"These ideas of God and afterlife and sin seem very abstract, but they’re part of how I grew up, so inevitably they affect the way I think. I went through a period of intense atheism, but now I find myself going back and forth between feeling like there are things at work besides biology, and feeling like it’s complete nonsense. I know that if you put forth positive energy, it often returns to you. I suppose that’s some form of spirituality, however vague it is. It’s also hard to explain why things like love and music exist, things that seem contradictory to your bodily needs, like eating. When you fall in love, you don’t wanna eat - why is that? Shouldn’t you always wanna eat if you’re just a little mammal?"
— Conor Oberst (via infinitysandwich)
the glorification of kurt cobain and demonization of courtney love is so discouraging but a reminder that if you’re a man and you’re an abrasive, provocative, drug-addled musician then you’re the voice of a generation but if you’re all of those things and a woman, you’re a junkie succubus