I guess we have all heard about the the passing of one of Americas most iconic acting personalities, Adam West (June 10,2017); so today we will forego the normal wackiness and irreverence you might expect from this blog and take a more reverent and heartfelt look at this extrordinary actor, husband, father, human being the man Adam West.
Were not going to recite the facts of his life; what we are going to do is to celebrate that life through the prism of how it inspiried yours truly to be the person that I am today. Adam West has always been reffered to as "The Bright Knight" in reference to how he portrayed the character. He used tools like kindness, compassion, and humor never taking himself too seriously in a decidely "brighter" vein than later batman incarnations. Camp aside Adam West played batman without the darkness later versions (christian bale or ben affleck. I guess I have at least subconsciously tried to
emulate him in the terms of how I do the show and the overall tone although we are heav er on the snark than what Adam West would have been we do keep trying unlike our erstwhile competition.
I grew up watching The Batman tv series so i can confidently say that Adam West was not only my first batman he was "MY BATMAN" that makes his loss felt more keenly here at the ole' monastery of mayhem.
|THE BATSIGNAL BEING FLASHED ON THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL IN TRIBUTE TO ADAM WEST|
In closing I will keep this breif so instead of our usual closing from myself and the rest of the crew here at the Monastery of Mayhem to Adam West Godspeed Ol, chum and thank for the memories untill we meet again.
here is an article from face book with a list of charities that were famous to Adam West, check em out and please donate in his name.
the following is from the west family asking to keep adams legacy alive with the charities he loved
Dear fans, Thank you so much for the ongoing support and love you've shown for AW and our family. We're truly grateful. One of his last requests before he passed was to keep his bright light shining on the world by supporting children who have cancer and their families by donating to the following organizations that were near and dear to his heart:
Camp Rainbow Gold -
St. Jude -
- The West Family