I woke up last Thursday to the news that many heard, that Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden, had died. Living in the Detroit area, this was even bigger news, because he had just played a show the night before. He died in a hotel just a few blocks away from where he had performed. It was sad news, made even sadder when it came out later that he had killed himself. It makes me wonder the true cost of fame and fortune.
Back In The Day
After college, a few buddies decided to form a band. This was back in the mid-1990’s so the alternative music scene was still in full swing (though waning, as a look back reveals). They were pretty good, and managed to get quite a few gigs playing at local bars and other establishments. I wasn’t musically gifted so I wasn’t in the band. But, I hung around with them, helping them load and unload, and keeping track of the money side of things.
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