This pleases and amuses me....
I wonder if that dark haired kid in the fan photo section is legal yet?
I reeeeeeealllly want a Ted jacket.
Thanks to kd for the link.
Getting a little experimental.
Hey, at least this one's got some color!
Oh, hell yes. Staying home tonight isn't so bad after all.
Tom Waits is on Austin City Limits.
In other news...Keanu?
Still incredibly fucking hot.
Can you see the real me...can you?
John Entwistle died in his room at the Hard Rock Hotel last night.
He was supposed to play the first show of a new tour tonight.
When I was in high school, all of us theatre geeks used to go to the midnight movies. Quadrophenia was frequently the flick.
I had the album and played it nonstop for weeks.
John was a great bass player.
Sad he's gone.
sigh....I wish I still had that record and a turntable.
Bad News about the Dogstar shows from the DMB:
Hi Everyone, I guess I have the responsibility to give you the bad news. Due to scheduling conflicts, it looks like the Asian tour is being put on hold. It has been reconfirmed as of now to be on Oct 11th when they play in Thailand and after that they are trying to schedule shows in Japan. This, however, affects the Ceasar's Palace show and doesn't look like it will happen. Keanu is not going to finish filming on time to do the tour. So, right now things are a bit up in the air.
The good news is, the boys are trying to get a westcoast tour travelling in Nevada, Arizona, California, New Mexico (?), and other surrounding states. No idea when it will take place, but it is in the discussions.
The other reason this may be good news is that it may give the boys a chance to get in the studio and put together a new album before they tour. However, this is not confirmed or even known if possible.
I'll keep you posted.
Ah well, At least they plan on coming to Nevada at some point.
And I'm always up for a So. Cal. trip.
I'm outta here.
The lastest Dogstar newsletter just arrived in my mailbox.
Looks like there's going to be a few shows in Asia, no word on anything upcoming in the states.
There's also a great Q&A session with the whole band.
Damn, that Rob's a funny guy.
I'd post some highlights, but you should just go read the whole thing for yourself.
For the record, I'd just like to say: I make an awesome steak, guys.
I'm currently going over my mental checklist for the trip tomorrow.
I still have to do laundry. I might buy new socks.
I definitely need to do a masque this afternoon.
And my nails are really short. Should I bother painting them? I can't decide.
The one thing I hate about going to LA is everyone is so fucking beautiful.
A "Damn, I look foxy today" in Vegas is an "Oh my god, did I go out in public like this?" in LA.
Oh well, the Viper is dark, maybe if I keep dancing no one will notice my freakishly giant pores....
I thought about it, really I did. But there's no way I'm staying up and blogging every 30 minutes for 24 hours. I love to sleep, perchance to dream.
Plus, I'm afraid of what'll come out around hour 22.
So I decided to be a sponsor.
After a little shopping around, I decided to sponsor The Pervert Club because:
1) Their charity is The Make-a-Wish Foundation.
2) One of them has kitties named Neo and Trinity.
3) 2 words: Free T-shirt. You know I'm all about the t-shirts*, baby.
4) They beg really, really well...hee! Anyway, it felt like the right choice. I feel sexier already.
I decided to delete the silly binary entry, since it totally screwed up the page in 800x600.
It wasn't that funny anyway.
more than beautiful
more complex than some may see
look beyond the whoa
rich note heavy beat
eyes shut lost in the music
thunder god onstage
velvet voice cinnamon eyes
unlike any one
write your own, leave a comment.....
I've decided to rewatch the movies up for discussion over at the Backlot before I commence commentating, but before that I really am going to have to watch Youngblood.
I've had it for months, but just never watched it.
However, the series of captures from the DVD that Elsinore has sent out over the past few days have whet my appetite for some studmuffin-on-ice.
I don't know why I haven't gotten around to watching this yet, especially with my love of hockey. I guess I'll chalk it up to the Rob Lowe factor. Ugh.
BUT, I suffered though the retchfest that is Babes in Toyland so this should be completely bearable.
*Update 7:30 pm:*
OK, I watched it.
What up with Keanu disappearing halfway through?
I'll bet that smarmy Swayze had something to do with it.
"That cute canuck in the crease is distracting everyone from my rugged ambition and toned abs! Off with his head! What? You can't do that? Well, then change the lock on his trailer and tell him filming's over! Fear the mullet!
And fetch me a Perrier!"
Aw, Patrick....I kid. Really.
Actually the movie wasn't that bad, I'd sit through worse just to see Keanu do that cute hop on his knees during the drills a little longer.
And more closely.
.....and on my bed.
I'd like to invite everyone to check out Cheryl's Movie Backlot.
