Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Where Would They Be Now?


When Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison died in the 70s their music took on a special meaning. Sales of their music suddenly did much better than it would have had they remained alive. Their musical careers were encased in that moment. To this day I can listen to one of their pieces and I am immediately delivered back to the 70s.

This makes me wonder what would have happened to them if they hadn’t died.

Hendrix was pretty versatile, and I could envision him going in and out of Jazz, retiring and reinventing himself after staying out of the lime light for ten or fifteen years.

Jim Morrison, I bet would be working Las Vegas and have an active film career.

Joplin would probably no longer have a voice for singing. She would more than likely have a seat on the View.

11 Comments:

Anonymous gearhead said...

Say whatever you want.
I miss the Carpenters.
Thats right; I said it.
Flame away.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

Yeah, watching the guys that did survive jump around the stage now in their 60's, is a little...funny.

9:39 AM  
Blogger matt_stansberry said...

I like the idea that Hendrix could grow and evolve. But on the other hand, it seems like some of these people were doomed.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Rather than the View, I think Joplin would have done a reality TV show, and would have been a perennial on Austin City Limits; perhaps she wouldn't have blown her voice out any more than she already had. And if she did, she could have made boocoo bucks doing voice work for Disney.
See? I'm an optimist.
Oh... and I strongly dislike the Carpenters - had 'em shoved in my face all the years of my yoot, and now to even hear Karen start groaning something makes me very, very angry.
There's yer flame, Gearhead. I'm not very good at them. ;)

1:56 PM  
Blogger Auntie said...

The Carpenters? Well, I miss John Denver. There, I said it, flame away towards me too Guy - I dont want Gearhead to have all of the fun.

4:42 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Gearhead and Auntie, OK, since you granted permission, you are both douches...

Trish, almost embarrassing, isn't it?

Matt, we are all doomed, after all life is a disease with a very bad prognosis, it lingers on for years and always ends in death.

Mel, Of all people I read you know how to flame better than most. Need I remind you of your phrase, "Tunaskank!"

7:16 PM  
Anonymous THartill said...

Ok Flamers...get ready....I miss 2pac and Sublime. There I said it!

BTW I'm watching your hit counter Guy. I'm gonna be the 50,000th hit even if it kil...well maybe not, but I'm gonna try.

Hey and Google must have gotten too many complaints...you can put a URL on your name now~

12:06 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

OK TH, to show you what a douche I am I've never listened to 2pac and I've never heard of Sublime.

50k may take some time, being so many people aren't working this week my stats are in the toilet. Only 30 people checked in on the 24th. On a normal day I get 50 hits by Noon.

Yes, they changed a bunch of stuff with the reply options. Having dialup, it takes for ever to load, and by the way, how come your site takes forever to comment, even on high speed? It's like it's doing a credit check or something.

6:14 AM  
Anonymous THartill said...

Not sure about the comment deal. It just gets slower and slower all the time. It is something that will be addressed when I redo the site.
The site redo is gonna be the main problem with kick-starting the new endeavor...it might be a while before my designer even starts on it and maybe 3 weeks before it is done.

My stats have been pretty poor in the last 2 weeks also. Although I am getting more Google hits than usual and from the front page of the Oregonian site. Every article I post gets about 500 visitors...without those I would probably be in the 300 range.

4:54 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

So will you be announcing the new venture? Still on schedule for the 1st?

5:17 PM  
Anonymous THartill said...

Can't start the first. I have to wait for the site re-vamp before I start anything. I told him what I wanted even before Thanksgiving and that I wanted to "turn everything over" on the fist and he said no problem, but it's not gonna happen till mid January. (I hope)

The netdisaster deal was my doing last night. Someone did it to my site and so I was doing it to some other ones.

5:47 PM  

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