Date: 2017-07-18 11:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
What? Of course JFK was made an example, and every Prez since knows what's good for him.

Bill Hicks, truth-teller before he left this vale of tears.

Date: 2017-07-18 11:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
You see? We wouldn't be so annoyed at Ennis's tendency to rant if he applied to things he had something positive to say about like this.

Date: 2017-07-19 12:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] captainbellman
As opposed to his modern stuff, which seems to be "I'm angry that Goths, trigger words and very obvious sexism are still a thing."

Date: 2017-07-19 07:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
Read the last issue of Dreaming Eagles.

Ennis's recent work only tends to get posted on s_d if it's something that can be relied upon to pump up a hate-boner. Don't assume that what gets posted here is all of it.

Date: 2017-07-19 12:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alicemacher
Hicks was a great man but I'm not sure it's accurate to call him a comedian. It's not that he didn't have a sense of humour; it's just that from the performances of his I've watched or listened to (sadly, not in person; too young for that opportunity) I get the sense that the main point of his act wasn't to make people laugh; it was rather to make people think, and question authority. I think of Hicks more as a "spoken word artist," much like Henry Rollins. Even though Rollins would probably take umbrage at that comparison because his attitude towards drugs is the exact opposite of Hicks's. :)

Date: 2017-07-19 07:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
It's probably closer to say that Hicks was a stand-up comedian whose act periodically went closer to spoken-word, but which was always essentially stand-up comedy. He never failed to remind the audience that he was ostensibly a comedian and that they were there to see a comedy show; even his darkest rants always went back around to a joke in the end.

The weird thing about Hicks is that most of his routines from the last couple of years of his life were still absolutely apt and meaningful nine years later, particularly the Rant in E-Minor album, because George W. Bush was "elected," appointed most of the same people as his father, and proceeded to get into a questionable war in Iraq. History repeated itself as farce, and it was a farce the first time.

Date: 2017-07-19 03:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
On the cover, one of the Les Enfants du Sang looks remarkably like Dennis Hopper, circa "Rebel Without a Cause." (I'm mentioning James Dean a lot this week.)

I wonder what song Arseface is singing. Oasis? Smashing Pumpkins?

Date: 2017-07-19 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] docfilth
It's "Don't Look Back in Anger". Try fitting it to the syllables.

Specifically, "So, Sally can wait, she knows it's too late, as she's walking on by".

Date: 2017-07-19 04:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Thanks. I kept thinking if this was an Oasis song, the song would have to be "Wonderwall."

Also, place joke here about Arseface liking Oasis.

This pleases Goat Boy.

Date: 2017-07-19 09:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] moon_pudding
We need you back, Bill.

And with that, I'll share my favorite piece of his:



Edit: And for some reason, it isn't showing the embed. Fine, I'll just link it old-school style.
Edited Date: 2017-07-19 09:33 am (UTC)

Re: This pleases Goat Boy.

Date: 2017-07-19 04:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
"There wasn't a second gunman at the grassy knoll, there was a cameraman who knew what was going to happen" is an interesting theory. More "moderate" conspiracy theorists believe Oswald *acted* alone, they just speculate who put him up to it.

"Jesse met Bill Hicks" is one of the things that date PREACHER. It will most likely be dropped from the AMC series, unless Jesse watches Hicks on DVD or something.

Date: 2017-07-19 10:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
My own most of all. They keep us crawlin' in the dust when we could an' should be climbin' for the stars.


It's nuggets like this that show that Ennis was really onto something when he was doing Preacher.

Date: 2017-07-19 06:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filthysize
Ah, I always loved this issue, but something that just occurred to me just now reading the scans: Dillon definitely mythologized Hicks here, drawing him the way he looked at his most famous. If Jesse's meeting was two months before his death, the real Hicks was thin from chemo, had a full beard and long hair, and I believe had stopped smoking.

Date: 2017-07-19 07:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
The implication from this scene is that Jesse stumbled into one of the shows that was later used on the Rant in E-Minor album; Ennis is quoting the "Fevered Egos" bit almost word-for-word here. You could probably assume that this is set in late 1993, and as I recall, nobody outside his close family knew Hicks was ill until the announcement of his death.

Date: 2017-07-19 08:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filthysize
Jesse said "A couple of months after that, he was dead" in the scene, so they met in Hicks' final days of performing in Nov or Dec. There are video footage of Hicks performing in that time period (and yes, doing the Billy Ray Cyrus bit). He looked, like I said, quite different. Dillon's drawing him more like the way he looked when he did his HBO special a couple of years earlier.

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