Sunday, July 22, 2007
I have been helping a friend move all weekend and I am frankly exhausted. That kind of rare exhaustion that is beyond tired but I am not going to let that stop me from saying Happy Birthday to Terence Stamp.
Terence was one of the first people I ever posted about on this blog, and the first in my 'Great Ones' series. I just found a lovely video of Ray Davies and Damon Albarn doing WATERLOO SUNSET on YouTube and attempted to post it here to show the impact Stamp and London in the sixties continues to have, but alas YouTube is apparently not liking me today as the video is a no show. Perhaps it will pop up later but if not, swing over to YouTube and watch this incredible duet between two icons from two generations singing of "Terry and Julie' and a time that still resonates. Then go and have a double feature with POOR COW and THE LIMEY and help pay tribute to an actor and man who deserves having a tribute paid to him.
Terence is 68 today and the always reliable Kimberly from Cinebeats has posted a fine tribute to him. In my Toby Dammit type exhaustion I can only say Happy Birthday Terence and thank you for giving some of the greatest and most stirring performances I have ever seen.