This following piece on Bill Hicks used to be available online at http://dmproductions.freeyellow.com/hicks.html but since the page is no longer available, I thought I would publish it here to ensure it can continue to be read and enjoyed in cyberspace….. forever…. Enjoy!
With American comedian Bill Hicks there was always an awareness of other people, of how our society links together. With this came an idealism and a vision of what the world could be. But first he had to slay all the “fevered egos” polluting the planet. He saw himself as a flame, Shiva The Destroyer, using comedy as a weapon to expose truths and show people how governments are screwing us every day of our lives. He also happened to be achingly funny such was the accuracy of his comedy. At the age of 13 Bill Hicks did his first gig. Six weeks before his death, aged 32, he did the last. In the intervening years he frequently did over 250 gigs a year. He tried to reach as many people as possible, to put them in touch with inner and outer space in a majestic flight of one consciousness thinking. Those he inspired haven’t lost the ability to take a ride. Continue reading