I carry in my mental scrapbook two snapshots of Chris Cornell, one for my eyes and one for my ears. The visual image is a Sub Pop publicity photo, circa 1986; Soundgarden's singer wades waist-deep in a Lake Washington lily pond with his bandmates. His long hair flows; on his bare chest are painted flowers, two childlike blossoms, his nipples the pistils.
Songs We Love: Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, 'If We Were Vampires'There are many different ways to write a wedding song. Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry looked to their own recent nuptials for inspiration, penning "Chapel Of Love." Paul Williams and Roger Nichols wrote "We've Only Just Begun" for a Crocker Bank commercial. Dolly Parton wrote the recent "Forever Love" to be the soundtrack for renewing her vows with her husband, Carl Dean, on their 50th anniversary.