The Naked Vibes Show
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Provocative Conversations & Inspiration with musicians, artists, innovators, love-makers, & world-shakers to Enlighten, Elevate, Educate, & Entertain on truth, love, creativity, consciousness, music, sexuality, spirituality, confidence, joy, & life-mastery. Ignite your own creative genius with the spark from these ideas, travels & stories…& live music, too.
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Gratitude for Chris Cornell – Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog – Ep010 - The Naked Vibes Show
Special Edition of The Naked Vibes Show in tribute to Chris Cornell - musician, singer, songwriter - who passed on May 18, 2017, leaving the music community stunned & with a feeling of deep loss. His music - recording & performing with Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, & several solo albums - has been a soulful part of many a life soundtrack.
1:12 - I had a different podcast scheduled for today - an archived conversation with my friend Reggie Rueffer, a brilliant musician/singer/songwriter, who with his band, Spot, was on the same record label as Chris Cornell at one time. Interscope. You’ll hear some related music from Reggie in this episode.
1:40 - Chris Cornell’s death took the whole music community by surprise & his songs have been running through my mind ever since I heard the news. I’ve awakened in the middle of the night to “Fell on Black Days” several times. So, I felt it was important for me to change the podcast schedule & talk about him & how impactful his music has been on me. “Fell on Black Days” - Soundgarden from Superunknown
2:05 - Most of it can't be put into words - as is usually the case with any person who passes from our lives - whether in our families, friendships - or in the landscape of our artistic lives. Music is an intimate relationship. It connects all of us. Artists channel our personal, as well as our collective emotions & our deepest levels of expression - levels that many people could never reach without the music. It’s a wave that allows all of us to ride.
2:43 - Chris Cornell died just after Soundgarden’s show in Detroit - apparently by suicide - though reports say his wife is disputing that & many close friends are shocked because his previous behavior didn’t indicate anything like that. She says he may have taken an extra dose of his anxiety medication, of which suicidal thoughts are a potential side effect. So, we don’t really know - this is only what’s in the news at the moment.
3:10 - Last podcast, I talked about the Divine or Sacred Feminine - & Chris certainly embodied that energy. He was such a masculine man, but his lyrics & music bring forth the mystery of human nature - the deeper secrets, longings & desires - & it taps into those places where all of us house things we don’t know & don’t understand - the secret places.
3:39 - Death is one of those secret places. One of those places we don’