I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween tomorrow.
Expect it to be quiet around here.
I recommend surfing some of the blogs in the sidebar, some people are "dressing up" their blogs and everything.
By Cracker-from the Forever CD
You could never be
What you wanted to be
'Cause sweetheart it takes time
Someday you're gonna shine
You'll be a Russian acrobat
You'll be like Burt Bacharach
You come to the party, you say "What's new pussycat?"
Someday you're gonna shine
Don't wanna talk about it
You come around to tell it
You're beautiful can't you see?
Someday you're gonna shine
Someday you're gonna shine
Someday you're gonna shine
Someday you're gonna shine (you're gonna shine)
(aaah) Someday you're gonna shine
Someday you're gonna shine
(aaah) Yeah someday you're gonna shine
You're gonna shine (Someday),
you're gonna shine
(you're gonna), you're gonna shine (shine)
(Yeah), yeah, you're gonna shine
(aaah) Someday you're gonna shine
(Someday) Yeah, someday (you're gonna)
you're gonna shine (shine),
(yeah) you're gonna shine,
someday you're gonna shine
(aaah) Someday, You're gonna shine
(cool, I can put links in the titles...)
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I figure you've served enough time as a scapegoat to last you forever. You've shouldered the blame and accepted the responsibility far more than your fair share. Therefore, dear Virgo, in accordance with the laws of karma and by decree of the cosmic enforcers of balance, you are hereby authorized to be a prince or princess this Halloween. You're further entitled to corral a volunteer to dress up as your "Prugelknaben." In old Germany, this was a companion who served as a stand-in scapegoat, getting spanked every time the prince or princess misbehaved.
I volunteer to be Keanu's Prugelknaben, but only if he does the spanking.
The lovely kaz sent these scans from a Sky Magazine 1991 article.
In more recent news, if you go over to Miho's site, she has some Dogstar pictures from Japan that were published in a japanese magazine.
They're small but nice. I really dig that shirt.
Season 2 of the best show EVER starts tonight with a FULL FREAKING UNCOMMERCIALLY INTERRUPTED JACK BAUER POWER HOUR!
Oh, and Daylight Savings Time can bite me. I completely fell asleep last night and didn't catch The Kiefer on Leno last night, but I'm up early enough to have fucking Tim Allen inflicted on me on the Today Show?
Thank you kaz, for this scan from Sunday's paper down in Sydney.
Looks like the penthouse apartment that Keanu stayed in while filming The Matrix Roloaded and Revolutions is up for sale.
You know, if just 4 million of you would buy something from the keanuvision online store, I could swing it.
I'd throw a party and invite you all and everything.
The full, uncropped versions of the set of 6 Matrix Teaser posters can be seen over at the official site.
Thanks to Rhonda for the tip.
Of course, it's lovely to see his whole face, but as far as visual impact goes, I think the cropped versions have much more.
Oh, and in further traumatization of krix: if you want to read the after-effects of my watching "Requiem for a Dream" tonight....read on.
I promise to only freak out a little, here.
Am I supposed to feel like going out and parking my car on a hill of broken glass, putting it in neutral and laying my head underneath the rear tire?
How the hell did they keep people from just running out into traffic straight from the theater?
[::tries to type from fetal position.fails::]
My god - What a great movie. I'm sure I'll have nothing but praise from the heart for the makers and the actors of this film once I've actually recovered from seeing it.
But I don't (won't) want to talk about it.
It's like bungee jumping. I did it once and I'll never do it again.
This movie rubs salt in wounds, I feel like I'm going to throw up.
I refuse to watch the deleted scenes unless someone can guarentee that there's an alternate happy ending in there somewhere.
Art is best when it makes you feel. No matter what it is.
I actually like this.
It's good for me.
I need to scream but I'll wake the cat, and he's such a cute thing when he sleeps.
.....and I need a cute thing right now.
This movie should be mandatory viewing for everyone on the planet.
I just got everything nicely rewired and now I've blown a circuit, dammit.
I need to call someone I love.
First off, a huge thank you to Skits, who sent me the missing file so I could have the original Krix Sim on my game. In true Hollywood style, the others don't mention that I've "had work done" but just say I look fabulous...
I decided those Dogstar guys needed someone to run the household, so I moved myself in.
Here I am going over one of Keanu's potential scripts. The bikini helps me think.
Stealing SimKisses is always fun...
Taking care of these guys is a lot of work, and not without its problems.
