April 29, 2002
Bad Boys

BAD BOY Curtis-from the movie Truth or Consequences, NM. Kiefer directed it, it's a great flick.
Looking for a quirky movie with guns, drugs and bad, bad boys and you already have Feeling Minnesota memorized? Well, check out Truth or Consequences, N.M. If you like FM, you'll enjoy this one.

And while I'm on the Kiefer...errr, I mean subject, www.i-love-kiefer.com is full of creamy Kiefery goodness, if you're into that sort of thing. Oh come on, I can't be the only one cheating on Keanu with Kiefer!
By the way, I expect to be pretty grumpy since 24 won't be on this week, dammit.
And there's only 3 hours left this season!
I'm SO GLAD I've taped them all.

And speaking of bad boys, you know how I love Hoopty, right?
Well, his band, The Vincent Van Go-Go has a new CD out.
Check out the Hooptygroove in the MP3 section and if you dig it like I know you will, Buy the NEW CD - You Are Here.
And if you're in the bay area, check out Hoopty's Blog for info on the CD release party.
Babies, you'll be so hip it hurts!

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 12:52 PM | comments (0)
April 26, 2002
"..it was the themes [in 'The Matrix'] that attracted me. I loved that this movie is about truth and a quest for the truth. Questioning absolutely everything has always been a part of my nature." - Keanu Reeves [Calgary Sun 3.27.99]
media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 12:49 PM | comments (0)
April 24, 2002
The Scottish Play

Thanks to kaz for this tidbit:

from the Daily Telegraph 24.04.02

The night before, Keanu Reeves bought three books at the Performing Arts Bookshop in Pitt St. One book was on Shakespeare, one on American Theatre, and one on acting. What a good boy.

So, maybe Reeves is thinking about doing a little stage work next year.
I wonder if he's really going to tackle The Scottish Play? I know it's been mentioned before.
If you're unfamiliar with the work, or maybe just want to learn the story in simpler terms, here's a summary.
By the way, Shakespeare's 29th play? It's cursed, you know....

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 12:48 PM | comments (0)
April 20, 2002
Dogstar news

This just in....

From the Official Dogstar Message Board:

Hi Everyone, Just thought I would give you the latest since everyone is wanting concert news. I am sorry to say that DogStar, as of now, will not be doing any summer conerts as Keanu will be filming the Matrix until mid-July. They are scheduled to go to Thailand, with a possible week in Japan, in August. However, once they retrun from Asia, they are planning to work on a new album for release...my guess sometime after the new year, 2003. Fall and Winter concerts of this year are not yet scheduled, but most likely they will be doing some local LA shows. Of course, any of this could change at any time. I will try to keep you posted.


dogstar rocks | from inside the mind of krix at 02:45 PM | comments (0)
April 18, 2002
Van Halen

Speaking of the 80's...here's some off-topic news.

In the past, Roth has referred to Hagar as "a mediocre talent," "a complete failure," "a mindless little bridge-troll drone" and "my bitch."

I was a huge Van Halen fan in Jr. High and High School. My best friend and I shared a locker every year and the entire inside was pasted with pictures from magazines like Creem and Kerrang!. We weren't popular, but our locker was. People we didn't know would ask to see the inside. Weird. In our sophmore year, we got suspended from school for spray painting the outside of our locker candy apple red with a big black and silver winged VH on it.
I had 3 of the posters from Women and Children First in my bedroom, and was at one point, saving my virginity for David Lee Roth.

Diver Down Fair Warning* was the last good album Van Halen put out.

And don't even talk to me about Sammy Hagar....

*(edited due to confusion on my part, Diver Down actually sucked, pretty much)

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 12:43 PM
April 17, 2002

When my Keanu madness fully took hold beyond just catching the latest movie to spending late nights skipping 'round the Ring of Fire and lengthy email exchanges about just how dreamy and misunderstood Jjaks truly was, it was the pictures that sealed my fate. The first picture I ever saved to my hard drive was this one...

I think it's still my all time favorite.

