I can’t say I was ever what one might call a fan of Soundgarden and Chris Cornell. Which now hits me as sad, because I do actually like every Soundgarden song I’ve ever heard.

So the genius and clear, precise voice of Chris will be missed.

The picture above is the only clear shot I got of the band at a concert in Portland in 2013

It was right after my step-father passed away. My sister had swooped in and helped us set everything back into some semblance of order. When she found out that Soundgarden was playing she bought us both tickets. I hate to say it but the sound balance was way off, but I still enjoyed the show. I guess, perhaps, that is what links my feelings to this loss.

And she made me go dressed like this….