Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. I never wrote the update post because life just kept on. It’s been a busy few weeks. Daughter was out of commission for a few days with blinding tooth pain… her first experience with that particular joy. I was on solo Ben duty, moreso than usual. Younger had a minor car accident with some very sketchy details that I had to help her sort. She also had an interview for a new job with more money and shorter commute, which she got. All just life stuff, but I was also taking care of errands and being a counselor for both daughters, and dealing with Ben’s ever-changing moods, sleep, and activity levels. It’s just been a lot. Anyway… on to the point of this post… the Music!
The prompt this week – Tribute songs written in memory of someone
I knew immediately what song I wanted to use. It’s a newly released single, called Brother The Cloud, from Eddie Vedder’s upcoming solo album Earthling. You may know Eddie Vedder as the singer for Pearl Jam.
Eddie Vedder hasn’t said who this song is about, but the general consensus is that it’s either about his actual brother or about Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave. I’m guessing it’s mostly Chris Cornell, fellow musician and friend, who took his life May 18, 2017. Vedder talked a little bit about his feelings in an interview with Howard Stern, reported in Rolling Stone. The song reflects those feelings IMO.
Bonus Video of Eddie Vedder singing with Chris Cornell … there are live recordings on YouTube, but I can’t add them to the post, so you get this version.
Are you a Pearl Jam or Eddie Vedder fan? How about Chris Cornell? Do you think this is about him? What song would you chose for this prompt? I’m still lurking occasionally. Hopefully things will settle and I can get back to spamming up your posts with my endless comments. Thanks for stopping by.