This photo is from 1999 in my dining room. All these kids are gone now. I believe the first guy overdosed, but I didn’t know him. Jay, in the middle was hit by a car on his moped in 2008. Graham was hit by a car on his motorcycle yesterday. Graham was 7 years older than me, and when I was a young kid getting into punk he told me bands to download, and I thought he was just the coolest.
I do not live in a world with the illusion of the invincibility of youth, and I’m sick of the world trying to prove to me a point I already understand too well.