Sunday, March 21, 2004

Long ago wisdom
The Globe's Lynn Crosbie (that's twice this weekend - I'm starting to sound like J. Kelly with his Coyne obsession) shares my appreciation for Courtney Love.
In one of her pieces about America's Sweetheart, Crosbie wrote the following:
"Internet searches of her name, which once revealed seemingly infinite fan sites, are now dominated by anti-Courtney, that 'evil cold-hearted harlot,' venues, or Web occasions to blame her for Cobain's death."
This is sort of right.
Actually, if you go to Google and type in "Courtney Love" the first thing that appears (below the latest headlines pertaining to her latest hijinks) is this - Courtney Love's speech to the Digital Hollywood online entertainment conference, given in New York on May 16, 2000.
Consider it a companion piece to Steve Albini's famous essay The Problem With Music.
In all the ridiculousness of her last four years, it's kind of been forgotten. But it's a nice reminder that this woman isn't entirely the mindless junkie she sometimes appears to be (and lends even more credence to my theory that even at her most deranged she knows exactly what she's doing).
Anyway, for more of my thoughts on Courtney, see Monday's Post (and while you're at it, why not subscribe?).

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