If you know me then you know that I am fascinated by three things: black athletes (namely NBA players), lyricists (namely Jeru, Dylan, Staples, and Shotgun Killah etc.), and HBO’s the Wire.
This past Sunday marked the Fifth and final season debut of the
award winning critically acclaimed television show, The Wire. The show has been compared to a Greek Tragedy, described as “Dickensian,” and in some cases, just ‘straight up gangsta!’ So, why has this Oriole drama been shut-out by the Hollywood’s elite decision makers? That’s between Shelly Palmer, her corner boys, and god. How does shows creator David Simon feel about his 0-fer?
“I don’t give a (expletive) if we ever win one of their little trinkets,” Simon told Newsweek. “I don’t care if they ever figure out we’re here in Baltimore.
“Secretly, we all know we get more ink for being shut out. So at this point, we wanna be shut out. We wanna go down in flames together, holding hands all the way.”
Well said! Who needs awards, trinkets, and the likes to earn respect? Not us! Not you! Not anyone! Right?
Oh, yeah, don’t forget that there are two days left to vote for the ECNY Awards! Suggested voting (ie. our friends and the likes): Drop Six, John F. O’Donnell, Jordan Carlos, The Apiary, the Greg Johnson and Larry Murphy Show, and Adam Wade.