Thankfully, my hero is there to save the day.
But look out, that's not the only fire that's going to need putting out...
Isn't Bret sweet? He shows his appreciation for all I do with a little gift.
But wait....Bret has ulterior motives. Man, that guy puts the "dog" in Dogstar!
Of course I'm helpless to resist such charm.
Judge me if you will, but face it....one girl in a house with these guys? It was bound to happen.
Oh, and look at THIS!
That fink! Rob immediately runs upstairs to rat us out to Keanu.
I'm so busted.
It gets worse...
But all we did was kiss, I swear!
And....um....is that kid blonde? Cripes.
Of course Rob claps with delight at my dilemma.
Because I called her at the crack of freaking dawn this morning, because I'm an idiot. And because....well, just because.
There are some new items over at the keanuvision store, including this cute widdle bear (awwwww!) and....ehem....thong underwear.
And I'm going to make this offer.
I'm going to try and make any southern California and (of course) Vegas shows that Dogstar (hopefully!) might play in the upcoming future. If I'm there and I see you throw a keanuvision thong up on stage, I'll buy you a drink.
If he picks them up and looks at them, I'll buy you 3 drinks. If he puts them on his head? You'll drink on me for the entire evening.
I had strange and exciting dreams last night.
I have now changed my position regarding doing a tandem skydive with Mr. Reeves.
Please update your notes.
Here's a little something for Ass Friday...
(pics from kcrl.net's capture collection)
This is some sort of trading-type card that I came across on eBay...no, I didn't buy it.
I can't make any sense of the ratings system on this, and yes, I had to look up sartorial.
That article below is a humor piece that can be found on the back page of this month's issue of WIRED magazine (thanks to "t"):
"FOUND: Artifacts from the Future"
~by Thomas Goetz
November 14, 2081
KEANU REEVES / Actor - Director
Keanu Reeves, an actor once revered for his gift of nuance and a director who helped usher in 4-D film, was reborn yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Medport in Los Angeles Metroplex. Doctors said Reeves will be rapid-raised to 31 years of age, and allotted the customary 15-month Celebrity Lifespan. After era orientation, he will star in the remake of "Johnny Mnemonic", planned for Imax release next spring.
Now scarcely remembered outside film-studies learning networks and 2-D revival houses, Reeves was one of the leading actors and filmmakers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In "Little Buddha" and "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", he played on anxieties of the day like enlightenment and time travel. His role in "Point Break", though overlooked at the time, is cited by historians for its portrayal of pre-secessionary Californian culture. And in the three prescient "Matrix" trilogies, Reeves portrayed Neo, a messianic hero who battled a malevolent artificial intelligence - a scenario that eerily foreshadowed the failed AI Uprising of 2033.
In the final film of the nine-part series, Neo is revealed as an artificial agent himself: the plot twist incited the General Strike of 2013, which shut down the tri-nation area for four months. After three years in seclusion, Reeves returned with the epic "Life of Geffen", winning Academy Awards in 2017 for Best Audience-Participation Segment and Best Cross-Platform Marketing Campaign.
In March 2025, whiles Reeves was directing the sequel to "A Man Called Biffy", his first Best Picture winner, he suffered a fatal cloud-surfing accident. "A Woman Called Buffy" was released posthumously and also won a Best Picture Oscar; the film now stands alongside David Fincher's "Cinetubbies" and Ang Lee's "Dolemite" as a classic of '20s experimental 4-D cinema.
After wrapping "Johnny Mnemonic", Reeves will reside at the Santa Fe Metroplex Post-Rebirth Chill-Out Centre. Upon rebirth, Reeves' first word was: "Whoa."
I found a great site, 7Deadlys!ms, that has all kinds of fun goodies so I moved the Dogstar s!ms to a new pad so they can concentrate on their music. I even got Keanu a new toy.
Don't look at me, dude. I'm sure you aren't supposed to park it on the grass. Bret's gonna throw a fit.
But Rob couldn't be happier, he's finally got his drumset!
So down to business.....
[these pictures below will pop up to larger pics if you click them]
Rob decides that we've gone too damn long without a Dogstar video.
I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Mailhouse!
The wood floor doesn't look right, though....maybe something more funky, yet accoustic...
How about a starfield effect?
Nice, but I spent a lot of money on those amp stacks, I want to see them!
And we'd better have them bring Keanu another one, he tends to blow them up.
