He recorded the interview on cassette tape. We uncovered this interview RocksBackPages. Jon Savage is a writer, broadcaster, and music journalist. You know I felt so different and so crazy that people just left me alone. My mother has always tried to keep a little bit of English culture in our family. You know?
In September , I was a nervous freshman at the University of Michigan, sitting on a friend's dorm room floor, when a guy ran in from down the hall, saying, "You've got to hear this". It's hard to capture how radical that song and that moment felt. Cobain and his bandmates were suddenly ubiquitous, an explosion of insolent Pacific Northwest cool into my deeply uncool, and fundamentally conservative, Midwestern world.
The complexities of this novel are deftly handled by Hamburger, whose sensitive and observant prose is a pure joy to read on every page. My initial motivation was to write something that would force me to delve into the emotional realm, so I began doing various disconnected and fairly autobiographical pieces on the same theme, attempting to find my way into a story. Maybe the world is catching up to me? In the book, Ari is not completely aware of all the things Cobain did and said regarding gay rights, yet he does feel a spirit of acceptance coming through the sound, the lyrics, and the image of Nirvana.