Kyle Hancharick

The random musings of a quasi-hermit who sings songs.


Monday: Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon NY, 7p

Tuesday: St. Bartholomew Church, Yonkers NY (w/FAB)
Wednesdfay: Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon NY, 7p
Saturday: Albertus Magnus High School, Bardonia NY (w/FAB)


Kyle and Full Armor Band will conduct a retreat at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, PA

Hard at work.

Hard at work.

What Robin Williams Meant To Me

It’s been over a week since Robin Williams died, and some of us are still struggling to come to terms with it. Other than a tweet upon first reaction to the news of his death, I haven’t really said much about his passing. So I do wanna take a moment to share what Robin Williams meant to me.

Now I have never been a big movie buff. Most movies have never lit any fires for me. Some did, most don’t. Usually, movies just left me with a headache afterwards. I never felt a connection.

However, there was one consistent exception… the works of Robin Williams. I shared a very special connection with almost every role I’ve seen him play. “Mork and Mindy” made me laugh. “Good Will Hunting” made me cry. “Patch Adams” warmed my heart. “Aladdin” was non-stop amusement for me as a kid and an adult. “Dead Poets Society” affirmed my love for the literary art form. “August Rush” showed me a new way to look at music. And I briefly wanted to be a radio DJ after seeing “Good Morning Vietnam.”

His stand-up comedy was legendary. He was the reason why I came to love that particular art form. Stand-up was where you saw the REAL Robin Williams. No character, no script… the real thing. You could see how fast his mind really worked. His best routines were when he talked about his own life, his struggles with addiction, his getting older, and his children.

Robin Williams was a consistent source of laughter in some of the darkest times in my life. And it is saddening to realize that nothing new will ever come from his quick and genus mind. But I will treasure everything that did come from it. I’ve never heard a bad thing ever said about Robin Williams, and I hope I never do.

So thank you, Robin, for giving your gift to the world. And I hope that you are finally resting in the peace that you longed for.