We just elected country's first black President. I have made it clear he is not my choice, but I am excited about the significance of this event. I've said this before, in spite of what many people claim, Americans don't see color for the most part. I often pointed towards ''American Idol'' as the example of how America views race. The cattle has pushed thru white women, black men, black women, white men, mixed race, fat people, gays (well close, Clay Aiken was 2nd), etc. They have often pushed through the most talented, but they have also often pushed through the personalities (i.e. That 'Soul Patrol' guy who looked 60 and then was dropped by his label before the end of the year). If you want to distinguish the American Idol voter from the Presidential electorate then you are naïve. Every presidential election from today until I die will be about charisma. Our next President has tons of it.
So if we struggle economically through the next 4-8 years, the Republicans will blame Obama and the Democrats will blame the Bush administration. We will learn nothing.
However, we will be progressive. We will have taken a big step. Maybe an even bigger step than the civil rights movement of the 60's. This is good. I voted for a black man for President twice and the Senate twice. All four times they lost. I guess I didn't vote for the ''right'' black guys.
Here's the thing, I want to be wrong about this choice. I am not interested in saying ''I told you so'', I am interested in this country thriving. Congratulations, Mr. President.
You have a Democratic Senate, a Democratic HOR and the Presidency. No excuses. You have 4 years to see if this works.
I'm performing at RiRa tonight. I saw that Rory Scovel and Ryan Conner are on the show. It will be cool to see those guys.
I just watched the movie 'Streets of Fire' last night. Here's who's in the cast:
Diane Lane, Willem Dafoe, Amy Madigan, Rick Moranis and Bill Paxton...Also, Robert Townsend and Ed Begley Jr.
It may be one of the worst movies of all time. Granted, Ed Begley and Robert Townsend aren't exactly setting the world on fire right now, but there were legitimate actors in this film. Among these actor's are multiple Oscar nominations, Golden Globe awards, Emmys, etc. Every one of them are household names. Well, maybe not Amy Madigan, but anyone who sees her knows her immediately. She's Uncle Buck's girlfriend and also has been nominated for an Acadeny Award.
Did anyone actually read the script?
Here's the irony. With all of these names, none of those actors were the lead. That role goes to Michael Paré. You may remember him from...wow, I just read his IMDB page, pretty shitty.