Monday, September 26, 2011

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie, originally uploaded by World of Gopher.

After the Murdoch bashing in my last post I decided to try and offer something a little more likeable.

One of the heroes of my youth 'John Squire' once stated that it was never enough to just point out all the things that you don't like about your environment. If you want to paint an accurate and insightful picture of who you are then you must also embrace what you do like.

I agree.

Still, why I should think that anyone should care who I am or what I stand for is anybody's guess.

I am a supporter of Hugh Laurie.
All round good guy! At least, it's nice to think that he is.

He has won many awards in his time as an entertainer but perhaps one of his more surprising bit of recognition was his GQ award for "Musician of the Year", which was presented to by his one time university buddy and long time partner in comedy 'Stephen Fry'.

Upon giving him the award, Fry commented that his friend Hugh had always had a natural ability for music but more importantly, he had a natural love of it.

I've heard that a lot recently. The idea that enthusiasm and love of a vocation is very often more important that natural ability.

I find that reassuring.

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