Re-post:A Good Goodbye?/ Ein Gutes Aufwiedersehen?

4 thoughts on “Re-post:A Good Goodbye?/ Ein Gutes Aufwiedersehen?”

  1. A poignant tribute.
    There is a painfully tragic link to Chester Bennignton. Early that year , he lost a friend and associate Chris Cornell (Audioslave and Soungarden) in similar circumstances, in turn Cornell had lost a friend Andrew Wood in 1990 through drugs (Wood was part of Mother Love Bone- credited as one of the founding bands of the Seattle grunge sound).
    Reading this tribute has brought to mind an old Association song: Requiem for The Masses, which was a lament and protest during the Vietnam War. Yet somehow it seems to fit for artistic folk who have to struggle with demons:

    Lyrics-

    Requiem aeternam, requiem aeternam
    Mama, mama, forget your pies
    Have faith they won’t get cold
    And turn your eyes to the bloodshot sky
    Your flag is flying full

    At half mast, for the matadors
    Who turned their backs to please the crowd
    And all fell before the bull

    Red was the color of his blood flowing thin
    Pallid white was the color of his lifeless skin
    Blue was the color of the morning sky
    He saw looking up from the ground where he died
    It was the last thing ever seen by him

    Kyrie Eleison
    Mama, mama, forget your pies
    Have faith they won’t get cold
    And turn your eyes to the bloodshot sky
    Your flag is flying full

    At half mast, for the matadors
    Who turned their backs to please the crowd
    And all fell before the bull

    Black and white were the figures that recorded him
    Black and white was the newsprint he was mentioned in
    Black and white was the question that so bothered him
    He never asked, he was taught not to ask
    But was on his lips as they buried him

    Rex tremendae majestatis
    Requiem aeternam, Requiem aeternam

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    1. Thanks and thanks for the info too. I think it says so much about our societies and the music industry that so many talented people can’t make it to a ripe old age: Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, Taylor Hawkins, and all those who you named to name just a few. I feel creativity should carry your life not destroy it. ✨️

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      1. The dangerous many fell into was to become the image the public think you are, couple that with the pressure of performing and creating, then there is a toxic mix.
        Vincent Furnier, aka Alice Cooper came through that time and has successfully separated himself from the character.
        Entertaining can be dangerous.

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