Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Some Mike pics





Was originally going to post these last week, but they just didn't seem to match with the things I was writing, my memories of Mike and how great a guy he was. I did bring them to his memorial though, and afterwards, sharing stories in the pub, passed them around. We all got a good laugh out of them. Mike was such a character anyway, and here he is in character, posing as a bum for me to use for the Preacher Special starring Arseface, along with Casey Jones. Note that Mike's using a lead pointer as a crack pipe here...

3 comments:

todd said...

rich--

as i said in durham, these pictures are great! mike had an incredibly rubber face--and could make expressions much funnier than anything will ferrell does. love this one of him lighting the crack pipe.
whenever i would be in a play, mike and i would talk about how much he wanted to take a shot at acting. he was a natural. i urged him to check out the local community theater groups but he said he never had the time because of work and deadlines.
the last time we talked about it we said that if we got anything from a tellos movie we could hopefully parlay that into a low budget film and at least say we did that...
he was a great actor.
thanks for the great pics.
todd

Richard Pace said...

I wanted to, but couldn't go because of family commitments. It's hard having Mike so easily reached on the end of a phone call all these years and now, well. . .

Thanks for sharing these -- the only picture Mike ever sent me was a goofball jpeg of himself in a sombrero - -which would also be a good way to remember him , I guess.

I hope you and your family are well.

~Richard

rhombus said...

Yeah, Mike would have been a great actor, and probably community theater would have been a great way for him to have gotten out and get his mind off work, and meet girls at the same time. :)

Richard, good hearing from you. Was really looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte this year, as was Mike, and disappointed you couldn't make it.
Check out Jeff Parker's blog to see more pics of Mike with a sombrero...
Hope you and yours are all well also.

Rich