Friday, July 06, 2018

Four For Friday - Elegant Degradation – A Himmmm Blind Item Story – Part 1

(NOTE: This is a very long blind item story.  Feel free to bookmark/save it, or skip it if you're not into TL/DR – you were warned.  This is Himmmm-4's story, but really an origin story for us.  The memory of this event comes from all four of us; blended into one narrative by "our scribe" Himmmm-1 for you.  This is the final installment of our series chronicling the lives of the friends who constitute Himmmm.  When reading this story: Himmmm-1 aka BOSS aka the scribe/main-Twit; while H2 aka the movie writer-director/co-Twit.  New to THIS series (but not to longtime friends/followers) is H3 aka record producer; and H4 an actor. Thank you for all of the love, laughs, warmth, and friendship you've shown to us. Thank you, Enty, for your endless hours of hard work and lifetimes of friendship. You're all welcome to feel free to be friends with us on Twitter.  Except for you there in the back with that unidentified lip fungus. That's just nasty.  Get that checked first, THEN we'll be friends.  Although today's story does have celebs in it, this is not a big mystery to unravel.  It's  about sharing a human story that is very special and crazy.  Real life usually is.  So, for you our friends here at Crazy Days and Nights – we share THE last collective memory of OUR crazy night/day/night).


They said to close my eyes, and not to open them no matter how bad it got.  I agreed.  And it got very bad. One voice in particular though was instantly recognizable – a gruff, hoarse voice.  It was usually heard at bowel-shaking levels, blowing the roof off of coliseums and clubs:

"…Happy Birthday you gigantic spoiled baby…HAP-PY BIRTH-DAY TO YOU!!!".  The applause and cheers and whistles erupted.  With that voice.  It was the unmistakable voice of the one and only Lemmy.  As I was granted permission to open my eyes – I was stunned.  There was the man himself, hovering right over our dinner booth.  Hat and all, the unflinching Mr. Kilmeister.

"LEMMY!" I yelled.

He just beamed with pride.  "Of course 'ya had to open your eyes or else you'd have fuc%in' guessed Sinatra right?", and the entire room roared.  I looked seated next to me in the semi-circular booth at my good friend Doc and just knew it was the happiest birthday celebration I'd known in many years.  What I didn't know was that it was nearly the last for both of us.

8PM on Mon., 15 of July 1996: RAINBOW BAR & GRILL – HOLLYWOOD, CA

There are few better places on Sunset Blvd. to celebrate a birthday than the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill.  The place has been ground zero for Rock and Roll, and rockers, for decades.  Best of all, it was "home office" for Lemmy – the legendary front man for Motorhead.  On any given night when not on tour, Lemmy was a fixture at the end of the bar, playing video poker machines or holding court with new and old friends.  The booths in the Rainbow had brass plaques above each, to advise newbies of standing reservations for legendary rockers or music industry titans.  On this night – the night of my 27th birthday party, we were seated in a booth affixed with the name of someone I knew well: Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records.

I am Himmmm 1, aka H1, aka "scribe", and I had spent most of my life/career behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.  I'd been happily dragged there this night by Himmmm 4, aka H4, also known as Doc.  Although older than myself, he and I had been friends for most of our grown up lives (and grown up is a very flexible term).  Doc is an A+list actor, had grown up in the movie business; and found success as easily as making friends, partying, or shuffling through girls all of his life.  Both of our families had been in the entertainment industry in Hollywood and New York.

Even by that point, both Doc and I had seen most sides of the industry: the good, the bad, the nasty…and the incomprehensibly tragic. We'd also cultivated certain "vices" that were common in the industry over those years too. Specifically, alcohol and drugs. Non-specific were the types.  It all usually depended on what was around – marijuana, X, cocaine, heroin, or whatever.   I was more of a pot-smoking, alcohol-drinking, blow of coke type who could take it or leave it at that point.  But too many nights running with Doc and I began to find myself "taking it" far more often than "leaving it".  When it began to be a salve to soothe my emotional scars is when I began to cut myself back.

Poor Doc though – he honestly had a steady diet of "everything" anywhere in sight.  His sense of moderation was based on his money resources.  He was inching very close into Hunter S. Thompson levels of abuse.  Somehow between his talents and charisma he always kept it cool out front.  At that time and era we were all too concerned with our own individual chemicals than to care for friends, or anyone else.  Because…Hollywood.

55 comments:

sandybrook said...

FUCKING LEMMY!! RIP dude!

Tricia13 said...

So RDJ is Himmmm4/“Doc”?

Alexandria said...

LEMMY!!! In first part??? I wasn't ready for this! 🖤♠️

Tuesdi said...

@Tricia, that is what I was wondering, too.

Muckduck said...

That's what I was thinking.

plot said...

Look at someone trying hard to be a writer.

Kate said...
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Tricia13 said...

Yeah -it’s been speculated upon for so long...even had an article where he denied it (but that would be true considering we now there are 4 ,so he wasn’t lying saying he was Himmmm.
I have never said one way or another if it is,but I quite like thinking it is.Like having a really industry “fairy godmother “ as a guide.... he’s a cool hang and a really decent human

Sara, Making It Work said...

I wish he'd said how many parts total...

redhotpepper said...

10 parts

Brayson87 said...

Yay, the last installment, I thought they'd forgotten. :)

Still waiting for the dead hooker story though, nothing brings friends together like burying their mistakes ;)

Chelsea said...

I believe 10 parts? Per Himmmm on Twitter

Nubian Princess said...

Aww! Right away!!

Cail Corishev said...

How many times do you people have to be told DON'T GUESS THE HIMMMMs? People could DIE! (j/k)

Brayson87 said...

Damn, I was secretly hoping H4 would be Weird Al, oh well.

