Communion Of Dreams


Bowie certainly understood.*
March 17, 2012, 10:45 am
Filed under: Art, Babylon 5, Music, Promotion, YouTube

To paraphrase one of my favorite Babylon 5 characters: “I have seen what fame does, and I have seen what fame costs. The one is never equal to the other.”

Yeah, I’ve had just enough of a taste of that to agree. Not everyone is suited for instant and world-wide fame:

Kony 2012 campaigner Jason Russell detained for public rampage

One of the co-founders of Invisible Children, the San Diego-based charity that is campaigning for the arrest of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, has been hospitalised after police said he was detained for running around the streets screaming in his underwear.

Jason Russell, 33, was picked up by police in San Diego at around 11.30am on Thursday after they received numerous calls from the public about a man vandalising cars, being apparently under the influence of a substance and making sexual gestures.

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A brief statement by the group in the wake of Russell’s detention said that being at the centre of a massive media storm may have taken its toll. “Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalised suffering from exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better,” said Invisible Children’s chief executive Ben Keesey in the statement.

A lot of people think that fame is the key to success, and so seek it out in just about any way they can.

Careful what you ask for.

Jim Downey

*Fame, (fame) makes a man take things over
Fame, (fame) lets him loose, hard to swallow
Fame, (fame) puts you there where things are hollow
Fame (fame)

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If I ever conduct a rampage, I swear I won’t be running through the streets screaming in my underwear.

I’m going COMMANDO!

Comment by Hank Fox

Appropriately so, I’d say!

Comment by James Downey




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