Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wings of Funeral

This is a song from the first band featuring the troubled young gent who inspired the creation of Lily Strange's original book. Today is the anniversary of his birth, forty-two years ago. The underground heavy metal band Morbid also featured guitar virtuoso Uffe Cederlund (Entombed) bassist Jens Nässtrom, and drummer Lars-Göran Petrov (Entombed)
I'm always leery of watching You Tube videos featuring Per Ohlin (Dead) because some jackwagon invariably thinks that it's the "cool" thing to do to include that damn suicide photo. It is not "cool." It's disrespectful of the suffering that this individual endured in his brief and rather unhappy life. It's disrespectful of his surviving siblings. Anyone with half a brain cell knows these things. There are, apparently, a lot of people lacking even half a brain cell. 
If I have to continue being the uncool old broad that hammers this point home for the remainder of my life, so be it. I did not know the man, but I do know the pain of mental illness, both my own and that of many others. This guy deserved better than this psychic rape involving the exploitation of his sad final moments on Earth. So knock it the fuck off.
Respects in honor of the 42d anniversary of his birth.