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  • A Hole in one: Courtney love CHArms CAnnes

    insights from a ConVErsation With CourtnEy loVE5

  • a holE in onE: CourtnEy loVE Charms CannEs

    Courtney on

    competition Im drIven by competItIon, she says. When Hole toured with Nine Inch Nails, I used to go into Trent Reznors dressing room and say, are you ready, punk? Im gonna crush you. This same competitive spirit still informs Courtneys songwriting. I listen to superior writers like Bob Dylan, PJ Harvey and Leonard Cohen, and scream why didnt I think of that?

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  • Courtney on

    confidence Courtney credits Holes success with an inordinate amount of self-belief. I was ambitious, and I had no Plan B. I was going to be a rock star, or I was going to throw myself off a building by the time I was 25. Utterly convinced of her own specialness, Courtney strode into the Factory in New York and demanded that Andy Warhol take her picture. The response? Sure, but she needs a nosejob.

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    Kanye & mentoring Of her fellow celebrity speaker, Courtney simply said; Some of what he said was absurd, but some of it was really smart. One thing Kanye mentioned which struck a chord with her was the importance of finding a mentor, somebody to nurture and champion your work: He was right; he couldnt have made it without Jay-Z, Eminem couldnt have made it without Dr Dre. No matter how influential the man, though, Courtney would always advise artists: Go for the wife! Thats where the power is.

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    Katy Perry & standing out I get so excited when I see a new female artist thats good and doesnt have fireworks coming out of her tits.Courtney rushed to rationalize that statement, saying she empathizes with artists like Katy Perry who, in a post-Gaga world, are pushed to greater attention seeking limits just to get by. Its the nature of the beast: In the world of hits, she says, theres only two kinds of songs. Ballads, and novelty songs.

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    Kate Moss & Trends Never one to namedrop, Courtney told the audience a little story about the time she went vintage shopping with bestie Kate Moss and they both bought the same Victorian capelet. I wore it, and I was slammed, goes the tale. Kate wore the same garment a few weeks later, and all of a sudden its a trend. Thats what you get for being friends with a supermodel. You cant try to start a trend, she says. That happens organically.

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