Recently we heard that the late Kurt Cobain's childhood home was going to be designated as a landmark in his hometown of Aberdeen, WA. Why shouldn't it be? It seems a fitting tribute to such an icon from right here in the Evergreen State.

On the flip side though is the wretched memorial erected in the park near his old house.
These photos of Kurt Cobain's memorial are terribly pathetic, disgraceful and just flat-out janky. Was this, really, the best that they could do?

Those words (trust me, "janky" is now officially a word) perfectly describe and might actually be too kind when describing the memorial that pays tribute to the late Nirvana frontman. What makes it even worse? It was erected by the people that knew and loved him the most.

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What's so bad about the Kurt Cobain memorial?

My old friend and former radio broadcasting brother Dan Erickson posted some pictures he took of a tribute to the late Kurt Cobain.

He described it this way:

"We were at the Kurt Cobain memorial in Aberdeen for five minutes. During that time a meth head warned me that a woman who walked under the bridge was a pot smoking prostitute. Pretty [lame] memorial.

I’ve seen cheap houses listed in Aberdeen. Now I see why. It looks like half the houses in town haven’t been maintained since the 1950s."

Is there anything we can do to honor the memory of Kurt Cobain better?

I completely agree with his assessment. Come on Nirvana fans -- someone start a GoFundMe or Kickstarter page to raise some money to give a proper memorial to a rock icon and a native son to all Washingtonians!

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