Everett-True

Kurt was referred to as, “An angel that came to earth in human form, as someone who was too good for his life and that was why he was only here for such a short time.” Bull-fucking-shit! Kurt was as pissy and moody and belligerent and naughty and funny and dull as the rest of us, it just so happened he was a little too sensitive for the situation he found himself in, too.
—  Everett True, one of the singer’s close friends and the author of the book Nirvana: The biography

Kurt Cobain, journalist Everett True, Krist Novoselic, Sub Pop’s Bruce Pavitt, San Francisco c. 1989-90

“This is before their show that night. We were just leaving the apartment that we were staying at, Bruce and I. This is just a snapshot; I had a point and shoot camera. I didn’t take very many of these kind of pictures for whatever reason, and I should have taken more. I just dug this one up recently. I love the $1.09 gas. It really puts [the photo] in time.” - Photographer Charles Peterson

On 12 September, 1995, Hilton Lewis Crawford from Conroe, Texas, called Carl and Paulette Everett, two friends of his, to check that they were attending an Amway meeting that evening. Yes, they were, they confirmed. When the Everett’s arrived at the meeting later on, Crawford was nowhere to be seen. Instead, knowing that their house was vacant, he drove over and knocked on the door.

Their son, 12-year-old Samuel McKay Everett, opened the door. The young boy was pleased to see the man he referred to as “Uncle Hilty.” However, the man the young boy trusted produced a foreign object and smacked Samuel over the head before throwing him in the trunk of his car. Carl and Paulette soon receive a phone call demanding $500,000 for the safe return of their beloved son.

Crawford drove the young boy to Louisiana before shooting him twice in the head with a .45-caliber pistol and dumping him in a swamp. Luckily, a neighbour had seen Crawford pull up to the Everett home the night of the abduction. Blood stains were discovered in th trunk of the car and on the body of the car. An investigation revealed that Crawford had devised the kidnapping scheme in an attempt to cover his massive gambling debts.

He was executed in February 2003. Ironically, he mentioned how his sons were his “greatest gifts from god” - something he hadn’t acknowledged when killing the son of his friend.

I thought Superunknown was pretty optimistic, inspirational. It might have spoken of dark things or a dark feeling but there was always something in it, even lyrically, that suggested “Hey, you’ve hit the bottom, now there’s only up.” It offered people a chance to get dark without having to be there ~ Ben Shepherd  

Live through this - Everett True 

photo- Bad Animal Studio, Seattle 1993