Hal Blaine Wisdom

I love this quote from a recent interview with Hal concerning Stardom- he’s talking about Movie Stars in particular here.

 I WATCHED AND ADMIRED THEM ALL AS THEY  HAD THEIR 10 AND 15 MINUTES 
OF FAME. THEIR TRAGEDIES AND SORROWS.. NOT ONE OF THEM WAS REALLY
HAPPY.. IT’S A MISERABLE LIFE OF REJECTION AND YET ON THE OTHER HAND
 THEY DO HAVE THEIR “MINUTES” OF HAPPY THOUGHTS, INTERMINGLED WITH
THE ADJULATION AND THE GIGANTIC EGO TRIPS.. THE ERMINES AND MINKS, THE 
DIAMONDS AND LIMOS AND THE DESIGNER CLOTHING THAT THEY WEAR FOR THE
SPECIAL OCCASIONS.. AND AT THE END OF THE CEREMONIES, WHEN THEY 
ARRIVE BACK AT THEIR MANSIONS, PALATIAL OR NOT, THEY STILL FILL UP
ON SLEEP MEDICATIONS BECAUSE THEY’RE WONDERING IF THERE WILL BE ANOTHER
  AUDITION AROUND THE CORNER, A NEW FILM PART,, ALL OF THE “NEW”
ACTORS SCRATCHING TO GET A TOE IN, AND IN THE END THEY WIND UP IN THAT SAME
  BOX, PERHAPS A VERY EXPENSIVE, BEJEWELED BOX, NONETHELESS, THERE IS 
AN OBITUARY, PERHAPS EVEN A HEADLINE, SOMEWHERE IN THE BACK OF THE 
NEWSPAPER, “FAMED ACTOR DEAD AT A CERTAIN AGE”,, MANY PEOPLE DON’T
EVEN REMEMBER THEIR NAMES.. LETS GET REAL FOLKS, FAME IS NOT REAL
HAPPINESS AND THE OLD SAYING “MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU HAPPINESS” IS
TRUER THAN EVER,,       THE ASTORS AND THE VANDERBILTS, AMONG MANY OTHERS,
 ARE ALL IN THEIR BOXES AND THEY NEVER HAD A TRULY HAPPY DAY IN THEIR
 LIVES, TRYING TO KEEP WHAT THEY HAD AMASSED !!!  ONLY THE LAWYERS 
WOUND

UP WITH MORE THAN USUAL, AND THEY’RE ALL GONE TOO..          
START ENJOYING WHAT YOU HAVE, OR EVEN DON’T HAVE, LIFE IS JUST A SPECK ON
THE WALL..  SORRY I GOT ON MY SOAP BOX !!!         HAL B.

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~ by abernhoft on May 14, 2008.

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