My mind was reeling all morning upon its initial reading that Gord Downie succumbed to brain cancer. Canada mourns, and with the silence come forth endless memorable riffs. Goodbyes are never easy, and this one was tougher than most others. I’m not prepared, but if I have to.
Chris Cornell died today, and I didn’t know what to write. Why did it hit me so hard? His was one of the voices to break free of the synth-laden 80s music that still haunts me. His music reintroduced me to appreciation of lyrical loudness. His scream was an amazing addition to the instrumental ensemble that was Soundgarden. Continue reading Black Days Indeed – May 18, 2017→
The happy ending was oozing into a despairing gloom. As her drinking worsened, I was finding full and empty beer cans stashed in the bushes lining the driveway and backyard. Booze was in cupboards and drawers, hidden in closets, and stuffed behind couches. Continue reading Through the Cracks – Chapter Ten→