Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
ohhhh bit harsh.... but then that's why we love you!!!
I must be brilliant. I've been hearing that name lately, and that he died. But I don't care enough to click that link, or to look up who he was and why he died, or why anybody does care that he died.
Soundgarden was a great band. Audioslave too. Sort of sad to see these guys go. Seems like all of my favorite rockers from my youth are dropping dead in their fifties. That's Gen X for you.Soundgarden was a pretty big band back in the day. Yet nobody really knows who this guy is. Has to search for the story about his death. As much as I love their music, I tend to hate their politics. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam stands out. Fantastic, talented musician. Total piece of shit leftist wacko in real life. Same goes for Bruce Springsteen. I love his music. Hate him. Nothing screams "I'm the common man," like hanging out on a $200 million yacht with Barack Obama. If you haven't eaten lunch yet, look it up. Needless to say, I do not listen to their music nearly as much any more. Fucking assholes!
I liked some of his solo stuff, not a big Soundgarden fan. He had been a big drug user once upon a time...got clean and sober...supposedly?
More "things aren't what they appear" stuff, it seems. Cosmetically, Chris Cornell had everything. But people don't just decide one day that it's time to go.The public life is overrated. Sure, it seems like public facing people like politicians and celebrities have it all (everything from wealth to a platform they can yap on, to the power to actually affect ordinary lives), but this stuff happens way too often. This is why I'm still hoping to marry and have kids, even though I'm a still single 31 year old man. I've just seen too many people become emotionally broken as they hit their 50's, regardless of social stature.
I also really liked soungarden, it was during a time in my life when that kind of music struck a chord for me.I give him his due, he sold an awful lot of records and was certainly near the top for a while; that's about the best a rock musician can hope for.I don't think he's a failure because of killing himself, there's all sorts of people that do that every day; just because he did it with millions in the bank.
The only reason I know the guy is because he sang the song in one of the most badass James Bond movies, Casino Royale. Otherwise, I would not have a clue.
I am sad that Chris Cornell died. On the same token, I am not going to be devastated. I did like some of his music. In the end, he wasn't a close friend or family member.
Wait... if I didn't recognize the name until AFTER they mentioned "Soundgarden", and I liked the band (at least the first album), do I still pass the test, or do I fail anyway?
He was a great singer. Amazing, powerful voice. If you don't know who he is, you're probably musically retarded.
Hello,Just discovered you through your arguing with liberals column. Been posting and reading your stuff since.This is the first of your stuff to make me go "Fuck you" too.Great,YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE!I'll still read your stuff as you make a lot of sense and are well written, but truly FUCK YOU AND YOUR "INTELLIGENCE EXAM!"Grew up listening to Soundgarden, first saw them play in 1986.You do not know who he is...fine, do not call his fans fucking morons for caring.So once again, Fuck You Asshole.I'm still going to buy your books on Amazon, they look worth a read.Have a nice day.:-)
p.s. I am really curious if you are a hypocrite or not and actually publish my comment tell you to "Fuck Off Asshole". Still hope you have a nice day.:-)
The best day of your life will be the day you realize most people do not matter. In my case, the " cool kids" in high school who looked down on me were drugged out, anti social losers who probably did not amount to much long term. Family, friends, coworkers, and those you choose to care about matter.
Wrong! Soundgarden was one of the brainier bands of the last 30 years. Not getting their music is more likely a sign of low intelligence or bad taste in rock music.
I didn't knew who he was before you mentionned him.I first heard from him through this present blog post.If ignoring who he was made me intelligent then now I am stupider because of you.Thanks a lot !
Not a big Soundgarden fan. I liked some Audioslave songs.Honestly, while I knew who Chris Cornell was, this whole incident really doesn't matter to me one way or another. I didn't know him personally, nor do I know his family. So, I have no real emotional response. In the course of my life, a pile of actors, artists, politicians, astronauts, athletes, and assorted glitterati have taken the dirt nap. I can sympathize with their families and friends, but in the end, their passing is inevitable, and to those who have no actual connection to them, largely inconsequential.I believe that most of the public carrying on and wailing is just virtue signaling grief vultures. It might also be a sign that people need to get out more and actually meet and interact with others, rather than engage in some delusion that they have a personal relationship with .
Is it OK if I am sad Nicky Hayden died?I knew him personally, and he will be missed.I only knew of Chris Cornell from hearing his name mentioned by radio types. I could not have identified any of his work until recently, and I really don't care.Then again, I just turned 60.
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