July 31, 2003
Ass Thursday

The good news is, Ass Friday is a day early this week.

The bad news is, it's a re-run.

The good news is, I'm getting the upgrade this weekend!

The bad news is, site backup commences around 8PM PST tonight so anything posted after that will be lost (this includes comments), so I'm probably going to not bother with anything very interesting or important for a few days.

The good news is, I am going away this weekend to Fran and Wendy's so I wasn't going to be posting much anyway.

The bad news is, I was going to do some audblog entries, but now it looks like they will be lost in the shuffle so I probably won't. And the voicemonkey is being difficult to log into.
Actually I probably still will do some audblog entries over the weekend, I've already paid for them. If I can just ask the first person to comment on the entry to copy and paste the audio link into their comment that would be great. (Since comments are emailed to me, I can restore anything remotely worthwhile if necessary)

The good news is, there shouldn't be a whole lot of actual down time, if any. And once the upgrade is done there will be no bandwidth or space worries.

So, I will catch everyone later. Make use of the links on the side, and have a great weekend!


it wahs , spoony , the site | from inside the mind of krix at 05:15 PM | comments (18)
with deep apologies to Concrete Blonde

click here ONLY if you are Joel Silver
Joel-y, baby - don't get crazy
Premiere. Passes... I'd be ecstatic
I know you've heard it all before -
so I don't say it anymore
I just stand by and watch them
pitch you Matrix 4.
Although I used to wonder why -
I used to cry till I was dry.
Still sometimes I get a strange pain inside
Oh, Joel-y, if you're hurting so am I.

Joel-y, sunshine - I got a website
All is forgiven. Listen, listen
And if I seem to be confused
I didn't mean to be with you.
And when you said I scared you,
well I guess you scared me too.
And though you dissed me once before
But if you're out there willing
to get me in the door.
Oh Joel-y, I'm not angry anymore.

96 days to unbreak my heart, Joel....

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at 12:34 PM | comments (3)
July 30, 2003
Billy Jack still jerking around

Via KeanuWeb and Club Keanu, there's an article on Billy Jack over at CHUD (which stands for Cinematic Happenings Under Development or some such, NOT Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers)

I thought this pic was a no go? I'd be suprised if Keanu was still wanting to do it after all this time and trouble (never a good sign).

I guess we'll see.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 02:40 PM | comments (7)
I think this is good advice for anyone

...from freewillastrology.com

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Largely because of humans, animal and plant species are dying off at a record rate. The earth is in the midst of the greatest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. If the trend continues, a quarter of the mammals will be gone in 30 years, and half of all species will be exterminated by 2100. Most people aren't consciously aware of the ongoing annihilation, yet we all feel it in our bones and know it in our souls. As a result, we carry a huge load of unacknowledged grief. If you wonder why you sometimes feel down or anxious even though your life is going well, this secret tragedy may be the cause. Now is an excellent time to tune in to the sadness, Virgo, and recognize that it's not caused by your personal failure.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:22 AM | comments (5)
July 29, 2003
Can I help you with your package Mr. Reeves?

image from moviestar magazine

I'm such a ho, I just couldn't resist.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 07:29 PM | comments (16)
smiles everyone, smiles


spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 03:23 PM | comments (1)
new becky songs

wasted daisy
I adore you

--I'm a little annoyed at becky at the moment. They play a song live called "Debaser", which when I saw it on the set list from when I saw them I figured either they re-did a cover of the Pixies song enough that I didn't recognize it in my drunken state, or they just didn't have time to play it. But at the most recent show someone asked and found out that it isn't a Pixies cover, but their own song called Debaser.

For some reason this just irritates the hell out of me.

It's like writing a song and calling it Hey Jude.

It's just wrong.

And I haven't listened to 'wasted daisy' enough to really decide yet, but I think I may also hate the Sweet Jane bit at the end. On general principles.

And while I'm bitchy, I need you is just bad.

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 12:34 PM | comments (15)
July 28, 2003
two years two long

laughlin = hell, don't kid yourself

OK, so it's been two years since Dogstar has played in the states. I know that I have seen Bret play since then, and I've seen Keanu and Rob with becky but it's just not the same.

I want the three of them. Together. And I want my closest friends there with me, the ones that have been there and the new ones I've made.
I want the new fans that have not seen Bret to see the soul that he has. I want to hear the new stuff, I want to hear the old. I even want to hear Denial, even though it's usually the last song of the night because it'd mean I'd heard everything before it. I hope that we won't have to wait another two years to see the three of them together on stage again. I hope they know how many fans are still hanging in there, waiting for the word and ready for a road trip.

all of my pictures from this show are crappy and far away

If I wake I only want
To dream again
Where everything is beautiful
And new again
When I sleep I always
Have a happy end
Lying with the lions
I'm so lazy and I'm loving it

I will not run I will not hide
When dreams and real life collide
I'm on the ground I'm taking fire
But I'll be sleeping sweet tonight

You can spread your words
Around me full of lies
You can paint a picture of me
In their eyes
You can burn my castle down
But realize
When you go to sleep tonight
I'll meet you on the other side

I will not run I will not hide
I will make you swallow all my pride
I will not aim and open fire
I'll be sleeping sweet tonight
Oh everything's so good
Everything's so good


hear it live (right click, save as, you know the drill)

dogstar rocks | from inside the mind of krix at 08:55 PM | comments (9)
July 27, 2003
today is a good day to lay in bed and read

thinking of you

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 10:39 AM | comments (8)
July 26, 2003
101 days

...until The Matrix Revolutions.

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at 11:59 PM | comments (1)
why yes, I am one of those annoying people that talk on the phone while they drive

Powered by audblogaudblog audio post

phoned in | from inside the mind of krix's phone at 01:04 PM | comments (3)
it's today

there's still time to sponsor

I thought about blogging for blogathon this year, but ultimately chickened out for a number of reasons, one being that I'm afraid if I blogged for 24 hours straight, I might never want to do it again afterwards.

