Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Bad Girl

Oh make me over, I'm all I want to be,
A walking study, In demonology

Every time I see Courtney Love I am reminded of this strange base instinct I have always had for the bad girl. You know, the one that gets drunk, swears, is loose. The party girl. Along with that is the even more strange concept that I could actually date and change the bad girl.

Hey, so glad you could make it,
Yea, now you really made it,
Hey, so glad you could make it now

Fortunately I never really "dated" these bad girls. Mated, maybe, but never dated. Most of the ones I was attracted to were actually nice enough to realize that they were bad news. How weird that a girl would tell me that I was wasting my time on them, that they were trouble. But it happened more than once. I still liked them. I still like Courtney Love.

Oh, look at my face, My name is might have been
My name is never was, My names forgotten

I don't follow Hollywood too much, but Courtney has always caught my eye. In the video for Malibu she looks stunning. Take a taste.

The bass player is gorgeous as well.

When I wake up in my makeup,
Its too early for that dress
Wilted and faded somewhere in hollywood,
I'm glad I came here, With your pound of flesh
No second billing cause you're a star now
Oh, cinderella, They aren't sluts like you
Beautiful garbage, beautiful dresses,
Can you stand up or will you just fall down

But lately my favorite bad girl has fallen into the abyss of drug abuse and who knows what else. Too bad because she has a beautiful girl of her own. I have seen some awful photos of Courtney, the weight she has added, the drugs taking their toll. Her weight has been up and down, but mostly the photos aren't pretty. I still root for her.

You better watch out
What you wish for
It better be worth it
So much to die for

It must be the power of the drugs. Someday I would like to be walking past the magazine racks and see a photo of the new, old Courtney, the bad girl I used to love.

Its all so sugarless
Oh, just go nameless
Honeysuckle, shes full of poison
She obliterated everything she kissed
Now shes fading, Somewhere in hollywood
I'm glad I came here, With your pound of flesh

I wish Courtney would get it together. I miss her.

You want a part of me
Well, I'm not selling cheap
No, I'm not selling cheap


astro said...

From what I understand she has gotten her act together lately (over the last year or so). She looks pretty good in recent pics.

I like her voice, and I have most of her albums (all I really listen to is angry chicks anyway).

If you compare her newer stuff to her older stuff, there is a clear change at the point Kurt died. Her lyrics aren't nearly as good as the ones he wrote for her.

Too bad she shot him - her career suffered because of it.

Dan from Madison said...

She shot him? Is that some conspiracy theory or did I miss something? I thought he blew his own head off.

astro said...

Conspiracy theory of course. The word is either that she did it (and failed to follow through with her part), or she drove him to it.

He had problems of his own, but a batshit crazy wife didn't help matters any.

astro said...

Man, the disappearing comments here are driving me crazy. There has to be a way to fix that.

Dan from Madison said...

People bitch about the comments but I don't understand. I understand that they are clunky, but I will trade that for no spam any day. I don't have comments going into the black hole though which seems to be the recurring theme. What exactly is it doing? Or not doing?

Carl from Chicago said...

I recommend seeing the movie "Kurt and Courtney". It is a documentary that tries to figure out whether he committed suicide or was murdered. The most interesting part of that movie is some lunatic guy the documentary interviews that claims to have incriminating facts; the guy dies shortly after the interview. But his rambling, insane discussion is mesmerizing.