Kurt Cobain

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Greg Beuning
Board of Trustees Scholarship Essay
1/31/2010
Smells like Kurt Cobain “Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be.” These lyrics, from the Nirvana song Come as You Are, are some of Kurt Cobain’s most famous and they provide a quick glimpse into the mind of a very complex man. It has been written that “NO ONE more exactly personified America's 'slacker' generation than Kurt Cobain, Nirvana's leader and songwriter.” Kurt Cobain is one of the people who have had such an impact on the music of his era that it could be said that he changed music. Cobain wasn’t known for singing or for shredding up and down the fret board with his guitar. He was great because of his ability to make his listeners connect with his songs. Kurt Cobain, a music icon, is one of my favorite artists of all time. His unique personality and the mystery surrounding his death would make for an afternoon of interesting conversation. First I would like to write a song with Kurt Cobain. One of the obvious reasons for meeting him is that I would love to hear him sing and play. As an aspiring artist, I would also like to ask Cobain questions. I would like to talk with him about how he was able to convey his emotions so well through his songs. Cobain liked to include themes from society into his songs, and he used his music to expose problems that he saw and criticize the people responsible. In a line from Come as You Are, Cobain satirically comments on society’s gun control problem with his lyrics “And I swear that I don’t have a gun.” Cobain had an uncanny ability to write about real problems that people faced. The fact that he wasn’t one of those artists’s who just wrote songs to get radio play is another thing that endears him to me. His songs and lyrics were obviously very close to his heart and something he was very protective about. Cobain was sensitive as…...

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