The 27 Club has recently come back into focus thanks to Amy Winehouse. I am referring, of course, to the group of influential musicians who all died at the age of 27 including Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and now, Miss Winehouse.
The theories as to why these brilliant artists all expire in their 27th year are as varied in crazy as "Faustian devil pact," "Astrological phenomenon," to "Extensive drug and alcohol abuse starting in their late teens causing their body's resistance to reach lethal levels" (ding ding ding we might have a winner!).
At any rate, on this morbid note, happy birthday to me. If I start casually on the heroin now, I could live another ten years. Just like I planned it.