[This originally appeared on brother site GeeksandBeats.com – AC]
In a recent episode of his Peabody Award-winning CNN show, Anthony Bourdain sits and has a beer with Mark Lanegan, singer of 90s band Screaming Trees and collaborator with Nirvana, Layne Staley and Mike McCready in Mad Season and Josh Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age.
They talked food and music, the way the world has changed in the past 20 years and Lanegan’s passions, shining a light on someone people might consider the leader of a one-hit-wonder band.
I’m heartbroken. @Bourdain was such a positive force in my life and so many others. A great friend and artist. What a sad fucking day
— mark lanegan (@marklanegan) June 8, 2018
In another episode, slightly longer ago, Bourdain sat with Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and his wife, journalist Yeganeh Salehi, months before they were arrested at their home in Iran, chatting about their American home (neither were born in the States), what they missed and their optimism for the future.
Anthony Bourdain built a second, maybe a third, career out of talking with people about their lives and the world. With news of his death at the age of 61 on June 8, the world has become smaller, less colourful, sadder and less vibrant.