Like most web-centric Keanuphiles, I have quite a few pictures of Keanu Reeves on my computer.
Some, I didn't even know I had, like this one...

click for bigger pic

I couldn't tell you how many picture files I have, just that it's way too many. My files are crazily unorganized. Subdirectories within subdirectories with names like "misc", "sortlater" and "stillmorekeanu". I've decided to start getting things in order. I've probably deleted more than 200 pictures since last night. Some were unfinished projects, some were duplicates, some were ones I just plain didn't like.
Like this one...

To me, this doesn't even look like Keanu. It looks like some guy who had plastic surgery to look like Keanu.
I've deleted quite a few pictures for various reasons. "Too skinny" and "making 'The Face'" being high among the list. Others because, well just because something in them didn't whisper "save me". The man has to be the most photographed actor out there. You've got to draw the line somewhere or get a new hard drive. I chose the former. One thing that helps to weed them out is that I try not to have pictures that, in my opinion, probably didn't have Keanu's blessing to be taken. I'm a bad lemur for even having them at all, but with e-mail, you have to download a picture to see what it is, and I have been less than dilligent about going and deleting the various news related and other pics that I get in my inbox.
I can't remember where exactly I read it, but I recall Keanu saying something in an interview or chat once about papparazzi and such. It was basically that there are times when "I wish you didn't take that picture...my Mother wishes you didn't take that picture." So I try and look at them like if it were a picture of me? Would I want copies of it on strange people's computers? And if not, I usually delete it without a second thought. Sometimes, I'll take a good long look at a pic before it goes to the bin, especially if he's doing something cute with his feet.
I can tell you one thing. I can't think of anyone that wishes that this picture was taken...

OK, maybe that's a bit harsh, but ....*shudder* I'm glad there aren't any pic's of me all Cyndi Lauper'd out from the 80's...at least I hope not.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 12:41 PM
April 15, 2002
Kiefer, Keanu and Ko-stars

Oh, my my MY.
You know, I'm really trying not to lust after this Kiefer Sutherland guy, but it's so ...SO ehem...hard not to..
This is from the current Esquire mag that I will be racing out to get shortly...Rwowrrrrr

I mean, really.
He's just asking for it.

By the way, Dennis Hopper joins the Jack Bauer Power Hour tomorrow night.
That makes 5 Keanu ko-stars, including Kiefer.
For those of you keeping score, Al Leong, John Hawkes, and Tamara Tunie are the others.
I'd sure like to see Keanu do a guest spot on 24 next season. Something gritty.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 12:38 PM | comments (1)
April 13, 2002
Beer and Spoilers

In 2002, the wombattle for the future begins...

I've decided to actively avoid being spoiled for the Matrix sequels.
If you like that kind of thing, you should probably bookmark these sites and check in with them from time to time, because I won't be.
I know too much already.
I've decided to get all my Reloaded fixes at The Matrix 2 Info Center.
It's chock full of enjoyable misinformation that won't spoil any of the suprises.

Speaking of suprises, it's my birthday tomorrow and I got a package earlier this week from one of my best online Keanu pals. It contained two bottles of Keanu's allegedly favorite beer, Augustiner. Yes, I screamed. I've been trying to track down this brew for close to two years now. I intend to crack one open tomorrow and save the other for some other undetermined special occasion.

tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 12:36 PM
April 07, 2002
Last night...

me: You know what I'd like to try? That oxygen bar place. I wonder how it works. I'll bet it's really good for you, getting some clean pure oxygen to your lungs and brain. I hear it's really good for your skin, too. I wonder...

roi: You realize you can't smoke there, right?

me: oh............well, fuck that then.

We had a good little jam yesterday. I'm catching up quite nicely, if I do say so myself, and Roi has offered to help me figure out some Bret Domrose songs. My main obstacles at the moment are my fingers. They're slow and tender, and while that's great for tracing your lover's n!pples while you lounge in bed trying to distract them from their crossword puzzle and waiting for the General Foods International Coffee to cool, it's not so great for guitar playing.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 12:34 PM
April 06, 2002
Danger Boy Wanted

