Near-twin Gordon Says:I have a few questions:
And I have a few answers.
1) Is it true that Lefty Brown and I are the same person? (After all, you never see us in the same room together)?
Well, that depends on YOUR answer to these two questions:
1. Are you left-handed?
2. Have you ever worn a bra on your head?
If the answer to both questions is YES, then maybe you ARE Lefty Brown.
2) What’s the best thing about living in Albany, NY?
Lefty found need to reply:
First of all…Gordon! Is this some lame attempt to claim ownership of my cd and comic book collection….’cause that can go both ways my friend!
One I’ve actually have been thinking about emailing you privately…
1.) The EW 25 Controversial films…have you watched Birth of a Nation? If so, what are your reactions to it? I’m trying to frame the question on the place of art versus racism. Take the Triumph of the Wills. I can appreciate the talent and artistry of R….(I forget her name)
but of course the subject and the use of film as propaganda is oft-times bone-chilling.
I’ve seen clips, of course, but not the whole thing. Like an argument I once made on behalf of Amos ‘N’ Andy, I think it SHOULD be seen, and discussed.
2.) You get one and only one Beatles album to survivor the coming Apocalypse. Which one would it be (and no fair going to either of the red or blue collections)?
Beatles Box 2. Oh, that’s probably a cheat, too. Logic would dictate #1s, because it’s far longer, but I’d probably come down in favor of Revolver over the white album (Revolution 9 seems too apocalyptic.)
3.) Resurrection. Will our lives in heaven being only as souls, or will it be in body as well? If it is bodily, which body type? Tattoos et al? The thinner or fatter me? Etc?
OK, try this on: it’s like that story in the Acts of the Apostles where everyone hears the Word in their own tongue. You would be in your best self, but other people would recognize you from whatever stage of life they knew you best.
4.) Is violence ever justified? Do you believe a violent resistance when it comes to protect your loved ones?
Yes, and yes – but only as much as absolutely necessary. That said, I think one should avoid putting oneself in that position, which is why I oppose most wars, including the Iraq war. It is almost inevitable that an Andersonville/Abu Gharib or My Lai/Haditha will result over time, I’m afraid.
5.) Do you have any favorite sports teams?
I always pull for the NY Giants, who come up to Albany for a few weeks each summer.
6.) What musician/band do you find yourself a fan of, that 10 years you would have never expected to like?
The Dixie Chicks. They ripped off their name from the Little Feat song, they’re country, all sorts of reasons for disliking them. I got their new album just this week.
7.) Why does Lefty ask so many questions?
He works in a library, which expands his mind for thought-provoking queries such as these.
That’s it, for now.
And don’t think I’ve forgotten about you, Gordon. I got my eye on you!
Assuming you’re not Gordon.
Oh, I’d like to think I was immune to the charms of Aaron Spelling. I seldom watched Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Hotel, Dynasty, The Colbys, T.J. Hooker, or Charmed. OK, I watched the first season of Charlie’s Angels, but didn’t everyone? And I’d see The Love Boat, when there was a guest star I wanted to see, which was more often than I’d care to admit. But I forgot that Starsky and Hutch, The Rookies, Hart to Hart, and probably a whole lot more that I realized were also his work. Aaron Spelling, who was an actor in the 1950s – I did not know that – died yesterday at 83.