A Note of Appreciation
I want to thank Mr. Laurie for the years of hours of pleasure that 'House' has given me. So many 'House' episodes can be re-viewed just to laugh, moan, cringe, hoot, worry, grin with House and company again and again. Episodes that are 'forever young'.
I also want to thank Mr. Laurie's family for their sacrifice. Eight years is a long time and six thousand miles is a huge distance for a family to endure separation from their father and husband. I so admire Jo Green for somehow keeping a balance of life in England with her three young adult children and then her travel to Los Angeles where her husband is loved and admired as the iconic Dr. Gregory House. Thank you Jo Green. Thank you Charles, Robert and Rebecca for enduring your father's absences since 2004.
And now, Hugh Laurie the actor is about to exit. Enter, Hugh Laurie the musician. Brilliant.
Over the seasons it seemed that the only time the good doctor seemed acted 'happy' was when he was playing music. I kept thinking, darn he's good. Then I realized that it wasn't an act. Hugh Laurie was/is also a very, very good musician. I wanted to hear more!
Und voila! My wish can true in the Spring of 2011 with the release of the Hugh's blues album 'Let Them Talk'. In quick, succession there were the television programs 'Down By The River', 'In Performance From New Orleans' plus last summer's European 'Let Them Talk' tour. It was fantastic! As were the reviews for Hugh's skill, knowledge and passion for the Blues.
So here we are with less than three months from the end of 'House' and the beginning of Hugh Laurie's 'Let Them Talk' world tour. (I have a ticket for his Eugene, Oregon concert). Bon voyage Hugh Laurie's Band. Here's to 'sweet sounds'.
Thank you Hugh Laurie.
P.S. Suggestion for final. Surprise! House has a half brother and who looks just like Stephen Fry! What fun it would be to have these two friends walk off 'stage' together.