October 25th, 2012 08:09 EST
Bobby Brown Arrested For DUI, Again!
"Singer Bobby Brown faces his second drunken driving charge this year after a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over in the Studio City community early Wednesday, police said.
The R&B artist released `Masterpiece,` his first solo album in 14 years, in June."
Artists face a lot of obstacles, temptations and pitfalls as they struggle for success or relevance. It`s certainly not unusual to witness singers succumb to drugs and alcohol.
Some of the greatest legends, take Whitney Houston for example, mine their personal failings and tragedies to infuse their songs with pathos and power. Whitney may have been a crackhead, but at least she left behind a treasure trove of music that will live forever.
Then there are the mediocre, or worse, performers who turn to drugs or alcohol, because they realize that though they may get lucky and achieve commercial success, artistic accomplishment is far beyond their reach.
Brown has been touring with his former group, New Edition, for a fraction of the money he made in his prime. He`s a tragic and pathetic figure, but I have zero compassion for him.
Brown is one of the luckiest persons in show business, he has no talent but he still managed to find success as a solo performer and as a member of New Edition. But his glory days are far behind him, and the only thing he has left is alcohol.
The washed up singer doesn`t belong on stage; this habitual offender should spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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