Like the Bowie song “Fame”
One of my childhood dreams was to be the guy who says to the press: “No comment.” I don’t think it I thought of it in the context of being in a controversial situation but more as an indicator of being famous. Famous like the David Bowie song that he worked on with John Lennon.
Being an Unknown
I used to think I wanted fame too much, when in fact I ironically didn’t want it enough. If I did I would have pursued it. But now as an anonymous blogger, I reveal at times fairly personal information, but none of this applies to making me well known.
Memories from Movies
So I did what many people who sought recognition do if they didn’t get it in this lifetime. They live vicariously through others. Last night I was of course in quarantine lockdown in our apartment along with my lovely wife and our at times precocious11 year old daughter. I decided I wanted to watch a movie with my headphones on.
Falling Out of Favor
The flick I was watching is around ten years old and features a person who got his start from a thumbs up that was given to him by one of my former friends. This thumbs up got the guy who received it a well known manager which in turn lead to him becoming one of the biggest movie stars around. Though, lately he has fallen out of favor.
Receiving Death Threats
As I watched the guy in the movie and thought about what his life must have been like when making the motion picture, I became overwhelmed again affirming that I would not be able to handle fame. It’s too all encompassing and you have to get used to regularly receiving death threats (true).
I’ve been able thus far to avoid getting death threats, so I must be doing something right. I also, thankfully, haven’t had to say to the media: “No comment.”