So yesterday I've bought my ticket to the Chris Cornell concert on June 17th. Over the last couple of years I've seen several performances of world class artists here, among them Opeth, Blond Redhead, Incubus and Evanescence and there are many others that I didn't attend: Roger Waters, Supergrass, Tori Amos and more. Several years back few musicians bothered to come here, even despite of massive request and anticipation from Israeli fans. Several artists even canceled shows at the last moment, even though I really can't complain, seeing as how those bands were Depache Mode and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Honestly, I don't know what allowed for this change, but it's definitely one for the better. After all, it's not that Israel become any safer, but if the people abroad are under the false impression that it is, I won't be the one to tell them otherwise.
At the risk of sounding like a fanboy, I believe that Cornell is truly one of the best rock singers out there and a personal favorite of mine. His voice is so unique and textured in a way that just envelops you with every line he delivers. While I do appreciate his work in Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog, I think he shines the most on his solo album Euphoria Morning (also a favorite of mine). The songs are kind of poppish, but woven so well and constructed so intricately that you simply can't be apathetic to them. His last album, however, is a bit weird. The best and worst part about it is a 6/8 time blues cover to Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. Does it work? Sure it does, but it doesn't have that addictive moody atmosphere of his former. And if we're already tackling the issue of Jackson -
If anyone was wondering why no new comics are up, rest assured they'll return during the next couple of weeks and on a weekly basis. It's not that I'm dead, just indisposed at the moment.
Also, we've set a new gig on the May 9th at the Koltura - don't forget to bring me birthday presents.