Monday, June 9, 2014

So You Want To Be Famous? --- Day 3/147

Walk: Mindful Body
Distance: 10 blocks and 2 yoga practices: hatha and restorative

Ciwt was really interested to hear 'supermanager' Shep Gordon interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air today.  The show opened with a quote by Gordon: If I do my job properly, it will probably kill you. 

This is what he told the people he managed before making them famous (Alice Cooper, Anne Murray, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Blondie, and others).  Gordon sees fame as 'fool's gold,' the industrial disease of creatively, a killer of  the famous person's compassion by necessity. (Sounds like he's talking about a kind of soul death with that last). He knew fame would hurt his clients and it was painful for him to see it take its toll on all of them.

He and Terry and Mike Myers were discussing Supermensch a new documentary about Gordon directed by his friend Myers. The movie is apparently a look into fame, how it is constructed, how it plays out.  Might be interesting.  

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