11. Summer 1993. NA becomes not so A, if you know what I mean. Half of Silver Lake wears Cobain’s misery around its neck like a gold medallion. He has a perpetual stomachache. He is not a happy rock star.
12. March 1994. Seattle. I help Doug Pray conduct the interviews for his documentary Hype!We talk to Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, Tad, Melvins, Soundgarden, Jack Endino, Young Fresh Fellows, the Walkabouts, the Fastbacks, the Sub Pop guys — hell, everybody — but Nirvana is tantalizingly out of our reach. Cobain ODs in Rome. The interview is postponed.
13. April 1994. Cobain’s death is confirmed a few hours after my own mother passes away. For some reason, I agree to write a long Cobain obituary for Spin, which I finish in a delirious weekend of grief. I haven’t read it since, but I understand it is very sad.