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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

News flash

Apparently, those rock and rollers like to do dope. Really, from the picture they have of poor ol' Courtney Love, the article could be a concerned article about why rock and rollers feel this compulsion to get disturbing amounts of plastic surgery. But that will never happen. Our society has its stories in place: drugs are ugly, nasty, evil things, but plastic surgery is something you do for yourself, to enhance your self-esteem.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that the drug business is illegal and the plastic surgery business is a legal, advertising, Congress-bribing business. That wouldn't have anything to do with why one is considered the lowest of the low and the other is celebrated on Fox television shows.
I'm not excusing drug abuse at all. There is no doubt that for whatever reason, rock music attracts drug addicts. I've had my moments when I've shaken a friend or two and yelled at them for abusing drugs. I've seen people slip away. But make no mistake, there is a disingenous side to the anti-drug propaganda like this.
We live in a society that encourages self-hatred and self-destructiveness, because it turns a buck. Good, sober people dig themselves into nightmarish debt holes pursuing the ordinary, if materialistic, American Dream. People tear up and ruin their bodies with plastic surgery. Alcohol and tobacco abuse are the norm and billion dollar industries. People are openly offended if someone even dare question how their lifestyles are ripping up the enviroment, ruining it for future generations. To forstall inevitable oil shortages, we murder people by the tens of thousands on trumped up charges to get at their oil.
And we have the nerve to clutch our pearls and wonder in amazement that people, particularly those who are sensitive, artistic types, would rather get loaded until they die than despair in sobriety.

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I agree with everything you just said except for one thing: Courtney Love is not, has never been, nor will she EVER be, a "sensitive, artistic type". Seriously, she's a non talented tool. Hole sucks, Courtney sucks, and what passes for Rock in the article sucks.

The article is super lame, incidently, not only because like all white music media, it acts like Rock is still the dominant music form in the era of Hip Hop but because the research is shoddy. Jeff Tweedy has chronic migraine headaches and went into rehab to kick the painkillers he took to cope with them. As someone who has personal experience with chronic migraine headaches, I can verify that you will do anything, literally anything, to make the pain stop. If someone told me that crashing a car into an elementary school would have ended the headache, I would have done it without thinking twice. Had I had money and access to powerful drugs when I suffered from migraines, I would probably have ended up in rehab too.

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Blogger Amanda said...

Thanks. I have no love for Courtney Love, but I don't really hate her either. I like some of her stuff, but yeah, she's just, whatever. I don't doubt for a moment though that she is driven to drug abuse due to deep personal problems.
As for the pain of migraines, boy, I believe it. I've seen friends and coworkers crippled by it. Depression, weirdly, has a similiar set of issues. Depressed people feel so despondent that they will do anything, including suicide and certainly including drug abuse to escape their emotional pain.

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