Robin Williams and the Weather

robinwilliamsBack in the ’90s, I was the foley stage recordist at Sony Studios. I had met Robin Williams once, when I was at Disney and we had both worked on Hook. He seemed like a very nice guy. A few years later, during winter when the days are short, I got to the studio at my usual time of 6 am to start setting up for the day’s session. It was still dark when I walked into the studio. As always, the studio itself was on the dark side, so my eyes were adjusted to darkness.

I hadn’t gone outside yet that day so my eyes were still in dark mode when we took our lunch break. I was the first one out of the stage, opening the door and stepping out into the bright sunlight. Blam! Not seeing much because of the brightness, I ran right into Robin Williams—literally! He looked up to the sky, said “wow, the weather is really nice”, and we proceeded to have a nice five minute conversation. He demonstrated right there what a great person he was. Robin Williams, you will be missed.

Photo by Ron Henry via Flickr

Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco, the best Bun bo Hue in Vietnam or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.
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