Kurt has a very sweet way about him, almost shy. He’ll sit there and not talk, but not in a hostile way- besides, it’s hard for anyone, even me, to get a word in edgewise with the loquacious Miss Courtney. But he’ll definitely answer any question. I ask how they met. “I saw him play in Portland in 1988,” says Courtney. “I’m from Eugene. I thought he was really passionate and cute, but I couldn’t tell if he was smart, or had any integrity. And then I met him at a show about a year, or something ago.” “Butthole Surfers,” says Kurt. “And L7,” adds Courtney, “I really pursued him, not too agressive, but agressive enough that some girls would have been embarrassed by it. I’m direct. That can scare a lot of boys. Like, I got Kurt’s number when they were on tour, and I would call him. And I would do interviews with people who I knew were going to interview Nirvana, and I would tell them I had a crush on Kurt. Kurt was scared of me. He said he didn’t have time to deal with me. But I knew it was inevitable.” Kurt adds, “I would just like to say I liked Courtney a lot. I wasn’t ignoring her. I didn’t mean to play hard to get. I just didn’t have the time, I had so many things on my mind.” “He had to write a hit record,” says Courtney.