Friday, September 30, 2005

when someone you knew gets very famous

weirdness today. my beige stock (which of course I own none of) is featured on NYTimes as a gainer or something. so maybe they will lay off the spying and sit on their laurels. but weird to see it talked about as a real company. i have worked for several different incarnations of this company over the years and it is funny to see it as "real" now. seems like a joke or something.

even weirder - but totally thumbs up - is the feature on Fred Armisen on the nytimes. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/30/arts/television/30fred.html

he is famous now i guess. i used to work at a restaurant with fred in chicago - so i knew him well for a time. it was a small place with only 2 or 3 waitors at a time so there was a lot of chatting and goofing around. i used to go see him play with trenchmouth. he was always very very funny. he would spend most of his time then imitating the staff. so, a couple of years ago when i saw him on SNL it was freaky. but i was not surprised really. i have bumped into him at a couple of concerts here in NYC and Brooklyn and he is always friendly and stuff, but it confuses me honestly. the last time we saw him (at the pixies) he seemed to be on his own there at the show and i couldn't tell if i should invite him to join my group to watch the show or not. with the whole famous thing it is weird - you don't want to be a spaz, plus i haven't seen him in ages and ages and i don't know. so he went away but arthur was also confused.

Regardless it is cool to see a good one get the fame - a truly nice person who isn't a total asshole self-promoter. strange though. i think he is the most famous person i have known maybe.

7 comments:

fairy butler said...

read the article. it describes a movie he did at sxsw in austin that sounds hilarious.

postmoderndebunker said...

You got some stock in the company? That would be great...you can cash in and hit the road.

Fred sounds hilarious! I want to see his Prince impersonation. And the sxsw thing sounds great.

fairy butler said...

no stock for the fb. freelance only. screwed again.

martin said...

i have liberace's autograph.

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