Friday, 30 April 2010

Brendan Cowell - Two degrees of separation

I was driving this morning and heard Brendan Cowell (BC) on Triple J. I'm no longer a regular JJJ listener, I think I have outgrown it, but sometimes I still dabble. Today was lovely because I really like Mr Cowell. He's a funny mite with a unique take on life. One of those low-vibe but engaged types. If I were better at friend stealing, Brendan and I would be friends. We're not, but there is a story. There is always a story.

I didn't realise that I had met BC actually. My husband had to remind me.

It happened like this. Alhough we didn't have Foxtel, I cottoned onto the whole Love My Way series via the DVD store. I would borrow a whole series and devour it. That was one hellova story.I was in. At one stage, during one of my marathon viewing sessions, The Geege said to me "I'm glad he made it. He was always such a funny guy".

He was referring to BC, who played Tom, the complete F!ck Up of the series (although, truthfully they were all pretty messy). I of course retorted with some comment about "how would you know?" at which point, The Geege informed me that BC used to visit our house in Summer Hill (back in the 1990s). Apparently he went to uni with one of our old flatmates and was a regular couch dweller at our place. Who knew?

I wracked my brain. Nope. No recollection. None.

Do I remember seeing him at any of our parties? No. I cannot remember meeting him at all actually.

How can you just forget someone? Especially someone who would go on to be a famous dude? Especially someone who you find so interesting to listen to when he is interviewed on the radio now? It seems strange.

I can remember all the other couch dwellers from that time. The couples, the artists, the musos. But no BC.

I still keep in touch with my old flatmate. The one who is friends with BC. They are probably mates on FaceBook and I could probably stretch back into BC's life if I were so inclined.

I'm not.

I love that I have this funny non-connection with BC. It makes me like him even more. But the truth is, I was already a fan before I knew that we were almost friends. He is a fine actor and a wonderful screen writer. Best of luck with the new flick BC. I will be out to watch it when I can.

*Photo from theage.com

7 comments:

life in a pink fibro said...

OMG! You almost-know Brendan Cowell? Of course I am now consumed with curiosity as to which flatmate has the connection...

Maxabella said...

I loved this post. I read it before I knew that you were supposed to comment on such things. x

Loz said...

Aren't there only 6 degrees of separation - so the fact that I've now commented here must mean that I now also have a connection to BC and you to Pope JOhn Paul the second, Princess Di and Nelson Mandela through me :)

Naturally Carol said...

I confess my ignorance, I have no idea who BC is. But, I have gleaned that it is pretty darn cool to know him. Therefore this is the coolest tale and an enjoyable one!

JANE said...

Ooh, squeal! He is such a talented and fascinating character. He played Tom brilliantly in Love My Way. Sigh. J x

@jencull (jen) said...

That is kinda cool actually :D Jen (visiting from weekend rewind)

juststopspeaking said...

Yep - Six Degrees, we're all connected.....

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