Bill Hicks. A comedic evangelist who stood up for what he believed in and yelled at those he saw as getting it wrong. It just so happens I thought in a similar way to a lot of the stuff he was coming out with; smoking wasn’t one of them.
I was introduced to Bill’s work a year or so before his death while I was at university. It was a breath of fresh air, fantastic and unbleamished, unlike the falseness of Leary.
The BBC’s piece isn’t much good, though the BBC’s news pages are pretty dire at the moment anyway, but it does highlight how far Bill’s reached after his death. Pretty amazing.
10 Years ago today, rest in peace, Bill Hicks.