Some people get wiser as they age. Some people just get older. I was reminded of this sad fact last night when I was listening to an interview with two members of the rock group, The Doors. Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek told some great stories about the group and life with Jim Morrison. I've always been a fan of the group (and of Manzarek's work with X, one of my all-time favorites). Overall it was great to listen to.
One thing that I found very sad was their answer to a question about one of today's pop stars. The interviewer asked them about Britney Spears, and what advice they would give her to get herself straightened out. They both answered almost immediately, "Take LSD/Drop acid!"
What?!? That's the best you can come up with? You've got someone with obvious problems, and your recommendation is hallucinogenic drugs? They see LSD as a way to open people up to "higher consciousness," whatever that means. So what Britney needs is a good drug trip.
Maybe these guys forgot about all the people of their era that died because of the drugs they took. And all the others whose brains were fried while trying to gain that higher consciousness. Or maybe their own brains are so addled that they can't remember that part of the drug experience.
Anyway, it just reminded me again that there's a reason why I don't get my life advice from musicians. I've got an idea, Ray and Robbie. Why don't you sing, and leave it to this guy to solve the world's problems. I'm sure he's got a handle on it...