Chris Cornell's death was immensely painful the days and nights that followed May 18th/17. Seeing him a year before on his tour for Higher Truth on Sunday, July 24th/16 in my city of Calgary, I saw a man who represented life. A commoner just like his admiring audience, his magnificent voice filling up the Jack Singer Concert Hall; his musical expression through his beautifully crafted lyricism of struggles and triumphs.
SOUNDGARDEN, TEMPLE OF THE DOG, AUDIOSLAVE, CARRY ON, SCREAM, EUPHORIA MOURNING and HIGHER TRUTH. His artistic expression through his music, poetry and his voice will forever inspire me.
It was only for 3 days after he died I believed he ended his own life.
There was denial and then there was insight. I knew deep in my heart something was amiss; someone indeed hurt him. Someone killed him. Many others felt the same way and many others did not and I grew tired of fighting those who didn't share my beliefs and instead, focused solely on the muddled details shared with the public in hopes of Chris's death coming to a clearer explanation, particularly a clearer explanation from his wife.
Shortly after, I discovered things about Vicky while only looking for answers of Chris's abrupt passing. I hated it, reading to deeply into a fellow artist's personal life and stumbling upon useless information I never wanted to know. Thught later on, pieces were coming together slowly unraveling the truth.
The conflicting and changing stories, timelines, the physical and forensic evidence, the absence of the supposed CCTV footage at the MGM, the absence of images and video footage of Chris "signing autographs" on his final night alive, (this was officially reported) the one and only "fan" with an alleged signed ticket from Chris from Soundgarden's last show in Detroit, (I'll discuss that "signed ticket" in a later post) to nobody (outside of a few medics) that saw Chris at the MGM, nor video footage or images of any commotion at the MGM where one of the greatest artists on Earth dies at, is ever seen!
In our world of smartphones, millions upon millions of video clips and pictures would be plastered all over the internet of Chris Cornell on his last night alive if he was seen after Soundgarden's final show in Detroit.
You can make somebody cry Go on Do what you like I’ll be there by your side I know What the future holds You can set the world on fire Yeah if you want It isn’t hard I won’t be there looking on To see the trail of lies As you fall But I’ll take the truth The higher truth The higher truth I want the truth The higher truth The higher truth You can fill the world with pain Yeah if you want I've seen it now You can fill the world with hate I’ve seen it done before And I know how it all works out Make a promise if you can You know You’ll only break it Make a promise if you dare Go on right ahead And let’s see where it gets you But I’ll take the truth The higher truth The higher truth I want the truth The higher truth The higher truth Maybe you and I one day Will finally choose A higher truth Come let’s sit in the sun Feel the world spin around As the birds fly overhead Can’t you hear the waves Can’t you feel the rain As it falls upon your face I’ll take a truth A higher truth A higher truth I want the truth The higher truth A higher truth I’ll take a truth A higher truth A higher truth I want the truth The higher truth A higher truth Maybe you and I one day will finally choose A higher truth Can’t you feel the higher Can’t you feel the higher As it falls around? - Higher Truth, Chris Cornell.