Rich Larson offers some insight and a cautionary warning in the wake of losing Chris Cornell. A musician friend said to me, “it just proves that money doesn’t buy happiness”. I’m not sure this tragic death proves that at all. Depression and happiness are not mutually exclusive and it is a little dangerous to think that they are. Read on…Rich Larson says it so much better than I do…
The First Ten Words by Rich Larson
Chris Cornell, 1964-2017
Chris Cornell died early Thursday morning. His band Soundgarden played a show on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Two hours after the show ended, he was gone.
For two days, I’ve been working on a piece to pay tribute to him, and it’s been a struggle. Usually when I have a problem like this it’s because I’m staring at a blank screen trying to figure out what I want to say. That’s not the problem this time. The problem is I have way too much to say.
I’m not going to sit here and claim to have been a huge fan of Soundgarden. I didn’t dislike them, I just had to take them in small doses. I was a fan of Cornell. I love “Seasons,” the solo song he had on Cameron Crowe’s movie, Singles. It’s a droning acoustic song about isolation and the…
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Depression is a deeply disturbing subject. The sad truth is, sometimes the happiest person can be hiding the darkest sadness.
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