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Loved this guy. One of the very best. Screaming Trees day tomorrow at work I think.

 

I don't do many gigs but I saw him in Birmingham a few years back - he was ace.

 

His duets with Isobel Campbell are lovely too.

 

One of those I really felt an affinity with. 

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Yeah, really sad. Saw him many times in the late 90s early 2000s headlining and with QOTSA. There was always this change in atmosphere when he came onstage with the latter, like people started paying a different kind of attention out of respect for the weight of his presence or something.

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I’ve been struggling to hold it together with my depression and anxiety for a while now, and tonight this feels like a push over the edge. One of my musical idols, along with Chris Cornell. It feels like the music which has been a blanket for me all my life has all been pulled away, there’s no one really left 

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I know it might seem trite but the music lives on. I’m sad at how many of my musical heroes I’ve not been able to see live or won’t hear any new music from again but the music I love is still there for me. 
 

I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety all my adult life, you can get through it.  There’s support there for you if you need it, you’re not alone. 

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13 hours ago, hebejebe said:

I know it might seem trite but the music lives on. I’m sad at how many of my musical heroes I’ve not been able to see live or won’t hear any new music from again but the music I love is still there for me. 
 

I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety all my adult life, you can get through it.  There’s support there for you if you need it, you’re not alone. 

 

Thanks. Had a bit of a wobble last night, but perspective has returned a bit today.

Certain artists accompany us on our journeys through life and it hurts when they go. Mark was one of those for me. I am grateful I saw him live a few times, met him (even though he was a grumpy bastard) and that he gave us a glimpse into his soul with all the fantastic music he leaves behind.

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33 minutes ago, mechamonkey said:

Re-reading these fantastic books, not sure I can cope with Devil in a Coma right now tbh
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Weirdly, as I've been on a bit of a "books about musicians" thing over the past 12 months, I actually ordered both of these last week after a friend teccomended them to me. They've not arrived yet, but I'll still give it a little while before reading them.

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Went to see Screaming Trees in Nottingham in about 1997. Between songs, a punter shouts “Marky boy!”. Lanegan growls, “my name’s not Marky and I ain’t no boy”, to which the crowd replied “oooOOOoo”, in a Vic and Bob handbag style. Fantastic show, although at the time I was most excited because Josh Homme was in second guitar with them (and I was a massive Kyuss fan).

 

On the bus after the show, we saw Lanegan by himself under a lamppost on the outskirts of town. 
 

Loved Screaming Trees, and loved a good chunk of his solo work too. I’m really sad he’s gone, I’m just amazed and grateful he made it this far. 
 

It’s mad how many of the great voices of that period are gone - Stayley, Cornell, Cobain, Wood, Lanegan… when there are so many from the previous generation still with us. Ozzy, Robert Plant, Nancy Wilson, Steven Tyler… hell, even McCartney, Jagger, Daltrey, if you go further back. 

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9 hours ago, Twinbee said:


 

It’s mad how many of the great voices of that period are gone - Stayley, Cornell, Cobain, Wood, Lanegan… when there are so many from the previous generation still with us. Ozzy, Robert Plant, Nancy Wilson, Steven Tyler… hell, even McCartney, Jagger, Daltrey, if you go further back. 

Yeah there were suicide and accidental deaths involved but that's actually interesting to think about. The Stones etc are not only still alive but touring and going strong(ish). 

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1 hour ago, McFly said:

Yeah there were suicide and accidental deaths involved but that's actually interesting to think about. The Stones etc are not only still alive but touring and going strong(ish). 

 

As are Aerosmith and Robert Plant. His new album with Alison Krauss is beautiful.

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On 24/02/2022 at 22:14, Twinbee said:

Went to see Screaming Trees in Nottingham in about 1997. Between songs, a punter shouts “Marky boy!”. Lanegan growls, “my name’s not Marky and I ain’t no boy”, to which the crowd replied “oooOOOoo”, in a Vic and Bob handbag style. Fantastic show, although at the time I was most excited because Josh Homme was in second guitar with them (and I was a massive Kyuss fan).

 

On the bus after the show, we saw Lanegan by himself under a lamppost on the outskirts of town. 
 

Loved Screaming Trees, and loved a good chunk of his solo work too. I’m really sad he’s gone, I’m just amazed and grateful he made it this far. 
 

It’s mad how many of the great voices of that period are gone - Stayley, Cornell, Cobain, Wood, Lanegan… when there are so many from the previous generation still with us. Ozzy, Robert Plant, Nancy Wilson, Steven Tyler… hell, even McCartney, Jagger, Daltrey, if you go further back. 

 

The thing that links all of them is heroin! If you want to die early, heroin is your drug of choice. 

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