Chris Cornell

“Cornell was a real one.”   (Jeff Weiss for noisey)

I have “experienced” various famous musician deaths.  George Michael hurt because I remember listening to him with mom.  Chris Cornell hurts because he and Soundgarden and Audioslave were a part of my life.  And who doesn’t at least appreciate Temple of The Dog?  I mean, have you heard “Hunger Strike?”

I learned of his passing while getting ready for work.  I wanted to go back to bed.  I realize that is an overdramatic reaction.  I am an adult, after all.  But it’s Chris Cornell.  How could we lose that voice?  How could we lose that man?  When I think “grunge,” the first person I think of is Chris Cornell.  I feel lucky to have watched his growth since the early 1990s.  I even enjoyed his solo work.

“Please, mother mercy, take me from this place and the long-winded curses I keep hearing in my head.  Words never listen.”