I’d like to salute the cultural importance to Gen X of the passing of Foo Fighters Drummer, Taylor Hawkins at the alarmingly young age of 50.
Taylor was found with 10 different substances in his blood stream and had an enlarged heart twice the size it should have been.
What an inspiration.
Generation X were born under the existential threat of nuclear annihilation and our hedonism has left us physically apocalyptic.
Where as the Boomers had their Summer of Love to counter the Cuban Missile Crisis, Gen X got the Summer of Debt as neoliberalm policies stripped us of the cradle to grave life subsidisation the Boomers were so quick to trade away for mobile phones and Holidays in Phukett.
The Foo Fighters understood the impact of this generational wealth theft by the Boomers and they sang sungs of pain and neglect to a generation smart enough to know they were getting fucked but too dumb to do anything about it.
In the words of the immortal Foo Fighters
One last thing before I quit
I never wanted any more
Than I could fit into my head
I still remember every single word you said
And all the shit that somehow came along with it
Still, there’s one thing that comforts me
Since I was always caged and now I’m free
Don’t wanna be your monkey wrench
One more indecent accident
I’d rather leave than suffer this
I’ll never be your monkey wrench
RIP Taylor Hawkins
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