"You're really brave to say the things you say." And Bill smiled.
The two most terrifying things that could happen to me today are: a. getting arrested in Australia and b. a tweet from someone famous.
— Nelson de Gouveia (@nelsonscomedy) August 14, 2014
I read that and was amazed at that observation. Bill Hick's autobiography, American Scream, opened my eyes up a little. Has that been my failing all along, that I've not been talking about what's really inside me?
I've noticed the greats are doing that; Bill Hicks talked about his passion for an America he hated, "I'm gonna overthrow the government and replace it with a democracy.". Richard Pryor was open about his failings, "Nothing like setting yourself on fire to make you realise you're in deep shit." Louis CK, in paying tribute to George Carlin and what he learnt about being a writer, "I have to dig deeper everytime I throw away old shit to find something new to talk about."