Also, here's this week's Virgo horoscope from FreeWillAstrology.com
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It'll be a zigzag, flip-flop, which-end-is-up week, Virgo. Every plot twist will quickly split into at least two further plot twists; anything that looks like a trick ending will lead to what looks like another trick ending. Your natural talents for thinking on your feet and adapting on the fly
will be even better than usual, though, so you're poised to thrive in slippery conditions that may befuddle weaker minds. My advice? Act as if there's no script for the unfolding drama; treat every situation like an improv exercise in an acting class.
Blatantly stolen from Wil Wheaton, who blatantly stole it from BBSpot, and since they're friends, I expect to be hunted down and flogged. Which is OK, although in my fantasy it's actually Worf, not Wesley who....erm, I digress.
Reasons Steve from Dell Should be Fired
11. Michael Dell tired of hearing "Dude you're getting a... you!"
10. Addiction to canned air becoming a real problem.
9. Was seen near the HP headquarters wearing a cow costume.
8. Too many girls are buying computers.
7. More "computer savvy" Wil Wheaton close to signing a deal.
6. Consumers feel Steve talks too high tech.
5. Bidding war with The McLaughlin Group quickly reaching stratosphere.
4. Simon Cowell thinks his performance is complete rubbish.
3. His MENSA wrap parties get too out of hand.
2. Keanu Reeves threatened identity theft lawsuit.
1. Market research show dude market completely saturated.
Exsqueeze me, but Steve "Dude, you're gettin' a Dell" guy is SO not Ted.
Any idiot can see that he's Bill.
Hey, I have something to blog after all.
The lovely Miho has posted her reviews of Dogstar's show in Bangkok over at her site.
So go check that out.
Still no word on any new dates, I'm still hoping, though.
Oh, what the hell. I don't have anything else to blog today...
It's everywhere, I found it over at Veshka's.
1. Your name spelled backwards: NITSIRK
2. Where were your parents born? Minnesota.
3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? Not counting pictures, a Hoopty mp3.
4. What's your favorite restaurant? something Lotus, it's a Thai restaurant my brother and I always go to when he's in town.
5. Last time you swam in a pool? It's been so long I can't remember, a couple summers ago.
6. Have you ever been in a school play? Yep, a few
7. How many kids do you want? None.
8. Type of music you dislike most? I like all kinds of music, but I can't listen to speed metal for very long.
9. Are you registered to vote? Yes.
10. Do you have cable? No. shocking, huh?
11. Have you ever ridden on a moped? Yes. I've spilled on one, too.
12. Ever prank call anybody? Hasn't everyone? I think I was around 9 or 10 at the time. Why did we think that was fun?
13. Ever get a parking ticket? Yes - my car broke down and was maybe a foot into a business driveway. I was away for maybe 10 minutes to call AAA and got a ticket. Finks.
14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? I've bungee jumped and have to say I would never EVER do it again. And I can't see the point of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, either.
15. Furthest place you ever traveled? Minnesota when I was a kid.
16. Do you have a garden? No, I'm bad with plants of any kind...
17. What's your favorite comic strip? All time? Bloom County. Current? Get Fuzzy
18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Yes. And I can name all the states in alphabetical order, too. I cannot, however, pronounce the state that Boston is in without tripping over my tongue.
19. Bath or Shower, morning or night? Shower-morning. I wish I had a nice tub, I would take luxurious baths more often.
20. Best movie you've seen in the past month? I actually enjoyed Monsters Inc. quite a bit.
21. Favorite pizza topping? Olives
22. Chips or popcorn? Chips, salt and vinegar. yum
23. What color lipstick do you usually wear? When I do, it's red.
24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? Are you smoking them right now? That's a weird question.
25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? No, but I won "Most Beautiful" costume in an Easter parade once. I was a chick hatching out of a egg.
26. Orange Juice or apple? Orange, with lots of pulp.
27. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with and where did you dine? Roi, we had Mexican at Robertos.
28. Favorite type chocolate bar? Dark choclate
29. When was the last time you voted at the polls? Last year.
30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? A few months agao, from my Dad's garden.
31. Have you ever won a trophy? No, I have a couple plaques and certificates, though.
32. Are you a good cook? I'm a great cook.
33. Do you know how to pump your own gas? Yes. Keeping my blinker fluid topped off continues to elude, however.
34. Ever order an article from an infomercial? Ack! No, but I bought a purse from the Home Shopping Network once.
35. Sprite or 7-up? 7-Up. Although not so much since Orlando Jones was replaced.
36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work? I had to follow the Starbucks code for a year or so.
37. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy? Cigarettes.
38. Ever throw up in public? Hasn't everyone? It has been quite a while though.
39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love? Love. Love. Love. I'd sleep in a ditch if I loved someone enough.
40. Do you believe in love at first sight? It can happen. Just not every time you think it is.
41. Ever call a 1-900 number? No, but I worked at one for a while.
42. Can ex's be friends? Only after a certain amount of time, I think. I still loathe my most recent ex, but am friends with some of the others.
43. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital? My ex's grandma.
44. Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby? Yep, and it was blonde.
45. What message is on your answering machine? Generic Robotic Sprint PCS voicemail message. I never bothered learning how to change it.
46. What's your all time favorite Saturday Night Live Character? Dan Akroyd's creepy salesman, can't remember his name.
47. What was the name of your first pet? A poodle named Michelle
48. What is in your purse? Way too much crap, and a layer of tobacco at the bottom
49. Favorite thing to do before bedtime? Um, I'd say have sex but these days it's read email.
50. What is one thing you are grateful for today? That the spider on the ceiling of my office remains in his corner of the room.
Roi and I got goofy and bored so we decided to play "Who would win in a fistfight?"
"Freddy Krueger or Edward Scissorhands?"
Freddy, because Edward is naturally good hearted, wouldn't be as into it.
"David Bowie or Paul McCartney?"
Gotta give Bowie that one. Paul's a big wussy vegetarian, plus I think Bowie has the height advantage.
"Maury Povich or Jerry Springer?"
Gotta give it to Maury, the height advantage again...although Springer might have that bulldog quality. Montel would beat both their asses.
"Joan Jett or..."
"Gwenyth Paltrow or Reese Witherspoon?"
Reese of course, although it really doesn't matter because I'm pretty sure anyone could beat Gwenyth's ass...
"Gwenyth or Calista Flockheart?"
...except Calista Flockheart
"Ricky Martin or Enrique Igleseas?"
I don't care, as long as it's to the death.
We also decided that Jack Traven vs. Johnny Utah would be a great match.
Hard to say who would win that one. Might come down to Johnny's damn knee again.
I'll have to ponder this further.
I also think having them both shirtless might be crucial to the outcome so I'll ponder that as well.
I'm taking the day off.
You can't make me blog...nope...won't do it.
Thanks to penelopez of KeanuSite for the tip that there are 6 new teaser posters out for The Matrix Reloaded, and they can be found at Ain't It Cool news...
or they could, rather if AICN's server wasn't taking a beating on that particular page.
They can be found at TheMatrixOnline or KeanuWeb.com, too.
The teaser posters live up to the "tease" part of the name, as they don't show you the whole face of the subject. They're really spiffy though, and I'd bet that they will be popping up on eBay before too long. All six would be a nice collection for all you hardcore Matrix buffs.
Of course, I simply had to make new wallpaper with the Neo one...
If you haven't read the lovely Akemi's concert reports over at the DMB, you should probably do that.
Oh, and Happy Ass Friday.
I just realized that now that I have a DVD player I can join NetFlix. It's perfect because I am a rental criminal when it comes to late fees, I gave up renting videos a while back because it was just cheaper to buy them.
Click here for a look at what I have in my rental queue so far.
Anyway, I need your help. I need movie recommendations.
Assume that I haven't seen anything but Keanu's films in the past...oh..three years or so and you'd be about right. There's SO MANY movies that I haven't seen I can't even begin to make a list.
So please leave a comment and make some suggestions.
Thank you to kaz for this scan of Keanu from PinkRibbon magazine.
October is breast cancer awareness month and Keanu went out of his way to do this photo before he left Australia, in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Here are some other links if you'd like to learn more and see what you can do to help.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
CIGNA Foundation (go here and click the pink ribbon)
I've added a Google-powered search box down at the bottom of the sidebar.
With over 400 blog entries, I thought it might be helpful.
It's ugly and I hate it, but it will have to do until I either get the courage to upgrade to MT 2.5 myself, or have the right combination of good timing and suckupititude to talk kd into doing it. Or maybe she can just help me with applying a style to it (gosh...I hope she reads this).
I rather like the fact that it searches the whole site, including the Backlot, the Revisited recap and even comments.
