Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by shokhead, May 22, 2012.
I turned it off. It got for me uncomfortable when PM started in on the marriages.
Not completely related but...
When Ben Folds co-hosted the Today Show (a weird experience in itself), the only thing that Hoda seemed to know about his life or career was that he was on his 4th marriage, and she brought it up as tactlessly as possible out of nowhere (Something along the lines of, "Speaking of relationships, you've been divorced a few times, haven't you?"). Ben, bless his heart, took it in stride and moved on to something else more interesting without pointing out that her bringing it up was completely irrelevant and unnecessary to the situation at hand.
In the UK, Morgan is a well-known ****. Allegedly.
Greg was on Stern yesterday. Interesting but he seemed quite messed up.
On PM he was a Ramblin' Man. The questions couldn't have been lobbed any softer. I can see how an attractive 24 year old accepted his offer of marriage. What a catch! And Cher smells like a mermaid? In a good way. He actually said that. I had to turn it off as it was getting too painful to watch.
And that's one of the nicer things said about him. Complete jerk.
The interview was pretty soft and accommodating to Allman, actually. And after-all, Allman was there to promote an autobiography. He's been married six times before (and now engaged to a woman 40 years younger for number seven) and (apparently) has written about his marriages in the autobiography he was there to promote. What interviewer wouldn't have asked him about his marriages. What was excruciatingly painful about the interview was Allman himself - he came across as a feeble (burnt out) old man who had trouble gathering his thoughts and then articulating them. (I was left wondering if he had had a stroke recently.) Sorry - can't blame Morgan for that.
I couldn't even watch him on `Conan'. I had to turn it
off and I'm as ardent a fan as you'll find. Doing a book
promo and subsequently touring should be the farthest
thing from his mind, IMO.
It was really hard to watch. He was a sorry sight and didn't seem to want to talk at all. Has he been in a fit state to write his autobiography?
He's on Colbert tonight. Hope he remembers where he is this time.
Same here. Saw him on Conan, and it was tough to get through that interview. He's seen a lot over the course of his life, but it has taken its toll.
Thanks for the heads up !
i guess CNN thinks someone who's a serious jerk, is what Americans want to watch? Man I wish CNN would put someone decent in that prime time slot. Had to put up with Larry King's nonsense for 20-30 years. Now PM. That's a major prime time slot, and so can attract major interviewees, and CNN keeps effing it up for me. What a waste.
Gregg Allman should have been dead about ten different times. Somehow he never quite cashed in his chips, but it wasn't for lack of trying. Still, he gave us some wonderful music, and apparently isn't done yet. More power to him, I say.
I read his book, and in it he professes to be clean and sober, but this thread seems to contradict that. I'll try to catch him on Colbert tonight and see what kind of shape he's in.
Or is he showing signs of the permanent damage that is not reversible- like Ozzy Osbourne's.
Yeah, in the one interview of him that I saw, I didn't get the impression that he wasn't sober, but just that he's sort of fried from the abuse his body took throughout his life. Obviously I've got no idea whether he's sober or not, but I have no reason to doubt him.
Don't forget, he's had multiple health issues the past few years, serious ones. If he seems a little frail (and I met him in Chicago last month, he looked shockingly weak) . . add travel and the grind of a book tour and you don't have to look much further.
+ I envy you, I've yet to meet him, in 40 years of meeting everybody, and anybody, since moving to Nashville.
This is true. He received a liver transplant about 2 years ago. Post-transplant life can be very difficult for some. The medications alone can put a person through the paces. The anti-rejection meds (the body will reject the organ without them) are very strong and some people have difficulty tolerating them. Even with the anti-rejection meds, it's not uncommon for the body to go into varying stages of rejection. I have no idea if any of this directly applies to him but it would not be unusual.
I didn't see the PM or Conan interview, but I have read various reviews saying he does not look well. I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on the sobriety issue. I think the health issue and meds are to blame - along with life on the road. Hope he hangs in there.
In general, CNN is sucking gas in the ratings. I have heard and read that PM's show in particular is pulling extremely low ratings. Personally, I never watch him.
By far the funniest and saddest Gregg Allman interview this year is this one:
KLOS - mark and Brian really tear into him afterwards, albiet hilariously.
Check it out, LOL!
I would watch out for the time when Piers Morgan's away- his guest hosts are usually about 100% more interesting than him. Harvey Weinstein filled in for him recently and did a good interview with Bill Clinton. Bill Maher was a lot of fun too.
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