Monday, July 25, 2011

The Ranks Swell Within The Dead At 27 Club

The infamous Club 27 has added another member to its legendary myth and maybe it continue to expand, time will tell. Strange occurrences such as these tend to make me think on the Bermuda Triangle, The Red Triangle, Atlantis and many more topics that we cannot quite find the easy answers to. Personally I am of the mindset that these myths perpetuate themselves as many are chasing their proverbial "15 minutes of fame" or think if they were dead, then they will become more famous. Or it could be much more simple, tragedy happened and life caught up with them in one way or another. One could speculate on and on and this will be the talk for weeks to come unfortunately. Yet, we have far more going on in the world that deserves attention instead of hearing about how one person had such a talent and wasted it. Remember these folks for their contributions to music but don't dwell on the "what if". That is a huge disservice to all the up and coming artists who have long careers ahead of them.

In light of another member joining the dead at twenty seven club, have a listen to some of the members of this elite list. It is a tragedy that they all are gone way too soon to see how their careers could have unfolded. At the same time look at it and realize you have to seize the day and make it happen before its all said and done. Get off your lazy asses and go make some shit happen to be remembered.

Brian Jones, founder of Rolling Stones

Jimi Hendrix

Janis Joplin

Jim Morrison - The Doors

Kurt Cobain - Nirvana

Amy Winehouse