Courtney Love: Rock’s Coolest Blonde

 

WTF?!?

 

By Fred Mills

 

There she is, gracing the cover of this month’s Elle magazine (the UK edition, that is –
cooler, and indeed, saner, heads prevailed in America, where Beyonce is the
cover gal for the January issue), the little ol’ rock chick next door, all
grown up and dubbed “Rock’s Coolest Blonde” by the editorial powers that be.

 

We’ll leave all that to your own meditations. Hint: say ommmmmm first. Meanwhile, though, over
the weekend an intriguing post was made to Courtney’s MySpace blog, this time
relatively coherent with, like, punctuation and stuff. Surprise: it was written
by her MySpace Administrator (no name given). Apparently Courtney had
previously indicated that Jan. 1 would see the release of her long-overdue,
probably-no-longer-long-awaited new album, provisionally titled Nobody’s Daughter – which, of course, is
a no-show.  So said Administrator decided
to step in and do some damage control by ‘splaining what was up (or not) with
the album. “Some of you guys have expressed your utmost disappointment and I
don’t blame you for feeling let down, some angry and sad,” writes the Admin,
referring to Courtney’s legions of fans, adding, “The fact is, Courtney Love is
a true artist, and as most true artist, the true artist simply communicates
from within. That special place that Courtney holds so deep, especially for her
fans is a really honest haven that exhibits skill, versatility,
self-discipline, formal and conceptual rigor, and a commitment to excellence. A
commitment to giving you guys the best she HAS and WILL give you.”

 

Admin goes on to cite “paranormal technical issues”
surrounding the studio that Courtney and her band were recording in, which if
you parse the meaning of the term “paranormal” you’d have to conclude the damn
place was haunted, additionally mentioning some “technical sound issues” and
“fucked up” acoustics.

 

Well, that explains that.
Predictably, in the comments section of the blog posting, Courtney’s legions
weighed in empathetically, clearly understanding the dilemma of a true artist.
One typical entry went, “I can wait for it! I know it’s going to be awesome!”
while another read, “I mean i was so excited. but i will wait just like i have
been for five years. Because she is worth it and so is her record. Courtney you
are amazing and I will support [sic] you when nobody else does.”

 

Yes, yes, she is amazing, isn’t she! Rock’s Coolest Blonde,
in fact! You can read the full Admin post at the link above, or it’s copied
below, verbatim, for your edification….

 

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Friday, January
02, 2009

 

nobody’s daughter

Hi guys, This is Courtney Love’s Head Administrator of
her Myspace and I wanted to address some of your questions regarding
Courtney’s album that was suppose to be released on Jan 1 on her
CourtneyLove.com site. Courtney had shot that Elle cover a few months ago and
YES she had scribbled, Jan 1st as the online release date. That was the plan,
to give you guys a gift on the first day of the new years…but guess what
kids, that obviously did not happen. Some of you guys have expressed your
utmost disappointment and I don’t blame you for feeling let down, some angry and
sad, and as Courtney’s Myspace administrator, I felt the need to come on and
address the matter. The fact is, Courtney Love is a true artist, and as most
true artist, the true artist simply communicates from within. That special
place that Courtney holds so deep, especially for her fans is a really honest
haven that exhibits skill, versatility, self-discipline, formal and
conceptual rigor, and a commitment to excellence. A commitment to giving you
guys the best she HAS and WILL give you.

Today I saw two films , The Wrestler and Revolutionary Road, both by directors
that don’t churn out factory made films every year. Not the remake, silly
putty kind of directors but the guys that make movies with true integrity. I
left the Arclight today on a cloud for these films packed a emotional wallop
that left me stunned.

Courtney’s Album Nobody’s Daughter will leave you feeling the same way. The
same way any director, musician, painter who takes their time to make art
that leaves a impression that doesn’t escape the memory instantly, but sears
and burns.

 

I feel sad for the fact that some of you guys have expressed disappointment
and feel let down but Courtney Love really is truly one of the most and I
don’t mean to say this in a ass kissing way, because it’s all true…

 

Courtney Love is one of the most sincere and misunderstood person I have ever
met in my life. I have spoken to her on the phone, met her many times and if
you think she’s the cooky cherry koo koo bananas kinda person that comes on
here and blogs like she’s high or drunk think again! Courtney is sober,
clean, classy and very elegant and sophisticated and super intelligent.
Everything the editor of Elle said was true. I was very honored when Courtney invited me to her rehearsals in the valley
last summer and all those demos like she has mentioned in her blogs are
totally different and wow 300 times better, what you think you have heard you
will be totally surprised. The RAGE is there and man oh man I sat that
listening with a grin thinking to myself, man I was never a really big fan of
Courtney Love but you better bet your g-damn dollar I am now after listening
to her hard at work in the studios with some new songs that will just leave
you breathless like the first time you listened to Live Through This or
Celebrity Skin.

The sweet melodic rush that hooks and sweeps you is there, but Courtney
also  brings back the ROCK in ways you guys can’t even imagine.

Courtney is going to deliver, she WILL not make you wait another year or 5,
but I can tell you one thing..she will present you with the grandest gift of
all if you are a true fan you will understand and appreciate the delays for
Courtney is a perfectionist at her very best.

Sam Mendes who directed “Revolutionary
Road” made his mark in 1999 with American
Beauty, since then he has only directed 2 other films leading up to this
latest masterpiece, I recommend you guys see it when it goes wide on Jan 23.

Darren Aronofsky, 9 years ago directed my fave film of all time “Requiem
for a Dream, today I saw his latest  masterpiece “The
Wrestler”, he did a film called The Fountain in 2006, I walked out
stunned by Mickey Rourke’s incredible performance and was glad the director
took his time and churned out another deeply affecting beautiful piece of
work that moved me and rocked me to the core.

Thank you for being patience again, Sometimes we all hit little snags on the
road which causes us to take the back roads and unfortunately Courtney’s new
album was not released online today as she had scribbled on Elle, but lots of
things get delayed in life and I promise you, this is one delay you will not
regret waiting for..Nobody’s Daughter is TRUE PERFECTION! I am not kidding
you guys, I wish I could share with you a small piece of what’s to come. It’s
smashing!

Here are some reasons why the album was delayed (and we are not sugarcoating
it kids). The Studio that Courtney and her band were using to record had some
paranormal technical issues and had to be moved from one studio to another
studio right around the holidays due to some technical sound issues that
everyone, including Beinhorn who is a master and a genius was not happy with.
Courtney and crew could not hear between guitars. Sound and vocal mixings
have to be completed still to perfection. if Courtney had it her way she
would have it the studios sound checked first but it was originally use as a
hip hop rap studio so the acoustics were all fucked up.

The Artwork is pretty much done. Courtney has 30 million dollars in
sponsorships, from a prominent feminine hygiene/menstrual company and a prominent tequila
company /wp-content/photos and Courtney doesn’t even understand that part! and many more
companies etc Courtney will keep you updated on her album release, but don’t
worry the wait at the DMV will always be longer.

XOXO
Sincerely
Courtney’s Myspace Administrator

I leave you guys with the end chorus to Santagold’s genius song “LES
Artistes”

Chorus

Change, change, change,
I want to get up out of my skin
tell you what
if I can shake it
I’m ‘a make this
something worth dreaming of 

 

 

 

 

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