Tuesday, June 24, 2008


How did he do it? He probably was on network TV as much as the Smothers Brothers. Yet he always managed to seem to have just stepped into the studio from some counterculture happening, and to be headed off to another one after the cameras stopped rolling. He always kept the aura of the hippie who never surrendered, never cut his hair, never came in out of the rain and made peace with the establishment. But who was glib and just soft-edged enough that it kept inviting him back for dinner.