Chris Cornell Dies At 52

 
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18 May 2017 04:43
 
 
 
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18 May 2017 05:14
 

He had a great voice. Too bad.

 
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18 May 2017 20:17
 

Why did he do it?

 
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18 May 2017 21:28
 

Devastating indeed.

If I were trying to pick a favorite song the following would have to be in the pool of contenders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TksqEIl1uxU

 
 
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19 May 2017 07:52
 

I didn’t know the history behind Spoonman, my fav SG song.  Artis the Spoonman is a real dude in Seattle. You probably already knew that.

 
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LadyJane - 18 May 2017 04:43 AM

Devastating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmIqIVxUuKs

I can’t agree more, the word devastating completely encompasses how I feel about this. What a waste.

 
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19 May 2017 13:43
 

The faster you run leaves you nowhere to hide
It’s no longer fun so you retreat deep inside
All of the sorrow coming through never shows
Finds you tomorrow and yet nobody knows
Finding a voice is hard when you’re small
It’s never a choice so you don’t bother at all
It feels so absurd what you think when you’re young
You want to be heard and they’ll cut out your tongue
You shut up instead and you keep your thoughts in
Wish you were dead while your patience grows thin
Watch as you wait and when push comes to shove
And see how much hate can inspire your love
Then as we learn how to get through the day
Things take a turn as we find things to say
Faces in crowds can be daunting as hell
Breaks through the clouds coming out of your shell
Imagine all the years that it took to arrive
And shedding the tears lets you know you’re alive
Lighting the spark while you read between lines
Out of the dark where the sun always shines
The waves crashing forth reflect only sky
As you make your way north before saying goodbye
In the waters we wade searching deep for the fun
Coming out from the shade leaves us back on the run.

 
 
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21 July 2017 09:37
 

I didn’t want to start yet another dead musician thread.

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies at 41.  On Chris Cornell’s birthday, no less.

What is happening to all the GenExers succumbing to drug addiction and suicide?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd9OhYroLN0

 
 
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LadyJane - 21 July 2017 09:37 AM

I didn’t want to start yet another dead musician thread.

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies at 41.  On Chris Cornell’s birthday, no less.

What is happening to all the GenExers succumbing to drug addiction and suicide?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd9OhYroLN0

It is disturbing.  Life is so good, and these guys have the means to make it better.  It’s a loss of perspective on some level. They are tortured souls.  Sad.

 
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24 July 2017 14:30
 

It reminds me of something Tyler Durden says in the movie, and the book written by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club.

“We’re the middle children of history.  With no purpose or place.  We have no great war.  We have no great depression.  Our great war is a spiritual war.  Our great depression is our lives.”

I highly suspect that no amount of money can fix these things when they go awry.  Imagine what it’s like for those achieving rare artistic success who complain about experiencing difficulty battling an enemy that no one else can see.  They risk looking like an ungrateful crazy person.  Which is probably why they don’t.  And suffer in silence instead while weathering the storm from within.  It’s totally unnecessary.

I think it’s about time we look alive and turn this shit around.

 
 
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03 August 2017 02:04
 

I wonder if anyone has some reliable data on this? Do successful musicians commit suicide at a higher than average rate? I suspect that entertainers in general probably do but it’s likely not extraordinarily more common than people in general.

It certainly stands out due to the emotional significance music has for people.