bill-swift - February 26, 2014
Aberdeen, Washington has honored its most famous son, Kurt Cobain, with a statue...that cries. On what would have been the Nirvana frontman's 47th birthday, the mayor of Aberdeen deemed it Kurt Cobain Day. That's nice. What isn't so good is the crap statue they made for the angsty singer. The statue isn't made from bronze or something eternal but rather from what looks like molded plastic or something. The statue also looks more like the Jesus from this illustrated kid's Bible that I had as a child than Kurt Cobain. The best/worst part is that the statue cries like a miraculous Virgin Mary statue in a Guatemalan village. Why they made it cry is unclear. Sure, he wore his heart on his flannel sleeves but I can't remember seeing him cry. He was too loaded most of the time to cry.
All I'm saying is that they could have done better. I know Aberdeen is a small town but that's all the more reason to really do it up. You will never have anyone as a famous that comes out of your neighborhoods, Aberdeen. Embrace his legacy even if you don't approve of all of the heroin, suicide, and marrying Courtney Love stuff. Make a statue of Gold that plays Come As You Are if you press his nipples or something.
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