While my angsty former beau was feigning suffering, Cobain had lived it and provided the soundtrack.
The hall lights dimmed but she lit up. She was raw, uncut and with nothing to lose. I have never seen a person unleash themselves so fully and oblivious to social norms
Imogen Knight recalls seeing Soundgarden and then Chris Cornell solo at two distinct stages of her life: 1991 and 2015.
David Oke The Dancing Dog, Footscray, May 2015 Heather and I grinned and looked at each other through the night, as if to say, ‘How did all this happen?’ ‘Is our son really this good?’ and ‘Who would have believed this?’
Imogen Knight Home, Melbourne, 1991; The Palais, St Kilda, 2015 Suddenly my teenage self was attracted to boys in flannel shirts with shoulder length curls. Life was full of highs. All feelings were momentous. If grunge was the promise, apparently love was the destination.
Jeff Dowsing Fairfield and other Melbourne locations, 1998 The meaning of the song was lost on me until that moment, when it belted me in the face before the chorus punched me in the guts.
Debbie Lee Warrnambool, Victoria, January 1994 "It's okay, love, no-one thought you would get a first-round uni offer". The weird thing is, you know Dad means well.
Matthew Naqvi Lounge room, 3.45pm, 2004, Broadmeadows My parents didn’t mind because this was as troublesome as I got.