Monday 20 July 2015, 12.00pm HKT
Tuesday 6 August 2013, 12.06am HKT
“What are the qualities that represent a quintessential ‘rock star’ of the male category?
“I would say … a certain ‘louchness’ — an absolute swagger — the prowess of Hercules combined with the intelligence of a streetwise Aristotle — the sexuality of a female predatory cat, dancing with the moves of a transcendent shaman, mixed in with the yowling whoops and calls of legendary blues kings … You must have wildness — snake hips — gender ambivalence — totally individual style and a particular type of narcissism that leaves a trail of broken hearts in it’s wake … That’s a ‘Rock God’ for ya!”
— Annie Lennox on Facebook, Sat 03 Aug 2013 ca. 12.38pm UTC
I personally know a few rock stars and actors in my day. My take is that the real trait — the prime trait, but not necessarily the most visible one — is one of getting things done when the ‘get-it-done’ time comes.
The rock star has no choice. There’s so much distraction, so many distractions, such intense disruptions, that they’d must have that get-things-done blood running in their veins. If not, the person isn’t a rockstar then.
(Image via Annie Lennox on Facebook)
© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2013. (B13255)
Wednesday 26 June 2013, 9.50am HKT
Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (left) vs. Peter O’Toole
Potter: “Ouch! It bloody hurts that! So what’s the trick then?”
Lawrence: “The trick, William Potter, is not minding it hurts.”
— scene where Lawrence puts out a lit candle with his fingers (slowly) in “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962), directed by David Lean
And that’s how it works in general life too.
© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2013. (B13212)
Tuesday 13 November 2012, 2.26am HKT
“If we want to lead a lonely life, then, yeah, feed yourself with crap about male/female differences, differences about this or that, differences about everything and anything.
“If we want a relationship (even with our own folks), however, then engage them and look for similarities.
“Heroes go for reality; the rest of you have to make do with the Vaseline.”
— Yours truly, 12 Nov 2012, 1.45pm
P.S. Sometimes there are no similarities. Then just enjoy the differences.
© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2012. Image via Jen But Never Jenn. (B12399)