On December 17, Bill Hicks would have turned 50 years old. Sadly, he passed away of pancreatic canceer at the age of 32, but his legacy is growing bigger and bigger each year. Kudos to Keith Olbermann for this special report. For what Bill stood for (or more appropriately stood against) having his material and his ideas presented on a national news station in America means a lot. RIP Brother.
This is a hilarious bit and the opening track to Bill Hicks’s debut album, Dangerous (1990)
Bum: You got any money?
Bill: Yeah, I do. Thanks for reminding me. It feels great.
“The very idea they want me to just give them the hard earned money my folks send me every week.”
“A choice between fear and love.” This is Bill Hicks at his kind, humane, gentle core. Gentle, an adjective one probably would not associate with Bill, an otherwise harsh, caustic comedian- albeit, brilliant. I think of this anytime I feel down and need something life affirming, despite its simplicity, the underlying message of love and brotherhood (or sisterhood lol) trumps any notion of ignorance.
“I guess I read for a lot of reasons, but the main one is so I don’t end up being a FUCKING WAFFLE WAITRESS.” Hahahahha, speaking of which, I have to get my Boy George outfit ready for the Klan rally later.
Some truly kick ass, KLYAM beloved artists are coming to town this September!
September 2- Hunx and Hix Punx, K-Holes @ T.T. the Bears Place
September 19- Vivian Girls, Girlfriends @ Great Scott
September 24- Girls & Nobunny!!!! @ Paramount Theater- Emerson College
*ALSO HIGHLY NOTABLE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23- FUCKED UP AND WAVVES @ ROYALE. AS SEEN ABOVE ON ANOTHER POST.
Just for all the ladies that went to see them last night with the Backstreet Boys HAHA.
“PLAY FROM YOUR FUCKING HEART!!!”
“I recommend a healthy dose of psilocybin mushrooms.”
This as equally hilarious as it is sagacious… well maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but find another entertainer with the brains and comic delivery of Bill. Yeah, I didn’t think so. It’s sad how this is not too long before he died. RIP buddy, you left us wayyy too soon.