Happy TBT HellaKids!!!
On this Throw Back Thursday I wanted to give a shout-out to artists everywhere and to my friend and fellow Another 48 Hours alum and artist David Anthony Marshall.
Upon reflection on the fact that MFTAC had no applicants this year from our local pool of high schoolers – more on that anon – I was left with the realization that pursuing the arts in any form is a daunting and overwhelming task – it ain’t easy Kids! I am, however, an eternal optimist and believe that including the arts in our lives is not only good for our own sense of self but is a defining characteristic of being human on this ball of dust we call home.
In the accompanying photos you see a still of David and me during a film test at Paramount studios. In order to get to this point, we were told by the casting director that we’d need to be able to ride a “Chopper”, but that the test ride would be down the road…so…you all can imagine my freaked out inner self when I was told while sitting in the make up chair to do the film test, that as soon as we were done with make up, the bikes were outside and ready for us to show everyone that we could ride them… HFS…WTF!!! I hadn’t ridden a bike since my time at Georgetown U when I worked as a diplomatic courier shuttling passports and visas out to Dulles Airport from local embassies – I rode a Honda 250 for that job and was totally freaked out about getting on the 1200 pound Harley FXR BEAST I was about to test on…Fast forward to David
– www.facebook.com/ChicagoMarshall – and me riding down the road, with the wind blowing through my wig and his hair, just before all hell breaks loose between us and Eddie Murphy, who, btw, was an absolute pleasure to work with.
Please follow up with David Anthony Marshall and see for yourself how he has managed to grow as an artist – Brother David, even though it probably drove you crazy on those long drives back to the motel after a hard day’s work in those first several days in the desert, I will never forget your generosity, and mind blowing guitar and voice chops, in always acquiescing to my request for your version of “Stairway to Heaven”…I miss your version of STH and I miss our rides together Brother “Hickock”!!!