Fifty years ago, Kurt Cobain was born. He was the frontman of the famous grunge band Nirvana of Seattle. Like Bob Dylan before Him, Cobain was a symbol of our generation, called by someone X-Generation.
Because many had to put a big X on many things…Cobain was the voice of those willing to change the world but had no real clue about how to do it. A singer of people without future, a voice from the black hole of drugs and despair, family issues, ruined childhood.
BUT besides all those negative stuff He had a muse and His music was great and gave a message. A message we listened as teens greedy for changes, idols and ideals.
Nirvana wanted relief from existential pains, freedom. It is through them that many heard the word Nirvana and wondered about its meanings. Stone Temple Pilots, Temple of the Dog, Alice in Chains, music was a kind of secret teen code to communicate.
My favourite band were Iron Maidens so never liked too much Cobain but I respected him and His MTV Unplugged is still one of my favs.

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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