Courney by Kevin Cummins.
[from Flipside, issue #68, September/October 1990]
Interviewer: Let’s talk about your name and how it sums up what you’re all about?
Courtney: Okay, the name, it came from my mom. She’s like a therapist and I said “I had a really fucked up childhood” and she said “Well, Courtney, you can’t walk around with a big hole inside yourself about it.” Then I realized that a lot of different kinds of anger and stuff came from my hole, this hole that needs to be fed — that angst inside a person is like their hole…. Like when you feel that human emptiness and you have to feed it….
We’re trying not to be obscene, we’re trying not to be gross. We’re trying not to be anything, we’re just a vapor of fucking Hell that passes through your hole and out the other side, and if it leaves a fucking impression, then it’s fucking great.
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Letter written by Courtney Love in blue pen on lined steno paper discussing band tensions in Babes in Toyland, her own band, and Nirvana.
Love writes in part, “It’s much easier when your making the bucks…Chemistry + History + Ambition = Success to a degree. Add talent to that and its a fucking GUARANTEE.”
A six-page letter handwritten by Courtney Love. The letter is addressed to “Ursula,” believed to be friend and early band mate Ursula Wehr.
The letter outlines advice about being in a band and succeeding.
"…Everyone in Kurt’s band HATED each other passionately I hate Eric to my bones sometimes…You can have a band of friends and not be so great or deal with it w/stamina and a family like attitude."