Category Archives: Seattle

Lighthouses Don’t Go Running All Over An Island…

Thank you if you still follow this calm site that has recently turned really quiet. Sorry about that, I have a new job and in my free time I am trying to multi-task, unfortunately this is not a good tactics when you want to keep up with regular blogging. But I still have some links with tributes to Chris Cornell and some unpublished material in the Drafts section so please, stay with me.

Meanwhile, this beautiful picture of West Point Light made me think of the quote I once read

My dear,

Here’s the thing about teaching people; you can’t teach them if they don’t want to learn. And most don’t want to learn.

That’s why all you can do is live your life to the best of your ability and let it shine like a beacon for others to follow. If they want to learn they’ll come to you. And when they do, that’s when you try to teach them something.

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

Falsely yours,
Anne Lamott

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Space Needle (Episode 28)

I have recently been busy developing the twin site Metal Graveyard but I did not forget about Grunge Graveyard. I will post more tributes to Chris Cornell soon and today enjoy the view of Seattle’s most characteristic building in Friday With Space Needle.

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Tributes To Chris Cornell Part 1: Eddie Vedder, Guns’N’Roses and Metallica

EDDIE VEDDER

The first concert of his solo tour that began in Amsterdam was heavily influenced by Chris Cornell’s death. Here is the coverage of Consequence of Sound

Eddie Vedder kicked off a European solo tour in Amsterdam on Saturday night. Reeling from the death of his longtime friend and collaborator Chris Cornell, the performance was said to be an emotional one, with Vedder playing several songs in tribute to the Soundgarden singer.

In his opening performance of Pearl Jam’s “Long Road”, Vedder changed the lyrics to “Without you/ something is missing.” A cover of Cat Stevens’ “Trouble” followed. Vedder than played Pearl Jam’s “Sometimes” during which he cried out, “Where were you, dear God?” Other notable performances included his own composition “Without You”, a cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done” (a song about heroin addiction), and Pearl Jam’s “Immortality”. He opened the first encore with a cover of Fugazi’s “I’m So Tired”, which features lyrics like, “Out here/ Barely see my breath/ Surrounded by jealousy and death/ I can’t be reached/ Only had one call/ Dragged underneath Separate from you all/ You all.”

At one point during the concert, a fan yelled out, “I love you!”, to which Vedder responded, “Thank you. I need it – we all need it. I’m thinking of a lot of people tonight. And some in particular and their families. And I just know that healing takes time, if it ever happens. It takes time, and that means you have to start somewhere. So let it be music. Let it be love and togetherness. And let it be Amsterdam.”

A PearlJam.com member named Electro_UK who attended the show, posted the following account to the band’s message board,

“The show was pretty much entirely about Chris without directly mentioning him. It was clear Eddie couldn’t bring himself to talk about it head on. He spoke a little how the healing process can start with music and made numerous references to how sad he was and how much he and his friends were struggling.

Frankly it is the bravest performance I have ever seen. At times it seemed like he was a word or two away from breaking into tears. He mumbled more than usual, he violently stamped into the floor on Immortality and others and after ‘The End’ I thought he was ready to just walk off and not play anymore. There were funny moments and he picked up in the second half. You could hear the crowd emotionally gasp when Light Years started. On the outro to Sometimes he cried out ‘Where were you, dear God?’ It was heart breaking.”

Guns’n’Roses

Here is the coverage by Consequence of Sound

Guns N’ Roses kicked off their 2017 summer tour at Slane Castle in Ireland on Saturday. Near the middle of the set, after ripping through a bunch of their greatest hits, the band took a moment to honor Chris Cornell with a cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”. Watch fan-shot footage below.

“This one’s for you Chris,” the band tweeted prior to the performance.

This one’s for you Chris.
Black Hole Sun.
Live from Slane, Ireland.#GNRinSlane

— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) May 27, 2017

In 2015, GNR bassist Duff McKagan collaborated with Cornell as part of a Mad Season reunion performance staged by surviving members Mike McCready and Barrett Martin and also featuring the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Metallica

Again the coverage of Consequence of Sound

Metallica are currently on one of the most anticipated tours of the season as they support their latest album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. During a concert near Boston last Friday, however, the metal rockers took time out of their set to remember fallen grunge legend Chris Cornell.

As Metallica were wrapping up a performance of “Halo on Fire,” bassist Robert Trujillo launched into a solo bass version of Soundgarden classic “Black Hole Sun”. Though brief, Trujillo knocked it out with both admirable focus and reverence. Listen to it on Metallica’s Instagram account.

to be continued…

 

Space Needle (Episode 27)

I thought it would be good to post sth lighter today and to restore the tradition of Fridays with Space Needle so here it is, a stunning picture of Seattle panorama.

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I am planning to come back to the topic of Chris Cornell’s death next week. I have gathered quite a lot of links with numerous tributes that have been made to him by various artists and will post them here (divided into parts because it is just too much content for one entry).

I am not sure if you are interested in that but Chris’ death has inspired me to make a twin site called Metal Graveyard. It debuts in the net today, I am not  sure if you like metal music as well, however if you do, please check it out. Link is here. Thank you 🙂

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Space Needle (Episode 26)

It’s Space Needle Friday, enjoy your weekend

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Space Needle (Episode 25)

It’s Space Needle Friday, enjoy your weekend

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Space Needle (Episode 24)

Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

FULL MOON LO - SEATTLE - 031714 Full moon on Monday sinking in the morning light over the Olympic Mountains. Photopraph taken from Capitol Hill.

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Full moon on Monday sinking in the morning light over the Olympic Mountains. Photopraph taken from Capitol Hill.

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