So, I have a huge amount of regard for those that are, and I'm sponsoring Jazz, who is blogging for Doctors without Borders and has all kinds of fun things she's doing to pass the time...or convince us she's completely mad, I'm not sure which. I'm also sponsoring Jenn, over at Greyhoundathon who is blogging for Greyhound Pets, which aids in finding retired racing greyhounds happy homes. She's also a foster for greyhounds and has some great pics and stories about the dogs.

You can go see who's blogging today at the main blogathon site, maybe pick someone to sponsor or just leave some comments, I know that it would mean a lot to everyone participating.

tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 09:55 AM | comments (2)

he looks so snuggly like this

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 07:08 AM | comments (6)
July 25, 2003
thanks paulie

becky plays the Viper Room tonight at 10:30

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 06:36 AM | comments (8)
Ted's Rockin' Ass

click bonus pop-up future Ted- Thanks to Keanuette for the first pic

God Gave Rock and Roll to You (right click ond save)

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 06:29 AM | comments (8)
July 24, 2003
for Julie

click for larger image

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 03:43 PM | comments (6)
Going once...

Well, the Virtual Garage Sale is in its final hours, and again, I just want to say thank you to everyone that bid, supported, spread the word, etc.

You All Rock.

I'm especially flattered that I've gotten bids on the plate, thank you.

*One important announcement, if the eBay member jettamoose reads this blog, I need you to contact me through eBay(so I can confirm it's you), your email is bouncing.

Lastly, if you still have a fever to bid on things (especially if you have kids), KAT has some auctions up.
She's a single mom and you'd be helping her out.

the site | from inside the mind of krix at 12:43 PM | comments (6)
begging forgiveness from his stare

click for larger pic

Under full moon I see you there
And I beg forgiveness from your stare
Have I done wrong beyond repair
And you say that I should lie alone and
Breathe tonight
Dream tonight
Where it's alright
Under full moon I lost my way
I lost everything that made you want to stay
I traded life for just one night
And now I'm left to lie alone and
Breathe tonight
Feel the bite
Dream tonight
That it's alright
Breath tonight
Feel the bite
Dream tonight
That it's alright
Breathe tonight
Feel the bite
Dream tonight
That it's alright

written by Bret Domrose

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 11:36 AM | comments (14)
July 23, 2003
Scans! Station!

Due to the wonderful support of the Virtual Garage Sale, not only is the upgrade covered, but if all the auctions are completed successfully, I'll have a good bit extra so I finally splurged and got a working scanner.
Of course, I had to rip open one of the trading card packs and try it out.

hi guys! cheer up!

I have to work on my dpi settings but good god, look at those lips.

kiss me Ted!

After I get the upgrade (which will probably be very shortly, mid-August at the latest) I think I might archive all of the trading cards, some of them are adorable!

It's a Bogus Ass!

In any case, I'm going to be a scanning fool for the next few days.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 01:50 PM | comments (9)
Hark! Anon!

Shakespearean Magnetic Poetry

(via jozjozjoz)

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 01:14 PM | comments (4)
Hawk! Poop!

there is no good reason for this picture
This week from freewillastrology.com

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Two weeks ago I said the hawk will be your animal ally for the foreseeable future. This week I decided to seek contact with an actual hawk, hoping it might provide an omen about your evolving destiny. I hiked into the wilds and made myself comfortable, meditating on the question, "Is there a hawk out there with an oracle for Virgo?" After about an hour a red-tailed hawk began circling above. I uttered a series of mysterious sounds, and the bird drew near. I made myself alert to every nuance of its behavior, receptive for a sign. Then it swooped down so close I could look it in the eyes. At that moment, it pooped. The oracle had been delivered: You, Virgo, have entered a phase when your power will come from purifying yourself of waste.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:42 AM | comments (3)
July 22, 2003

I actually have work to do, and then have to find time to take some things to the post office to go across the pond, as they say.

Here's a couple things of interest, though...

Lovely Keanu Wallpaper by a fan with the cutest name, Znopie.

Matrix Haiku contest over at Matrix Essays, go be poetic.

And it's come to my attention that Lou Taylor Pucci turns legal 18 in 5 days (the 27th). You can go to his site and send him some birthday love in his guestbook.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:17 AM | comments (1)
July 21, 2003
spiffy thing

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Click here to subscribe this blog

If you are an AOL member and/or the link above does not work, then just add the screenname blogchangebot to your buddy list, and then message the bot with:


Be SURE you get the /MT at the end or it won't show the updates.

via mischiefgurl

the site | from inside the mind of krix at 04:05 PM | comments (5)
Embracing the Bastard

Thank you to Wrygrass who sent out an article/interview* from August's Starlog magazine that included this from Keanu about the upcoming Constantine role:

"I've read a few of the comics, and I really like the character of Constantine," Reeves says. "I like his ambivalence, his vitality, his darkness and his anger. I also appreciate his underlying grace and love for humanity. And I love him as a figure who is sort of the ultimate [example] of the existential 'God is dead' [argument]. Hellblazer literalizes a kind of Heaven and Hell and that type of Catholic background, and Constantine's saying, 'The nine deities, the nine devils, all of you get out of here. Just leave us alone.' He's the ultimate man without all of the other kinds of entities. I love the dialogue, because he finds out something else in his quest. He finds out something about himself and his humanity."

OK, I have no idea what he's talking about, really.

I did, however, get my copy of "Dangerous Habits" that I mentioned in this entry, and let me tell you, what a great story. I can only hope they use the best elements of it for the movie. The more Hellblazer I read, the more fascinated with John C. I am and the more hope I have for this film. I hope that Keanu has reason to read a few more of the comics and that he really embraces the bastard. Because that's where the beauty and challenge to an actor of the character is, and it will be much more difficult to play and sell.
But if they try and make him a "hero", this film might suck.

