Kurt Cobain's Hometown to Consider Naming Bridge In his Honor

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Rolling Stone reported today that the Aberdeen city council in Washington state is considering a proposal to name a local bridge and park in honor of former resident and late grungeman Kurt Cobain. The public works conveyance up for honor is the Young Street Bridge, which according to legend, is the same structure Cobain lived under before being afflicted with super stardom.
Supposedly, the song "Something in the Way," off the band's seminal 1991 album Nevermind recounts tales of Cobain catching fish and making the local fauna his pets during his residency there.

But no less than Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic that Cobain never actually lived under that bridge, due to the severe muddiness of the banks of the Wishkah River.

Still, some folks might be inspired by Aberdeen's attempt to honor a man who was possibly once homeless and went on to achieve world fame. If it forces us to think about the plight of derelicts, drug addicts and the mentally ill, I say it's a good thing. Given popular attitudes toward the homeless living in this country Aberdeen's fathers are probably just giving in to abject idolatry.

Despite the fact that Cobain went on to accrue millions of dollars, legions of devoted fans and access to the depths of sleaze afforded by those things, he was still a junkie, not far removed in body and mind from the guy with the cardboard sign on the freeway off-ramp.

It's a distinct possibility that the comment board here will light up with angry Nirvana fans who would stop at nothing to honor their fallen idol. That's fine--just keep Cobain in mind the next time some rambling homeless person or grimey-skinned junkie asks you for a couple bucks.

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Jessica Murray
Jessica Murray

The internet is such a great place for morons to stand on their soap box and shout out dumb comments. Sends the wrong message to who? Are you worried that your kid will try to become a rock star, start shooting heroin and then commit suicide in order to get a bridge named after him? If so, its not the naming of the bridge you should be worried about, its your parenting skills that you should be worried about.

Rose OfSharon
Rose OfSharon

and since  you  dont understand the sec and since  white collar crime  is at a 0.28 percent rate for  even investigation and since youy habve some radically good reporters  hungry fro a pulitizer i giuess ill go downstairs and me and neil  strauss  will  figure out who the fuck at  forbes or fortune or  wherever  the times if the person os super hungry to put the time in,  we will  get this done in nyc   because god knows the 4th largest  economy on earth right now whose 3rd largest economy os its privatised prison system, and oh yeah the  pboc owns tmz,  thats sweet  right/////  youll never get it donw your  too fucking lazy and too fucking preujudiced against me  krut frances britney spears  jacko  death ropw suge knight tyson what about tupac,  he  was human and his mother  is a human and  his estate was 'conficscated' buyt pboc  what about his mother... oh wait shes been to jail for   drugs,  so that makes her subhuman, and besides shes  black and in oakland. fuck you

Rose OfSharon
Rose OfSharon

wtf are you so mean.  your mean about me, frances and  kurt , i find it eerie, would you have preferred i didnt  have kurt call pat smear at the sst superstore when he lamented  the  fact that  he had no friends in his band. just a  drunken  bassist who was  freaked out and  a  jockboy great  drummer who treated him like shit.  and that  in turn  pat smear who worked there with the annuled marriage of mine from  89 to your staff  writer  james moreland,  and the havoc that  has  caused on my social  security number  i wont even  get into, seems rosemary carroll esquire  didnt  file   a decree  absolute  of annulment despite the san mo courthouse having a paper trail a mile wide, when my lawyer sister in los gatos california  went for 3 confusing  nutty  days into the  ssn offfice there rosemary carroll esquire  hadnt actually filed the annulment, technically if you were doing my biography id  have zero convictions in california - and dont you  have better things to do like bust the  fucking pboc wide open... than pick on us btw...  if you go to fuckyeahcourtneylove youll lfind a decree absolute and nisi of a divorce,  wait a minute,  this means according to ssn office theres no record of the names ';ove'  or 'cobain' but i am STILL   mrs moreland, and my daughter is illegimate, now why would rosemary  a lawyer  creates such a fiction/  you can still find  a divorce 'report' on that tumblr acccount,  because idiot, if kurt died  then  rosemary and her husband danny goldberg could play if the will wasnt shot down so easily,   the illegmitate oops  card.  deal with that  little  scandal will you.  if i die tonight not only does branca and wietzman  get to be my executors  and that is not something i ever allowed and   my daughters trust resides at the bank founded in  98 by end of music llc  and funded ny tupac, death row,  britneys  estate and   as geragos said the new floor   at 10100 santa monica  same building as gates  llp  as in yes  bill gates  sr and  fam,  its called the 'jackson annex'  wtf are you on  about  franny and  isiaih or  kurt beinbg a crusty old  junkie you assholes youve got  much ugllier issues and im a hometown girl,  christ  and to think i   still have my first  appearance in  la  dee la sitting around somewhere where  pat had given me my new name 'love' based on a peter max love statue of  darbys and  i was referrred to as a squall which made me cry  because oi thought it meant  'fat'  soem shit never changes. go deal with  r todd neilsen,  branca and  azoff /weitzman and tom cruises  cpa  nancy  gail chapman  and cnb and pboc you assholes

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

Kurt Cobain changed my life with his music- I only wished hecould have stuck around to make more.   Ipaid homage to him on the anniversary of his death with my portrait of thegrunge legend on my artist’s blog athttp://dregstudiosart.blogspot...  

TB
TB

No doubt - KC was very talented - but it SENDS THE WRONG MESSAGE to glorify a drug addicted person, who commits sucide.

Idiots.

Tim
Tim

I think you've over estimated the impact of yur article.

Bferguson
Bferguson

Indeed. Or maybe just Cobain's relevance.

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