Here is an interview that Barbara Walters conducted with Courtney Love,
the widow of rock star Kurt Cobain. So that you can get a feel for the
emotional nature of the interview the forward dialogue is presented in
full. The topics covered center around drugs, Courtney's lifestyle and the
death of Kurt Cobain. Many very clear speech reversals occurred in this
interview. They were clear and poignant because the emotional, candid
nature of the discussion created the right environment for the right brain
to be fully engaged. Reverse Speech is a right brain hemispheric function
and speech reversals occur most frequently and clearly in these type of
Barbara: "Some people feel that you in a way have a death wish and
that you are going to end up dying."
Show fed with the heroin (Barbara certainly believes heroin
plays a major role in Courtney's show)
Courtney: "I think that's what the stage diving was about. All
right, kill me, crucify me, get me, tear my breasts off."
Heal the gargle (I have no idea what this reversal means.
Barbara: "Why Courtney, why do you have the feeling that you've
got to do away with yourself.":
Courtney: "I'm a rebel. I'm pissed, I'm mad that I feel like
Americans feel like this soap opera would be so neater if she was dead."
Dad's wish for earnings. You must see proper sin (Courtney
talks about an abusive childhood. Her Father got her to try LSD when she
was very young. He obviously wanted her money as well)
Barbara: "You simulate your husband's death. To some people thats
really terrible taste. Why do you do it."
We miss him (Referring to Kurt)
Courtney: "What do I do, do I ignore it? Do I acknowledge it? Is
there a middle ground? Do I sit here and play Betty Crocker? What can I
On your heroin / We make up (Confirming drug use and
suggesting that her strange antics are in some way making recompense for
Barbara: "So this was your way of what, paying tribute to him by
doing that on stage."
Courtney: "It's more catharsis and there's not a thing I could or
would take back because it was for me not for them and yet they get
something out of it."
They were lying. It must forgive (The people were lying.
They are wrong. The reversals confirms Courtney's intention of
Barbara: "What could you have different and what do you blame
Courtney: "I've got 8,000 things, 8,000 million things."
And you lie dead (Speaks for itself.)
Barbara: "Do you feel his death is your fault?"
Courtney: "In this instance yes, I did not need to call for
intervention. I shouldn't have called for intervention."
You're fucked in the shit. (Speaks for itself. Self blaming
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