Friday, April 30

Dirty Blonde

I'll always have a soft spot for Courtney Love. She had a really troubled childhood which alot of people don't know about. I think somebody just needs to give her a cup of tea and a good old bear hug. She's recruited bassist, Melissa auf Der Maur for the third Hole album called 'Nobody's Daughter,' although no sight of guitarist, Eric and drummer, Patty. I always find it a bit weird when bands keep their name when just about all the original members have been replaced. Anyway, news about the album reminded me of 'Dirty Blonde' - Courtney's autobiography/scrapbook. I bought it a couple of years ago and it really is an incredible body of letters, photos and scribbles. You can take a peek here. x

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12 comments:

Lady Times said...

♥ Cort man. She is misunderstood. Kurt loved her and there is someone for everyone in this world. I am so gonna try and get a copy for Gary.

Being Brazen said...

Ive always had a soft spot for Courtney too...I used to love singing along to some of her Hole songs. hehehe

my bat lightning heart said...

Great post...that looks like an amazing book. I have something similar with notes & song lyrics about kurt. I have always been abit of a kurt-loverrr hehe. Courtney really is amazing...I will have to buy some Hole cds one of these days.
xo

Belinda said...

Oh wow, I don't know how its possible that I didn't know this book existed! I have always felt like she was so misunderstood, and of course Nirvana is one of my fave bands of all times. I have a great biography called Come As You Are which I highly recommend, as well as Kurt's journal. I must must must add this to my collection. Now to find it!

Lauren said...

:D I think I bought it from Exclusive Books - crumbs, my memory is rather hazy now. You will all love it! It's like a phone book of awesome. x

Lauren said...

Just remembered I got it from the old Virgin Megastore in Picadilly Circus but I'm sure Exclusive Books will have it too:)

Windsoul said...

I WANT THAT BOOK!!!! That woman has some balls. <3

Belinda said...

I did a little searching and its available on kalahari.net and off Exclusive's website :)

Lolo said...

I love love love courtney.
I bought this book from Borders on the first day it was released. I love the layout. It's beautiful!

You can also buy if from amazon, it's really reasonably priced!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dirty-Blonde-Diaries-Courtney-Love/dp/0330445464/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272702440&sr=8-2

The Pieces said...

I had no idea she had such a book out, looks amazing!

P.s I have just found your blog and am very excited to read more :)

Lauren said...

Ah, thank you Pieces. Nice to meet you. x

jamesdeanrodehere said...

Hi I just found your blog through Gala Darling. If you are big Courtney Love fan then you MUST read Her Mother's Daughter by Linda Carroll, Courtney's mom. While most of the book is about Linda and her own growing up she details most of Courtney's life from her birth until they lost touch when she was sixteen or so, although she did visit Courtney, Kurt and Francis when she was born. It's excellent and I can't recommend it enough. Here is Linda's website:

http://www.hermothersdaughter.net/