Raw, adjective: 5. crude in quality or character; not tempered or refined by art or taste: raw humor.


I've been reading Steve Martin's autobiography, Born Standing Up. The man is, of course, as interesting and shy and thoughtful and artistic in this particular piece of writing as he is in his other novels, plays and screenplays.

The photo at left is included in the book. Um. Amazing. (And unrecognizable.)

Any comedian who can at once throw down on the banjo, rock some badass turquoise jewelry and a long 1970s shag 'do, and unself-consciously toss around the words "existentialism" and "ontology" while discussing modern art and classical philosophy is fine by me. How can you not love the man??

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Matt G said…
Not too many people know that Steve Martin is an accomplished banjo player. Perhaps more so than his accomplishments on the big screen.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/steve-martin-oh-and-bluegrass-stars-win-bluegrass-awards/

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