The Road It Gives and the Road It Takes Away

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.

16 comments on this post.
  1. Major Kong:

    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.

  2. Anonymous:

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

  3. Erik Loomis:

    Listen to the song.

  4. Anonymous:

    Okay. Done. And so?

    Famous women of color get mercilessly short shrift here when they die as it is.

    Don’t get me wrong. it’s great that no-one (yet) has asked why they should care, or, alternatively, hur-de-hur, Rivera’s music was disposable shit. Have we got a Bret Easton Ellis passage we can quote from?

  5. Erik Loomis:

    I don’t care about Rivera. Never heard of her. Was making a comment on the road. If you don’t like it, you get what you pay for.

  6. Anonymous:

    Cool. So long as we know where we stand.

  7. Anonymous:

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

  8. Major Kong:

    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”.

  9. Leeds man:

    Jesus. Do you scold people at funerals for not looking sad enough?

  10. Anonymous:

    Is that like the English “Cloud with hard center”?

  11. chris fleming:

    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.

  12. Major Kong:

    Cumulogranite

  13. witless chum:

    Why don’t you post a few of her best tunes, anonymous?

  14. cpinva:

    can i put in a request for a replacement site idiot? anonymous just really fails to meet the exacting standards of LG&M.

  15. Alan Tomlinson:

    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 . . . .

    Cheers,

    Alan Tomlinson

  16. cpinva:

    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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