Originally written on The Show Speak  |  Last updated 5/6/12
Generation "X" just got a little older this week.
Two days,  two deaths.    
One story is a mystery without a satisfying solution. 
The other, a brilliant novel that ended to soon. 
The death of Junior Seau, former NFL All Pro linebacker, is a mystery that is without a satisfying solution.  Seau was found dead on Wednesday due to a self inflicted gun shot wound to the chest.  Seau was 43 years old. 
While many will speculate on why someone of Seau's status would commit suicide, we will never know.  There is no definitive answer to this complex question regarding Seau or any other victim of suicide.  No one knows the emotional darkness, the tenacious chronic emotional pain, nor the screaming inside his head that made it impervious to rationale thought at the moment of final crisis.  
It was a premature end to the life of a pro football hall of famer.  (to be) 
  The death of the Beastie Boy co founder Adam Yauch (MCA) is a sharp reminder that the ending of a great novel prematurely doesn't make it any less of a great novel.  Yauch was a brilliant, funny, gentle soul that redefined a genre of music and a generation of people.  Each reader can reach back in their personal memory bag of Beastie Boy masterpieces and reflect with a warm, self gratifying smile that you have to Fight For Your Right To Party.  As MCA said it best, he was "too sweet to be sour, too nice to be mean."
It was a premature end to the life of a rock and roll hall of famer.  (2012)

What is not premature is the ability to celebrate two icons of Generation "X" - my generation. 

"Time for Livin'", a Sly & the Family Stone cover by the Beastie Boys:
Yeah, that's right It's time to set the record straight
Ain't nobody got to spell it for me Ain't nobody got to yell I can see Ain't nobody got the pain I can hear But if I have to I'll yell in your ear
Time for living Time for giving [x4]

For me, it is Time for Livin', while for Junior and Adam, there is no more pain. 
With sadness and celebration - thank you #55 and MCA.  Thank you.
Until Next Time,
ct
Coldplay tribute to Adam Yauch and the Beastie Boys on Friday night:



A look back at #55's career from chargersdotcom:  


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