Cheryl does a great job researching, providing insights and back stories about Keanu's Filmography for one of the lists. When it was suggested that they be archived on the web for posterity and for a wider range of discussion, I basically did the email equivalent of a Horshack impersonation.
"Oooooo, ooooh! I'll do it!"
There's a long dry spell between now and Reloaded, and it is a good time to revisit our old favorite Keanu movies.
It's set up like a blog, with each movie having a seperate page and comments section for discussion. Movies will be added periodically. Naturally, I encourage everyone to participate. Ask questions, and if you have answers, please share your knowledge with others.
So with all the appropriate fanfare, keanuvision.com proudly presents...
Maybe you've never seen Dogstar in concert, or maybe you have and just want to relive those memories while you bide your time until the next show....whenever that may be.
Good news, HouseofBlues.com has last summer's Summerfest show in their Video Archives.
It's not quite as good as being there, of course, but you do get the feel of it.
And you don't have to deal with the screaming and the spilled beer.
It's my own fault, really.
I should have instigated a mass music exodus from my car on June first.
The temperature is Vegas is in three digits these days.
I'm lax about using the sun shade.
It was just a matter of time before tragedy struck (click for the carnage).
It was my "Drive to/from Boulder City" tape. It always made me feel better, even after dealing with the defenestrating tenant.
~Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
Who watches over yooooooou...~
Sigh...There were other casualties, but I'll miss Flood the most.
Thankfully, all Keanu-related recorded media survived.
OH! But in happier auto-related news, my license plate frame came yesterday!
Now people can come leave a comment after I cut their slow, indecisive asses off.
OK, I've seen these everywhere this week.
Over at zel's keanublog she's got a great Donnie Barksdale and Morpheus and Trinity.
I figured I'd go ahead and do South Park Dogstar.
If you want to make your own South Park characters, go here.
"Hi Everyone, I just thought I would post and give you an update. Bret is still performing on the 20th at the Viper Room, doors open at 9pm, he goes on at 9:30. Get there early if you want a good spot. We have TONS of people coming, so room may be limited...however, getting in will not be a problem for those of you travelling far. Don't worry, you'll get in. Just get there early if you want a good standing spot.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Bret is going to be finished with the new album by the time of the show. He is done with all the songs and recording, but he has a few arrangements to finish but will not be able to get it done to be pressed to CD before the show. We have been discussing that he might put out some burned CD's with new songs on them for the show for cost, but he hasn't decided yet. However, the album will be done in the next few weeks and once it is finished being pressed will most likely be sold on CDbaby, or on his website. I think you guys will really like the new stuff, and he is most likely going to do a great cover of Baby Blue by the band badfinger. Not sure if it's in the set yet, but he will figure it out with his next rehersal.
Some people were asking about the music that dogstar writes, and it is true that Bret writes all the lyrics for the songs. Many of the songs are a collaboration of the three of them jammin' it out musically, but there are also some songs that Bret writes completely on his own. On the CD Our little Visionary, he had "Honesty Anyway" already written before he even joined the band. However, all the lyrics are done by Bret. Pretty talented guy!
The trip for Thailand is still underway for those of you asking. Keanu is staying in Australia after finishing filming and Bret and Rob will be flying out to meet up with him and reherse until they fly to Thailand. They land on the 7th to begin their tour. It's small, but effective as once they finish Thailand, they go to Japan for a few shows then back to the states. It's pretty undecided what will happen once they come back to America, but a new album is in discussion. However, plans to bring it about have not been finalized. At this moment, they also might be doing a show in Vegas at Ceaser's Palace...as always, nothing confirmed right now.
Hope this helps you all, and hope to see you at the show on the 20th!!!
And a big whoo-hoo for the plans to play Vegas!
I'm so lucky they enjoy coming to my little town.
OK, first off-
Great Game. Great Season. STELLAR performance by Dominick Hasek.
I had to listen to the last 5 minutes of the game on the radio while I was driving to pick up Roi. I was screaming and shouting and got more than a few odd looks at the red lights.
Go check out goaliegirl's blog for a great picture of the champs, and be sure to read her "Night Before Playoffs" ode.
Also, "the dude" has thoughts about last nights game. I think the post speaks for itself. He makes me wish I really was twelve again....
OK...if you're dying to know what happened at the studio last night, well...not much. We actually never got around to working on the song that I helped write. There was a lot of work to do on tracks from last week.
Here's the deal. Keefe, the other guitarist, moved last weekend so they made a rush on getting his guitar parts down before he blew town.
RULE #1: When recording, be sure and tune to A TUNER! Not to each other on that particular day, because....yaknowwhat? It's an extreme pain in the ass for people coming in later to put down accompanying tracks.
Much time was wasted due to that.
