What is death?
Do we really know? The answer is...no. Or rather, we know what happens to the body after death but not (for a fact) if there is a god or any sort of after life etc. My slice of philosophy about that is this.
We don't know, there is no proof so just everyone keep your theories to yourself until you get some ok!
But apart from that, we all die. We all get old, and then we all die. No one regardless of wealth, sex, race or status is exempt from this. We will also get sick. Most people get old, sick and then die.
Now, I have thought about how I should approach this topic and decided that I could be very negative, or very positive. I've decided to be positive but...I just want to get all that negi of my chest first. Game? OK.
Famous people, actors, singers etc are usually famous because they have a talent but also because they are unique in a way. Some people don't like that uniqueness and so they get slagged off and picked on, still no press is bad press so they get famous.
...then they die and everyone forgets about the bad stuff and the fact that they took the piss and starts to love them and goes on about how wonderful they were.
Case in point, MTV...fucking hypocrites. After the king of pop, popped they aired special tributes day in day out including these two logos replacing their usual.
Yet right up until the day before he died they played this advert, day in, day out.
How a tune can change eh? I mean, we all remember it so...
And do I even need to go into Jade "Shilpa Poppadom … Shilpa Fuckawala" Goody. For those of you who don't know who this is, I'll just give you some quotes of hers to sum her up:
- "Do they speak Portuganese in Portugal? I thought Portugal was in Spain."
- "Rio de Janeiro, ain't that a person?"
- "I knew Lynne was from Aberdeen, but I didn't realise Aberdeen was in Scotland."
- "Has Greece got its own moon?"
And a summary of her career.
- Big Brother
- Racist bigot
- Public hero
And so onto our recent dead guys and a bit of a positive note, at least I hope you'll see it as one.
RONNIE JAMES DIO
In my honest opinion. Never got into Slipknot, never knew his name up until a few days ago. Read a lot about them and that works for me. Neutral opinion.
Loved Type-O and Pete, was genuinely upset.
Dio - haven't listened to him since I was a kid when I had and loved the "Sacred Heart" album. I was however one of the few people who tried to explain to the kids back when "The Osbournes" was all the rage and they were bashing on him that they might have loved The Sabs with Ozzy but Dio fucking saved that band at the time. Other than that, Holy Diver was the anthem for all the Swedish "t-shirt rockers" and might as well have been a Britney tune for all I cared. The poor bloke was little, bald, notoriously egotistical and very outdated. Still, a legend. None, not even I can deny it.
BUT....(and here comes the posi I promised)
When you do good works, create great music THAT IS TIMELESS. The person might be dead, the body, the flesh might be dead but the music will live on. The ideas, the influence, the words, the passion, that will never die. This is the good thing about artistic outputs. If you think about it Why do people want to be famous? Is it because of the money and the fame or to be remembered years after your death.
100s of years from now there could still be a young kid that picks up a Slipknot, Dio or Type-O album and gets truly moved by it, so much so that their life changes.
Think about that...
Now, who wants bets on the next one, I've got 2-1 on Pete Doherty or Amy Winehouse.