A friend who didn't know Nirvana asked me why I cared so much about Kurt Cobain.
I felt pressed to blurt out some small burst of rhetoric that would explain everything, so I said: "He was a gender-fucker. A pervert revolutionary whose stomach was eaten up because he sang his guts out, literally. He was the most scatological poet since Pasolini, the most unrepentant masochist cross dressser since Sacher Moscoh. The last time I heard someone scream like Kurt, it was John Lennon. I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS. WHATE ELSE SHOULD I SAY? EVERYONE IS GAY.
He's still contagious after all these years and I grateful to be sick with it.