Chris Cornell and the Death of a Musical Legacy

In the fall of 1990 I bought a cassette tape of Louder Than Love by Soundgarden. I admit that I was confused by its sludgy guitars, odd time signatures and dark subject matter. Their music was a big departure from the popular hair metal bands that ruled the airwaves in the 80s. I think I ultimately gave that cassette tape away.

Then in 1991, my brother Nick and I were shopping for some forgettable prog metal in Sam Goody, I think. Our friend John Lewis worked there and was raving about this new stuff coming out of Seattle. He almost forced us to buy this new CD by a supergroup called Temple of the Dog. That was life changing, the scales fell away and much of the music from the past ten years was suddenly irrelevant. It’s a cruel irony that this seminal work came about as a tribute to someone who died too young and from utterly tragic circumstances.

Chris Cornell, you will be sorely missed. I’m sad for all of music and those of you who weren’t around to witness the last great era of rock music.

May & June 2017 Gigs

And so it begins, the annual summer schedule chock a block with dates at the Jersey Shore.  Stay tuned for announcements next month for Moot Davis Europe tour dates.

May 3 – 7:30pm, Open Stage @ Filomena’s, Berlin, NJ
May 5 – 8:00pm, Deck Band @ Racks Williamstown, Williamstown, NJ
May 6 – 9:00pm, Deck Band @ Tir Na Nog, Voorhees, NJ
May 7 – 2:00pm, playing drums for Dave J @ Marlton Elks, Marlton, NJ
May 10 – 7:30pm, Open Stage @ Filomena’s, Berlin, NJ
May 13 – 8:30pm, Deck Band @ Rusty Nail, Cape May, NJ
May 19 – 10:00pm, Deck Band @ Rush Lounge, Golden Nugget Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
May 17 – 7:30pm, Open Stage @ Filomena’s, Berlin, NJ
May 26 – 8:30pm, Deck Band @ Otts Medford, Medford, NJ
May 27 – 8:30pm, Deck Band @ Rusty Nail, Cape May, NJ
May 31 – 7:30pm, Open Stage @ Filomena’s, Berlin, NJ

Jun 2 – 9:30pm, Deck Band @ Otts Greentop, Berlin, NJ
Jun 3 – 2:30pm, Deck Band @ The Deck, Golden Nugget Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Jun 3 – 10pm, Crisbie @ Kelly’s, Wilmington, DE
Jun 4 – 4pm, Billy D Duo @ Pic-A-Lilli Inn, Shamong, NJ
Jun 7 – 7:30pm, Open Stage @ Filomena’s, Berlin, NJ
Jun 9 – 9:00pm, Deck Band @ Stephanie’s Too, Winslow Twp, NJ
Jun 10 – 8:30pm, Deck Band @ Rusty Nail, Cape May, NJ
Jun 14 – 7:30pm, Open Stage @ Filomena’s, Berlin, NJ
Jun 21 – 7:30pm, Open Stage @ Filomena’s, Berlin, NJ
Jun 24 – 2:30pm, Deck Band @ The Deck, Golden Nugget Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Jun 24 – 8:30pm, Deck Band @ Rusty Nail, Cape May, NJ
Jun 28 – 7:30pm, Open Stage @ Filomena’s, Berlin, NJ
Jun 30 – 5pm, Deck Band @ Lacostsa, Sea Isle City, NJ