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Editorial in the Daily World Newspaper

It's been 10 years since Aberdeen's most famous son died. We as a community have still failed to properly acknowledge Kurt Cobain's existence, leaving his fans - the countless many who travel from across the world to visit the birthplace of their icon - to wander town aimlessly before giving up and heading back to Seattle to spend time at the Experience Music Project.
We don't want that to happen any more.

It's ironic that an area that touts tourism as a selling point ("Grays Harbor County - Unforgettable" reads the most recent visitor's literature) would fail to see the benefits in marketing something so intrinsically popular. Something that markets itself each time Kurt's picture is on a major TV network, each time his blazing blue eyes find their way onto the cover of People, Rolling Stone or Spin.

Perhaps it's too obvious.

So now the work begins. Our committee of volunteers has agreed to meet and brainstorm ideas on how to properly memorialize Kurt. Our committee is made up of interested community members who want to see this project become a reality. We are willing to hear your thoughts.

We fully expect reactions to run through the full range of opinions and emotions. We expect objections. We expect people to play the "druggie" card. We expect people to play the "suicide" card. We expect "the bad influence" card.

Most importantly, we expect we will be successful.

Last month on The Daily World's teen page, three Aberdeen High School students took it upon themselves to ask the community why there was no Kurt Cobain memorial. These are teens who were barely out of diapers when Kurt, Krist Novoselic and Nirvana were on top of the charts. Some weren't even born when Kurt last lived here.

We cannot ignore Kurt’s faults. But neither can we ignore the stamp he placed upon the world.

We are actually part of Kurt's generation. We were raised in the same Aberdeen Kurt was from. We understood his words and angst. We empathize.

And regardless of whether we agreed with his sometimes-negative (though also sometimes positive) public opinions of his hometown, we understood how he developed his opinions and why he felt as he did. Kurt was not the first person to leave Aberdeen and bad-mouth it once gone. We graduated high school with quite a few who do the same to this day, only their words aren't amplified in the agenda-filled press and available to millions.

Aberdeen is now world-renowned. In February, a man from London won a trip to Aberdeen as part of a Nirvana contest. MTV has brought in fans from across the world to tour sites in Aberdeen associated with Kurt and Nirvana. Talk to the workers at Jack-In-The-Box, Quiznos, Top Foods or anywhere else. They all have stories of people stopping by their stores, asking for directions to Kurt's home, the bridge he reportedly slept under, his high school.

However, most come on their own and are never heard from. And when they do arrive in Aberdeen, there is nothing to see or acknowledge that our city recognizes the contributions Kurt Cobain made to music nor the fact that one guy from Aberdeen changed the face of music for an entire generation.

We want to prove to them Aberdeen isn't as bad as people make it out to be. - prove that we are progressive enough to recognize greatness.

It's time to get to work.

-- Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee
April, 2004