Another example of "Sid! you guys are just wonking off!" is when Roi decided that one of the songs needed clapping as a rhythm track. And even though any 19 dollar Casio synth has a clap track, we got in there and made our palms red for 3 takes, only to decide that it just didn't work. Oy.
All in all, I'm glad I didn't have to do the song last night. It was swell when we wrote it ten years ago, but it's gotten...well...lame. After playing it about 40 times in the last 3 days, I came to the conclusion that it needs something. I'm not sure what, but I do know I'm not going to waste time on singing it as it is.
Roi can do it if he really wants to.
Now that I have this resource, I might start working on writing some new stuff.
Of course I've been complicating writing a Keanu song of some sort.
How cheesy, eh?
The first chapter is Neo-Biological Civilization.
Heh, Neo-Biological....I'm twelve.
Anyway, I just peeked at it.
I'm still working on Simulacra and Simulation. Maybe I'll be done with it by next May.
I can't even begin to describe how tacky and tasteless this is.
Yet, I'm compelled to blog it.
Roi would love it.
Other eBay goodies today include this prop from Speed and this thingy from The Watcher.
I don't know what it is, but it's actually kind of cute for 15 bucks.
And of course, everyone needs a Ted Logan bobble head doll.
Thank you to Ann for sending me this article from news.com.au about the upcoming helicopter sequence shoot.
Geez, this sounds exciting.
Make this reason # 45,923 for why I'd love to live in Sydney.
From this week's freewillastrology:
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "My house is stuck in fast forward," begins a sixth-grade student's response to a creative writing assignment. "The moment you walk in, you are sucked into another dimension. It reeks with sound and motion. Stillness does not exist. TVs are babbling without being watched. Music is blaring without being heard. Tomorrow night's dinner is cooking. Schedules on the wall shout deadlines through 2004." I present this testimony, Virgo, in the hope that it will move you to undo and dissolve anything in your own sphere that resembles the mood it describes. You can't be even mildly successful in the coming weeks unless you slowwwww wwwwway down.
I knew changing my number to put a stop to Joel Silver's late-night drunken phone calls would come back to bite me on the ass....
This part shoulda been mine! *spoiler warning*
Oh well, at least Gaeta's not leaving dirty limericks on my voicemail anymore.
When faced with writer's block.....make wallpaper!~
Thanks to Elsinore Palace of The Daily Thud for the great pictures.
And to view a video clip of the Jet Jam concert, head over to reeves-dogstar.com and check out their multimedia section.
I have an old laptop that I bought at a yard sale a few years ago.
It runs WIN95 at about 66mhz and is pretty much useless.
It does however have a numerology program (and a painfully slow copy of DOOM) so I have resisted the urge to take it apart just to see how it works.
I do that sometimes. It's very annoying to some people. Especially when it's their stuff. In my defense I've ALWAYS put the thing back in working order....or paid for it....but I digress.
Anyway, At some point, I must have done Keanu's numerology, copied it onto a disk and put the Word file on this computer, because I just ran across it in my My Documents folder.
And so, for lack of something better to blog today, I thought I'd share it.
It's interesting I suppose. I won't vouch for accuracy or anything. I don't put a lot into this or horoscopes, really. For the most part they are vague enough to be not neccesarily untrue, but really don't say anything either.
Anyway, if you're curious, click "MORE".
(*note* It's very long)
Numerology report for Keanu Reeves
(for entertainment purposes only, yadda yadda...)
There are several different sides to your character but your energy is primarily pointed in two contrary directions. A good part of you is probably devoted to people -- loving, giving and responsible -- but another strong side of you is free-spirited and adventurous -- at least in spirit but often in fact -- and doesn't want to feel restrained in any way. During your youth and young adulthood, you'll struggle to balance your desire to give to others in a responsible manner with your need to do your own thing with as little sense of responsibility as possible. You'll probably sometimes take care of one and sometimes the other, but rarely to your complete satisfaction. As you get older, you'll probably learn how to balance your generous, helping side with your free-spirited side so that you can feel comfortable with both.
YOUR LOVING, RESPONSIBLE NATURE --
AND YOUR HELPING WAYS WITH OTHERS
YOUR 6 LIFE PATH
You have the innate ability to comfort, help and serve others less able than yourself. You probably devote much of your effort to other people. One of your major lessons in life is to learn the special satisfactions that come from the responsibilities you accept. Since others will quickly recognize your caring ways and turn to you for the help you can provide, you are apt to commit yourself to far more than your fair share. Although your sense of responsibility is one of your important strengths, you may have to learn that you don't have to be responsible for everything or everybody.
