Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
I won’t list a lot of obvious candidates, like Donald Trump, for instance, because there’s nothing about what they do that would have intrigued me in the first place. This is a list of people I might have liked to meet, if not for their outsized flaws.
John Lennon ~ He tops the list for me. Let’s face it: he was a major a**hole. Brilliant, but a “compleat” a**hole.
Joni Mitchell ~ I’d be afraid of the second-hand smoke.
Andy Warhol ~ He was just about incoherent when he spoke, and his art seems like cheating.
Norman Mailer ~ Anybody that pugilistic can’t be pleasant to be around. I’d much rather hang with the real deal, Mohamed Ali.
Marilyn Monroe ~ I think I would have felt sorry for her, somehow.
Marilyn Manson ~ Too scary.
Jane Fonda ~ Anyone who’d marry Ted Turner must have undiagnosed neuroses.
Meryl Streep ~ Extremely talented, but I would doubt her authenticity one-on-one.
John Malkovitch ~ Too scary.
Al Franken ~ Too gropy.
Mick Jagger ~ Seems too much like a spoiled baronet, though from Dartford. (I’d spend some time with Keith, though, to learn a few guitar licks. Then I’d escape the second-hand smoke.)
Henry Kissinger ~ I have to think he’s got some Weinstein in his past. He’s the man who said, “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac,” after all.
I’m sure there are many more, and as yet I haven’t met them either …