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  •  Similar experience... (12+ / 0-)

    ...probably late eighties as well.  She was playing a pretty small club with a new band, on what appeared to be a very low-budget tour.  (Just a few years earlier, when she had a major label deal and was on MTV all the time, she was traveling like a rock star.) She seemed a bit preoccupied all night, but did a good show.  She called the last number, "The Secret to a Long Life (is knowing when it's time to go)", and just tore into it like she was trying to see how fast she could finish it.  The song finished, she threw her guitar down and fled to the dressing room, not to be seen again.  
    I heard from another fan later that someone close to her was dying and that she'd received bad news that day.  I think this was also around the time her marriage was falling apart.  And then she hooked up with that church in L.A. I'm guessing they did a major "love bombing" on her.  And they're probably the only people happy with her today, and she's probably fine with that because "she knows who her friends are".  

    •  Tragic - more so that she fell into the hands of (2+ / 0-)

      predators at a time of such vulnerability.

      Still, that is how predators work, and Christianity is no less predatory for not being an actual animal....

      I am a leaf on the wind - i hover, twirl, float,
      Weightless, frictionless, I fly

      by chmood on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 09:58:47 AM PDT

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