Please Help Me Welcome the One and Only…

Montreal Comedy Festival, 1993

She’s at a front table overdressed, sipping a warm beer.  Her heart pounds as she preens knowing when it’s over, she’ll be the one on his arm.

The crowd is noisy, restless as servers scurry around for last minute orders, but then the lights dim…

He struts onto the stage, like a gunslinger coming into town, the way a pal of his likes to describe him, his gracious swagger taking the mike.

The room roars at his mere presence while standing centerstage humbly basking in their approval.

He quells it with one hand, “What, do ya all owe me money?”

They roar louder.

Now I know how Mrs. Sinatra feels, or Jerry, when she comes to see Mick.  He belongs to everyone, but to no one…a force self-possessed onto himself.

He said fine, when Bruce asked, if they could add another show.

See, there was no one like him then, now, or ever.

Bill Hicks   

December 16, 1961-February 26, 1994

 

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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13 Responses to Please Help Me Welcome the One and Only…

  1. micklively says:

    A true pioneer, sadly missed.
    I was thinking only the other day, what a shame Bill isn’t here to offer us commentary on Trump’s shenanigans.

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  2. His work continues to be current. Like Mick, I often think how busy he would be these days with the daily material.

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I love they way you depicted the setting. I could easily place myself there.
    Way too often I’m reminded of the song, ‘Only the good die young’.

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  4. That’s a great scene and memory, Susannah. Really puts the reader in the situation. Thank you for sharing it.

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  5. gmg says:

    Lovely memories, Susannah. Thanks for sharing with us. No one can take them away from you. xo

    Liked by 1 person

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