You Can Sandblast All You Want, But Drugs Will Still Fuck You Up

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​There's something fitting about the way this Kurt Cobain memorial situation is shaking out in Aberdeen. Since the monument creator, under pressure from the city, brought in a sandblaster to censor the word "fuck", fans have taken it upon themselves to fill in the blanks. Did the city really think that a sandblaster would keep the profanity at bay? I stopped in Sunday afternoon on my way back from the Oregon coast. The memorial is at one of the smallest parks you'll ever see. It's in a residential neighborhood, tucked up against a bridge, and has three parking spaces. Under the bridge fans have written tributes to Cobain (after the jump). I wasn't expecting to get emotional, but when I saw a guy simply writing "Thanks," I got a little choked up. Turns out he and his wife are from Brooklyn, and they're planning on moving out West. Aberdeen has this humble, peaceful monument to thank for us not bypassing their town the way most others are these days. I can't explain how to get to the monument. And I think it would be better for you to have to get out of your car at the 7-11 (yes, that's a hint) or a grocery store, meet a local, and ask for yourself. It adds to the experience. Read Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic's comments on the situation over here. Novoselic also writes a weekly column on The Daily Weekly.







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