Feb 1, 2011
What is Bill Murray doing right now?
Regular readers of this blog will know how we like to keep to tabs on Bill Murray's extracurricular activities when we can, our favorites being the ones that include either 1) a Scandinavian companion. 2) Tequila. 3) Golf carts, or some combination of all three. Not since the eerie twilight of Peter Cook has there been such a wealth of situationist comedy-happenings. So we were delighted to see this round-up of some of his more adventurous forays off-piste. They include:— the time he joined a bunch of friends at New York's Karaoke One 7 to sing Elvis songs, along with his female companion at the time, from Amsterdam, who bought everyone Chartreuse cocktails; his decision to provide the voice of cartoon cat Garfield while under the mistaken impression that the film was directed by Joel Coen ("I kept saying, 'Who the hell cut this thing? Who did this? What the fuck was Coen thinking?' And then they explained it to me: It wasn't written by that Joel Coen."); the time Murray indulged in some impromptu bartending at Austin's Shangri-La bar, only serving patrons shots of tequila regardless of their order; the time he did dishes at a party in St Andrews while in the company of a beautiful blonde Nordic 22-year-old named Lykke Stavnef; and — best of all — the time he was caught driving a golf cart around the streets of Stockholm while intoxicated, after a visit to a nightclub.