You're a sympathetic, appreciative, kind and generous individual with a considerable understanding of other people's feelings. You have deep feelings yourself and often express those feelings, usually in a clear and direct manner. At times, though, you may get too emotional and find that you have difficulty saying what you want clearly enough so that others understand. At other times, you're apt to express only part of your feelings in order to avoid expected criticism. On occasion, you may become worried or anxious, and your fault-finding manner at these times is likely to upset those who prefer your gentler side.
Much of your activity is apt to revolve around your home and family, but you may be surprised at how much work is involved in marriage and parenting. Your spouse, children and others who are lucky enough to be in your intimate circle of relatives and friends enjoy your friendly, affectionate and loving ways and probably give you love and affection in return. You're probably the one in the family who helps settle arguments and keeps everything running smoothly. Most people see your ability to create harmony and you're likely to be called on, both at home and at work, to help when the situation seems to be out of balance. Because you're often willing to give so much to others, you don't always take care of your own needs. You may have to do some work to learn to express your individuality and your needs.
Some people with your kind of caring energy, though, don't always take care of their responsibilities when those responsibilities interfere with their other activities. If you find yourself avoiding your obligations, you may have much to learn about the satisfaction of giving to others.
With your flexibility, patience and feeling for other people, you are apt to work well with the young, the old and the ill. There's an artistic side to you, too, and you may enjoy expressing yourself in music or other artistic endeavors. The beauty of your home and surroundings are likely to be of particular concern to you.
YOUR SOCIAL AND CREATIVE TALENTS --
AND HOW YOU SCATTER YOUR ENERGIES
YOUR 3 EXPRESSION AND 3 SOUL URGE
Your generous and cooperative side is an important part of your character. There's another side, though, which appears to contribute just as much to your general makeup.
You have an innate delight in the pleasures of life. You sometimes affirm this delight with exhilarating enthusiasm, sometimes savor it with intense but quiet pleasure. Others will recognize your ability to appreciate and express this wonderful joy in living and seek out your company. Some of your time will be spent socializing, either with many friends in varied activities or in the company of a few intimates engaged in quiet diversions. You'll probably also enjoy making use of your considerable creative ability. You may choose a line of work in which your social and creative talents can be developed. You're likely to make good use of both these skills in your personal life as well.
You're probably the kind of person who often gives much to your friends. They're apt to appreciate your openness, humor, warmth and affection as well as your charm and graciousness. During your younger years, you may be relatively quiet, sharing your warmth and fun with only a few close friends or in special situations. As you get older, you'll probably choose to widen the circle of those who enjoy your special good cheer. As you develop your capabilities, you may expand the areas in which you express that wonderful joy of living to a wider and wider circle.
Some people with this kind of energy, though, often seem little interested in experiencing or sharing their delightful potential. If you're moody and inexpressive in your younger years, you may, even when older, choose to share only a small part of yourself with others. You may have to expend considerable effort to become more open and expressive.
You have a good imagination along with your creative ability. You probably spend considerable time enjoying your creative pursuits. You probably express yourself well verbally and it wouldn't be surprising if you involve yourself, at least part of the time, in activities related to your voice or to words. You may have some singing or acting talent, or you may enjoy writing or lecturing. Since you instinctively know the best way to present material and information, you could be a natural at teaching or selling. You would probably also be a good conversationalist. Like your social ability, you may express little of your creative talent in your youth and adolescence and, instead, display it more and more as you get older.
You can be most adaptable at times. You're probably involved in many different activities and can move easily from one interest to another. As a matter of fact, you probably scatter your energies among your many interests in whimsical or careless ways which keep you from accomplishing as much as you would like. This undisciplined approach is likely to cause you some frustration and resentment. You probably have to learn to limit your interests and curtail some of your frivolous or superficial diversions in order to achieve more of your desired goals.
YOUR ORDERLY, SYSTEMATIC SIDE
YOUR 4 BIRTHDAY
There's another aspect to your character -- along with your versatile and creative side -- which also helps form your general makeup. This other aspect is of considerably less importance.
When you want to, you can work long, hard and patiently. When you put your mind to it, you pay careful attention to detail. At these times, the systematic and orderly side of your character is also exhibited.
On occasion, you display organizational and managerial abilities and a patient and persevering manner. Your conscientious and self-disciplined approach at these times is likely to be most appreciated as is your honesty and sincerity. You can work well with material matters. When you care to, you can convert an abstract idea into a practical, down-to-earth working format. You may be learning the rewards of giving service to others by working hard at times and producing your work for its benefit to other people.
