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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
3:53 pm - new boxed set from Ryko

animate
http://billhicks.hasawebstore.com/

Something "new", thought you'd be interested. I'll probably buy it for the DVDs and download card alone.

So when is this supposed new music and live material coming out?

(2 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Saturday, February 27th, 2010
1:18 am - BILL

ldymcbeth
Bill still remember you, thanks. Remember it's just a ride

(3 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
11:03 am - Cool

ericcoleman
I bought a USB VCR. In my collection I have two Bill shows from Chicago that the club filmed. I was at one of them (if I remember correctly, I can see myself in some of the shots, I'll know later).

I'm ripping them to a file right now. I've wanted to watch these again for years now, but didn't have a VCR.

(4 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
9:28 am - Interesting statistic

mrkamikaze
As of this post, there are EXACTLY 666 members of this LJ group....

(3 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

9:26 am - Happy Birthday Bill

mrkamikaze
Today is Bill's birthday - he would have been 48 years old

This image was posted at billhicks.com. It's pretty fantastic!



Happy birthday, Bill!

(2 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
4:26 pm

astrosnatch
I wonder if this is the right place to ask...

Hello, fellow vibrations. Would any of you recommend Kevin Booth's book? I see it in the interests on the profile of this community; I've previously overlooked it, and now it seems to be out of print -- no worries, that's what we have the internet for.

I've spent two years laughing and crying along to Hicks. I think I need some reading material to beef up my inner maniac. I see that the letters/lyrics book is unavailable to Chapters (a big bookstore chain), as well. Again, internet-save-me-now-hallelujah. Aside from Booth's, are there any other sort of definitive books on our favored subject? (I seem to be missing out on this end of things. All I have is my video/audio track collection. I love books, but somehow deluded myself that there couldn't possibly be any on Sir Hicks. I am amazingly ignorant at times.)

Thanks, and thanks again.

(5 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Friday, October 9th, 2009
3:03 pm - Wait, what?

adgy
American: The Bill Hicks Story

A feature length, animated documentary about Bill Hicks?

Well, shit.

(2 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
8:44 pm - A day full of Bill References

fountainoffilth
I went out on a rare shopping trip with my husband today, and I kept thinking about Bill Hicks.

For some reason I said the"what's for fucking breakfast" line on the way to breakfast.

When we went to breakfast, Debbie Gibson came on the radio, which immediately made me think of the "shake her love in half" line. :)

We were looking at DVD's and "Shane" was there.

And one or two other things I can't remember offhand.

So it really is true... where there is love, laughter, and friendship, Bill IS there!

current mood: happy

(Open your third eye)

Thursday, August 20th, 2009
9:07 am - Bill (almost) quoted on Countdown

lost_in_my_room


it's not until the end, but Olbermann has a hard time thinking of a way to describe Rush Limbaugh so he (almost) quotes Bill Hicks, but then decides that Bill's quote wouldn't make it on the air so he prompts people to look it up for themselves

still, made me chuckle

current mood: amused

(4 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Monday, August 10th, 2009
3:17 pm - now we know

lost_in_my_room
I was at the State Fair in Wisconsin over the weekend. one of the booths at the fair was the Gideons! the booth was maintained by two very friendly Gideons who were handing out blaze orange editions of the New Testament and answering any questions people might have. with Bill in mind, i walked up to the friendly Gideon

ME: hello
Gideon: good afternoon. would you like a New Testament
ME: thanks. hey, i have a couple of questions
Gideon: sure
ME: where are you guys from?
Gideon: where are we from? well i'm from Minnesota but i live in-
ME: no, i mean the Gideons. do y'all come from Gidea?
Gideon: *chuckles* no. headquarters is in Nashville, Tennesee
ME: alright, there's one question. next, are you guys ninjas?
Gideon: *laughing* ninjas?
ME: yeah. i open up the drawer in the hotel and the book in there says "placed here by the Gideons." and i'm wondering when, 'cause i've been sitting here watching Discovery Channel all day and i didn't see anyone!
Gideon: *laughing some more* no, we're not ninjas. leastwise i wasn't given ninja training
ME: so the traps i set to catch a Gideon and tag him like a shark to study his movements?
Gideon: probably wouldn't work
ME: because of the ninja skills you're not telling me about?
Gideon: no, because we only drop off bibles every six months or so at hotels
ME: no ninjas?
Gideon: no ninjas
ME: you're sure?
Gideon: i am
ME: well alright. thanks, man
Gideon: God bless you

he seemed a really friendly sort but he also seemed really confused at the questions. but i saw a Gideon. i even got a picture of him

i learned something

current mood: cheerful

(6 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Monday, July 20th, 2009
6:32 pm - another commercial from Bill's fevered dream
goodsam73

(Open your third eye)

Sunday, March 8th, 2009
7:36 am - Jim Fixx

i_baster
Yesterday my wife and I were walking around the Goodwill store and I was covering my usual points of interest.  books, records and wood stuff.  Anyway looking through the mainly crappy looking books I found a book about Running by a James Fixx.  At first I did not realize who the author was but then I noticed and it made me laugh to myself.  I almost bought it for curious collection purposes but I didn`t. 