Speaking of kd, go check out her son's photoblog at kurtwood.com. I don't know how many 5-year-olds have their own domain, but then, I don't know how many have such an outstanding photographic eye, either.
Another great drawing by Maribel, this is of Keanu as Matt in River's Edge.
And here's this week's Virgo (Keanu's sign) horoscope from freewillastrology.com
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I've been working on a do-it-yourself manual for the new "Just Drop It" school of psychotherapy. It'll be pretty short. In the introduction, I'll tell you to procure a cheap briefcase and fill it up with a hundred pounds of rocks. On page two I'll suggest that you imagine the briefcase is stuffed with emotional baggage you can't seem to let go, memories you love to hate, and annoying frustrations you never get tired of complaining about. The third page will insinuate that maybe you should actually carry this terrible burden around with you everywhere you go for an entire week.
On the fourth and last page, I'll offer the simple, elegant cure: JUST DROP IT!
I got a suprise package in the mail today...
Very cool, and great timing, since I wore my keanuvision hoodie to work today and was burning up.
THANK YOU, RHONDA!!!!
Good news, in contrast to this review of the Thailand show
Nice pic with it, though.
One of the things I admire about Keanu Reeves is simply that he is an actor. He makes his living doing something that he loves, something that too few people can say.
I wanted to be an actor (or actress as we so un-PC-ly termed it "back in the day") for as long as I can remember. If I had a scanner I would dig out and share some early pictures of myself, up on the picnic table in our backyard, putting on shows for the family. I lived for the little pagents and talent shows in elementary school. I think the first character I ever played was Betsy Ross in a little "To Tell The Truth"-type skit in first or second grade. I was a shy kid, socially, but I loved putting on a character and performing.
In junior high, I was in choir and we put on a Christmas musical. I was just a member of the chorus until one of the girls with an actual speaking part got suspended for something. Another girl got her part and I got moved up to her role. It was a street-urchin. I had lines and everything, I also had to sing solo in one of the songs. "~Show me how to manage it- a diamond ring or two..I want to be an expert...and do it just like you!~" My singing sucked. I was nervous and my voice cracked, but I loved being on stage. When I got to high school, I signed up for Theatre as my elective. My first real role was as "Lettie", the saucy cockney maid in the mystery spoof "Something's Afoot". My first line was a scream. Literally.
It was that year in high school I also got to do a local commercial, a PSA spot for a youth counseling center.
Just me, saying my lines walking through a park. I can still recite them verbatum.
"A couple of months ago I had a lot of problems. I was failing in school and always in trouble at home. My whole life was one big mess. Now, thanks to 'Youth Manor', I'm back in control of me. I can deal with my problems, and I can talk to my parents again. That means a lot to me...and to them. Thanks, 'Youth Manor'....for being there when I needed you."
A double refund.
Thank you....call my agent, we'll do lunch.
It was not that he was beautiful.
True, he stood upon the stage,
Absorbed and indifferent as the adoration fell.
It was not that he was beautiful.
There were others, despite the legend,
as gracious, as tall.
It was not that he was beautiful,
but she stared and stared...
(credit goes to Sparrowhawk for this, my apologies for posting it not knowing where it was from and without permission)
I don't remember who wrote this, I found it in my files.
psychobabble.txt was the filename.
There were some lyrics of Bret's beneath it.
It's possible I wrote it, or one of my friends.
If you recognize it, let me know.
Mystery solved, it was Sparrowhawk.
Details in the comments.
And yes, I'm still just taking pictures of the TV.
Miho has posted a short report for the Bangkok show over at the Dogstar Message Board.
Try this link and scroll down.
Traffic is crazy on the board though, so you might have a little trouble getting in but keep trying.
Sounds like a good night.
By the way, here's the schedule for the next 3 shows in Japan-
10/13/02 - 7pm - Osaka, Japan - Osaka On Air
10/14/02 - 7pm - Okayama, Japan - Tivoli Park
10/15/02 - 7pm - Tokyo, Japan - Ebisu Garden Hall
------Edited to add Miho's post since the board seems to be inaccesable to some of you.
"Hi.Thanks for your wishes.
Dog guys arrived at Osaka tonight and Akemi and me came back to Japan. Now 2:15 so till 2:30 I will post my short report in Bangkok.
I said I would not post at all till 20th,but I can not help posting the report here...