Because the humanity of John Constantine is a tricky thing, innit?

*(the rest of the article was Reloaded stuff that we have pretty much heard before)

cinema , constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 02:45 PM | comments (3)

not rain, nor snow, nor agent smith...

Co-pilot Neo's helping.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 08:55 AM | comments (14)
July 20, 2003
Hello, handsome

dashing, isn't he? image from ROADSHOW magazine

Have a gorgeous day, everyone.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 07:36 AM | comments (8)
July 19, 2003

New becky song

Thumbsucker filming and extras casting news

Panties back up for grabs.

Also eddieshirts.

Feed your mind

ALSO, from Sonja at the Bret Domrose eGroup:

"This is coming straight from Mike Nightingale, so it should be accurate. That solo CD of Bret’s we’ve been waiting has been musically ready for awhile already but they haven’t yet figured out the artwork. But it should be available soon. He also said that they will be playing live in near future. The name of the band is now ‘Premium’. I don’t know who else there will be playing with Bret and Mike. I guess we’ll find out. "

One more thing. If you were at the MI becky show and bought Suburban Legends EP, you can get the lyrics HERE.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 10:38 AM | comments (5)
July 18, 2003
oooh, there's this

Thanks to EVE for taunting me with the fact that she is going to Comic-Con and telling me about THIS at the Con:

5:30–7:00 The Matrix.com: Comics on the Web— The online Matrix comics include work by Larry and Andy Wachowski, Geof Darrow, Bill Sienkiewicz, Neil Gaiman, Ted McKeever, John Van Fleet, Troy Nixey, Peter Bagge, Dave Gibbons, David Lapham, Greg Ruth and Paul Chadwick among others. Learn the future of the Matrix comics, how soon the trade collection will be available, and perhaps get a free Matrix comic. Paul Chadwick (Concrete), John Van Fleet (Batman: The Chalice), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Stray Toasters ) and others join Spencer Lamm (who heads the team behind TheMatrix.com, as well as edits the comics). Room 6B

I think I'd like to go just to give webmaster Spencer Lamm a big kiss on the mouth for the wonderfulness that is whatisthematrix.com.

One other thing, Mikey2 has permission to call me "Krixy", because it makes me swoon (especially if I imagine it in the Stich voice), all the rest of you are guilty of unauthorized pet-naming, and you'll be hearing from my people as soon as I get some.

red pill , tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 03:49 PM | comments (13)
tap tap tap

thanks to The Daily Thud (waves at Spike)

Yeah, I know.
It's quiet.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 03:09 PM | comments (6)
I'm sure there's a "legal briefs" joke here somewhere

khaki and cowboy boots - a leathal legal combination

Whether or not Kevin Lomax always makes the right moral choices, he's sure got a sweet backside.

This Ass Friday was brought to you by Elsinore.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 08:58 AM | comments (16)
July 17, 2003
Featured Item (cat not included)

for sale

I also added some choice pictures tonight as well.

And I promise to stop hawking now.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 09:38 PM | comments (7)
Feeling Beaverton


Dear citizens,

Please don't harass the movie.


P.S. If you really have the need to, start with Vince Vaughn. I hear he's quite the slut. But don't go messing with Lou, capiche?

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 03:06 PM | comments (2)
Eeeeeeebay and stuff

I can't let you go First, let me apologize to anyone who may have had the red and black Hardball cap on their watch lists. Once I realized that it was the only thing I had left from the things that Paramount sent me, I decided to take it off the block. You gotta allow me one act of seller's remorse, ok?
Secondly, Thank you all who are bidding and buying. I've already got 2 CDs and a comic/card set ready to mail. And I bought more shipping supplies yesterday, and it's all a little nerve wracking, but fun at the same time. Thank gawd for stamps.com, btw.

Lastly, a few have asked about direct donations, and thank you but accepting money just for doing this, something that I love to do, would just be too weird for me. Believe me, this isn't a crisis or anything. The site would continue upgrade or not. I just would have to wait until I could budget it in. And if you know me at all, you know I hate to wait for anything.

Seriously, thank you, but donations are not necessary. Save your money and come to the next becky or Dogstar show and buy me drinks.

The VGSale is working fine. Actually better than I could have imagined, really.

Thank you.

I'm making some space on my shelves and people are getting things they want. And the Hardball cap waffle not withstanding, I'm not sellling anything I can't live without. You won't see Dojo or Neo up there, eddieshirt has nothing to worry about. The only things that aren't duplicates of things I have are the picnic set, (which I decided should really go to someone that won't be tempted to use the thing, since it is a good piece of promo) and the pictures, that I'm not extremely attached to, because...well, they're pictures. And I've seen them.
I've decided to keep my collection of black and white photos, because one day they will look great in chrome frames lining my hallway of the wood floored beach house. I went so far as to take a photo of this one, but decided to keep it.

But the others will just sit in the envelopes they came in. Which is just wrong. But I have no place to put them up. They should be enjoyed.

All things Keanu should be enjoyed to their fullest.

Which makes me think I should start wearing my t-shirts more often.

the site | from inside the mind of krix at 12:13 PM | comments (5)
July 16, 2003

The good news is, I have been offered a great hosting package upgrade that will give me three times the space and five times the bandwidth that I have now and costs not much more than what I am currently paying per month. That means I would no longer be stifled and stressed by file sizes and traffic. And no more outages due to the evil exceeded bandwidth.

The bad news is that I have to pay for a year up front and some setup fees so I'm looking at about $180 to do this, which I really can't afford at the moment, at least not if I want to keep a few dollars on hand for emergency trips to California.

So, I've decided to hold a VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE and start selling some stuff on ebay to help pay for this upgrade.

please buy something

I've got a lot of STUFF.
Some of you might want to buy some of it and in turn, help me pay to upgrade the site.
So far I have a few QF cds, some comics and photos, and some special stuff as well.
I have more photos to add, a bunch of Hellblazer comics, and I'm going to root through my stuff and try and get some interesting things up there this week.

