All posts filed under: music

I’m Just Going to Leave You With This

A couple of days after hearing that Chris Cornell died, I’d planned to pen a short piece on my thoughts but then I read the excellent It’s Not What You Think by Rich Larson, which totally resonated with me — a lot of it I wished that I’d written, and then coupled with Tom Morello’s moving poem, I decided that there was nothing further I needed to say online. Everyone that has dwelled on the news of his passing appears to have taken away something different from it: a rock era is dying (or has died), prescription medicine contributing to suicidal thoughts needs to be stopped, it was selfish of him to leave his family behind, Eddie Vedder is the last one left… to name a few, but whatever it may be, it’s not the point. Grief is grief, surfacing in different ways among us, and loss is loss, and through social media we have come together to feel this together. I don’t really know what to take away from Chris Cornell leaving us just yet. Only that I …

Togeth-ahh

It’s been a few months since I stopped shooting for Rip It Up, however this week I helped out with a couple of jobs.  On Saturday I was needed first at the Market Shed on Holland to capture happy people drinking wine as part of a phone app launch, followed by Chai Time at Bowden’s Cinnabar at around 9pm. Cinnabar is a dance studio that had been transformed for Chai Time, and I couldn’t find the venue at first. I tried to get directions at Jarmer’s Kitchen (a totally cool vibe there by the way — made a mental note to try that place out for dinner sometime) but the staff had no idea of the whereabouts of my destination. Street lights weren’t doing much and so the area seemed darker than normal, but eventually I saw a Chai Time banner spread across a high metal fence. There were hardly any cars parked nearby, and so already I was picturing myself walking into this studio seeing 3 and a half bodies camouflaged against a wall. I sat in my car for …