I watched a biography on Jaco pastorius on Netflix this weekend. It didn't hit me til a few days later and I cried like a baby. He became addicted to drugs an was killed. Just pitiful. Then I watched Minnie riperton on unsung and I cried too. Both so talented and died so tragically at a young age. I used to want to be a singer but now I'm glad I'm not. Just a little nostalgia always lingers.
I loved Mininie Ripperton... that sound was so sweet. Didn't realize how she died.
Music is a creative and expressive thing, a right brain activity. not so much logic, but letting go and experiencing. So much of what people have to express is not the good things... loss of love, failed love, war, sorrow, etc.. Its hard to make sense of. So many of them get into drugs to feel good and open that expression. I think there is stress in trying to figure out how to express sometimes... and perfect... All that leads to bad influences?
Could there be a lot of stress in performing, living the life, touring and such... if in fact there is higher incidence of premature death?
I suspect a lot of Christian singers, performers are not living tragic lives... so there may be something to finding a place of solace and performing about something heart warming vs things that may be constant reflection on saddness and negativity.
I stopped listening to the Eagles music because of that... played it on guitar, loved the sound... butso much of it was depressing to me. gave it up. ditto most TV. Its junk food...
Yes, it's very tragic that so many musicians have died so young. It's interesting to me that you know about Jaco Pastorius. Probably not many people on GAG know about him, and how great a bassist he was. I discovered him because I listen to and admire Joni Mitchell's music. Jaco played with her for a few of her albums and tours. He was an amazing player.
Not all. Lots of them live beautiful and amazing lives. Some just aren't as lucky or they get too carried away with fame. Fame changes some people but not all. I can name plety of people that are very famous and still sane lol. I really want to be a singer