June 18, 2005

Rock Stars

Before I started blogging, I think, there was a philosophy blog called Gavagai whose proprietor attended a talk by Harry Frankfurt and reported that Frankfurt was a rock star. But this is erroneous; the only major philosopher who is known to have been a rock star was Karl Popper. Popper was a Rolling Stone.

Posted by Matt Weiner at June 18, 2005 04:14 PM

He also had a brand new bag.

Posted by: Robert at June 18, 2005 04:18 PM

And he didn't take no mess... Too bad he was crazy.

Posted by: Matt Weiner at June 18, 2005 04:45 PM

The Temptation's song is entitled "Papa was a Rolling Stone" and does not concern Karl Popper. Additionally, rather than indicating a membership in the popular sixties rock band, "rolling stone" is meant to explain that the singer's father wasn't around much when the singer was growing up.

Posted by: JoeO at June 20, 2005 02:49 PM

Thanks for clearing that up.

Posted by: ben wolfson at June 20, 2005 03:03 PM

While he may not have been in the band with Mick and the boys, he did have a succesful track record in pop with his brother and two medieval actors. The Mummers and Poppers' career was tragically cut short when Mummer Cass choked to death on an overextended dumb joke.

Posted by: Chopper at June 22, 2005 01:45 PM