Dec 082004

No, not that kind of hick, Bill Hicks. I’m currently in the midst of a Bill Hicks marathon. I just finished reading American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story. I followed that up with a viewing of Bill Hicks Live – Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-Up Comedian, the new DVD from Ryko.

I think I was vaguely aware of him during my college years at UT in the late 80’s/early 90’s, but I never really got into him. I must’ve barely missed the infamous censorship episode on The Late Show with David Letterman. I went to one of the taping that fall. I can’t even remember who the guests were the night I attended the show. I was also living in New York when he gave his final performance in January, 1994.

It seems like I kept just barely missing him over that 5 year period and only really became aware of him at Ethan’s recommendation upon returning to Austin a little more than a year after his death. It feels even more eerie now that I’ve read his biography. We share the same birthday. He was exactly 10 years older than me. Weird.

 Posted by on December 8, 2004 at 10:40 pm

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