If you have to go -- and we all do -- you'd just as well go out in style.
Some things that force your departure from this mortal coil pretty much make that impossible. I'm talking about you, Alzheimer's, you rat-bastard SOB. Way to go, taking people's dignity as you eat their minds and so much of what makes them them.
I know a little about this. I've seen it up close and too personal.
But I'll be damned if Glen Campbell isn't managing it -- going out in style, that is. Perhaps it's because the falls and hard knocks he's taken in his life left a lasting impression about the folly of denial.
If anything, the video for his latest song, "A Better Place," is a testimonial for grace . . . for counting your blessings while under the spell of a terrible curse.
I guess a punster might call this, the great guitarist and singer's final act, The Glen Campbell Goodbye Hour. And oddly enough, it might also be his finest hour.
He's going out in style.