I like motorcycles and the guys that ride them. When I was little, I had step-cousins that raced dirt-bikes. I used to love to visit and ride with them. When I was about 20 I dumped a nice Jewish economics major for a motorcycle-riding-anarchist-danger-boy and it was the hellride down the Las Vegas Strip that sealed the deal. I even moved up to Santa Cruz with danger-boy and spent a good part of a year hanging out in his garage with him and our roomate while they worked on their bikes. The garage was nicknamed "Shop Kludge" after the Kludge-stick, which was something like a homemade sledgehammer that was brought out when everything else failed. Roomate had a Laverda that was surely possessed and had the ugliest paint job ever. Danger-boy rode a Yamaha FZ-750 but also had an old Norton that he was working to restore. I spent so much time in that garage I'd bet that under hypnosis I could rebuild a Norton myself. They tried to teach me how to drive, but I didn't enjoy tipping over and kissing the pavement so much, so I settled on the passenger position. I only got to ride the Norton once or twice because shortly after he got it running, danger-boy decided that he was man enough to not only ride two motorcycles, but to sleep with two women, and...well, fuck that. Anyway, Shop Kludge was very anti-Harley-Davidson. Roomate even had a t-shirt that said "If Harley-Davidson made airplanes, would you fly in one?" It resulted in at least one fistfight that I remember. I would probably still have a strong ingrained anti-Harley bias if I didn't know Keanu rode one. I mean, they couldn't be all bad then, right?
SO, speaking of Keanu and Harleys, I popped over to The Matrix Online this morning and found this story, about the Harley that Keanu will ride in Reloaded.
Of course, I'm still not sure if Harley-Davidsons are all that. I think that maybe someone needs to take me down the Strip on the back of one to seal the deal.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 12:33 PM | comments (0)
April 04, 2002
Keanu Mojo

Thank you to kaz for this little tidbit from the Sydney Morning Herald (5.04.02)

At the Old Fitzroy Hotel in Woolloomooloo they're performing "a raunchy sex-and-greed play", Dogs Barking. The other night, Keanu Reeves visited the show and one of the bar staff asked a big favour. Could they have his cigarette packet? And that's why, each night, when Christopher Tomkinson smokes a cigarette from a packet of Marlboros, the cast draws thespian inspiration from a packet that has been handled by a real Hollywood star. We thought we should share this.

Sayyyyyy, I could use a little inspiration now that I've taken up the guitar again. Maybe something that's been on stage at a real rock and roll concert? Like, say, maybe......

Does he 'glow' or does he 'sweat'? Who cares, LOOK AT THAT ARM!

C'mon baby, support the arts!

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 12:31 PM
April 03, 2002
Dear Keanu

Dear Keanu,

I know you're very busy and working very hard down in Sydney.
I just want you to know that there's a lot of us, all over the world, that are thinking of you.
And about this whole Kiefer thing, I swear it's just a distraction while you're away.
He means nothing to me.
Last night? As I watched him run through a crowd chasing a bad guy?
I was thinking of you.
My heart belongs to you, Keanu Reeves.


spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 12:29 PM
April 02, 2002
Bad Cat Good Dream

My fucking cat just nuzzled the ESC key and fucking DELETED the post I have been writing for the past 25 minutes.
I'm going to kill him.
Auuuggghhhh....I have to take it as a sign that maybe some things are better kept to oneself. And my cat is some sort of karmic vessel.
You buying it? Me neither. He just wanted to be fed, little bastard.

ANYWAY, yes, I am desperate for bloggage. Thankfully my sub-con came through with some content for today.
In a nutshell, I had a Keanu dream last night. In this dream, Keanu borrowed my guitar, kissed me really sweetly, and asked "Do you want to pet me?"(yeah,exactly what you're thinking).
And then I woke up.

When am I going to learn to use notepad and save my work?????

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 08:27 AM | comments (1)
April 01, 2002
April Fool

So, the upside down header pic is about all I got in me that's April Foolish this year.
I tried searching Google for Keanu+April+fool, but that didn't turn up much of anything besides this 1993 Detour article at KeanuWeb.com. It's good. Read it if you haven't already.
Other than that, I got nothing....
Oh, I still have A FREAKING BUTTLOAD of QF CDs, so if you've bought something from the keanuvision store but don't have the means to take a picture of yourself in your stylin' new t-shirt, email me and as long as I can confirm your order, I'll send the CD anyway.
It's not as much fun as the picture, but hey, I'm easy.
It's springtime and I'm overcome with terminal ennui.
I'm sure I'll snap out of it before too long.

If anyone wants me, I'll be off playing Kung Fu Chess.

or not...

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 12:25 PM