Friday, January 25, 2008

Actors are like drummers

They only stick out if they're really good or really bad.

I was reminded of this while flipping through the channels the other day. I stumbled upon a young man in fatigues being questioned by the lead characters on "Bones." The actor trudged through what should have been a snarling monologue with a humming monotone. Concluding with something to the effect of "Now if you'll excuse me," he delivered it with all the passion of an afternoon nap.

Returning to my original simile, I suppose it could be applied to any performance artist... or profession... or anything. Mediocrity is always ignored. So you probably won't remember this post.