You can be systematic and orderly but you may sometimes put so much attention into the details that you lose sight of the bigger picture. You sometimes may feel like you're working hard and not accomplishing as much as you want. If you feel like this from time to time, you may want to be sure you're not limiting yourself while suspecting some outside cause. Sometimes, your strong likes and dislikes produce the very limitations which may be upsetting you. On occasion, you may have a comparatively dogmatic or narrow-minded approach. When you are stubborn or rigid, you are likely to be getting in your own way.
You may start out in life feeling weak and relatively dependent -- or you may start out in life feeling free-spirited but limited in expression. When you mature, though, you are likely to be neither dependent nor restricted. When you learn to combine the beauty of the loving, giving, responsible side of your personality with the delight of the enthusiastic, creative and versatile side of your character, you are likely to find a great deal of satisfaction in your life. As you mature, you'll probably learn to give a great deal to other people while taking care of your own need for variety and excitement.
YOUR 6 LIFE PATH
You're a very loving and caring person. YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO COMFORT, ASSIST AND SERVE OTHER PEOPLE IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THEIR LIVES. As you expand your abilities, you'll be contributing the maximum to your own growth and development.
Much of your activity revolves around your home and family. Your spouse, children and others who are lucky enough to be in your intimate circle enjoy your friendly and affectionate ways. They probably give you much friendship and affection in return. You're likely to be the one in the family who helps settle arguments and keeps everything running smoothly. Most people see your ability to create harmony, too. You're generally the one called on to help straighten matters out, both at home and at work, when the situation seems to be out of balance.
YOUR 3 EXPRESSION
You have a lively imagination along with your creative potential. You may have some fine singing or acting talent or may enjoy writing or lecturing. YOU HAVE UNIQUE CREATIVE ABILITY AND CAN EXPRESS YOURSELF EXTREMELY WELL WITH WORDS. You may use your special capabilities to advantage in your work or career.
You're a cheerful and friendly person. You instinctively know the best way to present material and information. You'd be a natural at teaching, selling or entertaining. You have to expend some effort, at times, though, to keep from going off in all directions. Don't spend a lot of effort on relatively shallow or superficial ventures, either. When you feel critical or moody, be careful what you say to others. The optimism and enthusiasm that you usually display are far more productive attributes.
YOUR 7 GROWTH NUMBER
You haven't become very familiar with your inner self. You haven't devoted much time to spiritual matters, either. THE KEY TO YOUR GROWTH LIES IN GOING DEEP WITHIN YOURSELF SO THAT YOU CAN FIND FAITH AND PEACE OF MIND.
Get better acquainted with your intuition, your small inner voice. Although your intuition isn't directly related to your thoughts or feelings, it often contains understandings of considerable significance. Begin to trust your intuition more. The higher your level of trust, the better the chances are that you'll find yourself moving in the direction of personal growth. Spend some of your time by yourself getting in touch with the spiritual world. Learn the pleasure of spending time in searching for wisdom and hidden truths. Faith and peace will come to you as you better understand your inner being and the world around you.
YOUR 3 CHALLENGE
IN YOUR EARLY YEARS, THERE WAS ONE PARTICULAR LIABILITY THAT PROBABLY GOT IN YOUR WAY. IT WAS YOUR FREQUENT FEELING OF DISCOMFORT WHEN YOU WERE SOCIALIZING. You felt shy and had difficulty expressing yourself. You may have stayed in the background at social affairs. You felt uneasy making conversation or just being yourself.
You probably get on very well now with other people. You have a gracious and charming manner and are usually a fine conversationalist. Don't scatter your energy in every direction, though. Avoid trivial activities whenever possible.
Don't indulge in gossip, either. Emphasize your friendliness along with your affectionate and loving manner. You'll feel particularly gratified as you see your earlier liability replaced by your current strength.
MANY 3'S IN YOUR NAME
You have creative potential and an imaginative approach. You have a wide variety of interests, too. With all that going for you, you're likely to experience a great deal of delight. YOU NEED MORE TIME, THOUGH, TO EXPRESS AND APPRECIATE THIS JOY IN YOUR LIFE. You'll benefit when you achieve a better balance between your many activities and the time you have available.
Since you're often engaged in many more ventures than you can handle comfortably, expend some effort to slow down your pace. Drop some activities and leave enough time to comfortably take care of those remaining. Make enough space, too, to enjoy your friends in the time you have to spend together. When your life is relaxed and balanced, you'll have more time and energy to express and delight in your contagious joyfulness.
NO 6'S IN YOUR NAME
You're often affectionate, caring and responsible. When you choose not to give of yourself, though, as you sometimes do, you don't get along as well as you'd like with those close to you. AS A RESULT, YOU PROBABLY WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS.
