Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Old news

So Ike Turner's been dead since mid-December and the San Diego ME has finally announced that his death was due to a cocaine overdose. This takes me back to a conversation Mike and I had a few weeks ago. We were discussing appropriate and inappropriate newspaper headlines. This headline, we decided, definitely fell under the "inappropriate" banner for a couple of reasons. First of all, Tina did not die as a result of Ike's abuse--duh, she's still alive. Secondly, it's just wrong. However, I must admit--wrong as it is--that I did emit a little chuckle when I read it.
A side note: Mike and I saw Tina in concert back in 1997 at the Pyramid in Memphis. She was incredible.

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