Thank you.

the site | from inside the mind of krix at 01:14 PM | comments (16)
You got your Brezsny on my wallpaper...

Like chocolate and peanut butter, this week's freewillastrology horoscope seems to go quite nicely with this new wallpaper.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I predict you will be in a hearty, even triumphant mood in the coming week, Virgo. There'll be few if any loose ends. Unfinished business will either complete itself or else reveal to you how to wrap it up simply and quickly. However, even if you have to pass through a moment or two of dark doubt, it's essential that you stay committed to your mood of hearty triumph. Please write down this poem from Tony Hoagland and carry it around in your wallet: "No matter how you feel, you have to act like you are very popular with yourself; very relaxed and purposeful, very unconfused and not like you are walking through the sunshine singing in chains."
doodles | from inside the mind of krix at 10:51 AM | comments (6)
July 15, 2003

Things will be quiet today as I'm trying to get this scanner that my brother gave me installed and it's not going very well.

I'm thinking the right tools for the job just might be a hammer and a credit card.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 12:03 PM | comments (13)
July 14, 2003

I wish he was playing tonight and I wish I was there

hounding pounding
the base frequency of your bass frequently
thumps me
humps me
feeling your riffs on my hips and my lips
move the floor
move it more
make me yours
pound me
hound me
make me sweat
make me wet
tune out the treble
tune out the beat and the shriek
until all I hear is you
nothing but sound
thump me
kiss me
pump me
riff me

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 10:58 PM | comments (15)
she's crafty

this pic gives a good idea of the true color

I got my other glass projects back over the weekend, the round plate turned out OK except for some reason it clouded, I don't know if it was overfired or what, but THIS ONE - the square sushi platter - came out fabulous.
I'm really pleased with the color and clarity of this one, like his eyes.

Click here to see a straight-on shot of the design.
I should have wiped the fingerprints off before I took that pic.

Anyway, I think I will be helping my brother to invest in a kiln to go into the plate business.

My mom looked at it turned a quarter and said it looked sort of like an Asian symbol.
So if I have any readers from China/Japan who could look at it from this angle and let me know if it resembles anything, I'd be thankful.
I'd like to make sure I'm not putting the word for something unappetizing on my plates.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 04:26 PM | comments (21)
Don't Forget...

becky rawks

Those of you in the LA area should go check out becky at the Viper Room tonight even if the regular bass player is still in Paris filming because it's still gonna rawk.

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 03:21 PM | comments (4)
Reloaded deeveedee


LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In an industry first, Warner Home Video is releasing "The Matrix Reloaded" on home video three weeks before the theatrical release of the third film in the "Matrix" trilogy, "The Matrix Revolutions."

"Reloaded," starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, is slated for release Oct. 14 on DVD and VHS at a retail price of about $22, Warners executives said.

Such franchise films are typically widely separated from each theatrical release under the theory that a home video release of the same series will deplete ticket sales at the box office. But Warner executives believe that this new strategy will work to pump up what has been a lagging industrywide box office take.

Under the slogan "Reload Before the Revolution," Warners is combining the consumer awareness surrounding the Nov. 5 theatrical release of "Revolutions" with the home video release of "Reloaded" as a way of consolidating their marketing dollars as much as hoping to discover a new marketing mechanism.

"I don't believe it will affect ticket sales in any negative way," said Ron Sanders, Warner Home Video's domestic executive vp and general manager. "In fact, I believe that the home video release of 'Reloaded' will boost ticket sales of 'Revolutions.' "

"Sure, this is an industry first," he added. "But we believe that this franchise presents us with a unique opportunity to combine a theatrical release of a very popular film with home video that will set a precedent for sales within the industry."

While both the VHS and DVD will be priced for sale to consumers, the DVD includes several bonus features that should boost sales, such as a behind-the-scenes look at how the freeway chase scene was crafted and shot and the humorous parody of "The Matrix Reloaded" that was featured on the 2003 MTV Movie Awards.

"The Matrix Reloaded" has grossed about $274 million at the North American box office after nine weeks.

-By Brett Sporich
Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Also this press release from Business Wire that lists the features...

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 14, 2003-- Prepare to be blown away on October 14 with the highly anticipated DVD and VHS release of the record-breaking $700 million worldwide box-office smash hit The Matrix Reloaded.
Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers and produced by Joel Silver, The Matrix Reloaded is the second chapter in the Wachowskis' groundbreaking action film trilogy that explores the nature of reality and the search for truth. In addition to the return of original Matrix stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving, The Matrix Reloaded features such new cast members as Jada Pinkett Smith and Monica Bellucci.

Premiering October 14 on DVD and VHS from Warner Home Video Inc. (WHV) and Village Roadshow Pictures, The Matrix Reloaded is timed for release three weeks prior to the theatrical opening of The Matrix Revolutions, the final film in the futuristic series. The Matrix Reloaded will be priced to own at $29.95 SRP for DVD and $22.99 SRP for VHS.


The two-disc DVD release includes an explosion of mind-freeing bonus features:

Preload -- Get a behind the scenes overview of The Matrix Reloaded with on-location footage and interviews with cast and crew.
The Freeway Chase -- Behind the scenes footage shows the viewer how the mind-blowing scene was captured on film.
What is The Animatrix? -- A glimpse into the history and the intrigue of the Animatrix.
Enter The Matrix -- Making of the best-seller video game and the groundbreaking technology used to create it. Your exclusive opportunity to step inside the world of Enter the Matrix.
The Matrix Unfolds -- A review of The Matrix phenomenon and its amazing cultural impact.
2003 MTV Movie Awards Matrix Reloaded parody.
Get Me An Exit -- Matrix-inspired advertising.
Weblinks to the official Matrix website.

