Brush With Greatness: Courtney Love

Courtney Love
Courtney Love

I remember reading an article on Iceland’s economic crisis a year or two ago which reported that it’s no big deal in Reykjavik to have known Bjork before she was famous; Reykjavik has such a small scene that nearly everyone living there crossed paths with her at some point. For those who lived in Portland during the 1980s, Courtney Love is like that, a ubiquitous scenester whom everyone has a story about. I lived in New York for all of the 80s, but I maintained close ties with people back home and many of my friends were originally from there, so it’s not at all that remarkable that I would meet Courtney when she passed through New York sometime in 1985 or 1986.

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