Its sad that he filled his lungs with water. Swimming To Cambodia is a wonder cruise with Demme at the helm. I love Gray’s Anatomy as well. Anybody else excited about the new Soderbergh project?
I love Spalding Gray too. What new Soderbergh project?
If you both love him so much, how come you can’t spell his name ; )
Ummm… Corduroy, Rumplesink did spell his name correctly.
Ha! He edited it in time! I was only kidding around though…I hope it was obvious….
What an outrageous accusation! My spelling’s beyond reproach – ask anyone!
im the one who misspelled his name thank you.
Corduroy does know the spelling of Spalding Gray’s name but unfortunately, that is all he has to add to this conversation. Standing ovation for such stimulating dialogue.
Monster in a Box is great as well. And this may seem strange only to me; but, I just clicked over to The Auteurs, only minutes after finishing an article about Mr. Gray; which I will publish on Monday.
Monster in a Box may be my favorite of his – but they’re all delightful! I was supposed to see him do a monologue at P.S. 122 in the East Village a couple of weeks before they found his body – I showed up at the time and place that was on my ticket but the space was pretty much closed (I even got in while someone was leaving and walked around; nothing goin’ on inside.) I never did find out if either he’d already gone missing at that point and they canceled the event or if I just had the wrong date or time. That poor hilarious ball of New England neuroses…
I’m desperate to read his books/monologues but they aren’t in print in Australia.
If anyone’s interested, here’s the Spalding Gray article I alluded to: http://performance-art.suite101.com/article.cfm/sex_and_death_to_the_age_14_by_spalding_gray
Thanks for the link M.G.WOOD. Interesting article. Spalding was an interesting guy to say the least. I saw him narrate a not so good play in New York years ago. Even though the play was not that great, he made it worth while. An underrated writer/artist for sure.
A unique talent. I liked his monologues very much, funny and moving and genuine. I had the good luck to see him perform A SLIPPERY SLOPE live. I can’t say that I found his acting to be very good, alas. He played a spectacularly ill-conceived Stage Manager in a generally ill conceived production of OUR TOWN that showed how stiff and uncomfortable he was when saying anyone else’s words but his own.