The 14th Anniversary of Bill Hicks Untimely Death

Comedian and dark poet Bill Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on Feb. 26, 1994.

An example of Hicks’ more well known material:

Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.

Killing Frogs chimes in:

Nobody who has heard Hicks can doubt his brilliance. Many comics have been compared to Lenny Bruce, but with Hicks, the comparison stands. Like Bruce, Hicks is respected, long after death, by respected comics. Like Bruce, his material holds up, as true today as it was when he wrote it. Like Bruce, Hicks has inspired legions of imitators. Like Bruce’s imitators, none of them come close.

Respected? LA has no formal tribute to him tonight. There is one in NY. But strange enough, his work – DVDs of him are under glass at the Bodhi Tree on Melrose.