Accept more in the way of responsibility. Help to support those who cannot or will not help themselves. In marriage or parenting, show that you can straighten out situations which tend to interfere with the harmony in your family. Most of all, give freely of your friendship and love instead of holding back. The closeness you achieve with your increased show of affection and your improved handling of responsibility will substantially help your important relationships. It'll make a substantial difference in the way the immediate community sees you, too.
AVERAGE NUMBER OF 2'S IN YOUR NAME
Your sensitivity to the world around you is reasonably developed and generally serves you well. You'll benefit, though, by continuing to increase your abilities in this area. AS YOU BECOME MORE RESPONSIVE TO THOSE CLOSE TO YOU, YOU'LL RECEIVE MORE APPRECIATION FROM THEM.
You'll find it worthwhile, for example, to show even more consideration and cooperation than you currently display. Demonstrate more of your ability, too, to cultivate peace and harmony in both personal and business situations. Exhibit more of the kind, tactful and diplomatic ways you possess. Your life will be greatly enriched as you demonstrate an increased awareness of other people's feelings and needs. As your relationships acquire new depths of understanding, people will show their appreciation for your increasing sensitivity.
AVERAGE NUMBER OF 9'S IN YOUR NAME
You're a loving and compassionate person. You're generally there to help other people and often prove to be a kind and caring friend. WHEN YOU GIVE TO OTHERS WITH YOUR AFFECTIONATE AND GENEROUS WAYS, YOU CAN ACHIEVE A GREAT DEAL OF PERSONAL SATISFACTION.
You're usually willing to listen and empathize with friends and family. You express your own feelings comfortably, too. You give frequently of your time, energy and material resources. In return, you gain, among other things, the pleasure of many close friendships. You also benefit by receiving assistance, when you need it, from people repaying some of your own kindnesses. Your affection and generosity can help create a caring and loving environment both at home and at work.
MANY 5'S IN YOUR NAME
You have an unpredictable nature. Much of the time, you may be erratic, arbitrary or inconsistent. YOU CAN MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR OPPORTUNITIES WHEN YOU DEVELOP A MORE BALANCED APPROACH.
People see you as an extremely resourceful and creative person. They also see that you're pushed and pulled in many directions by a great number of varied interests. It frequently seems like you're jumping impulsively from venture to venture with much less accomplished than you expected. To take advantage of your opportunities you need a calmer and far more reasoned manner. When you develop a more harmonious and responsible way of behaving, you'll be able to make good progress by capably developing the favorable opportunities you attract.
MORE THAN AVERAGE NUMBER OF 1'S IN YOUR NAME
You usually stick with something you want until you achieve your goals. Your power, initiative and inner strength are generally apparent. YOU OFTEN EXPRESS A GOOD DEAL OF CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM. On occasion, though, your accomplishments fall short of your earlier predictions, disappointing some of your friends or colleagues.
It'll help to develop your business abilities further. Check with your clear-thinking friends, though, to be sure you're being realistic in your objectives. More importantly, adjust your view of your own performance and accomplishments so that it matches your colleagues' assessments. Your friends and associates will recognize your growth when you can do this. Their appreciation of your development will certainly add to your sense of self-assurance.
AVERAGE NUMBER OF 4'S IN YOUR NAME
You possess business talent. You have the ability to plan and organize and are good at details. You're generally ready to work hard, too, when it's necessary. TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR JOB, THOUGH, A FEW POINTERS MAY BE HELPFUL.
Try to keep an open mind. Be willing to listen to other people's viewpoints even when they're different than your own. Replace your occasionally fixed approach with a more adaptable one. Be very careful, too, to keep the big picture in mind. When you get involved with the smaller pieces of a project, be sure to understand the relation of the various parts to the whole. Keep alert, too, to the implications when the big picture shifts. Don't let yourself be thrown by sudden or erratic changes.
I'm taking the day off, there's some links in the text above to amuse you.
Cha cha cha...
I wonder if Keanu's watching this.
Edited to add: HOLY KRAP! That's KIEFER doing voiceovers!
eta: Double OT! zoiks, I need a drink.
...(eta again): TRIPLE OVERTIME....guhhhhhh...I don't know how these guys do it, I'm exhausted just watching.
I've opened one of the Augustiner Dark Braus.
I'm thinking maybe he's drinking and watching too.
(what time is it in Sydney?)
I'm a dork.
Whee. Oh, and YUM! (Thanks, Ann!!!!)
In lieu of actual content, here's a couple new wallpapers.
One of each made from some photos of a fresh-faced young Keanu that were recently on eBay, found in the archives of a now-defunct Hollywood magazine. Makes you wonder what other unearthed treasures are out there.
Mizz Leibowitz, Mistah Gorman? I'm lookin' at you....
Thanks goes to the Pic-of-the-Day club for sending these out recently.
