There is no doubt that January, 2o16, will be remembered in history as a dark month for rock and roll. David Bowie, Glenn Frey of the Eagles, Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane, and many others. Those are just the names that spring to mind. It seems that musical legends have been dying every couple of days this month.
Of course, things get a bit confusing and unclear because half the time you see it posted that one of your musical heroes has died and then, one or two comments after yours, someone will write “This happened in 2012,” for instance, and you’re left with egg on your face.
Then, inevitably, someone will post “Yes, but it’s still sad.” Yes, it is. It was sad when Elvis died, and Buddy Holly, and Glenn Miller. It’s also said that, a few short years after their death, we have forgotten that they’re dead, and so fell for the ruse. Which probably wasn’t a ruse at all, the person posting just did not notice the date. And also, probably wasn’t such a huge fan of that particular performer as they’d like you to believe.
Which is why, when the person who comments “Yes, but it’s sad anyway”is the original poster, I get a bit miffed. That is not the proper response. The proper response is “Oh, sorry, my bad. I will take it down immediately.”
Because you can do that. I suspect a lot of people have never noticed that you can edit your posts or delete them (top right corner, post or comment, little arrow pointing down).
So, I almost never say anything. Sure, I get into arguments on facebook about politics. Sometimes about grammar. But, I don’t want to argue with anybody about death.