In the powerful second chapter of the Matrix trilogy, Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Moss) and Morpheus (Fishburne) lead the revolt against the Machine Army as it attacks Zion, the last human city on earth, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construct of The Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind.

What is The Matrix? The question is not yet fully answered. And it leads to another: Who created The Matrix? The answers lead to more worlds of bold possibility -- and to a destiny that passes from revelations to Revolutions.


DVD - $29.95 SRP
VHS - $22.99 SRP
Street Date: October 14
Running time: 138 mins.
Rating: R (for sci-fi violence and some sexuality)
With operations in 78 international territories, Warner Home Video Inc. commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at 01:18 PM | comments (4)
July 13, 2003
testing 123

Powered by audblogaudblog audio post

Yay, I've just signed up with Audblog and it seems to be working.
Not that I have anything to audblog at the moment, but hopefully it will come in handy in the future.
I still love the voicemonkey and will keep it on the sidebar for non-specific audio wankery, but audblog will make each recorded message a seperate entry automagically (I can come back later and add and edit like I have here), which is good as well.

phoned in | from inside the mind of krix's phone at 04:25 PM | comments (7)

I finally have access to a scanner at Roi's and might actually have one hooked up at the office next week if I can get drivers for it.

Anyway, these two photos are ones I picked up in one of those shops on Hollywood Blvd. a couple years ago on a trip to see Dogstar with my frequent travel pal Tess.

Hope you all have a great Sunday.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 09:24 AM | comments (12)
July 12, 2003
Starbursting at the seams

Thanks to POTD for the original of this pic

Big Love to Jena for typing up this interview with Keanu from Starburst Magazine, June 2003 Issue 300

In a revealing interview, Keanu Reeves talks about his role as Neo in The Matrix Reloaded
Report by Judy Sloane

The figurehead of the Matrix movies is undoubtedly Keanu Reeves. The actor is the series' greatest supporter, giving up part of his fee to assist directors Andy and Larry Wachowski in completing their vision. He rarely gives interviews, but here he reveals his in-depth feelings about his character Neo, and the secrets of the Matrix...

How do you decide which sequels to do and which not to do?

It depends on how I feel, and the scripts. With Speed 2, if there had been a really good script and I had been in a place to do it, I would have done it, but at that time it wasn't something that I wanted to do. But in terms of these, the scripts were great and I had such a great experience and faith and belief in Andrew and Larry Wachowski, the writers and directors, that I just said yes...

What was the experience like when the script showed up?

I was in Chicago when I got the two scripts. I sat down and read them and thought they were very moving and exciting and original and I thought the guys did an incredible job. There are some great surprises in there.

Jada Pinkett told us you had a whole truckload of Harleys delivered to the set as gifts...

There is a fight where Neo confronts Smith and Smith confronts Neo. Actually, it's Smith confronts Neo. And I worked basically with 12 stuntmen for about three weeks intensely, going through the fight. Then we filmed for almost a month every day. And these guys just...every time I said let's do it again, there is this one scene where Neo gets grabbed by two agents and I do a back flip and kick two guys in th head, and flip back and then the two guys get thrown back. Well those guys got pulled into the floor 21 times. And everytime I said I would like to do it again, I was like 'Tim, you okay?' He's like, 'Yeah, man. Let's go.' And we would just go through the fight every day, the three stages of the fight, and everyone was so supportive and helpful. You know, we were doing that sequence, and oftentimes in the first part of that sequence, it's a steadicam. It was doing a 180 degree turn and I've got in some of those sequences 30 moves, 25 moves, one, two, three, four, five, six and I'm hitting eight guys. So they all had to be in the right spot to sell every hit. They'd come here and then go there. We all had to adjust. So we were all in this thing for like three months and we were training together beforehand. So I just wanted something - besides just saying 'thank you' - that was somehow a bigger thank you to all those guys who helped me make this one of the great movie fights in the history of cinema. So I worked it out and they put these bikes together for me and I had them brought up in a truck. And I got to give 'em all a Harley! Which was hot...That made me smile man, for fuckin' months! I'd be in bed and be like 'Ha ha ha...'

I have to ask you about the rumour that you gave up part of your paycheck to help the production?

I put part of what was given in my contract to create a pool, so that the other people who don't usually do profit participation could see some money.

Why did you do that?

Because I wanted to.