Tricia13 said...

*wasnt himmmmm

pkelly491 said...

If Himmmm #1 is who I thought it was his birthday party is about two months too late...which I guess could be reasonable (these guys have busy lives!)

T. W. said...

The Himmmms are back due to popular demand...

Tricia13 said...

Whoopsy👀👀

Kid Zoloft said...

Thompson's drug use was highly fictionalized.
An incredible example of Myth Building though.

OB said...

I'm getting the impression this is it, the absolute end, for the Himmmms on CDaN. Its such a shame they were harassed so that it drove them away.

We can only hope, and I do suspect sometimes, that some Enty blinds are given to him by Himmmm.

Lurky McLurkster said...

This kind of smells to me like they couldn't get H4 to tell a story so H1 is improvising now

Brayson87 said...

@Cail, yeah I always assumed one of the pedo guilds would send some whack job after them, make it look like isolated crazy. It's not going to be men in suits with tinted SUVS.

T. W. said...

I don't want to know who Himmmm is. Don't want a bull's-eye on Himmmm's back.

Humor Me said...

@OB - I have wondered this too.
However we were promised "one crazy day/night story" from each of the Himmmms and this would be #5 (Elvis pall bearers #1, Wembeley #2, movie premiere #3 and the death on the set #4). Death was not revealed and i don't blame Hm #? - it was painful to read).

roque said...

@OB- that’s my feeling as well. Say it ain’t so, Himmmms!

Nubian Princess said...

There's some cross-over. Also, there's been 6 himmms over time

Missy Bigbritches said...

Hey, Himmmmms 1-4 - please stick around and continue to tell us these stories! Or write a book, with daily online updates. I need diversion.

Humor Me said...

@Nubian_Princess: true - I think I have figured out three of the six (keeping it to myself).

cheesegrater15 said...

Lol, I'd love for him to be involved.

Dave said...

I'm with pkelly491: the birthday is a couple years and a couple months off the best candidate for the Himmmmm writer. But I'm willing to make allowances.

John the peon said...

Himmmmm #4 and the rest of the Avengers along with Lou Ferrigno need to intervene on behalf of Stan Lee he will recognize them and know that they mean him well as opposed to the leeches that now surround him

Sara, Making It Work said...

Thanks! I'll read all at once. Tomorrow. Lol

Dave said...

IMDB lets you search by date of birth. Nobody listed with a birthday corresponding to the one from the blind item fits the profile of one of the Himmmmms.

rosie riveter said...

"Mmm it's lunchtime. I think I'll have a peanut butter n jealous sammich"
-plot

rosie riveter said...

And also:
I LOVE YOU HIMMMM!!

Sass71 said...

Cheers rosie!:)

MDAnderson said...

Doesn’t matter who the himmmms are to me I always read it in who shall not be guessed Doc/H4 voice.

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Eupheme said...

Weird Al is in Edinburgh right now - I'm just hoping for a random run in #lifegoals

Motörhead said...

If this blind is about Lemmy taking drugs or sleeping with groupies, well I just can’t believe it and will have to leave. ♠️

LuLu said...

@MDAnderson i cant not read it that way. im happy the description of H4 still matches.
LOVE YOU Himmmms

Unknown said...

Meredith Salenger for Gillian. Attended Harvard and starred in Dream a Little Dream. The post of Rock On on twitter gives it away.

Nor Cal said...

Thank you to all the himmmms and please keep posting!

Tricia13 said...

🗣lol drink spit AGAIN!
And I love himmmmm too Rosie❤️

Kick33 said...

theres one himmmm in my mind and am sticking

JL said...

Hahahaha. For the fans, I was holding back my snark. Most annoying typeof writing effort there is.

Killerelitexl said...

I know we aren’t supposed to discuss the Himmmms, but in some of the reveals in the past two days they outed themselves. Are we supposed to ignore that? Not comment on that?
Is it like when a stranger farts in an elevator and you’re supposed to ignore it?

What’s the protocol????

becksterc said...

@Killerekitexl No! Don't ignore it - just say "That gas build-up really hurts" looking pointedly at the offender. Of course they'll probably say "Not any more!" But then you can laugh and get on with it.

Fairylights said...

Thank you Himmmms, love to you all!

Sekrit said...

It's SO good seeing another Himmmm story, especially one of the Hs.
Even now when I think of the Rainbow B&G, I think of Lemmy.


As for the Himmmms identities, even if you might know who all of them are, it's still difficult for anyone to pinpoint which one is presenting a blind, but I think it's best not to say their real names. If they're comfortable for us to refer to them as "H2" or "H3", then just use that since a lot of people here would probably know who you're referring to.

a beautiful virago named hope said...

When the story starts with Lemmy, you know it's gonna be good!

JL said...

I loathe these Himmmm blinds. Frat-boy egoic, too long and bad writing. What? Are they trying to sell a movie premise here? Ugh.

plot said...

@JL

NONONONONO! One of those writers is Paul Thomas Anderson!!!! Don't you see it, the excellent writing skills of a successful spinner of fantastic narratives? Don't women piss themselves or vomit in every PTA movie?

No?

Shit, must not be him.

Yes, the writing is dreadful. Check the MySpace page of the probable writer. It fits

https://myspace.com/talleygriffith/photos

Ain't that just like how a poser tool would present himself?

Kris Taylor said...

I'll tell you one thing, whoever the himmmm's are they are not only top entertainers but top human beings also. I asked one of the to help a friend out that was having a bit of a tough time, and he did take time out of his busy schedule to msg my friend and it did brighten his day! I don't know who himmmm are but one thing I can say is this world certainly need more of them and I am certainly glad to call him my friend! Love you all!

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