Henry Rollins is Jesus

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Last night was Henry Rollins.

We met up with Mike and Zander. It was nice to see them. Last time I saw them was at the Housewarming, but it was pretty hectic. It would have been nice to have had dinner with them both to catch up some more, but we get what we can take. I did make a cheap shot at Zander’s shirt which I totally wish I could take back. I don’t really know why I said it. It was pretty stupid. And driving back to home I realized that my shirt was probably in the same condition. Sometimes I am such a dick.

All in all, it was a really great night. It was at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore. We got a great parking space. Literally 1 block from the theater.

So I always think about those weird people who like to go to Church and are really in to it. Or those people who go to those desperate money making pyramid scheme things at huge arenas. At the show last night I realized that those people could quite possibly think the same about me. Sure Henry is kinda like Jesus. He’s a large man. He’s most likely Jewish. He’s pretty much a rebel. Not sure if he was a carpenter or not. But I bet you if he yelled loud enough at the water he could sure as hell walk on it with no problem. Anyways… But it’s kind of a weird phenomenon with people like me that come out to see this dude talk about nothing for 2-3 hours. And pay money for it, more than once. More than twice. More than a lot of time. It’s so bizzare.

So yes, it was a great show. Henry is always so right on. So right on it hurts. Right on about music, politics, women, & men. I don’t think there is much about Henry I would ever disagree with him on. Except for perhaps his acting career. I really feel like you need to wear a diaper when seeing him speak. There was maybe 5-10 minutes where you weren’t laughing. That’s a pretty good deal. And Jesus wouldn’t rip me off.

6 Responses to “Henry Rollins is Jesus”


  • hehe, I was a little taken aback by the shirt comment, but it’s alright. I know how slovenly I am. I just have a bad habit of leaving clothes crumpled in the laundry basket before hanging them up in the closet, and I don’t iron. but at least you realized your faux pas and felt bad about, most people who put their foot in their mouth like that don’t even realize it. so no worries.

  • it’s so funny, cos all my shirts that arent button downs are all crumpled up too… but i love ironing so much…

    anyways… 😉

  • I read this *excellent* interview with Rollins in a book put out by the fine folks at the Onion. The book was interviews with fallen or lesser stars that were embittered by “the system.” Henry Rollins, John Waters, Merle Haggard, and many others were in it. Rollins’ interview was awesome. I got the impression that the dude doesn’t speak in sentences or paragraphs, but rather just spits these strings of ideas out, all cascading down over each other, but somehow making sense. His comments on the music industry were particularly poignant.

  • yeah, he’s articulate but i would agree with your assessment, eric.

  • yeah, yeah. we’re not ready to rumble, cowboy.

  • Ah…I didn’t mean to imply that he is poorly spoken, quite the opposite. It’s just that his style and his articulateness are something of an oxymoron.

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