The Consequences of Not Becoming a Rock Star

I read the bios

Of certain rock

Stars. I like reading

About the their

Early struggles:

Keith, Mick, and

Brian sharing a flat,

knicking change

to feed the pay-

Heaters, Tony

Iommi persisting

With guitar after

Losing the tips of

His fingers, Ozzy

Getting by with one

Shirt on their first

Euro tour. I eat

These pages up

And am happy

For them when

They finally make

It. But the pages lose

Their flavor when I

Get to the long

Drug binges, wrecked

Hotel rooms, and the

Long trail of discarded

Virgins. I don’t think

It’s jealousy. It’s just

A matter of senseless

Excess, not to mention

Those poor virgins, and

The doves and bats 0zzy

Bit the heads off of. And

Then there’s the nagging

Realization that for most

of us, the early struggles 

Never end and

Will never be

read about

By anyone.

 

— FB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mick Jagger’s Facebook

Mick Jagger’s Facebook

 

It’s strange to see Mick

Jagger’s selfies on his

own social media account.

Since he was and still is

one of the most famous

men to ever live, you might

think he’d keep a personal

account private. But no, you too

can follow ( if not friend) the more-

than-famous frontman of

the world’s greatest rock

and roll band. You can even

peep Mick’s selfies and videos:

Mick on his motorcycle, Mick’s

exotic vacation pics, Mick playing

guitar in his bedroom and

harmonica in his living room,

complete with white couch

and oversized Royal Palace

pillow. I guess it’s proof enough

that for some precious few

life in the spotlight never

grows cold.

By Fyodor Bukowski. Read my novel. All proceeds go to homeless cats.