Don't know if identify,but I grew up in a tiny hamlet in washington state.In the mid 1980's I fancied myself a heavy metal guitarist,and long story short ended up through my musical travels in a Aberdeen wa. music store where I was hopeing to locate like
minded metal musicians,unable to find any in the immediate area.(Aberdeen was 50 miles from my hometown).The musicians board
in that store was typical of the postings I would find in the store closer to my home town,"working country band seeks bass player" type stuff.Except one,which was posted by a guy who was not a metal head,but into indie artsy music,and I think was looking for a drummer.I figured he might know some local metal players,I liked various punk and pre-punk bands as well.I called his number from a pay phone in Aberdeen,and got a hold of this 19 year old guy,( i was 22 myself) named Kurt, and yes it was THAT Kurt.looking back
on our conversation that day,and his ability to ask me things that made me feel like some thing was odd about me, or justify my actions,"why'd you call me?","you drove all the way over here?","you still havn't played in any bands?"My response to each was rooted in the same reason,because i couldn't find like minded people in my immediate area.His voice was very flat and reserved,except for when i told him if i were going to play punk i'd wanna combine the ramones with black sabbath,to which he got some expectation in his voice when he asked me if i liked the band flipper.When i said i was aware of them but had never heard their music,his voice went back to that flat tone,"well, you should listen to them, their really good".By the late 1980's i was living in Seattle and at club shows a couple times where Kurt and Krist Novoselic where also,standing right beside me.Kurt would like me,keep to himself,only responding to people if they initiated conversation,while Krist was very gregarious,seeking people out.I believe Kurt was like myself a schizoid personality,who benefited from an alliance with the more personable Krist.And sadly like some schizoids',was maybe lacking in being able to pick up social cues, making him vulnerable to parasitic sociopes that may have contributed to his early demise.