Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Grunge is Suicide

The essence of some things are one in the same.

Grunge is suicide. Suicide is grunge. Grunge began with a suicide.

Rich Larson's thoughts in "It's Not What You Think" are worth quoting, and the full article should be read completely. Here is one passage that is instructive.

A truer historical insight has never been written.

Temple of the Dog

Rich Larson's essay was written after Chris Cornell hanged himself but before Chester Bennington had done the same thing on Cornell's birthday. It captures his generation's anguish. It looks for peace and understanding. Read it all. 

The gravestone of Kristen Pfaff of Hole

My previous writings here at Twilight Language sync with Larson's.

It's not too late. It's not about blaming. Grunge began with a suicide.

Kurt Cobain thought it would end with a suicide.

He was wrong.

Even Nirvana lives on. Just ask the Foo Fighters.


Dan McGuire said...

Incredible. Thabks Rich and Loren for my generations wake up call. Lost a few good friends to suicide.

Anonymous said...

Did grunge start with a suicide or a sacrifice?