[Slowhand] A Toast To George Carlin
candyear at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 24 16:28:32 EDT 2008
A couple of months ago George Carlin performed here in Kingston NY.
He was moving a little slower. His posture and physical appearance
showed a little wear. But it was George Carlin with all that fire and
passion. George had a problem with a lot of stuff and made no effort
to hide it. In fact we expected it of him. It was his schtick. He
spoke out for all of us. Everything we didn't have the nerve to say
ourselves. Man, I'll miss him. I am so glad I went to that show. He
had the spark right til the end. I want to go out like George Carlin.
On fire, passionate about life, willing to speak out against this
ridiculous government and all the injustices in life and, as you all
know, there are lots of them. George was never afraid to point them
out and he took a lot of heat for it. A toast to a great man. We can
all learn from him.
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> 1. Tribute to GeorgeC (Mel Boss)
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> From: Mel Boss <darmel at sbcglobal.net>
> Date: June 23, 2008 5:32:53 PM EDT
> To: slowhand at planet-torque.com, Mark Deavult <mdeavult at gmail.com>,
> Steve Proctor <drpr at earthlink.net>, Betsy Fowler
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> Subject: [Slowhand] Tribute to GeorgeC
> An Ode to George
> George is dead, and I’m sad to say.
> I won’t see him play live again cause he’s dead today.
> He often channeled Lenny Bruce.
> He slammed the Pope and took abuse.
> He made us laugh with his slashing wit.
> He embraced bad words like darn and poop.
> He railed on intolerance pepper with rage,
> And he offered up wisdom and advice that was sage.
> Cynical and naughty and sprinkled with curse,
> His lessons were “smart” tied up in free verse.
> Words are harmless when void of hate;
> George told us this, but now he’s late.
> “It takes two fingers to make the peace sign like it takes two
> people to make love.
> When you do this, you’re jerking off!” (George Carlin)
> God love you, sweet George.
> I’m going to miss the fucking shit out of you…
> Your pal,
> From: "Rick" <rick3080 at sbcglobal.net>
> Date: June 23, 2008 11:29:26 PM EDT
> To: <slowhand at planet-torque.com>
> Subject: [Slowhand] Clapton 3 DVD Set
> If anyone out there is still looking for copies of the 3 DVD set
> gloriously produced by the Almighty Geetarz and thankfully
> forwarded to me by Bjorn Erlingsson, I will gladly reoffer to the
> first three slowhanders that request them, two with burners that
> can reoffer and one without.
> Thanks again Bjorn and AG (I'm waiting for Vol 2).
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