2015-2016 is turning out like 1970-71, when Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison all died within a few months of each other. I can’t imagine anyone else playing Snape, or the caterpillar in Alice, or Marvin the paranoid android. When he played a role, he owned it.
(Originally posted August 11th, 2014.) I wanted to write this tribute to Robin Williams as a poem, but I’m not quite up to it right now. What I’m going to present instead is my personal history with Robin Williams. Of course I’ve never met him, and never knew him, but I still grew up withContinue reading “My Fisher King (for Robin Williams)”
I was lucky enough to see B.B. King in Morristown, NJ in the early 2000s, sometime before 2004. Yes, it was a great show, and he was a great performer and guitarist, but what impressed me the most at the time was that whatever he’d been all his life (I just don’t know), he’d becomeContinue reading “Sleep well, B.B. King”
John Lennon was shot and killed thirty-four years ago today. Many thanks to my friend Marc DiPaolo for reminding me of this song. I think it’s appropriate for Lennon. I think he knew exactly what he was singing about.