*UPDATE June 10: I got a couple requests to brighten these up, so I did just that.
Not much going on today so I thought I'd hawk the keanuvision online store a bit.
Added a new item, this spiffy "I [heart] KEANU" license plate frame:
I've already ordered one for myself.
No, the "REEVES" plate doesn't come with it, that's just for show.
I'm still giving away a copy of Dogstar's Quattro Formaggi CD with every order, and if you order 2 items or more, I'll throw in a "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" comic book.
And a dollar for each item sold goes to charity through the
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expansion are out or overflow.
My personalty seemed ripped away,
with the while pantomiming the
corporate fat cats?....not anyway. the mind
of gives a
time thinking of
mind through the eyebrows
(made with kd's poem generator)
So, I called Roi yesterday to see if he'd heard about Dee Dee yet. He hadn't. After exchanging "well, that sucks" and similar pleasantries, he tells me he went into the studio without me! Not that I would have been anything other than a spectator, still...I would've liked to have been there.
Anyway, the plan is to flesh out about 9 tracks (I have no idea which ones).
Then I'm going to look at getting him on MP3.com or something. I know that's not the only game in town, I'll have to do some research.
There's an interesting article about the music business and the internet here (via boingboing.net).
The music business is changing. In a good way for everyday cats that would just like to be heard. For the corporate fat cats?....not so much.
I think it's great that music can be shared so easily these days. I'm not talking about downloading music so you don't have to buy it, I'm talking about the fact that it's so easy for musicians that would never get a record contract, being able to inexpensively produce their own work and share it with a wider audience. Computers have made home studios a reality. The finished products are quality, too. Not like setting up a couple mics and a boom box in the garage and making a "demo tape" (although that's fun), but with the right person behind the boards you can get a sound as finished as anything you can pick up at the local Tower store.
Roi's a great songwriter. And he's spent all the years I've known him without the ambition to try and do something with it, because really, it just wasn't possible. Studio time was/is expensive. Luckily, a friend in our circle, Dave Z. (whom I have known since the first grade) has built a home studio and is doing this for Roi.
It's all very exciting. Maybe it'll be done by the 20th and I can slip a copy to Bret. Roi would work as a very cheap opening act. Guaranteed.
Their t-shirt cracks me up.
(found via thematrixonline.
::waves at nerje::)
He'd love to spend the night in Zion He's been a long while in Babylon He'd like a lover's wings to fly on To a tropic isle of Avalon ~Rush, Digital Man
I got a copy of the Rushian Matrix sync yesterday.
It's pretty cool. I'm not a big Rush fan or anything so I didn't know most of the songs but I still enjoyed it. After watching The Matrix so many times, it kind of gives a fresh look. There were a lot of times I caught something visually that I hadn't noticed before. (If I'd took notes yesterday, I'd remember exactly when. But I didn't so I don't. You'll just have to trust me on this.)
Plus the Sync-ing in general was pretty cool. The opening scene rocked. So did the Dojo fight scene.
As I was watching I found myself waxing nostaligic about MTV in the 80's.
Gather 'round kiddies...MTV used to play....*gasp*...music videos.
Like, 24 hours a day, they played them.
And the bands? Some of them weren't even good looking!
I'm not making this up.
Anyway, I give the The Rushian Matrix a thumbs up.
Go the the website and email Dave to see about getting your own copy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you enter a bubble gum bubble-blowing contest this week, you'll definitely win. A 14-incher is within your grasp. Your chances of succeeding at other activities involving expansion are also at a peak. I doubt if anyone will mind if you allow your ego to swell a bit, for instance. You'll have excellent luck whenever you branch out or overflow. The shapes of the clouds will remind you of royal castles, magical animals, and conquering heroes rather than struggling insects and the insides of clocks. The only potential downside of the current archetypal trend is that you may blow small problems out of proportion. Fortunately, your billowing imagination is likely to come up with creative solutions that will dissolve the resulting karma.
Also, a new link, the German site keanusite.com has been added to the links. Thanks Penelope.
DC's Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure comic came into my life today. I believe that this particular one was promotional. It's the actual movie storyline in comic book form. I like the versions of the characters much more than in the Marvel comics. I have a few in the Marvel series, and they can just stay in plastic. Ugh. Fugly.
Anyway, since I still don't have a scanner and wanted to share a peek at this comic, I broke out the digital and tried to shoot something worth sharing.
I decided to do a little graphic editing, adjusting the color and contrast so it would be clearer and "pop" a bit more...and, well....once I start messing with stuff, sometimes things just become something more.
I kind of like what happened here.
And since I was in my comic stash anyway, I decided to go ahead and commit the sin of taking my copy of the recalled Matrix comic out of its protective sheath to see what all the fuss was about.