Should I have?  I do kind of like weird books from Goodwill as I am ( along with my wife) attempting to build a brilliant library.

Anyway just thought I would mention my Bill Hicks moment.  Oddly enough right outside the Goodwill there was a fare in town.  My wife and I took our 11 month old son on the ferris wheel thing  Which of course makes me think.


It`s just a ride.

(1 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Thursday, February 26th, 2009
9:42 am - Bill Hicks is dead. Long live Bill Hicks!

mrkamikaze


15 years ago today. Still sad.

(10 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Friday, January 30th, 2009
12:43 am - promos are a pretty good barometer for this sort of thing, right?

filmerx
CBS is running promos for the Bill HIcks appearance, so I'd say it seems pretty certain.

(1 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
1:57 pm - It's back on!

mrkamikaze
According to billhicks.com and several e-mails in my inbox, the Letterman show is still a go. And will also feature an appearance by Bill's mom!

The Late Show with David Letterman has scheduled a telecast of the never-aired October 1, 1993 Bill Hicks appearance. The show was pre-taped Jan. 26th (with Bill's mom as a guest) and will air Friday, January 30th on your local CBS affiliate. We'd like to acknowledge and thank Bill's many fans and everyone who has had a hand in keeping Bill's comedy and philosophy alive. We hope everyone can tune in and experience what you may have missed or what you barely remembger -- Bill Hicks performing for a national audience on network television.

(1 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
7:08 pm - Hmmm

mrkamikaze
The notice on billhicks.com about the Letterman appearance is strangly missing all of a sudden...it was there on the news page as plane as day earlier.

Not sure what this means. I plan to keep an eye out for it anyway.

(Open your third eye)

1:17 pm - Set Tivos on stun!

mrkamikaze


I just got word from those in the know that The Late Show with David Letterman has scheduled a telecast of the never-aired October 1, 1993 Bill Hicks appearance. The program it will be shown on Friday, January 30th on your local CBS affiliate is currently set for taping in New York City on Monday, January 26th.

history:

Excerpt from The Konformist

On 1 October 1993, the comedian Bill Hicks, after doing his twelfth gig on the David Letterman show, became the first comedy act to be censored at CBS's Ed Sullivan Theatre, where Letterman was in residence and where Elvis Presley was famously censored in 1956. Presley was not allowed to be shown from the waist down. Hicks was not allowed to be shown at all. It's not what was in Hicks' pants but what was in his head that scared the CBS panjandrums.

(3 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

Friday, January 16th, 2009
12:27 am
___flight_risk It's a round world the last time I checked, okay?

(Open your third eye)

Thursday, January 15th, 2009
9:03 pm - "You know, he plays his cock"

mctina
This bit of cheesiness reminded me of the Bill Hicks quote about Hendrix playing his cock--

http://www.carverdoug.com/wang.html

(Open your third eye)

Friday, January 9th, 2009
11:11 am - bill hicks tribute ...

outlaw_jesus
i've been in touch with matt harlock who has been working on "American : The Bill Hicks Story", a full length documentary on the life of hicks. i don't really have any release dates yet, and the site just says "coming soon", but apparently, the push for interest has begun. here is the information i have regarding the upcoming tribute in camden [UK]:


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The Bill Hicks 15th Anniversary Tribute Night 25th Feb 2009
Jongleurs in Camden, 7.00pm Weds 25th Feb 2009.
This is the official UK tribute night, produced in close association with the Hicks family,
and we will be joined by members of Bill’s family on the night!

Featuring a specially created, unseen rare video footage programme, and the best live stand up acts -
in previous years we have featured Mark Steel, Brendon Burns (if.com winner),
Glenn Wool, Andrew Maxwell and Jeff Innocent...and have been featured on BBCR4 and xfm.

In addition to the video programme and live comedy, there will be a trailer and a clip shown (for the first time in public!)
from the new animated documentary about Bill, “American: The Bill Hicks Story”.

There will also be an onstage Q&A with Bill’s brother Steve.

For ticket purchase information: join the Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/s.php?q=bill+hicks+official+uk+tribute+nights&init=q&sid=66d58930ae4d827549d4735f08c181a4#/group.php?sid=66d58930ae4d827549d4735f08c181a4&gid=53628344608

Also for updates of acts, video from previous nights at:

7.00pm doors, 8.00pm show starts – till late, featuring:
• unseen/rare footage video clips
• the best of UK stand-up
• new documentary film clips – first ever public screening
• Hicks family onstage Q&A
• amazing raffle prizes

Tickets are £15.00 - this is a charity event in aid of the Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife.
Table seating will be on a first-come basis, then standing.

This will be a unique evening – we look forward to seeing you there!


(6 Eye's opened | Open your third eye)

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