Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Dash Snow, Downtown Artist, Said to Be Dead of Overdose
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Dash Snow, a promising young New York artist, died Monday night at Layfayette House, a hotel in Lower Manhattan.

Sacer. You gotta watch out for those hot shots. Especially if you’ve been clean for a while.

It’s tragic, but Dash walked it like he talked it. Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse. It might seem like a cliche, but that’s only if you didn't know the guy, who was intelligent and gifted, but also had a penchant for violence, unpredictability, impulsiveness.

Most of all, though, he was a sweet guy, not the sort of privileged, slumming asshole that people who didn’t know him assert when they hear about his de Menil pedigree. That was also part of his life, but it was never his fall back. He was committed to the edge.

Bye Sacer. RIP.

Sources tell Gawker that hard-living, cop-dodging artist, photographer, and graffiti writer Dash Snow has died from a heroin overdose at 27.

And here I really thought this guy would live a long and fruitful life, eventually passing on to his grandchildren the secrets of ejaculate art. Oh Dash, Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty

The problem with addiction is that you don't exactly "choose" to pursue it. I mean, you do have to make a serious, committed choice to breaking out of it. And not making that choice is a choice in itself.

But it's bigger than choice, too. It's like having too much weight on the bench press, and the bar is coming down on your chest, and someone says, "No! Just choose to lift it off!" At a certain point, it's no longer an option; you do need help. And we don't have any kind of idea what kind of help dude was getting. We don't know if he had some awesome people doing what they could but one jackass who kept hooking him up. We don't know. Yeah, it's grossly irresponsible to bring a kid into the world and then not to do everything you can to stay alive for that kid, but the bitch of addiction is that you know that and it's that kind of pressure that just makes you use harder.

I'm not trying to let the guy off the hook. I'm just saying that if addiction were an easy problem to solve, it wouldn't be the giant issue it is. And that the "what a dumbass" attitude isn't really helpful to anyone and probably isn't worth perpetuating. I mean, if someone's that worked up about the poor left-behind kid, consider that there's a good chance they'll still be here for said kid to read someday. That's what I'd want to see: a bunch of people who didn't know his story calling my dad a dumbass within minutes of learning he had died.

Actually, it kind of is. Heroin is so often the drug of choice for Park Avenue kids. It's like they're trying to do the worst thing they can imagine to freak their parents out.

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