Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Biography TMI

I'm reading a biography of Kurt Cobain for the course I'm TAing this term (Juvenile Delinquency). The author uses pop-psychology to tell what essentially amounts to two stories: the one about what really happened, and the one Cobain told. He calls this "exaggerating in order to tell an emotional truth" or some rot. Bollocks. I call it lying, and pretension. He was a fucking poser right up until he died; good god, he even lied about the first concert he saw in order to claim punk cred.

The author's other major annoying habit is total TIM. I'm sorry, but I really never needed to know how old Kurt Cobain was when he developed pubic hair.

I need to go bleach my brain.


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