We hate it when our friends become successful

Posted on August 21st, 2006

From time to time, somebody I went to theatre school with pops up in a lotto commercial or as a bit player in a Christian Bale movie. Nothing huge, but still a reminder that they're working actors who persevered while I gave up. It saddens me a little, so I can only begin to imagine what goes through Jamie's head when he watches the music award shows.

Actually, I probably have a pretty good idea:

Tennyson wrote 'tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, but does that apply to fame as well? The lust for it is clearly compelling, but when Warhol's clock strikes sixteen, do you really want to be forever known as the guy who used to be somebody? Let the debate begin!

If you're curious, you can watch one of Jamie's music videos here. He's the one on the right.


P.S. Okay, that might not have been Jamie's band. It's possible I accidentally linked Hurra Torpedo, Norway's definitive kitchen appliance band.

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