I wrote about the mentality that a lot of people seem to subscribe to, and that is this attitude of they don't care if their favorite artists are k!lling themselves with drugs or whatever, as long as they put out music. It's an extremely selfish and despicable attitude, yet is one they are free to have.
Here's a snippet of the piece titled "We k!lled The Genius Artists", and if you wanna read the whole thing, click the above link.
What if someone had gotten to Kurt Cobain and had him put somewhere to get off the drugs? Had gotten him help instead of kowtowing to his whim because he was a rock star? Would we still have him around today?
What about Jimi Hendrix? What about Lenny Bruce? What about John Belushi? What about the countless genius performers that went before their time because they couldn't control their addictive personalities and their personal demons?
Think of all the great music, all the great performances, all the jokes we'll never hear. All because we were too caught up in the moment to say "hey...you need help".
Instead of doing blog posts about the latest singer to get high and make a fool of themselves at a concert, there should be more people reaching out and trying to get those people help.
Whenever rapper DMX gets arrested for public intoxication or speeding or drug possession or whatever other charges he gets, instead of people running to twitter to make jokes and send out false platitudes and acting like you care, why not encourage those that actually know X to do an intervention with him. To get in his face and say "you need to knock this sh*t off and get help, or you're going to end up losing your career, and more importantly possibly your life."
But nobody does that, because it's too much hassle. Everyone wants to make empty comments on twitter or facebook, or mock his situations without actually taking a stand that something needs to be done about this talented individual destroying his life, all while his fans inadvertently support his downfall.
And you can read this and think "what 'liberal crap'" but be honest with yourself: You don't wish someone had done that with Jimi Hendrix? With Jim Morrison? That someone hadn't gotten to Big Pun and had him lose all that weight he had on him that did him in? That someone hadn't gotten to Tupac and Biggie and had that nonsense beef squashed before it led to two of the greatest rappers of all time being murdered senselessly?
Someone hadn't gotten to Eazy and warned him about AIDS before he fu*ked up his life and died?
It's not just Rockers and the such. It's all our favorite musicians, athletes, artists, etc.
We k!lled them through ambivalence to their problems. As long as we got a new album every now and again we were fine. Making bullsh*t excuses like "oh the drugs helped them create awesome music" and whatnot.