Was the revelation about the Oracle a surprise to you?
Yeah, there's a lot of that. In the third one it gets "Whoo... wee..."
Laurence said he didn't come and watch you do that fight scene because you are so hard on yourself. Why do you think you are so hard on yourself?
Well, just because it's important. It was my job to do whatever the brothers asked me to do. So, I'm just trying to do that.
So you don't think you were hard on yourself?
I can be. But I don't think I need therapy or anything. I am not so out of my mind. But it's an aspect of the piece that we work so hard to get the emotional aspects right. You want those sequences to have symmetry, emotion and action. You want to believe it. If I don't hit it right or it doesn't look right, you feel it and see it and go 'Awww...!' You want it to be perfect.
Did you ever think there was too much fighting or did you want more? What's the difference between this one and the last one in terms of fighting?
There is much more dialogue in Reloaded. What I think is one of the unique things that the brothers have found a way to do is they will give you such an intense scene of dialogue, say between Neo and the architect, that's a pretty dense scene, they they'll give you a fight scene. Then they'll give you maybe the scene with Lambert, [the Merovingian] talking about the power of why and the stuff about cause and effect, and then they'll give you a 13-minute car chase. Andrew Wachowski would say 'Oftentimes with movies, you can sit through bad dialogue to see the sepctacle, so if you can sit through bad dialogue surely you can sit through good dialogue?' I think it's a very ambitious film, Reloaded. But I think the brothers pull it off. I really feel that they pull it off.
Do you ever worry about stereotyping? Being stereotyped in certain roles?
No. I mean, I would worry about that if I kept playing the same role, but then I would be stereotyping myself. It's something I hope I can avoid doing.
At what point in your life did you learn to fight?
Well, it got me into track and field. No, I'm kidding. I didn't grow up in a situation where there was much fighting going on. There was like schoolyard fighting and that kind of stuff. You know, like that weird 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grade fighting. Then when I got into High School, fighting became a lot more serious, so people didn't do it as often. Before then it was just schoolyard shit...'I'm gonna beat you up after class!'
Did that ever happen?
Now you know how to fight, are you settling a few scores?
Only in the movies! [laughs]
Can you compare Neo with John Constantine [the comic book detective that Keanu is going to play in a new movie]?
They are very similar. I think they are actually very similar. Maybe I am stereotyping myself! [laughs] But I don't mind it this time.
How beat up were you in this movie? We've heard about ice-packs...
This one was much harder! It took more time. There was much more involved. It demanded a lot more. In the first one I could do most of it. In the second one, if you take out the CGI aspect of my fight with Smith, I am doing probably 92 per cent of my fighting. Not the landings, not the wall shit and crashes, but the fighting. But there was a lot of stuff with the weapons, I was like 'I wish I could have been better. I wish I could have done this move...' because the more I would get, the more that Wu-Ping and the brothers would go, 'Well how about this...?' There was a lot of that, so we didn't have enough time. It was harder to do and it was harder to come back. Some days, you'd finish a fight and then getting new choreography and fighting on weekends so that you could film on Tuesday.
Were you sick of the fighting by the end or did you want to come back and do more?
You know, I didn't think like that when I was doing it. I just kept thinking 'this is what I have to do'. Once I threw my last kick and my last punch it was like, 'OK, we did it. I hope I did it well enough'.
That's when you reached for the bottle of scotch?
I had a bottle of scotch in my trailer. It was symbolic. I swear to God, I had a bottle of Macallan's.
What was it there for?
Because it was just there. And there were some Fridays when you would finish work and just a glass of scotch after some filming and some fightin' is really good. You know what I mean? It's like that beer after you've been liftin' shit. Like yeah.
Do you read?
Once in a while, I read a book or two. But I can't go in and teach Comparative Literature of the 20th century!
Did you listen to Rush in preparation for this role?
No. I didn't do any Rush this time...But I just read a great book about punk rock. Have you read Please Kill Me? Is that a great book? It's awesome, it's inspiring. I highly recommend that.
What have you learned from Neo and what has Neo learned from Keanu?
It's not an easy question. That's alike asking 'What has your mother learned from you and what have you learned from your mother?' It's one of those things. I really find that Neo is a beautiful man. His ethics and his morals and his search for his authentic life and how he deals with people and he deals with himself, I really admire.
But did you pick something up from playing him?
Yeah. It's like, Can you live up to that? Can you live up to the best part of yourself every day? Which I think is a really great question. Can you live to the best part of yourself all the time? It's hard. I try but I think that that aspect is something the film is actually also asking.
Tornoto is in crisis now with the SARS virus. Any thoughts?
I should call people and see what's going on. I know that politically they're in negotiations wiht the World Health Organization trying to get the quarantine off. Then they've just had two new cases. So I don't know what kind of situation that has put them into. I don't know what it is like day-to-day. It's a weird epidemic aspect.
Can we get an update from you on your band?
I don't know what we're doing. When I finished with the Matrix films, I came back and we had an obligation to go to Japan, so we went to Japan and to Bangkok. We had a copule of shows like a month after I finished. Then we came back and we have just taken a break until we figure out what we're gonna do.
What would you say sets this film apart from the first one?
I don't know if it I think it is more of a continuation. I don't think it is seeking to set it self apart. I don't think it is trying to be something different. I think it is just trying to delvelop what they story is telling. If anything, you're getting into the meat of the story, you know.
Did it bother you at all to have a CG stunt double do anything?
No, it doesn't bother me. I wish I could do what my CGI Neo does. It would be fun to fly.
Will you do more than one Constantine?
Good God, man, I haven't even made the movie.
Who do you like in the hockey playoffs?
I just wish- and this is horrible to say- but I just wish Detroit was still playing hockey. And Colorado. Because I love the way they play hockey. I mean, I love the hockey that they play. Just that passing and the inventiveness of how they play the game. I love that hockey!
I'm sure we have heard parts of this before, but I think a lot is covered in this and wanted to archive it. (plus I have been searching for a particular quote for over a week and it's in here)
media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 11:14 PM | comments (5)
can we all just hate envy Charlize for a moment here?

thanks to Elsinore for these

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 07:59 PM | comments (9)
go there

Keanuette has posted her photos and clips from June's becky concerts, go check them out.

ALSO, thanks 'ette for the heads up that there is a new becky song up at the backyband site.

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 11:29 AM | comments (2)
new bit of Keanu lore

From the bottom of this article about Toronto artist Margaux Williamson:

"The least artsy poster may also be the most historically interesting. Advertising the 1986 play By Your Side by Katie Ford, with music by Jane Ford, the post near the kitchen notes that it stars Nadia Ross and a young actor named Keanu Reeves."

I'm unable to find anything by searching the title and author of the play (Samuel French doesn't list it), which sort of sucks because I am curious as to what it was about.

All I can find about Nadia Ross is that she "has been the artistic director for STO Union since 1992, a company dedicated to collaborations and new Canadian work.She trained in Berlin with the Berliner Ensemble and in Vienna at the Burgtheater. She has worked as a performer in numerous productions and films in Canada. Her play Breeding Drum Majors was published by Blizzard Press in 1998. She is currently completing the first two parts of her trilogy of documentaries, This Far Apart (a study of modernist architecture in Detroit) and Here (a documentary film on Enlightenment shot in Iceland, Tobago, California and Thailand), completing a novel (Yes), and working on her next play." , and a very short IMDB listing.
And I'm not even sure if that's her.

