We have lost pop icons recently, Davy Jones and Whitney Houston. Both were shocks as they died too young. Who do you mourn?
Whitney has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, and the last I read was her death was ruled accidental but drugs are believed to play a part. Does it really matter?
I was never a big Whitney Houston fan. Sure I appreciated her talent but it wasn't my "thing". She passed and my thoughts were "oh well, another wasted life." I do feel sorry for her family and friends but seems she lived a hard life and ultimately payed for the price. Flying flags at half mast was a joke to all those that do deserve such honors. I don't have a problem with all the tributes but seems Hollywood was tripping over themselves to honor her. Lots of important and meaningful people die without half the accolades. I was quite blase about the whole thing.
Davy Jones died yesterday and I feel like a part of my youth went with him. As children we loved The Monkee's tv show and all their great catchy songs. They made me laugh and what a cutie.
I did a quick perusal of the internet and found no reference to him being involved in drugs. Granted I didn't do any investigative reporting and I wouldn't be surprised if he dabbled like most in the music business. I, at least, never heard too much about Davy other than the occasional rumor of a Monkees reunion. Does this make him a better person than Whitney? I don't know. I am sure their families feel the same grief and shock.
The Monkee's Theme Song
To me, and most of my friends, his passing has had much more affect on us. Perhaps it's our age, perhaps it's our gender, I'm not sure, but Davy's passing has left me much sadder than Whitney's. Will he get the tributes that Whitney got, probably not, but my heart is sad. I will miss him...
No one can dance like Davy :-)