Bill Hicks…December 16, 2020

A friend recently said, “No offense Susannah, but he died so long ago. You celebrate him like he’s still here.”

I had to smile at this since, I kinda think that he is.

If you watch footage of Bill taken 26 years ago, it plays as if it was just filmed today, and that’s not me being biased, either.

I’ve heard it from others, proving again how ahead of his time he truly was.

For years after he died I couldn’t watch him, it being too painful, but no longer.

I almost feel he was the one who helped me get over my heartbreak.

I had had a dream that Bill was performing, and went to the show.

The venue was like Yankee Stadium with him in full gallop, bringing down the house.

What I remembered specifically was how the audience seemed current, but all dressed Billesque, in jeans and leather jackets, with their backs to me.

I wasn’t troubled waking up, but relieved as if now knowing wherever he was, he was okay, transcending that genius he’ll always be known for, alongside humility that walked hand in hand.

They called him, a comedian’s comedian, respecting his peers, never preening, preferring to be just one of the boys.

Bill Hicks would have been 59 years-old today.

Happy Birthday Willie.Β  I miss you.



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 Thanks.
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43 Responses to Bill Hicks…December 16, 2020

  1. Sorryless says:

    He was one of a kind.

    Happy Birthday Willie.


  2. His brilliance lives on.

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Thanks for sharing this clip, Susannah. There is nothing dated about his humor.
    And don’t let anyone tell you there is a time limit on remembering and missing a loved one who is no longer with us.

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    • I’m often accused of lying about him, a terrible thing, because unlike others, I never made hay out of our association. Our relationship was between us, and I write about him Skinny for two reasons, in memory to his greatness, and in memory of our love, in equal measure. Thanks, as always.

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  4. Dale says:

    A lovely tribute to a loved one, gone too soon. They are always gone too soon.
    Hmm… Mick would have been 57 on Friday. I knew their birthdays were close, didn’t realise it was two days. I miss him more this year than ever. Blaming the pandammit.

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  5. Hi Susannah, Happy Birthday to Bill!
    There is no expiration date for love. Good for you for celebrating someone that was clearly very important to you.
    Thank you for the clip and the laughs! Now I know him a little too πŸ™‚
    Blessings to you! β™₯β™₯

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  6. Super tribute to Bill, Susannah. I don’t know how I missed this yesterday.


  7. I always love your tributes to Bill and the fact that you do it so faithfully. πŸ™‚

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  8. His work is timeless and so is his memory.
    Happy Birthday, Bill. You’re still packing a punch in 2020 ❀


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