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Alice in Wonderland

June 27th, 2005 · 4 Comments

Alice Cooper

OK, I’m not much of a quote-link-comment blogger, but this is a must see: An interview with Alice Cooper (HT: Chrenkoff, Tim Blair–gotta love those Aussies).

Alice Cooper was over the top, even for me–and I was a fan of King Crimson and Kiss. Never much cared for gross-out rock (vomiting blood? beheadings?? Maybe this is where the jihadi’s got their ideas), but as it turns out, it was–and still is–all an outrageous act–late twentieth century vaudeville, in essence.

Count among his fans: Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, Salvador Dali, George Burns, Mae West, Fred Astaire.

Count among his mentors: Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon.

Count among his skills: scratch golfer, good cook.

Count among his character assets: great sense of humor, married faithfully for 29 years (to a Joffrey Ballet dancer), recovering alcoholic, Christian. And one of the sanest assessments of why we are in Iraq I have heard (could the Bushies hire this guy for PR?? Well, maybe not…).

Here’s a teaser:

When I did take the cure for alcohol, which by the way was not a cure, it was a healing. I came out of the hospital never, ever being tempted by a drink, never, ever being like in the least bit, under the worst stress, ever thinking about taking a drink, never went to AA. Everybody’s sitting there going, “Wow, what great willpower.” I have no willpower. I came out and it was a total… It was a healing. My dad was a pastor, my grandad was a pastor, my wife’s father is a pastor, and I’m Christian now. It was a… people say, “There are no miracles,” and I go, “Oh, yes there are.” I’m a walking miracle because I was the worst alcoholic you could imagine, and 24 years I haven’t had, not a drop.

This is right up there with Jeff Baxter. I just love the irony of it all.

Check it out. Really.

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4 comments so far ↓


  • Grumpy Old Man // Jun 28, 2005 at 7:40 PM

    Go ask Alice . . . when she’s ten feet tall . . .

  • Vicki Small // Jun 29, 2005 at 7:39 AM

    I’m impressed. I’ve always been so turned off by the man’s appearance that I never made any effort to learn anything about him. My husband, though, has assured me the man is solid and a good daddy. When God does a work, He doesn’t mess around.

  • Vicki Small // Jun 29, 2005 at 7:39 AM

    P.S. And He doesn’t keep rap sheets on His people, for which I am deeply grateful!

  • lindalu2 // Jul 7, 2005 at 7:03 PM

    Thanks for the tip on a great article. What an interesting guy — who’d o’ thunk it? :D