Great Ironies Of Life..

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Blog post originally titled “When Sour Lies Below The Sweet.”.

No, this isn’t a post about candy…. Though I should do one of those. This is one of those “Huh, go figure” revelations.

The guy who wrote the sickly syrupy 70 ballad “You Light Up My Life”, given the honor of being the # 1 song of the 70’s, committed suicide. He used an “Exit Bag”!  (more on that in a couple of minutes)

OK, that sounds really sad. It gets worse. At the age of 73, he was facing trial on 11 counts of rape! And these aren’t rapes committed 30 years ago, these are based on recent events!  According to one report:

Brooks had a penchant for hiring escorts, and neighbors said they often saw beautiful young women leaving his apartment.

OK. First….  What is it about New York City and rape being in the news so much???? Is this town suddenly the rape capital of the world or what???

No, that isn’t what I was going to point out. I got side-tracked.

First… I find it weird that a guy who seemed not to have any romantic inclination in the way he treated women could write a song that women still swoon to so many years later. To say it, flat out, that the guy who wrote “You Light Up My Life” would turn out to be a rapist is just strange to me. Then again, I’m written a song about being a murderer, and I would never murder anyone or be a murderer.. ever! (or would I)

Second….  The fact that this insipid song is remembered as “the # 1 song of the 70’s” disturbs me greatly!  It’s a wretched song… And it got a freaking Academy Award!!


 horible song

Yes, “You Light Up My Life” was a very haunting song…. In a horrible torturous way! Had to learn to play it in junior high and high school band. We always got scolded for the collective groan emitted when the director called on us to perform it. The original song was bad enough… But just try to listen to it played by 60 young musicians who have absolutely NO DESIRE to play it well! Insidiously bad!!!!!

Now, on to the “Exit Bag”! No, it’s not a colostomy or enima bag! It’s this.

Special Sonicfrog Bonus – A YouTube video on how to commit suicide using an “Exit Bag”. Now, we all have to agree that suicide is no laughing matter, and let it be known that I am a supporter of euthanasia…. But try not to laugh when watching this video on the use of the “Exit Bag”! The choice of music just floored me! Oh, and don’t worry, the video does not come to the most obvious conclusion!

PS. I have no idea what blog tag I should use for this topic. I don’t have a tag for “death”, and I’m not going to create one. Nothing I have seems to fit… I’m not using “Life”, because… er… well… I’m simply going to leave it “uncategorized”.

Hat Tip: Althouse. Some of the comments are pretty hilarious.

Blog Admin Note.

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When my hosting company went down for a month last year and my blog service was interrupted, some of my content was permanently lost. Thankfully, the written portions of the posts were recovered, but most of the links to media, i.e. pictures, videos and the like were lost. While looking through some old files last week, I found the picture we took of Tenaya Lake back in 2009 that served as my header on the old blog.

After almost a year, it’s been restored to its proper place.