At some point in the near future, one of the drafts we’ve been working on will come to fruition. Robbie Robertson wrote a song called “Somewhere down the crazy river,” which was released in 1987. Mmm. Cool. Sexy. But, for now, we are just going to listen to it ourselves. Selfish, yes. And yet again, the reason? Too lazy to do a full post.
Instead, since Robbie is on our minds, let’s have a small history lesson. A somewhat forgotten fact is that Robbie and his younger brother Joe Piscopo are the only two living North American entertainers that have performed live on North Korean television. Seriously. They did a benefit in 1992 to raise money during the country’s worst paper shortage. It wasn’t the best money-raising turnout (that honor was reserved for Liberace who, bless his heart, visited North Korean in 1973 to raise money for the country’s faltering train network), but the boys still managed to raise 42,000,000 won. Given the exchange rate at the time, that equaled US$19.22. The Chinese chipped in and offered discount rates on their paper which meant that the North Korean State Security Department (the country’s intelligence and secret police service) was able to process all of the paperwork on the three national dissidents at the time (Kim Ho-Pyong, Kim Ha-Pooh, and Bobby Fernandez). Lord save us all.
And there you are. Irresponsible posting at its best. This is fun and we shall do it again. Next up? Why Superman is NOT better than Luke Cage.