Frasi di Courtney Love
Data di nascita: 9. Luglio 1964
Courtney Michelle Love nata Courtney Michelle Harrison è una cantante, attrice e pittrice statunitense, nota soprattutto per essere stata la front-woman della rock band Hole e moglie di Kurt Cobain.
Frasi Courtney Love
„Il nome della mia band, Hole, deriva da una conversazione con mia madre. Le persone pensano sempre che si riferisca a qualcosa di osceno; invece lei mi disse: "Courtney, non puoi andare avanti così, con questo grande buco (hole) di angoscia solo perché hai avuto un'infanzia difficile". Ed io pensai: "Hole! Che nome stupendo!"“
citata in Dizionario degli attori: Gli attori del nostro tempo, a cura di Gabriele Rifilato, Rai-Eri, 2005, Roma. ISBN 8839712895
Film Man on the Moon
„Per le donne è ancora difficile riuscire a farsi strada nel mondo della musica. Ci sono forse 30 donne che ci sono riuscite considerando anche il mondo del pop. Di rockstar donne non so, ma ce ne sono pochissime. Ma penso che per noi sia più difficile che per gli uomini, in questo mondo ci sono due pesi e due misure quando si tratta delle donne.“
„Il rock è praticamente morto, almeno che non arrivi qualcuno in grado di salvarlo, i nuovi Oasis o i nuovi Nirvana. C'è bisogno di qualcosa di innovativo, qualcosa che sia in grado di toccare la vita delle persone, soprattutto di quelle più giovani. La nuova generazione, a parte poche eccezioni, è cresciuta con la musica rap e non con il rock.“
Origine: Citato in Courtney Love: "Il rock è vicino alla morte" http://www.virginradio.it/news/rock-news/201993/Courtney-Love---Il-rock.html, Virginradio.it, 24 marzo 2016.
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„Releasing those songs into the void, and not having the void answer back, led all of us to splinter off and attempt to make our mark by deconstructing. Instead of going forward with my tunesmithing, I went back to the beginning. And that’s what Pretty on the Inside was about.“
On the failure of her first band, Sugar Babydoll, and the subsequent beginnings of her career, interview with The Georgia Straight (1999)
Contesto: Releasing those songs into the void, and not having the void answer back, led all of us to splinter off and attempt to make our mark by deconstructing. Instead of going forward with my tunesmithing, I went back to the beginning. And that’s what Pretty on the Inside was about. I said, ‘I’m not going to follow any of the songwriting values that I’ve been learning for a good seven years. Instead, I’m going to set up on my own land and make my own stake, and see where it goes.’ And the next place that takes me is Seattle, where what was happening was so heavy, and so intense.
On women playing guitar, Pitchfork (1 May 2014)
Contesto: If I see a chick playing guitar, I’m drawn to that band immediately. I want to know everything, even if it’s completely electronic. But you have to really get my attention if you’re male. I can’t help it. It’s part of my nature.
— Courtney Love, libro Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love
Origine: Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love
„When I was fourteen, I was so bloody ugly and I thought I was Kate Moss. I chased this guy named Mark Rennie, who was the hottest photographer in Portland, around, convinced him to [take pictures of me]. I had this big schnoz, I had blusher on, I'm wearing white gloves, and I [was] making new wave faces, and, like, voguing… there was a gap in my teeth, and I was 180 pounds. So if someone calls me ugly, it sort of rolls off my back because it's not about looks, it's about attitude—you get laid on attitude.“
On confidence; The Opie & Anthony Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUA98nxYLXE (30 May 2013)
„I am a feminist and I’ve always thought of myself as a feminist. What I don’t like about feminism and the far left in general is the in-fighting, the way that the far left in-fights too much to get anything done and I feel like in feminism it’s like, ‘well, she’s not really feminist enough’ and there can be this kind of less-than thing in feminism. And also I think there’s a biological paradigm between men and women where men are just men and women are just women, and there is something to be said about that. But at the same time, I think equality amongst the sexes is critical.“
On feminism, Dazed http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/30477/1/courtney-love-on-kurt-cobain-hole-andy-warhol-feminism-london (22 March 2016)
„I always said I’d never go to New York until someone pays me—because I’ve seen people come back from New York like desiccated, broken… New York is a tough place if you’re coming out of Port Authority or from Oregon, and they were paying me 356 dollars a day to be on the set [of Sid and Nancy] so that was really wonderful. Then I did Straight To Hell which went straight to video (but) then Andy Warhol noticed me from those two films. Then I got to be in Interview magazine and I got this little measure of celebrity, but with no money (laughs) that sucks… (but) it feels great if you’ve been wanting it. A lot of people like to say, ‘oh I didn’t ask for this, it just happened. I’m the luckiest guy in the world…’ I always wanted it.“
On her first exposure to fame after appearing in Alex Cox's films Sid and Nancy (1986) and Straight to Hell (1987), Dazed (22 March 2016)
„Since I’ve basically been giving my music away for free under the old system, I’m not afraid of wireless, MP3 files or any of the other threats to my copyrights. Anything that makes my music more available to more people is great. MP3 files sound cruddy, but a well-made album sounds great. And I don’t care what anyone says about digital recordings. At this point they are good for dance music, but try listening to a warm guitar tone on them. They suck for what I do. … I’m looking for people to help connect me to more fans, because I believe fans will leave a tip based on the enjoyment and service I provide. I’m not scared of them getting a preview. It really is going to be a global village where a billion people have access to one artist and a billion people can leave a tip if they want to. It’s a radical democratization. Every artist has access to every fan and every fan has access to every artist, and the people who direct fans to those artists. People that give advice and technical value are the people we need. People crowding the distribution pipe and trying to ignore fans and artists have no value. This is a perfect system.“
From "Courtney Love does the math", a speech given on the corruption of the music industry, from Salon.com http://www.salon.com/2000/06/14/love_7/ (14 June 2000)