Monday, July 25, 2011

"Club 27"

Amy Winehouse is dead - and that's tragic, but also a bit immaterial for me, because on the one hand I never heard much of her and her music in the first place and on the other hand you could argue cynically that she was dead years ago. But everyone is talking about it and this will not change till the next big pop-news comes along, if this hasn't already happened. The real tragedy is rather the age in which she died.

And that's why everyone is talking about the "club 27" - the magical age of 27 in which influential musicians with great talents have died all to early. This list contains artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin or Kurt Cobain.

I don't think Amy Winehouse was that much of an influential artist, nor do I think she belongs (except for her age of dead) on this list, but it makes me wonder anyhow. I'm now nearly that age too and I haven't done anything awesome or memorable till now. That makes me feel a little bit sag.

What about you?
How old are you and what are the plans for your life?

14 comments:

  1. i think she didn't looked that beautiful in real life, but, who cares? :)

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  2. Agreed, never knew who she was until yesterday - belonging to the Jimi Hendrix group...no tragedy? yes

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  3. I agree with you about the fact that she's not THAT much to be part of the 27' Legends, you know.
    How can someone compares her with Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin...?
    I like some songs of her and think she sings well when she wasn't drunk, but seriously, she doesn't deserve all that attention.
    In fact, it's exactly what people thought that could happen, she was walking to that way.

    Sad

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  4. I'm 17 yo and I really don't pretend to die at 27 yo. I think Emy should have gone to rehab, but she said no, and no, and no.

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  5. it is weird that so many artists have died at 27...spooky!

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  6. I'm 19 and plan on being self-sufficient by the time I'm 25. I want to live off the fat o the land!

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  7. I didn't even know who winehouse was until she died... =/

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  8. Amy was an amazing person in her younger years, 16 (no pedo)-23. She actually had goals, talent, looks, and everything you could ask for in an up and coming pop/indie/soul singer.

    It sucks that we'll never see her at her peak.

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  9. I never knew about this Club 27 thing before.

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  10. That's why I'm waiting until I'm 28 to be the influential musician that I know I am, haha.

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  11. She doesn't belong on the list of the greats, I agree with you there. I had never heard of here till she died. That's not a good sign about your popularity levels.

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