Man oh man… The 27 Club. A club in which no one should want to enter except it continues to expand. The 27 Club is a list of popular musicians, artists, or actors that have died at the age of twenty seven. Most often the deaths are due to drug overdoses, alcohol abuse, or even violence such as homicide or suicide. It’s truly remarkable to how many musicians and artists have died at this age. It’s unfortunate to see talented and artistic souls take their lives, or let drugs get to them. It’s sad to think that tomorrow may never come, or that the day is forever the same because they are too busy trying to chase the dragon. They want to experience that initial high that ‘felt so good’ they indulge in more and more drugs to try and reach the dragon, which always consequently ends in overdosing. It’s haunting to think that Jimi Hendrix once said, “It’s funny how people love the dead. Once you’re dead, you’re made for life.” It’s weird. Once a popular musician dies, it seems as if they become more popular.
“I’m so happy, ‘cause today I found my friends. They’re in my head.” --Kurt Cobain
While today we are living, keep your family close and healthy. Tomorrow is yet to come… Let us celebrate the dead.
Life is certainly way too short and unpredictable. Everything that has been has passed. Let’s keep growing.
Jimi Hendrix, Asphyxiation, 09-18-1970
Janis Joplin, Drug Overdose, 10-04-1970
Jim Morrison, Heart Failure, 07-03-1971
Kurt Cobain, Suicide, 04-05-1994
Amy Winehouse, Alcohol Poisoning, 07-23-2011
27 Club is where we live fast, and die young. Except even though they are no longer with us, keep listening to their music. :)
A bunch of beautiful people in one picture…
“Just for one moment thought I’d found my way. Destiny unfolded, I watched it slip away.” -Ian Curtis