Just as the Beatles (especially John) found a kindred spirit in singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson -- so did the Python members find a joyous soulmate in Robin Williams. It was love at first laugh. And it was a fully-consummated mutual admiration.
It's important for me to fall in love with people while I'm interviewing them and writing about them, but there's usually a half-life. After a while, you barely remember them. Robin was different. He made me more vivid to myself, and you don't get that every day.
Unless you're living in the Maldives and your island is sinking, it is difficult for subtle changes in weather to motivate people to modify their consumption habits or to vote in a way that may address the problem.
This Thanksgiving I want to send all my loving to two people -- no, not my kids, or even my wife, though they're pretty fab too -- but rather two men who I think we should all be thankful to still have in our lives.
The new self-titled album by the Dixie Chick's Emily Robison and Martie Maguire -- otherwise known as Court Yard Hounds -- reflects a new direction for the pair while maintaining a sensitivity to their former brand of music
Neil Innes, who has been hailed as a "partially discovered genius," is the first to admit that he is an unlikely subject for a documentary. But Innes, 63, looms large in music and comedy circles for his scant degree of separation from both the Beatles and Monty Python's Flying Circus.