The Silences by Steven McCarty
When Kurt Cobain killed himself on April 5, 1994, I was a brooding fifteen year-old in a small trailer park in West Virginia. I was watching MTV when Kurt Loder came on to make the announcement. I called my girlfriend to tell her the news. We both loved any music that seemed to find its way out of Seattle and into our little corner of Appalachia. I made her mixed tapes of Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana. When I hung up the phone, I think I may have cried.
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