I still don't understand why it was recalled but here's an interesting pic from it.
There's a couple of really nice drawings in the back of the Matrix book.
Damn, I need to get a scanner.
How'd you like to step out of the shower and find this waiting for you?
Thanks to Rhonda for sending this out to the DogstarFans group yesterday.
Got some money to blow?
There's a few interesting items up at eBay.
Topping the "Highest Priced" category is this prop from A Walk in the Clouds.
Dude, it's not even real chocolate.
If wardrobe's more your thing, how about a totally trashed vest worn in Bram Stoker's Dracula?
Note to Lori: Don't Do It!
If those are out of your price range, you might want to pick up this check written by Keanu from years ago.
Notice that it's made out to "Willy's Bail Bonds"....
Don'tcha wanna know the story behind that?
Heh, me neither.
Go over to www.keanublog.co.uk and check out zel's new Keanu blog!
She's put the blame on me for catching the blogging madness, and I don't mind at all. Even if I did, I wouldn't say anything, lest she come kick my ass with her karate-knowin'-self.
I've had it in the links section for a while, but just wanted to mention if you haven't been over to check out reeves-dogstar.com yet, be sure to do so.
Along with regularly updated news, there's some good reading in the articles section, some spiffy video clips in multimedia and a nice gallery.
It even comes in a German version, so go check it out.
The rat bastard, he isn't spilling anything about the new movies.
He did do something I would do, however. He visited locations around town that we saw in The Matrix and took pictures.
The bridge where the "bug extraction" was set under, the fountain in the agent training/woman in the red dress scene....
He even got to climb the "Deja Vu" staircase! Augh! Some people have all the fun.
Oh well, I get free beer and lemur love, so I really can't bitch.
Check out the part about the inside joke about Columbia's screening room at the bottom.
Rob Dougan's 'Clubbed To Death' which was featured in The
Matrix, and in Nissan Maxima and Caffrey's commercials,
(not to mention being the theme music to my imaginary wedding) will
be released in the UK and available to import from
Amazon in the US from 24th June 2002,
Passing his hands, of purple nails, through strong black spiky hair, recently reborn, Keanu Reeves meditates. "I started by the eyebrows. One day I shaved them, it was great." He opened his almond shaped black eyes: " The most interesting aspect was people's reaction. I talked to people and they turned their head in a certain way. I asked them innocently: What's wrong? Do I smell bad? What is it? It was very strange. I remember having spent lots of time thinking of this strange face in front of the mirror. It was the same person, but my personalty seemed ripped away, because I had no hair. It was very, very strange." ~From City magazine June 99
If anyone still manages to look completely exquisite, even without eyebrows, it's Keanu Reeves. I'm fascinated by his face with or without them.
In fact, it's kind of a turn-on.
But that's me.
I have a shaving fetish.
I said it.
One of the quintessential "hit-krix-below-the-belt (so to speak)" moments of any Keanu interview, is when he appeared on Jay Leno promoting The Matrix and talked about shaving everything for the pod scene.
"I shaved my arms... I shaved my legs..."
...all the while pantomiming the razor.
Guhhhhhhhh......hold me down.
Well, it's been a whole month with the new blog. I'm still having fun. I love the comments feature and just want to thank everyone that has joined in, and invite others to not be shy about it.
I'm fighting the urge to complicate things, like adding skins and such. I'm sure that down the line I might give in to temptation to start tweaking with stuff again, but for now-so far, so good. I do have one new thing planned for the near future, but I'm not going to spoil the suprise.
Anyway, it's going to be a cruel, cruel summer. I'll try my best to come up with some interesting or amusing entries to help us both pass the time. You'll know I'm getting desperate when I break out the Neo dolls for bizarre photo dramas.
There's still a whole year until The Matrix Reloaded comes out. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to weasel my way to the premiere. Maybe if I send a letter every single day to Warner Brothers, they'll let me come just to shut me up.
I'm only half joking.
Dogstar will be playing in Japan and possibly Thailand at the end of summer. Maybe there will be some L.A. shows in the fall. And maybe some others when the reported new CD gets made and released. I'm not going to break my 500 mile rule, though. Probably not, anyway. We'll see.
Oh, and cafepress has added some new items to the product line.
Frisbees, visors, cooler bags...
And I think there are more coming this week. So if anyone sees an item in there that they might want emblazoned with "I (heart) KEANU" let me know and I can add it to the store.
A dollar for every item sold until August will be donated to Locks of Love, and The Children's Hospital Oakland through the Shave Hoopty project.
I still have a bunch of Quattro Formaggi CDs to give away with purchase, too.