Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
I remember cold water being splashed on my face and the harsh light of a bare bulb burning my eyes. I tried to cover my eyes but couldn't move my hands; I looked down and saw that they had been duct-taped to the arms of a chair. I immediately relaxed; it was just another "meeting with management."
My manager, Richard "he'll do it" Bishop, spoke from behind the glare. "My Gulfstream needs new carpeting. I have booked a series of talking shows for you at Luna Park here in town. You will appear one night a week for the next nine weeks. This will be good for you, a local artist playing locally, that kind of thing. These stiffs will think you really care. What a joke."
"But Mr. Bishop," I replied, "I 'm tired from the nonstop touring and all the work I've been doing on your property lately. With the 16 hour days pruning your orange groves and picking grapes in your vineyards, I am totally exhausted. Please, I'm low on material, let me rest."
I heard a short laugh and saw my manager jerk his head to one side. A large shape moved to my left, I caught the back of a hand hard across my face. "You'll do what I say, when I say or I'll move that cardboard box you're living in further downtown. Get this trash out of my office."
I was removed, chair and all, from the office and hurled out onto the street, signaling the end of the meeting. The resulting CD is taken from a few of the aforementioned nights at the wonderful Luna Park.
The above liner notes grace the inside of my new talking CD called "A Rollins In The Wry." The contents of the CD were taken from two shows recorded in the Spring of 1999 at a Los Angeles club called Café Luna. I was there every Wednesday night of March and every Tuesday of April. It was very fun and very loose as the CD reflects.
The CD was assembled at my office by myself and Rae Dileo. The project was watched over by Richard "he'll do it" Bishop. Assembly came at the end of a long year of activities. Thanks to good 'ol "He'll Do It," I was on the road all over the world with the band, in the studio working on the next band album, on the set of three different movies and on the set of the Fox Network show Night Visions that I am hosting.
Doesn't it piss you off a little that I keep pulling this off every year and keep getting asked back when you were so done with me years ago?"
Thanks for listening, Henry