Remember when celebrity twitters were newsworthy? When a single Kanye tweet created fodder for multiple articles?
Does no one but me notice how weird Courtney Love’s Twitter account became last May?
On May 10 I saw that her account design had been changed to a photo of a man in a blue shirt with Babe the Blue Ox on it, and the words “HEY BABE” holding a monster, tornado looking carrot. There was a pinned tweet from May 5 that was nothing but a carrot emoji, and she was no longer following anyone and at first I couldn’t see any tweets, though it said she had 5577 tweets. So I thought her account had been hacked.
It’s now more than four months later and the only thing I can see that has changed is the total number of tweets is 5555. So the carrot tweet appeared on 5/5/22 and the total tweets are 5555.
If you look on the Wayback Machine, the last capture was on March 25, 2022. The view I have doesn’t show the number of tweets in March 2022, but if you look at what’s left on her twitter feed, the most recent original tweet showing is dated May 28, 2013 – nine years ago. The tweet reads “Will you people lay off on giving this girl such grief? Shes a beautiful talented young woman, we all go through our ups and downs. grow up!” – from the replies, it seems to be about Amanda Bynes.
This is what her twitter looked like in March 2022
It seems like her account was hacked, but she hasn’t bothered to restart it. It’s possible she did this herself, making it look like her account was hacked, because she thought there might be tweets she needed to delete.
In January 2014 I was watching a lot of Twitter accounts of people linked to the Portland, Seattle, and Olympia music scenes. I’ve talked about some of the giveaways seen, for example in Tobi Vail’s tweets, and in Tad Doyle’s tweets. They never bothered to delete these tweets.
Looking at Tobi’s tweet now, it looks like not just a John Lennon or Karma Café reference, but a Courtney Love reference. There was money everywhere and now, if I go back to Courtney’s twitter from the months leading up to, and right after this event, I can see that she was busy traveling everywhere, meeting with lots of people. Among the places she was, was Las Vegas, and this was also true of Sub Pop who had a convention in Las Vegas, December 2013. There were similar patterns with Mudhoney and K Records who according to a record store employee’s tweet, all showed up (but somehow, separately) in at the same record store in Nashville in November 2013.
I’ve recently looked at Courtney’s tweets around the time of the abduction event via the Wayback Machine and it’s clear that some were deleted before the site was archived. In particular, I recall seeing a tweet appear either on January 25 or 26, 2014 in which Courtney was posing in what looked like a hospital bed with a turtle on her head. (A toy turtle I think.) I found that puzzling, but on the 27th I was abducted and held in a hospital. That tweet is gone. There was another tweet that had been posted earlier that I remember writing an email to Everett True, asking him what he thought it was about, and he said something along the lines of “it’s well known that Courtney and I don’t get along and I can’t be expected to know…” (whatever I was asking him) – that email is now missing, possibly the tweet as well.
What was the turtle about?
It does very much look to me like Courtney had a big hand in setting this scenario up. A question I have been unable to answer is how my mom and Julie Brusca became involved. I suspect that Julie was working with her kids on this. I have reason to believe it was planned out ahead of time to put me into a situation where I would reach out to the Brusca family for help, and that is how the trap was set.
Like Courtney Love, Tony Brusca seems to operate on behalf of the recording industry.