From 10th to 12th in Thailand it was so sunny.We don't have rain at all. Bangkok show was supported by many sponsors so it was a biiig event. We arrived at the venue at 2:00 to check inside.It was so big venue and 2 screens were both side.And staffs checked lighting and display manuplating,I think those video was produced by TV Channel V but the shooting was so great.I wonder where to get the Dogstar program by Cannel V.You must see it!!And its sound effective was so great.We enjoyed Dogstar guys music so much.
Akemi and another friend and me made a line from at 3:00 o'clock. Two 19 years old girls already was here.They were so nice and gracious.We can't speak in Thainese but only in English a little,so we talk about ourselves in English. I know many friends in Thailand so I was so glad to see nice girls.(That is another Dogstar show surprise,as you already know!!)After introducing myself,a girl said to me "I think you are in Thai land and I wonder why you don't speak in Thainese".It's great for me.If possible,I would like to be familiar with the people in Thailand.In my right side 2 boys were there.And when I asked them if they like Keanu,one of them said "I love Keanu" and he became bashful and say nothing.I said "Me,too!" as a follow but it did not work(^o^).
It was the show time!
People in Thailnad respect their king very much,so the majesting songs flows before entertainment shows like as movies and concerts to pray kings health and the peace of the kingdom. It was so interesting for me.
And after 2 minutes They appeard.The girls cried "Keeenuuu".And their eyes were focused to our bass player.And they begun playing.
Their song list is here.(I think.)
A Dream Time
(at encore)Accoustic - Wish you were here.
(at encore) Accoustic - (sorry I don't know what song he played next)
(at encore) America
(at encore) Blessed
(at encore) Denial - (new version,I think)
At first the people seemed not to listen to their music(It's natural,because they don't know their songs at all.But graduately as I know ,the people around me responded to their songs.I think it's genuinely great.I think they will like Dogstar's music.Especially Flowers,Blessed,Denial,Your world.
Bret's guitar technique was so great that at first their interests were focused to our bass player but the people in front of Bret become rocking.And our drummer's technique also was amazing and sensitive!
And Bass sound was so sweet and gentle totally.
Thailand people enjoyed their music so much.And Our bass player introduced Dogstar members to help them understanding."Lead Guitar(or Vocal?) is Bret and the drummer is Rob and me Keanu Reeves,We are DOGSTAR!! Koppun Krap(correct spelling is unknown."Thanks" in Thailand)" after Bret's accoustic.I think it was so effective,so it made the people response change.I was moved by their shouting to require encore "Dogstar! Dogstar!"... I think "Yes! They learned Dogstar music!!"
Really it was great show.I hope tomorrow show will be more excellent!
We will make it together!!
I'm sorry but my report is full rough sentences.I will go to sleep... Good night!
Added 4 of Keanu's films to Cheryl's Movie Backlot.
Below are some of Cheryl's quotes, click them to check out her entries on I Love You to Death, Little Buddha, Feeling Minnesota, and Chain Reaction...
Also, while looking around this morning I came across some behind-the-scenes photos from FM taken by Wilson Webb
More photos from the set of FM can be found here.
No others of Keanu, but nice just the same.
It's called boundries, people.
Just because the media don't (doesn't?) seem to mind them, doesn't mean a little common sense can't be shown.
That's all I'm going to say. If you don't know what I'm talking about, good.
That being said..
Happy Ass Friday
Do you realize that the Bangkok concert is in, like...eight and a half hours?
(from the time of this post, and now it's even sooner....)
Maybe I'll be able to astral project in the wee hours of the morning.
It could happen.
Also, thank you to Keanuette and Jena for this cute article...
Keanu the musician hams it up with Dogstar
Published on Oct 11, 2002
Known for his good looks and roles in movie blockbusters, Keanu Reeves is in Thailand not as a Hollywood star but to play bass for his band Dogstar, performing tonight at the Indoor Stadium Huamark at 8pm.
Appearing unshaved in a T-shirt, black jacket and with tousled hair, Reeves led his band mates Bret Domrose and Rob Mailhouse in a relaxed, joking interview. "Pop-rock, rock n'roll, alternative and impressionistic are all mixed in our music," said guitarist and vocalist Bret Domrose. "Oh, he loves Julie Andrews," says Domrose of Reeves. "Oh yeah. Edelweis, Edelweiss…Edelweiss," sang Reeves to much laughter.
The band is hoping to explore Thailand as much as their short sojourn will permit.
