Not A Nice Guy

09.01.2011

The second season of Sons of Anarchy is on SubTv. I’m not a fan, I tried to watch the first season for the sake of Johnny Lewis who I loved in The Sausage Factory. I couldn’t. Too much macho bullshit, not enough Johnny. However, I just have to watch the second season. One of the guest stars is none other than Henry Rollins! I watched the first episode and I am impressed. Henry plays this scary white supremacist who is trying to make life difficult for the motorcycle gang. And oh boy, can he deliver. I mean, he is so intense. Everything he’s ever done has been intense. The way he sings, writes, talks and acts… It is some heavy-duty stuff. It’s a good thing to know that in real life Henry is quite the opposite of his character AJ Weston.

Saw one of my idols, Henry Rollins, at a festival yesterday. The gig was, should I say, hot and intimate. Meaning that the sun was blazing and crowd was small though enthusiastic. I have to say that the man has a way with words. And he talks about things that really matter. He is funny and intense and smart and pissed off! Mr. Rollins talked about his travels to third world countries and his need to know and learn more about them. He thinks, and I agree, that true peace and freedom can only be achieved if we get to know one another and learn to communicate with words instead of guns. Mr. Rollins also eagerly promotes literacy which of course as a librarian is dear to my heart. To sum up, Mr. Rollins encouraged us to travel and to be less afraid. You can’t live your life scared in a cocoon. You have to see new things and meet people, that’s what life is all about. 

So. Henry Rollins is an angry idealist. And for that I just love him. Who wouldn’t?