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Henry Rollins Interview

on dutch tv.

enjoy !

Hey TC, Shughart, et al! Weren’t you guys going to try to interview him at some point? We’d love to see that!!!

:wink:

This is such a cool interview, I’ve seen it a while ago, and what I really like about Rollins is, that he is really clever but never needs to be the smart-ass he shows that you can be aggressive (in a good way) and strong without being dumb!

He is one of the guys that got me into Bodybuilding!

And an interview with him would be awesome!! I’d love to see that.

You have to love that crazy bastard.

The one on polygomy is good too if you have a bit of time to spare.

Very cool, I like his perspective.

D

“Be fat on someone else’s time…”

Hahah!

Hank is the man.


I’m pretty disappointed that this site has never done a Henry Rollins interview. His spoken word shows produce some of the most intelligent and thought provoking things to ever come out of the mouth of a human. The way weight lifting fits into his life is true T-Man all the way:

[i]“The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go, but two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.”

-Henry Rollins[/i]

“I don’t care how your day’s going. If you’re alive enough to send a fax, that’s all I need.”

[quote]WhiteFlash wrote:
“I don’t care how your day’s going. If you’re alive enough to send a fax, that’s all I need.” [/quote]

not from this interview but one of my favorite rollins-isms is from the alien blueprint disc:

“i’m the one who tells you you’ll never go anywhere unless you leave.”

ok…

im not going to quest rollins in any way as i realise the likelyhood of a lynchin is fairly high, but im interested to know what you guys find appealing about him? His aggressive leftist stance? The fact he seems to be an isolationist and love the iron?
This is by no means a ‘why the fuck is he so special?’ - im just a nosey bastard.

mick

[quote]supermick wrote:
ok…

im not going to quest rollins in any way as i realise the likelyhood of a lynchin is fairly high, but im interested to know what you guys find appealing about him? His aggressive leftist stance? The fact he seems to be an isolationist and love the iron?
This is by no means a ‘why the fuck is he so special?’ - im just a nosey bastard.

mick[/quote]

i think he has a rare integrity throughout his music, his word gigs, his writings, and his tv show. it’s always the same henry coming through all of those mediums, no matter what project he’s working on. in short rollins believes in what he does and if he didn’t believe it he wouldn’t do it. that and the sheer amount of work he does insires me to get off my ass, avoid the window dressings of life like a plague, and get to the essense of living.

He seems like a an interesting guy and he has one hell of a work ethic, but he doesn’t seem to be happy. That’s not to say that he doesn’t have admirable qualities, but I don’t think I’d want to trade shoes.

he has his own show on the ifc network,good shit

I’d say he probably hasn’t gotten over his best friend being murdered in front of him…well behind him as it were.

I didn’t realise Rollins had an aggressive leftist stance. Up until the Iraq war his opinions were more sociological rather than political. The Libertarian Party is isolationist but I still like them. Maybe being an Aussie it’s not such a defining thing. Do you seperate people into pro and inti Iraq War throughout your day?

Basically, I’ve known about Rollins for years before the Iraq war. His opinion on the war does not define him anymore than any other opinion defines him. I’m quite undecided about the Iraq war, that doesn’t change my love for Rollins in any way.

I don’t agree with everything he does and says, but besides the fact that I love his music there is one thing that describes him best: INTENSITY

“Don’t talk about it - Do it…Don’t lie about it - do it…”!!!

[quote]Eisenbeisser wrote:
I don’t agree with everything he does and says, but besides the fact that I love his music there is one thing that describes him best: INTENSITY

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Sums up my feelings exactly.

Edit: Oh, wait, sorry; his music isn’t my cup of tea but everything else, yeah.

[quote]jacross wrote:
I’d say he probably hasn’t gotten over his best friend being murdered in front of him…well behind him as it were.

I didn’t realise Rollins had an aggressive leftist stance. Up until the Iraq war his opinions were more sociological rather than political. The Libertarian Party is isolationist but I still like them. Maybe being an Aussie it’s not such a defining thing. Do you seperate people into pro and inti Iraq War throughout your day?

Basically, I’ve known about Rollins for years before the Iraq war. His opinion on the war does not define him anymore than any other opinion defines him. I’m quite undecided about the Iraq war, that doesn’t change my love for Rollins in any way.[/quote]

well, youve gone and picked my points and it seems youve taken them as me critising him. Im not. If i wanted to do that id have started the sentance with ‘that rollins dick is a leftist pussy…blah blah…etc etc’

I was after a reason why people like him, not being critical. It seems he’s many things for many people.

You love him? why? thats what im interested in basically.

Personally, I think Henry Rollins is a nut job. But he does what he does with passion and conviction. You’ve gotta at least respect that.