Ted's Blog: Chris Cornell

May 19, 2017

I usually only blog about sports, but today I am going to blog about Chris Cornell. Now, I can sit here and tell you all about the impact this man and the music he made had on people, but today I am simply going to tell my personal story of interaction with the man. See, in my job I am very lucky to get to meet famous people and Chris was one of them. We actually got to talk to him a few times and I was always struck by how nice he was to me. Now, I did not know him personally, but he was always nice and was very low key. It is always cool to see how famous people can interact with fans of theirs. I did not grow up listening to a ton of rock music so I was in my 20's when I really discovered SoundGarden and fell in love with Slaves and Bulldozers. I was lucky enough to go see Chris Cornell in a small setting at the Showbox SODO almost ten years ago and at that point the dude had me. I was blown away by his voice and performance. 

So, now it has been years and I am fully aware of who Chris Cornell is and what a voice the guy has. After a while, we got to talk to him on the phone and it was awesome as he told stories of working at Ray's Boathouse and listening to KISW. Then years after that we got to have him in studio for the first time and he was so nice. During the show, Miles and Thrill like to have a cigarette sometimes during the breaks so it was just Chris and I in the studio chatting and it was cool. We were just a couple guys chopping it up like any dudes would. The last time he came in he was not even promoting anything and just was a Seattle guy who wanted to come by and say hello. It's a sad day in Seattle and for music in general.