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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by oceanblue, Aug 31, 2019.
I thought they (journalists) already have.
I enjoyed the article.
Behold the killing fields that lie before us: Bob Dylan (78 years old); Paul McCartney (77); Paul Simon (77) and Art Garfunkel (77); Carole King (77); Brian Wilson (77); Mick Jagger (76) and Keith Richards (75); Joni Mitchell (75); Jimmy Page (75) and Robert Plant (71); Ray Davies (75); Roger Daltrey (75) and Pete Townshend (74); Roger Waters (75) and David Gilmour (73); Rod Stewart (74); Eric Clapton (74); Debbie Harry (74); Neil Young (73); Van Morrison (73); Bryan Ferry (73); Elton John (72); Don Henley (72); James Taylor (71); Jackson Browne (70); Billy Joel (70); and Bruce Springsteen (69, but turning 70 next month).
Ya just the tip of the iceberg. Keef will not live much longer. None of us will. I'm enjoying the ride.
The writer seems like the jerk who would look at a 7 year old and say “you do understand that your puppy is going to die some day don’t you?”
There's no scientific proof of this.
I think my sarcasm got lost in translation.
Nonsense... I feel fine.
One of my wife’s college friends has a ‘69 SG Special that she loaned to me for a couple years. It’s in incredible shape and she is a non-player.
When I returned it to her I told her to keep checking the obits and when she hears that Townshend has died - list it .
(Actually , I think she should have sold it a couple years ago but that’s another story...)
Oh - I don’t understand any of the anger about the article.
I could understand a response like : “yeah, so what ? Everybody gets old.”
Or “a list of famous musicians ages ? Boring...”
But - people not wanting to talk about death or avoiding the subjectin general is a different deal . Some people are comfortable with it and some people aren’t .
It’s how you’re raised and whether anybody used the word “morbid” if someone brought it up.
I'm guessing Keef will outlive the author of that article.
Maybe Willie too...
I'm looking at life mostly in the rear view mirror, it's been a good one, interesting, and sometimes even fun. I just hope it doesn't take me as long to die as it did to live. Be kind of nice if it was just kind of like a fuse blowing PHUEFFFF, okay that's gonna do it for TD. I don't want to sit around and think about a bunch of musicians dying, and I sure as hell don't want to think about my own demise, it kind of throws a damper on living.
BIG business here, mostly locked up by a couple companies I think. $75 or $80 a copy at our school. Lots of color now.
The yearbook staff dedicated the book to me when I retired, with a big ol' feature page. I was deeply honored.
I'll take the over all day, every day on Keith Richards.
We’re all goners.
The music that inspired me in the 60-70s is no longer what I listen to.
The wonderful artists that gave that music to us (Boomers) are all heading for the Egress.
I’m eternally grateful to them.
They set the course for my life.
My music adventures has taken me way back to the 1930s and earlier, which is what I primarily listen to now. That music is now about 90 years old, so why would anyone think that rock & roll is going to die in our lifetime? Pure crazy talk.
I read Linker's column fairly regularly. He mostly writes about politics and culture war adjacent stuff. He can be interesting, often because he doesn't neatly fit into the red tribe/blue tribe thing that suffocates all the life and thought out of contemporary life. So don't write the guy off just on the basis of one article.
But, yeah. Not his finest work.
Although, that said, this forum must be just about the least receptive possible audience. We all have way too much skin the game. I remember when the Washington Post put out that article on the death of the electric guitar. It was received similarly 'round these parts, IIRC.
Journalism is dominated by chit talking sensationalists these days.
It's why I avoid articles like the one in the link and pretty much everything else posted online by professional bull artists.
The music industry is dying and would be long dead if people woke up and stopped consuming the garbage they are being fed. It's as easy as turning the TV off and skipping past the fake viral or recommended videos that YouTube promote. Decide for yourself what's great and what's in at the moment.
I'm not old yet, but with life events over the last 10 years I can feel myself getting older. I will be 40 years old in six months, and odds are I'm closer to the end of my life than the beginning.
I'm starting to think that maybe, just maybe instead of focusing on the math behind what I have left I should focus on how good I can make what I have left. And maybe we should be grateful for the music these people made and the legacy they will leave behind, because we are all richer for their work.
That article just felt like the author was dancing on the collective grave of a generation. What else could be the point?
I haven't been feeling well lately so?
I think he was hedging his bets re Keith Richards.