Happy birthday, Kurt Cobain
“The movements which work revolutions in the world are born out of the dreams and visions in a peasant’s heart on the hillside.”
-James Joyce, Ulysses
Not since Elvis Presley has there been a rock star so singularly responsible for kick starting an entire era – not just the music, but film, fashion, the whole atmosphere of the time. This has not been sufficiently recognized. Everyone I talk to points to Kurt Cobain as the person who initiated the 90s, the last era in which a mass movement of independent artists thrived and were central to the culture.