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The Road It Gives and the Road It Takes Away

[ 16 ] December 10, 2012 |

The life of a musician is one of high-risk, if for no other reason that they are on the road all the time. Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera is the latest to die far too young.

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  1. Major Kong says:

    I’ve flown the Airbus 300 in and out of Monterrey and there is some pretty serious terrain around that airport to the North, West and South.

    I’m not sure exactly what happened, but it would pretty easy to hit that terrain if you got off course.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sounds like a WMD briefing. Do the usual take off routes go to the east?

      • Major Kong says:

        They go in all directions, but there are routing and altitude restrictions you have to meet to keep you out of the terrain.

        Before takeoff you should check that you have sufficient climb performance to make those restrictions.

        Pure speculation on my part, but the description of the accident and the wreckage suggests “Controlled Flight Into Terrain”.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t understand. Why wouldn’t you post a video of Rivera performing?

  3. chris fleming says:

    lovely song. some people just don’t get it. living the musician lifestyle after 40 one typically feels as if it could end at any time. at least that is how I feel, and haven’t lived like that for a while now.
    btw–love the writing here.

  4. Alan Tomlinson says:

    WIth all due respect to the late, lamented singer, being a musician is not a dangerous job, not even fucking remotely. But nobody romanticizes fishing and logging. Or mining and roofing. Or . . . .


    Alan Tomlinson

    • cpinva says:

      clearly, you haven’t been watching enough tv, or you’d have realized your post makes no sense at all. all the industries cited have their very own reality tv shows. perhaps not “romantic” in the commonly accepted sense of the term, but certainly “glorified”.

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