Monday, June 23, 2008

SO LONG CARLIN, AS WAT CONTINUES LIVING & BLOGGING...

So much to discuss.
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George Carlin, one of the most brilliant stand-up comedians of all time is dead at the age of 71. My hats off to a very funny and witty mind. You will be sorely missed sir. If you need proof of just how amazing this guy was, all you need to do is watch this clip. Or this one. Or this one. What a sharp man this was! Rest in peace oh great one!

In other news, Friday night was pretty damn awesome, albeit very very exhausting! WHEW! My bud and I took the subway from my area to Hollywood to avoid the horrid parking at the Bowl. Lots of walking to do my friends, which is something we rarely do in L.A. and with the heat as bad as it has been, it was quite a trek/workout. Lots and lots of people. The Hollywood Bowl is pretty freakin' cool. The show was nice; Della Reese, Mary Louise Parker, Rainn Wilson, Sir James Galway, B.B. King, and Liza Minelli were there! B.B. King is about a thousand years old and he was terrific! And Liza? LIZA has been through so much shit and she still pulled it off with such enthusiasm. The crowd was roaring! Bravo to Judy Garland Jr! Must be easier to go to the Bowl when it isn't so damn hot, but it was worth it nonetheless. Here's hoping I can get Radiohead tix for their show in August when they play the Bowl.

This movie called Velvet Goldmine is a visual and audio feast! And what a cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, and Eddie Izzard! So I finally saw it some ten years after its release, but I found it very entertaining, especially the music! WOW! It's like listening to David Bowie or watching his life unfold or something. I must download the soundtrack now! The music is so catchy man! Speaking of catchy, I think I'm officially hooked on the new Coldplay album. It's really good stuff, if given a chance, and will almost surely be the biggest selling album across the U.S. this week.

Here's a quick not-so-extraordinary slideshow of my trip Friday to the Hollywood Bowl:

http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/srgtpepper/?action=view&current=9131950f.pbw

7 comments:

Todd said...

Looks like a fun evening at the Bowl. Glad it was worth the effort of getting there.
I had forgotten about Velvet Underground. I need to watch it again, so many years later.

Lewis said...

I must admit, that I didn't miss Della in one single Touched By An Angel episode...and sobbed like a baby every single week. And BB...oh yeah....I've had him on a flight or two before....he even gave me a BB King lapel pin which I still have. Sounds like a blast.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Hold out for Radiohead at the Bowl that should be more fun that Judy Jr.
"Velvet Goldmine" was greatly under appreciated at the time of its release, and no wonder Todd Haines was so depressed after it flopped. I've been watching the DVD of "I'm Not There" and think it was not just hype but also a great work.

dit said...

George will be missed. Very funny man.

I love the bowl. Such an amazing venue. What a great show you saw.

alice said...

I was in the audience with my husband, (before he was my husband), when George Carlin did "The Seven Words You Can't Say on Television" bit for the first time. He was incredibly funny and the master of irony.

I don't think his health was very good ever since his wife died. The world has lost a brilliant mind.

LBIC said...

omfg, Velvet Goldmine is my upcoming movie of the week. the original Hairspray was the one for last week. VG is such a great movie. It's one of the only things I love JRM in.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I was so saddened with the news of carlin's death....thankfully his words and incisive wit live FOREVER!

what a show at the hollywood bowl! and what an eclectic lineup

good luck snagging radiohead tickets, I love them!