One of the top “Headlines We All Saw Coming but Didn’t Want to Read” list happened Saturday when Amy Winehouse was found dead in London. She was undoubtedly unhealthy and irresponsible, but a father having to bury his 27 year old daughter is the kind of thing that can bring a tear to the most hardened eye.
The death being most likely drug related is both expected and irrelevant in the eyes of her friends and family. They love her, she’s gone.
One thing about the public reaction to her death bothers me a little bit. Its not the rehab jokes or some people’s “she had it coming” attitude. Frankly, while I sympathize with her family, the lifestyle she chose is what killed her. What bothers me is how some fans have compared her to the other legendary musicians that died at 27 years old.
The 27 Club is the name that refers to Brian Jones(founder and original guitarist of The Rolling Stones), Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain. Amy Winehouse was talented and popular, but her legacy does not belong on the same list as this group. Winehouse was talented and troubled, but that’s all. The history of music cannot be told without the names and legacies of the 27 Club. There should be greater restriction to membership than just death at a certain age.
Two days after a terrorist bombing of a public building and a shooting spree in Oslo, Norway, authorities have a single suspect in custody. I don’t know all the details, nor am I actively researching every nook and cranny of the web to uncover them, I only mention it to pass along an interesting idea.
Though police have not identified the suspect, local television and newspaper reports have identified the man in custody as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik. His identity is tied to a 1,500 page manifesto released the same day as the attacks. That document rallies against increasing Muslim population in Europe, and calls for a European civil war to overthrow governments, end multiculturalism and execute “cultural Marxists.”
That sounds an awful lot like what Muslim extremists want, also. My point is that Muslims aren’t evil or crazy or disruptive or violent people, evil, crazy, disruptive and violent people are.
Police Blotter of the Week:
July 12 – Someone contacted the police with questions about being in a cemetery while hunting for paranormal activity.
I can only hope the police responded that they’d get make believe arrested and fictionally held in a jail cell until the morning.