So, if anyone comes across anything about this play, I'm sure there are many of us that would love to know about it.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:14 AM | comments (1)
I fell in love with a boy

Thank you to The Daily THUD for this pic

I think when I go home tonight I'm going to watch Permanent Record, which will inevitably lead to me doodling our names in hearts on my notebook.

Chris is a composite of every boy I loved in high school.

Sigh. I love Keanu's performance in this movie.

I'd like to thank Backlot commenters Rob and Charles for posting these lyrics from the film. I know a lot of people asked for them.

"Wishing on Another Lucky Star"
- J.D. Souther

Your friends may lie
The truth can come from strangers
If I knew why
We wouldn't be in this danger
Leaning out the window of my car
And wishing on another lucky star

Life is long
It is not made to measure
You will go on
The same in pain and pleasure
Wondering how we ever got this far
By wishing on another lucky star

Life goes on
As sure as the sky
It's come and gone
In the wink of an eye
You leave your home
On the wings of a lie:
"You will never die"

The world is cold
A heart gets torn and tattered
The one you hold
It can be dropped and shattered
Leaning out the window of my car
And wishing on another lucky star

Life goes on
As sure as the sky
It's come and gone
In the wink of an eye
You leave your home
On the wings of a lie:
"You will never die"
There's a car outside . . .

On a somewhat unrelated note...
I had such a good Keanu dream last night, I woke myself up smiling.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 10:10 AM | comments (10)
July 11, 2003
Bachelor Number One

click for 1024x768 wallpaper

Long overdue new wallpaper.
I had so much fun making this, it reminds me of The Dating Game.

bachelor-ette krix: "Bachelor Number One, Would you consider yourself a romantic?"

bachelor no. 1:"Yeah. Not only in romance, but there's a certain part of me, especially coming out of a lot of like the kind of -- if you consider the tragedy of "Hamlet" or Romeo and Juliet, in the kind of melancholic aspect, and in romance, being with someone and saying, "Let's go. Let's get out of here." Impromptu acts or letters or phone calls or paying attention to what they like or love, and surprises, all those kinds of things to me are -- if you're in that situation, are quite fun not only to receive, but also to give, you know."

bachelor-ette krix, climbing over set divider: "Bachelors Two and Three, you might as well just go home now."


Jim Lange: "We'll be back after these messages! Cut to commercial!"

doodles | from inside the mind of krix at 04:06 PM | comments (14)
Ass Friday City Limits

it's in his jeans

I won't go on about how much I miss Dogstar and hope they get their asses together soon.

But, so you can miss them along with me,
here's Dogstar live, covering The Ramones "I Wanna Live".
[PLEASE- right click and save to your hard drive, don't stream]

I've been thinking it over
And I know just what to do
I've been thinking it over
And I know I just can't trust myself
I'm a Gypsy prince
Covered with diamonds and jewels
But then my lover exposes me
I know I'm just a damn fool

I give what I've got to give,
I give what I need to live
I give what I've got to give, it's important if I want to live
I wanna live
I want to live my life
I wanna live
I want to live my life

As I load my pistol
Of fine German steel
I never thought I'd be so down and out
Having my last meal
But I know I can do it
It just took a few years
As I execute my killers
The morning is near

I give what I've got to give,
I give what I need to live
I give what I've got to give, it's important if I want to live
I wanna live
I want to live my life
I wanna live
I want to live my life

-The Ramones

dogstar rocks , spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 08:45 AM | comments (10)
July 10, 2003

whatever, dude

This is keanuvision's 1000th entry.

K is some sort of shorthand for 1000.

Keanu starts with a K, so does krix.

Whatever, dude

I really don't know where I'm going with this.....

It just seemed significant.

it wahs , the site | from inside the mind of krix at 09:21 PM | comments (13)
blog, exciting and new

I FINALLY got my keyless remote installed on the Station Wagon, so it's like having a new car all over again, but that's not what I want to talk about.

I want to talk about the lovely things that skits did by upgrading the blog for me.

There is a new self-propelled search box in the sidebar that should come in handy if you know you saw a post about something or other but don't want to wade through the archives looking for it.

But, if you do want to wade through the archives, you can do it by date, by category or you can go to the main archive page, which lists every freaking entry by title.
OR you can go to the category archive listing, which breaks every freaking entry down by category, and lists them by title and date.

This is entry #999, by the way. How insane is that?

And you'd think that I'd be working on making the next one special, but I'm really not

And look at the comment count! You all fucking rock.

Speaking of comments, life would be perfect if I could figure out how to make cookies stick in my pop-up comments again, but I can not.

The good news is, there is now limited html allowed in the comments, so if you want to make something bold or italic or link a word, you can. Providing you know your tags. If you don't, don't worry about it, URLs are still auto-linked provided they start with "http" and *this* will always suffice when emphasis is needed.

I'm pretty sure that MT 2.64 has some other nifty features as well, but I've been futzing with this thing all day and it's just a matter of time before I break something so I'm going to quit while I'm ahead.

the site | from inside the mind of krix at 04:43 PM | comments (2)
Tongue lashing

--This post is dedicated to skits, thank you for upgrading me!


A bit back, Margarete of POTD sent out this little piece from a Scottish newspaper back in '96 along with a picture*...

Keanu Reeves caused a panic when his group Dogstar played the NME Stage in 1996. We couldn't find him - he'd decided to travel to the site at Strathclyde Park on a bus from Glasgow. He wanted to get away from the whole star trip and mix with the fans. I got a call from security saying: "We've got a guy here who says he's Keanu Reeves." I went down to the gate to check it out - and it was him.

Then the caterers forgot to include a bottle of Jack Daniels in Dogstar's dressing room. The group had a pre-show ritual where they'd stand in a circle, take a swig of Jack Daniels and toast to a good gig. Keanu asked for some Scotch whisky instead so I got them a bottle of 17- year-old Ardbeg malt. They tried to down it in one but it was so strong they spat it back out.

