In life, Kurt Cobain’s approach to awards shows was basically this: Pfffffff.
In death, however, he seems to have adopted a different attitude entirely. The late Nirvana singer was apparently so excited about winning a trophy at the O Music Awards earlier this week that he interrupted whatever he normally spends his afterlife doing, swooped down to MTV’s studios and accepted it himself.
The source of Cobain’s excitement was an award for “Best Vintage Viral Video” bestowed upon Nirvana for their 1991 performance of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on “Top of the Pops.” Upon being presented with the award, Cobain – who, it’s worth mentioning, died in 1994 and would therefore have no concept of what a viral video is – addressed his adoring public through the only means available to him – a kooky psychic named Fahrusha who just happened to be standing by.
“He thinks it’s really very weird and odd that he should get an award for a rendition of the song ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ because he was so attached to his sense of smell,” said Fahrusha. “His sense of smell – he didn’t realize it totally when he was alive – was such a vibrant part of him. He really enjoyed particularly the smell of people’s bodies.”
“He felt sometimes self-conscious about his own bodily smells,” she added.
OK, maybe he wasn’t taking the award so seriously after all.
It was an odd scene, to be sure. But at least we now know what really happens to people when they die. The bad folks, as Cobain once sang, “go to a lake of fire and fry.” And as for the good folks, well, they apparently just sort of float around in the ether waiting to accept posthumous awards. This one’s for you, Kurt!
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