Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Chris Cornell

If you haven’t heard yet, Chris Cornell passed away today. He was the frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave.

I sadly only started getting into rock music from today’s time in the last couple of years. It’s kind of a long story that I’ll save for another time. I should mention that by “Today’s Time” I mean anything from the eighties to now, Both of my parents are in their sixties (my dad being closer to 70), so the rock music I listened to growing up was anything from the sixties and seventies.

In fact, I think my mom would actually disown me if I couldn’t name all of the Beatles and what they played. Just kidding, but she would be pretty mad.

Anyway, Soundgarden and Audioslave were among the first groups I started getting into that were considered “more modern.” They are big inspiration for my music. I know it sounds like I’m trying to be edgy, but ¬†they do make some good music.

Rest in peace, Chris. May you continue to inspire people through music, even though you’re gone. May your beard be forever awesome.


My Favorite: The Night

It is currently about five thirty in the morning as I write this. Anyone who has read my blog knows that I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately. Well, I fell asleep and managed to sleep for a few hours and now I don’t know if I can go back to sleep. I’ve decided to make my time awake at least slightly productive and blog about something. Maybe it’ll help me get my mind off of stuff.

My favorite thing, oddly enough, is the dark. It’s odd because I have a huge fear of the dark. If all of the lights went out right now, I’d start to cry and scream. I can’t even sleep without a small lamp on.

I love the dark so much because I’m the only one who seems to ever be up at night and I can escape the judgment of others. I don’t have to deal with someone saying, “Oh, you like X thing that I don’t like? Maybe you should change to fit in…”

I am so tired of people trying to get me to like what they like. I mean, I’m not some weirdo who is into smelling skunk farts or something. I’m just a person who has no interest in religion and loves horror movies. Why, exactly, is that so wrong?

I’m just a person who wants to just finish school and get a decent job. I don’t want to be concerned about what others think of me.