I had never heard that, but no bueno. Usually if you’ve heard that, it’s true. I find it hilarious when people find out that the like of Oprah and Ellen are the equivalent of satan incarnate. People can act, no?
Hate to hear that about one of the greats.
Next thing you’ll tell me is Billy Joel is a major azzhole… Don’t, please.
That’s good to know. Some of these dudes are just oxygen thieves.
One guy that had been a bit of an icon for me over the years is Keanu Reeves. If you haven’t which I’m guessing you have, check him out. Total human being. I actually worked for a company that made products he used in his John Wick films. Said he was a salt of the earth dude and one of the hardest workers he had ever encountered in that industry. Does the majority of his own stunts and spends a copious amount of time prepping on his own dime for his roles. He also gives a lot of him money away and lives a mostly normal life. Big fan myself.
My wife used to babysit for Mellencamp and the other band members when we were first married and lived in Bloomington Indiana. Her opinion is that they just came off like regular family people. No one strutted in there like their crap didn't stink, they were all personable and friendly to her.
Kenny Rogers was pretty cool too. My aunt was good friends with his first wife. Even after they were divorced he maintained contact with my aunt. Sent Christmas cards every year and a copy of every new album release.
"When I was young, I was sure of many things; now there are only two things of which I am sure: one is, that I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons." -John Newton
Serious question, did the internet ruin music? Seriously. Before the net, people had talent. Now, I discount the great bands of the 90’s like Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, and to some degree Metallica (80’s derived), but after that… Slim pickins.
I still like meat loaf, with ketchup on top. Add to it mashed potatoes, gravy and those green little peas and I am back at my grandmothers house on Sunday ,after church when times were more simple and you didn't have a care in the world .Next Sunday will either be a pot roast or a fully fried chicken. As to the singer ,may he R.I.P.
Here's a good reason to have liked Meatloaf>>> Karla Devito
I can remember when she was living in Columbia while her husband Robby Benson was teaching at UofSC. Jonathan Rush (local DJ) used to have a "Karla Devito sighting" update he would do after he saw her in the grocery store or elsewhere. It was to the tune of Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. It went something like:
I saw Karla Devito, baby.... Don't cha know that I luh-uh-ove you.