I Courtney Love Weirdness
Sometimes on Facebook you can catch a glimpse of a conversation from people you don’t really know, and you might carry on that conversation in your home. Such an instance led Amy and I to discuss how hard it is for weird people to become famous enough for her cousin, a sixth-grader, to know and be moved by their work. Like if you want a young person to have good examples, and all they know of “weird people” are celebrities like Johnny Depp, whose weirdness devolves into wearing funny hats as he becomes more and more famous, what do you do? Will people find their way to good examples of things they might connect with? I think Courtney Love did a good job being famous and weird. There’s a bunch of weird celebrities, actually. Lady Gaga is a gateway. The kids are alright. All right?