Josh Brolin Reveals How Chris Cornell Spoke To Jeff Buckley Beyond Grave

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Josh Brolin discussed the release of Chris Cornell’s new song “When Bad Does Good” in a new Instagram post. He also discussed witnessing Cornell talk to Jeff Buckley onstage after Buckley’s passing the first time he met him.

“My dear friend,

They released ‘When Bad Does Good’ today. I remember when you sent it to me and ask what I thought. Hearing your voice again overwhelms me like that first time we met at Hollywood Cafe and you were on stage with just your guitar and a phone next to you and you were having conversations with Jeff Buckley.

It all comes back: all the conversations, the written words back and forth, a small room back stage here and there when we could find the time full of easy conversation and connections. I miss you buddy. Vicky and I have stayed in touch. It was Toni’s birthday, but I’m sure you know that. All is well but hearts still contract and expand with each thought of you or as a song bleeds through the radio. I love you, buddy. Always will. xo JB.”

View the full touching Instagram post from Josh Brolin below.

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My dear friend, They released “When Bad Does Good” today. I remember when you sent it to me and ask what I thought. Hearing your voice again overwhelms me like that first time we met at Hollywood Cafe and you were on stage with just your guitar and a phone next to you and you were having conversations with Jeff Buckley. It all comes back: all the conversations, the written words back and forth, a small room back stage here and there when we could find the time full of easy conversation and connections. I miss you buddy. Vicky and I have stayed in touch. It was Toni’s birthday, but I’m sure you know that. All is well but hearts still contract and expand with each thought of you or as a song bleeds through the radio. I love you, buddy. Always will. xo JB #Repost @chriscornellofficial ・・・ #WHENBADDOESGOOD chriscornell.com

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  • makingconnections

    I’m always fascinating with people talking to those that have passed on in the public domain. In the old days it was in the newspaper on the anniversary of a death. I remember thinking at a very young age–the dead must read the paper.

    This is an intimate conversation. It would be interesting to know exactly how Chris Cornell was talking with Jeff Buckley on stage. Was it flow of consciousness as part of his performance or actually seeming to talk to him.

    • Corndog

      My mum claims that she had another interaction with my dad. She said she’d just walked into the kitchen when she was taken aback because she said she could suddenly hear windchimes. Apparently then she felt he was standing behind her and she heard him cough right in her ear. He had this weird throat clearing noise he’d always make that was very distinctive and that’s what she says she heard.

      I’m really not sure if I should be concerned about this or not.

      • makingconnections

        Hi! How are you faring across the oceans?

        I wouldn’t worry about her–it’s so common–my Grandmother routinely had some sort of interaction with my Grandfather. How does she seem otherwise, besides being sad over all you’ve all been through in the past few years? Can you see her getting back to being her old self sometimes? I know it’s difficult because there’s been so much stress for a long time. Actually, talking about all that has happened and giving yourself time to just accept that it went the way it did is so good. Some people hesitate to talk about the deceased, but really, it’s the best thing! (Also, I hope all of you can be gentle with yourselves. Alcoholism destroys brain cells and those that are afflicted with the condition sometimes become impossible to deal with as they age.)

        I hope this can be a fresh start for all of you.

        • Corndog

          Hi MC. I’m still feeling pretty down in general but i’m doing my best not to dwell on it. How are you getting on?

          My mum is worrying me to be honest. I think that she is spiralling down deeper into depression, mostly because of her health situation but obviously the whole situation with my dad hasn’t helped much. She’s really not getting any healthier and i worry that she wont be around for much longer.

          I’m glad that you don’t think these ‘interactions’ with my dad are anything to worry about. I’ll just keep an eye on it and see how it plays out. She didn’t seem that bothered by this second one so i guess as long as that is the case then no harm no foul, right?