A story about the day Greg Allman played a concert at a high school in 1976.
A poem for the late, great Greg Allman
Loving Composed & Written,
by Bree Donavan
“I never wanted,
To write these words down… for you.
With the pages…
Of all the things…we’ll never do.
So I’ll blow out…
And I’ll put you…to bed.
Since you can’t say to me now,
How the dogs broke your bone,
There’s just one thing left to be said…
Say Hello To Heaven”
– Chris Cornell, 1991
Why do we have to lose these actors who have injected our lives with such joy and humor to fully appreciate them?
Bill Paxton passed away today, and like Heath Ledger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams, Carrie Fisher, David Bowie, Prince…it’s too damn soon man. Just tragic.
Love to his family friends and loved ones.
Update: 12/28/2016: Debbie Reynolds, Carries mother, suffered a stroke and has also passed away.
Carrie Fisher personified the cinematic “Female Heroine” with her immortal portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars film franchise.
I don’t know that she ever openly recognized that she was the quintessential female hero to her millions of adoring fans around the world.
She seemed to feel the role was more of a curse then a privilege.
But young girls around the world recognized it.
Women, men, children around the world recognized it.
And the world of cinema recognized it, was altered forever by it…
And she will be immortalized because of it.
To my father
Kurt Cobain ascended the golden ladder, a ladder most will never glimpse.
He he climbed to the very top…and saw a curtain, behind which he always thought would be his salvation.
He reached over the ladder and peaked behind…
And for whatever reason…
After years of imaging the solace he might find….
Whatever Kurt saw back there…
He didn’t want to take another step after that…
He just wanted off the ladder by any means necessary.
“Why was he killed? Who profited? Who had the power to cover it up?”
– Oliver Stones “JFK”, 1991
“Let justice be done, though the heavens may fall.”
– William Murray,
Somersett’s Case, 1772
Justice For Kurt
Mike Nichols . . . In Memoriam.
Including one-sheets and trailers for films of his that I feel best reflected his genius and legacy.