Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will be better than the previous one and will bring us much more joy. I was overwhelmed by all the sad events that happened in 2017 and was seriously thinking of quitting this blog but now I am more than sure that I should continue no matter what.
So I am eventually planning to prepare the place for Chris Cornell and to post more or less regularly in 2018. Don’t expect the flood of new content but I think one new post a week is a reasonable goal.
Let’s start this year with one of the uplifting events that took place last year. See yourselves what happens when 1200 people gather to play Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit 😀 Read the coverage of this concert here and listen to their cover below. I just wish Kurt could see this! ❤
So apparently it IS true. Chris Cornell really died. After a couple of days I am starting to slowly accept this fact but I don’t think I will ever come to terms with what happened. It’s extremely painful to know that the one who kept you from committing suicide long time ago, has now done it himself.
I have created this page to commemorate the musicians who have influenced me, particularly Layne, Andy and Kurt. However, since that moment others have joined them on the other side: Mike Starr, Scott Weiland and now Chris Cornell. Last week, I was on the verge of deleting this blog because I got scared of how many more alleys I would have to add to this little graveyard. However, in the end I decided to keep calm and carry on.
The answer to the question ‘why?’ is in the poem of an ancient Roman author Horace.
I have completed a monument
More lasting than bronze and far higher
Than that royal pile of Pyramids (…)
My end won’t be complete, and a great
Part of me will evade the death god
This is the quintessence of any art. By creating, you leave a piece of yourself in your work. Thanks to the book you write, the picture you paint or the song you sing, you never die completely. In the past, people believed that the person only wholly dies when the last person who knew him/her dies as well because as long as the memory lives, this person lives, too. Now, in the era of media and the Internet this is truer than ever before.
So in the end I decided that I will keep blogging here and I will create an alley for Chris in this graveyard. I will do it because I will always perceive him as a living person. He is very alive for me and always will be.
And as for the news about the funeral, see this link.
I just want to say that I have refurbished the blog a bit so hopefully the layout is clearer and easier to read now.
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And now that I’m done with announcements I can post Layne and Shannon 😉