Kurt Cobain. Another name lost to the hundreds of musicians who have committed suicide over the past few years. He was only 27 years of age when his body was found at his Seattle home on the 8th of April, 1994. He had shot himself in head, poor chap. If you go onto Wikipedia,[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Cobain] or any other site and read his biography, you feel a great deal of pity for the man, and you ask yourself this question: Why?
Today I saw a movie called ’3 Idiots’. There was a a case or two of suicide in this movie [hopefully I'm not being a great spoiler] and when I came home today, I realized that life really is a wonderful thing. There’s no point keeping all your woes in and crying about it and then finally cutting yourself, or jumping off a building or shooting your brain out of your head. You can find a way out that doesn’t concern topping yourself.
Cobain’s music has always been a mode of inspiration to me. Through his lyrics, I found what it REALLY is like to be a teenager with teenage woes of love, life, and school. He wrote about the angst that young people feel, the insecurites, the need to fit in and how we always get around it and try our best. What he didn’t learn, was to try and follow his own advice.
What’s happened after his death, is that people’s fascination with him has grown tenfold. He has been called an icon. A legend. A true prodigy in the music world. But for what? Killing himself? Can he see all this now? Is he enjoying the fame and the fortune? Well, yeah, he may be smoking pot in heaven, but the point is we miss him. Us fans miss him. Yes, I was only two when he died. But he’s STILL famous enough for me to tell my kids about when I’m grown up and married and shit. A person like that truly is a legend. But its because he is frozen in time. Forever 27. Forever a musician. A free spirit. A tragedy. So many things; but NOT alive.
Really makes you wonder, doesnt it? Why. What was going through his head?
He even had a daughter. A wife, Courtney Love[As demented as she may still, today, be], he had his band. But he couldn’t see that. He couldnt see their love for him. Dave Grohl, ex-drummer of Nirvana, lead singer of Foo Fighters recalls that Cobain’s death was the worst thing to ever happen to him.
But Kurt still left his family, his best friends, his fans, and his career behind. He didnt see the tears. He’s at peace. But he left us in turmoil.
Many artists today are trying to stamp out the sorrow called ‘Suicide’. May it be among themselves, their friends, or their fans, they are trying to make it less prominent a cause of death in society. My own favorite band, Tokio Hotel, have written a song about it called ‘Sping Nicht’ ['Don't Jump' is the english version of the song] and what they are all trying to say is that you are never alone.
Bill Kaulitz, of Tokio Hotel
There is always someone. A friend. A family member. Your favorite singer can help too! When you’re down, just listen to peaceful happy music, call a friend you can trust [my favorite thing to do when I'm sad. Ask my best friends! They are actually quite sick of my drama... :/ I REALLY owe the darlings, bless them.], call a family member, take a stroll in the park; DO something. ANYTHING. But don’t leave the people you love in turmoil…
Death is not a beautiful thing. No matter how many times you try to convince yourself that your funeral will be a beautiful ceremony, full of regret and sorrow. There will be regret. There will be sorrow. But there is no beauty. We are BORN to prove that. When we die, we must try to keep it for later. Remember to tell yourself: ” I can die later. But I can never be who I am now, again.” If only someone had said that to Kurt Cobain.. :’(
::Beats For Thought::
Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg
Tokio Hotel’s ‘Spring Nicht’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po2LpwOIzAM