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A National Crisis in Character

Galenical Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 9:51 AM
Doc, Chris. Ummm, didn't The King die of a drug overdose? Just because the OD was Rx quality is irrelevant. Elvis' OD was no different than: Joplin, Hendrix, Bonham, Moon, and on and on (a simple search will show lots of names). Yeah, I get it that a lot of non-musicians OD, but the use of powerful drugs seems to run parallel with the phenomena of modern popular music. I also recognize that a lot of artists take a stand against drug use. There are many Christian "head-bangers" out there, too. Just a thought.
DB07 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 10:35 AM
I think artists have always been a somewhat strange lot, be they musicians, authors, poets, whatever. Drug use and alcoholism amonst them isn't new.
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 10:18 AM
I, for one, and I suspect Roy as well, were not making any comment, implied or explicit, about the use of drugs. My comment and I suspect Roy's as well, had to do purely with the music.

Here’s an excerpt from a letter I received the other day from a college professor:

“….throughout this election I discussed with students the differences between ideologies. The majority of them are on federal financial aid. They are fine with more taxes as long as they will be taken care of. It is disturbing to hear that they are willing to spend their own money on tattoos and cell phones but cannot buy the book for class until the financial aid comes in.”

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