i know i was not the only one who listened to Nancy in the 80’s
“JUST SAY NO!”
i never felt the need to be the “cool kid” on the block to try whatever new narcotic
to feel like i’m fly’n on a celestial cloud of stupidity
well…there was that one time in 1993-1994 when i was a guinea pig fer the government…
i learned my lesson…but apparently…some people didn't listen to SHANNON
recently…and ironically…she said “they tried to make me go to rehab but i said no, no, no”
(the cause of death still under investigation though)
she said “you know, feel’n' good was good enough for me…good enough for me and my Bobby McGee”
he said “with the lights out it's less dangerous…here we are now entertain us…i feel stupid and contagious”
he said “i know, i know you probably scream and cry …that your little world won't let you go …but who in your measly little world are you trying to prove that you're made out of gold and, eh, can't be sold”
he said “and now, the end is near…and so i face the final curtain, ha ha ha you cunt, i'm not a queer…i'll state my case, of which i'm certain…i've lived a life that's fool…and each and every highway…and more, much more than this…i did it my way”
he said “my bucket’s got a hole in it…i can’t buy no beer”
WOW!...if they gave out oscars for end'n it before 30...these are yer winners kitten!!
though there’s no question…each and every one of these entertainers were talented in their own right…BUT...they should NOT be branded as the GREATEST talent of their time…cuz if they were that great…dont’cha think they would still be here make’n music?
now don’t jump down my throat and say i am being insensitive and heartless…
yes they have family…friends and fans that will miss them terribly…but leave it to the corporate pigs to turn a tragedy into a cash cow…milk’n these artists to fill their piggy banks…instead of say’n to them...and those who might have the chance to shine in the spotlight…”look…if you can’t control the demons that are eat’n away at you…and seek help…you will no longer be around…PERIOD!”
but in the same breath…(since i nor most of you read’n this were probably not their either) may have been told plenty of times over and over they’re kill’n themselves…and just couldn’t get over whatever it was that was eat’n them away
ultimately…we are ALL responsible for ourselves!
plenty talented musicians have slayed their “party monster” image
most notably…Boy George
kicked his heroin and ecstasy addiction not once but a few times thru-out his career…being subjected to clean the streets of new york for 5 days
then finally did time in prison for 4 months...
and by his own words has stated he is now completely drug free...of all drugs
Boy George is 50 today and still making music.
George Michael has battled prescription drugs and mary jane…
George Michael is 48 today and still making music.
Elton John who suffered from a drug overdose in 1975…
into dollar signs with his many broadway musicals like BILLY ELLIOT…AIDA and his biggest broadway hit THE LION KING...Elton John is 64 today and still making music.
David Bowie was hooked on cocaine in the 1970’s…
David Bowie is 64 and still making music.
Madonna has even admitted to dabbling in drugs in the early days of her career…
Madonna is 52 today and still making music.
Debbie Harry admitted that she herself fell to the addiction of many drugs in the beginning
Debbie Harry is 66 today and still making music.
Ozzy Osbourne battled 40 years of drug and alcohol abuse
Ozzy Osbourne is 62 and still making music.
Bob Dylan even kicked his $25 a day heroin habit
Bob Dylan is 70 today and is still making music.
see…it can be done!
so for any of you think’n about mainline’n whatever someone may offer you just to see how it feels…
but don’t get mad at anyone if the house falls down on top of you…