"I want to see the Grand Palace," said Reeves enthusiastically. "We want to go shopping and to the beaches to catch the sun," said drummer Mailhouse.
Coming from perennially sunny LA, the band was not put off by the prospect of flooding, and seemed to relish the prospect of adventure. Getting stuck on an island appealed to Reeves, who said he would forage for food and water like the contestants in the TV show "Survivor". Domrose said he would make a stupid soccer ball called Wilson as in the film "Castaway". Mailhouse added that he would "masturbate", much to the shock of a female reporter and the laughter of the gathered crowd.
With Reeves' acting career taking him away on movie shoots, how often do they get together to practise their music?
"Every eclipse," joked Reeves.
Music idols and influences are varied and include John Lennon, The Beatles and Pete Townshend.
Dogstar's rise began when they supported Bon Jovi's tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1995. With the help of Reeves' Hollywood fame, Dogstar's popularity skyrocketed.
They released a four-song EP entitled "Quattro Formaggi" and then the album "Our Little Visionary" in 1996. The latest album, "Happy Ending", was released in 2000 and includes a cover of The Carpenters' song "Superstar".
The band says freedom and enjoyment have kept them going this long, and they love to perform.
"As long as people show up to enjoy the music, that's all that matters," said Domrose.
...and now it's even sooner.
And now it's sooner still.
The other night I met a Navajo medicine woman who showed me the "squat of power" practiced by the Pleiadean star people. She said it would free me of any urge to watch TV, and it did. She also gave me a karma-free spell to unbind me from my enemies (it worked!), and slipped me some hot financial tips she'd gleaned on the astral plane from a departed spirit that used to work at Goldman Sachs. Sorry I can't reveal any of these useful hints to you, Virgo; the medicine woman swore me to secrecy. Don't feel deprived, though: You'll soon tap into equally exotic sources that will provide you with equally practical advice.
Let's see what's going on with SimKrix and SimKeanu...
It's the first kiss, and a lip-bruiser at that.
You'll notice his hand is totally on my ass.
My Sim is a complete slut.
I have no idea where she gets it from.
Sim Krix apparently misunderstands Keanu's offer to "play with his equipment."
He was very annoyed when I picked up his guitar.
So we compromise, and make a little beautiful music together.
That went so well, Keanu offers to teach me chess.
I'm a fast learner and trounced him. Whee! Checkmate!
He threw the cutest little fit after being beat, too.
A little sweet talk and backrub did the trick, though.
And another great kiss out in the courtyard. Notice the doubleplusses.
So sweet. But can it last?
Hoopty is the sexiest boy in all of blogland!
(scroll down to the Crimson and Clover post, and listen. SQUEAL!)
I swear, between the boys in Dogstar and this I'm going to have to go get a towel.
So here are the three most recent pictures of Keanu from Thailand...
Great googly-moogly he looks wonderful.
A lovely large version of the middle pic can be found here and thank you to Margarete of POTD for sending out this picture of the whole band at a Thai TV interview [click for pop-up pic].
Bret looks YUMMY!
It's my pleasure to be able to share with you this wonderful drawing of Keanu done by a very talented lady and DogstarFan, Maribel.
I've seen other people's drawings and no one captures him so truly as Maribel.
She really is gifted and I hope to be able to share some more of her work in the future.
Happy Birthday to the glorious brainchild of Ben and Mena Trott, Movable Type.
I could wax poetic about how much I love MT. I really do love my blog. I wouldn't do it if I didn't and having the right tool for the job is a big part of that.
Here's wishing them continued success.
As requested, here's that ASCII pic as a wallpaper.
This wallpaper comes with trivia.
The sequence on the left?
Actually his name in binary code.
Yep, I'm THAT geeky.
...then a couple more in Japan.
Dogstar has touched down in Thailand.
The lovely Miho of 999.squares.net will be going to all the upcoming shows (I think) and hopefully she'll have some stories to tell and maybe even pics when she gets back.
You can read her post over at the Dogstar Message Board that (no longer) includes a picture of Keanu just taken in Bangkok. Or you can go check out her site, where it's also posted. And scroll down for a peek at some of the posters for the Thailand and Japan shows.
Looks like he shaved.
I hope these shows go well and the guys come back ready to play more in the states.
Why am I up at 1 am?
NEW TOY* (click to see!)
I don't know what I'm going to do with it, but zoiks...it's neat, huh?
