Courtney Love Killed Kurt Cobain

Courtney Love got her ex-boyfriend and drug-buddy to shoot Kurt Cobain in the face. She paid off people and influenced the local authorities. Kurt Cobain’s suicide note was a fake.

She was never charged with any crime because she has connections and money.

That is the conclusion that this film is trying to convince you to make. I am talking about the Docudrama Soaked in Bleach. We screened it last week.

The movie investigates the events leading up to the death of Kurt Cobain. The story is told through the eyes of Tom Grant, a private investigator hired by Courtney Love shortly before he then husband’s death in 1994.

Officially the cause of death remains suicide but there is evidence to suggest murder. The Seattle Police Department refuse to reopen or expose the case file and evidence to outside scrutiny.

There is a clear motive. I think we all know that without having to watch this movie.

Taped phone conversations reveal that Courtney Love has a history of lying and paying people off. To be fair, I am not convinced that we can trust the validity of these recordings. Creative editing can really change the meaning of what is said.

Did she order the murder of her husband because he was planning divorce? While the movie technically leaves it up to the viewer to make certain conclusions, it continuously begs that question. It was a thrill to watch but you can not conclude that the story telling is unbiased. Truth or not it made a very compelling movie.

In June 2015 reported that Courtney Love sent cease and desist letters to theaters showing Soaked in Bleach claiming, “A false accusation of criminal behavior is defamatory … which entitles Ms. Cobain to both actual and presumed damages”.

So far no word on those damages.

[ review by Alex Velocity ]


SHHH: I Have a Crush on Ed Sheeran

Tom would throw a brick through my window if I put this song on the live stream. I think that’s too bad because not only is Ed super cute but he’s a great talent.

My only problem is with the production. I do not like auto-tune on vocals. Ed’s auto-tune is applied on the margins in order to sound more natural. This is more listenable but the natural incidentals of a well trained voice are music to my ears. But I digress.

I have a had a crush on Ed Sheeran since the first time I saw him on a screen. WHAT A CUTIE! I actually liked it better when he was a little heavier. Apparently touring is a great weight loss regimen. Oh well. He’s still a Doll.

[ article by Alex Velocity ]

Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae legend, to become face of global weed brand


Bob Marley’s estate has also licensed the Marley name for a range of headphones and audio devices, as well as a line of coffee.

marnatJamaican reggae legend Bob Marley is set to become the face of a global marijuana brand.

The late musician’s family has joined with US private equity firm Privateer Holdings to launch the business, called Marley Natural.

Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based firm that invests exclusively in marijuana, is planning to start mass producing the drug in markets where it will be legal next year.

“This is a 30-year licensing deal between Marley Natural and Privateer,” company spokesman Zach Hutson told The World Today.

“We’re looking to offer three different product lines to the global marketplace that will begin to be introduced late next year.

“Those three lines are heirloom Jamaican cannabis strains – so those are varieties that Bob himself would have enjoyed – lotions and creams and balms that are infused with cannabis and hemp, and a line of accessories, either used to store or consume cannabis.”

It is not the first time members of Marley’s family have used their name to market products.

His estate has also licensed the Marley name for a range of headphones and audio devices, as well as a line of coffee.

But this new business could become the most lucrative.

In the US, the states of Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska, as well as the District of Columbia, have legalised marijuana, and it is also legal for medical use in many more states.

Mr Hutson said it is a growing market.

“The UN estimates the global cannabis market, both the illicit market and the legal market, at about $150 billion,” he said.

“We think it could be a little bit higher than that. In the US, we see it as a $40 to $50 billion total opportunity.”

Mr Hutson rejected suggestions his company is trying to cash in on Marley’s legacy.

“I think in many ways Bob helped start this movement 50 years ago,” he said.

“So for us it feels natural to be adding his voice at a time that will help further momentum.”

Rohan Marley, son of the late musician, said they were entering the venture with Privateer Holdings “because they understand and respect our father’s legacy”.

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(article by Pat McGrath, audio report by Pat Mcgrath)