtney Love and honest writing

December 08th, 2008 | Category: Life

I used to be pretty against Courtney Love, mostly because I felt like she killed Kurt Cobain one way or another. However, until a few weeks ago I’d only heard three Hole songs. I’d never realized she wrote some pretty amazing stuff. I know it’s alleged that she didn’t write everything, particularly their entire second album, but I don’t buy it. I think Courtney’s writing is smart, and honest, and fucked up in a really beautiful sort of way.

I admire songs like Dying, and Miss World, and Reasons to Be Beautiful. I’ve felt like those songs. Just like Kurt Cobain, I don’t think Courtney was or is an “act,” she feels what she writes, it’s real. Very dark, but very real. I can’t say whether or not she killed Kurt, only she knows, but I definitely don’t hate her. She’s really fucked up and she writes about it, as do I.

I was talking Ziztur earlier about how it’s been suggested that I need lots of therapy, and she said…

That’s what happens when you don’t hide how you feel to the rest of the world. I have a sneaking suspicion that everyone is just as batshit as we are – we just tell other people.

I just know that really honest writing makes me feel better, whether it’s mine or someone else’s. We’re alone, but together in our dark places.

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