Rock star deaths
Another rock star died today, and by his own hand… again. It’s time to have the talk. The big talk. The one your dad was supposed to have with you when you were 12… but he was afraid to. So, instead he just told your mom that you two had ‘the talk’ and just bought you a Penthouse from that 7-11 over at 44th & Camelback? You know, ‘scary Larry worked there overnights?’ Dude was LEGEND, and would sell ciggies and Mickey’s Big Mouth beers to anyone as long as there were no other customers in the store.
Or… am I being too specific? So let’s just finally have that ‘talk’. The ‘talk’ about rock stars dying.
1. Kurt Cobain – do you think Courtney was involved?
No, I don’t. This guy was a fucked up, depressed addict and he killed himself Next?
2. The ’27 club’, think it’s a real thing, or just a perfect example of confirmation bias?
Confirmation bias and the result of (see abovel applied to a famous too soon crowd.
3. What’s your favorite rock star death? I know that’s a sick question… let me rephrase it ‘what is the most interesting death… to you’?
The deaths of the Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Richie Valens – The Day The Music Died. We almost lost Waylon on that one. What would have become of Outlaw Country without him? Not to mention the lovely narration of the Dukes of Hazard
4. What rock star death hit you the hardest?
Prince, probably. Didn’t see that one coming.
5. Who is the rock star that you are most surprised isn’t dead? Difficulty challenge – other than Keith Richards. Don’t be so obvious, man!
Using Mr. Richards as the gauge – i go with Iggy Pop. He has lived pretty hard and I am surprised he is still alive. A lot of the 1970s and 1980s punk stars still breathing tend to amaze me.
Questions via Lono