Yes, the Who too!
So, I’m watching a bit of the Kennedy Center’s annual super duper awards. Morgan Freeman won an award. Did you know he was discovered as the driver in Driving Miss Daisy, though he had a long and undistinguished career before that? Did you know that B.B. King has gotten really huge and apparently can’t stand up any more, but can still crank it out on Lucille? (Lucille is the name of the guitar.)
Twyla Tharp also got an award. I’ve always been impressed with her. I’ve seen her live numerous times. In case you don’t know who Twyla Tharp is: Have you seen Michale Jackson dance? Have you watched the choreography on the TV show “So you think you can dance?” Or, for that matter, have you seen any professional modern dance ever? Then you’ve witnessed Tharp’s influence. The shoulder drop, the slide, and the push are all her moves.
Anyway, Jack Black introduced Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, who are getting this award too. Then they did a very nice video survey of The Who, Townshend, Daltrey, etc. etc., and at the end everybody gave a standing ovation.
Now at this point we must pause and make sure everyone understands what is going on here. The Kennedy Center is like the national performing arts center. If we had a King, and a performance was demanded for the King, it would be there. In fact, when this award ceremony happens, the President of the United States is present, in a box, with the wife.
Oh, at the end of the musical tribute to The Who, it appears that they had about 45 members of the New York (Or DC?) Fire Department in the chorus singing “Teenage Wasteland” …
So, you see, this is Jack Black, who is a totally out of the closet atheist, giving accolade to the AntiChrist Band (The Who) who are being honored by a group of several dozen First Responders.
For George Bush.
So the part that made me laugh was this: During the standing ovation part, the cameras scanned the audience, and the all seeing lens fell upon the face of the President just has he pulled a look that was absolutely priceless. If you ever get to see it, see it. Look for it on YouTube. It was like, Oh. The Who. The Antichrist. Ick. Whatever. Why am I doing this. I want to go back to Texas.
This is the first time George Bush ever made me laugh. Let’s hope it does not happen again.