*mosASCII tool found via badh*p
Another scan, kourtesy my keanupal, kaz from down under.
This is from the October 14 issue of NW..
Nice smile, eh?
Mmmm...your belly scar.
snakey sinewy exclamation
with the point behind your button fly
where once scalpel slid
and suture stitched
now a permanent living
on another disfiguring
taut tantalizing texture
waiting to be read
like secret language
makes me want to touch and trace
tongue and taste
and hear the story told
dangerboy on his dangerous toy
chicks do dig scars
I want to see it above me
and then below
I want to know
your belly scar...
I pretty much got nothin' today.
Actually, I also have this...
Roi's CD is in "post production" and I'm working on the cover.
noun. The illusion or impression of never having experienced something that has actually been experienced many times before (cf. déjà vu).
Played around with some new graphics this morning. Did some fine tuning on the rest of the site, the calendar page now has the same look as most of the rest. I thought about re-working the wallpaper albums, but changed my mind. They'll have to stay black.
I think I'm getting the sickness that everyone else is getting. Or it's just nauseating ennui.
October 8th, Dogstar can be spotted on some program called Rank on the egregious E! network. And of course, the shows in Thailand and Japan are coming up in a week or so. Maybe we'll get lucky and get some pictures.
I hope these shows go well, and the guys decide to do some US dates before the bass player gets caught up in his next project.
Come to Vegas, Dogstar. Please.
Oh, and Happy Ass Friday....
Once again, kaz comes through with some scans.
This is from Face magazine in 1993.
I love to see Reeves get his jam on.
Rob Brezsny says:
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Is it true that you're fantasizing about being possessed by blind, reeling obsession? That's what my spies tell me, Virgo. They say you're so weary of the meticulous approach you usually cultivate that you secretly wish you could be taken and shaken, flipped and flopped, zoomed and boomed by a flood of uncontrollable feelings. While I appreciate your yearning for an outbreak of head-spinning passion, I believe you can arrange for it to occur in less drastic fashion. I beg you, therefore, to dream about indulging in a refined spree, a discerning bacchanal, a measured mania.
Or, you know...just take a nice warm bath.
And speaking of the Two Great Ones, BillandTed.org was updated recently and you can view a video clip of the intro to the animated series over there, along with all kinds of other things Bill and Ted-ish.
Lastly, please make sure your virus software is up-to-date. A new one seems to be making the rounds and it's one of those that spoof addresses, and cause all kinds of trouble. I got two of them today (which I deleted unopened), and I also heard from someone that got one from my address. Which of course was spoofed. As a general rule, I NEVER send attachments unless it's expected (i.e., You write and ask for something). If I have something to share, I'll blog it. So if you ever get an unexpected email from any @keanuvision email, just delete it.
One of the reasons I continue to use AOHell as an ISP is because it never automatically downloads files when you open an email. I have all my keanuvision mail forwarded and if I see something weird, I go to my webmail server and delete it unopened.
I also use Norton, but if anyone needs virus protection, you might check out AVG, it has a free version and is frequently updated.
I really do have things I should be doing besides browsing eBay, but I just can't help myself. I haven't bought anything for a while, but I like to make sure I'm not missing anything. One of the items that comes up every once in a while is a guitar pick.
Twenty bucks plus will get you a tiny piece of plastic that once rode around in his pocket (maybe). I'll pass.
Now, I do have one of Bret's picks that I got at the Santa Clara show (April '01). Yes, I admit that I tipped the bouncer 10 bucks to snag it off the stage for me, but in my defense a) I was actually at the show, so it has actual memories attached. b) I was hella drunk AND it was my birthday. c) I actually use it to play with (when I get around to playing).
I can't see buying one at auction, though.
Picks and drumsticks are great souvenirs from a show, and I bet with a little feminine effort, you could get one from the source.
Here's my suggestion: Go to the boys department of your local whatever-mart and pick out the smallest white t-shirt that you can still squeeze into. And grab a pack of iron-on paper for your printer, too.
Click the image below for a reversed, ready-to-print iron-on, print it out and apply it across the chest.
Get creative, slit the collar, cut off the bottom and make it a belly shirt, go nuts. As long as the message can be read. Now, wear it under whatever you wear to the show and wait for a good opportunity to flash your message. The mere act of taking off your shirt is sure to get some attention.
Timing is key. Your odds are better toward the end of a song at the end of the set.
A smile and a shimmy can't hurt either.