Fresh from calling on the cast of “Hamilton” to apologize, president-elect Donald Trump returned to Twitter Sunday morning to offer his thoughts on the return of Alec Baldwin to ‘Saturday Night Live.”
“I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show — nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?” Trump said.
It was not the first time Trump has taken to Twitter to criticize the show. In October, he called the show a “hit job” against his candidacy and claimed it was part of a media conspiracy that was “rigging” the election for his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Baldwin replied in a series of tweets on Sunday morning. Among them he said: “Equal time? Election is over. There is no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond. That’s pretty much it.”
Baldwin reprised his role as Trump Saturday night, but played Trump as a president-in-waiting so wracked with anxiousness and uncertainty that he resorts to chanting a mantra about women and buildings just to calm himself down.
We see Baldwin’s Trump faced with the difficulties of living up to his campaign promises. He’s overwhelmed when 59 million results come up after Googling, “What is ISIS?”
Robertson pens book
Anyone who’s seen “The Last Waltz,” Martin Scorsese’s celebrated film documenting the final concert performed by the original members of The Band on Thanksgiving 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, knows Robbie Robertson is a great storyteller.
That’s readily apparent in the classic-rock doc as the charismatic guitarist with the bedroom eyes tells how he and Band mates Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson cut their teeth playing with blues greats like Sonny Boy Williamson.
Forty years later, there is, of course, yet another expanded reissue of “The Last Waltz” live album and film newly available to mark the anniversary. But more important, there is “Testimony.” Robertson’s 500-page memoir finds the Canadian singer/songwriter putting those narrative skills to highly entertaining use in bringing to life a saga that starts with his Toronto childhood and builds to that star-studded night at Winterland.
“Testimony” was five years in the making for the guitarist, who had three times attempted to work on an authorized biography with different writers.
“I came to the conclusion that they can’t find my voice,” the 73-year-old songwriter said. “They don’t tell them the way I tell them.”
“I thought: I’m going to have to do this myself.”
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