“You have to write the way you see things. I tell people, Make a list of ten things you hate and tear them down in a short story or poem. Make a list of ten things you love and celebrate them. When I wrote Fahrenheit 451 I hated book burners and I loved libraries. So there you are.” —Ray Bradbury
Illustration from the first serialization of the novel in Playboy (March, April, and May 1954).
23 years ago today, Nirvana played the Reading Festival for the first time. They would have a scheduled photoshoot with Steve Gullick and several interviews also lined up for the same day.
Interviewer:“‘Bleach’ was filled with smalltown psychos like “Floyd The Barber”, “Mr. Moustache” and “Negative Creep”, with its monstrous riffs and crazed chorus of “Daddy’s little girl ain’t a girl no more, Daddy’s little girl ain’t a girl no more.” Was “Negative Creep” a heavy duty look at child abuse?”
Krist Novoselic:"It’s nothing to do with child abuse.."
Kurt Cobain:"It could be, yes. No. Maybe so."
Krist Novoselic:"It’s just somebody sounding miserable, it’s not about child abuse."
Kurt Cobain:"Well child abuse is a good try, that’s kinda cool. I’m glad people ask questions like that because usually no one has any questions about the songs. They don’t have any idea of what the subject’s about."