Chris Cornell wasn't just a metal dude or a grunge master. He was multitudes, a superhuman shouter and delicate crooner, a creator of immortal riffs and lyrics of pain and defiance, and a restless explorer of sound and genres. His songs reached millions and he experimented in sometimes startling ways. Remember that pop solo project with Timbaland? The five-hour concert was inevitably centered on his work with Soundgarden, but also included his fiery years with Audioslave, Temple of the Dog and decades of solo work, from the wistful "Seasons" sung with notable force by Adam Levine alongside Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard to 's "The Promise" performed by actress Rita Wilson.
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Like, maybe it was probably a real note — it was probably a C-flat — but it was the way he sang it like it ripped a portal to another dimension. It was the sort of star-studded Hollywood tribute you might expect for Tom Petty or David Bowie, but instead it was honoring someone who was somewhat of an unsung hero. It was a dark and rainy, Seattle-esque night outside the Forum, but it would have already felt like that inside judging from the sea of grunge T-shirts the audience was wearing, including many Soundgarden shirts and even one for Citizen Dick. To kick off the evening, the three surviving members of Soundgarden addressed the audience, and drummer Matt Cameron explained how the event came together. So I went back to the music. I heard his voice, and I found my strength.
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It's a really great song. It has a lot of particular meaning to me because Chris was my friend. The words in 'I Am The Highway' talk about dissatisfaction, and alienation, and someone who is just on their way. They're not going to hang out with the friends and liars. It was really uncomfortable, and he wasn't just bragging about being uncomfortable, he was. It was too much. He basically was a real pure being, and complicated, but really pure, childlike. He had one foot in wanting to be famous, and one foot in just being so uncomfortable there, that he was caught somewhere in the middle.
But, if ever were there were a time to be overly cautious it's with this topic. JS married a girl her age when he was 37, after having told her that he had been threatened by an angel with a flaming sword and promising her entire family salvation if she consentedI decided to read the ces letter. She is considered "an old maid" by Mormon standards, so she may be willing to marry you--hoping you will convert someday --but she will constantly be reminded that your marriage is inferior to the "Eternal Families" of sealed Mormons, and she will fear dying and never seeing her loved ones again. By the way the dog is a corgie. I agree with what you and so many of the other replies have said: Listen with an open heart and curiosity.