Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

Can Death Take A Short Vacation

We’ve all wanted Death to take a break at some point in our lives. Whether it’s our own loved ones or loved ones of friends we’ve at one point or another said “enough already” hoping Death has ears. Well on behalf of the whole music community asking, demanding, and I’ll even beg Death “please STOP!!!!”
We ended 2015 with the loss of Lemmy from Motörhead. Granted we had a feeling the mighty Lemmy wasn’t long for this world but we just weren’t ready for it. Then just as we are all collecting ourselves and beginning to get ready to continue our lives we get hit with the loss of David Bowie. Less than a month apart and two major icons in rock music gone. This knocked the wind out of us yet again especially since no one knew Bowie was sick. 
Now today, we again are getting back into things and accepting the loss and moving on by continuing to keep the music alive, we get news that Glenn Frey of The Eagles has died. 
Again I ask Death can you please stop!!
We all know Death comes for us ALL. There is no escape. Even Iron Maiden‘s The Clairvoyant has the line “That as soon as you’re born you’re dying” so Death isn’t something you can avoid. 
There’s a part of me that pity’s the current generation because they won’t feel what we are feeling. Losing music icons because let’s face it 99% of today’s artists music is streamed and tossed away like a tissue. Unlike my generation who bought the albums or have family members who bought the albums and we listened to the music for decades and will continue to listen to for decades to come. 
But that pity aside I politely ask this. Everyone keep the music of the rock icons alive by buying the albums and listening to them repeatedly and turn on future generations to the music. As for Death, I ask on behalf of the entire music world that you please take a vacation because we just can’t take it anymore. 

Justen Bieber