I hear Reeves drinks The Macallan these days.

I can't handle my Scotch. Last time I drank Scotch, I think I went to a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend's doorstep with all the cassettes he ever made me and sat there pulling the tape out of each until he came home with some girl. I think her name was Heather. I've never met a Heather that didn't try to fuck my boyfriend so even if her name wasn't Heather she was a Heather.

No offense to any Heathers by name that might be reading. Just stay away from my boyfriends.

I think I may have made a scene. I really can't recall.
I do know I swore off both Scotch and men for a while.

*I'm including a different picture because I'm not sure if the tennis ball is photoshopped in or not, but either way, it makes me wince.

dogstar rocks | from inside the mind of krix at 10:40 AM | comments (9)
hunting for that which feeds you most

This week from freewillastrology.com:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In a horoscope I wrote for you in June of 2000, I reported that for the first time ever, your power animal was a hawk. "Act more like predator than prey for a change," I advised. Now, three years later, you're ready to reprise your hawk imitation, but with even more flair. I hereby authorize you to travel far and wide in search of the delectable nourishment that excites you most. Remember how your inexperience kept you from harvesting the full benefits of your hawkness three years ago? You know better now.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 09:57 AM | comments (4)
more on Paris, this time with a picture

Nicholson is on set alongside Keanu ReevesActor Jack Nicholson voiced his support for striking French actors as they interrupted his film shoot on location in Paris.
Nicholson was filming on a bridge over the river Seine when protestors walked on to the set and refused to leave, police said.

Nicholson, in his trademark dark glasses, picked up a loudhailer to address the group and ask what the problem was.

Told that artists' rights were threatened, he said in broken French: "The struggle continues!"

After discussions with the protesters, the production crew decided to pack it in for the night, police said.
Nicholson is in the apparently un-named movie alongside Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves.

The actors and other arts workers are protesting over government plans to change arts workers' unemployment benefits.

The dispute has already caused the cancellation of a string of events across the country.

France's three-week Avignon arts festival was abandoned and a sister event in nearby Aix-en-Provence has also been scrapped.

On Wednesday, Culture Minister Jean-Jacques Aillagon described the actors as "irresponsible" as the government vowed to press on with the benefit cuts.

[google news search on the strike]

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 08:14 AM | comments (8)
July 09, 2003
conversation with an eddieshirt

eddieshirt: baaaaaaaaaaaby...

krix: what?

es: I'm lonesome, I miss yoooooooou.

k: when did you become such a whiner?

es: I'm not whining, I'm just so bored, hanging here on the closet door.

k: I told you, it's too hot. At least I see you everyday and don't stick you in the closet with the t-shirt collection.

es: ...


es: I wish I had some friends to talk to...

k: absolutely NOT.

es: why not????

k: there's no way I'm buying his underwear, dude. People think I'm a freak for sleeping with you as it is.

es: but...but...

k: even though I do find it strangely sexy that Eddie Kasalivich was sporting RED jockeys.

es: size 34

k : yeah, I noticed that.

es: slut

k: you're just begging for a washing, aren't you?

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 03:54 PM | comments (9)
Gee, krix...how's the glass thing going?

tragically over-fired

Don't f*cking ask.

Everything got over-fired, so rather than slumping like a good little bowl, my piece continued to melt to the bottom of the form.

So, I now have what is basically a hundred-dollar ugly ashtray.

I would think that the universe was trying to get me to smoke again except for the one part that did try and stick to the side, so maybe it's a ladle-caddy.

Maybe the universe wants me to eat more soup.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 02:08 PM | comments (7)
Untitled Meyers Project Surrenders

PARIS, July 9 (AFP) - A new film starring Keanu Reeves and Jack Nicholson was halted mid-shoot in Paris this week when hundreds of striking arts workers closed down the production.

Around 650 demonstrators stormed the set on one of the bridges in the middle of the city late Tuesday as a protest against French government plans to change their unemployment benefits regime, police said.

Nicholson tried in vain to negotiate with them, but they refused to move away, a person working on the film said.

US director Nancy Meyers, who previously made "What Women Want" with Mel Gibson, was part-way through the 12-day shoot in Paris when the incident occurred.

It was uncertain when the production - which was employing 300 French extras and technicians and which was injecting EUR 4 million (USD 4.5 million) into the city's economy - would be able to continue.

The striking arts workers have already forced the closure of many of France's summer festivals and have interrupted shows, films and television programmes to press their demands.

The French scenes being filmed by Nicholson, Reeves and actrees Diane Keaton were to go into a romantic comedy Meyers is making that is also set in New York City and the Hamptons.

The as-yet-untitled production is about a middle-aged music executive (Nicholson) used to dating much younger girlfriends, who, while recovering from a heart attack, falls for the mother of his latest conquest. Reeves plays his doctor who becomes a rival in the romantic triangle.

It was scheduled to be released in the United States on December 12, but the French strike could delay that, especially as such interruptions are not generally covered by movie insurance.

The Paris scenes were meant to have been wrapped by July 11.


More on this story also at Yahoo News.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 08:59 AM | comments (6)
July 08, 2003
well, hell

The boys of MOPI

If I didn't have glass class tonight, I could be going to a showing of My Own Private Idaho at my local library .


it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:06 AM | comments (10)
July 07, 2003
I haven't had a cigarette in seventeen days

Go me.

Dangerous Habits

So, I came across this script review of Constantine that has some serious spoilers (Via insanerantings.com). Naturally, I couldn't help reading it AND ordering the Garth Ennis storyline that it mentions.

Anyhoo, as far as the script review goes, I think it might be a little stale as it doesn't mention the casting of Keanu at all and it has the action set in New York (I think it's LA now) but I don't imagine the core of the thing has changed much. The writer, Hollyfeld, brings up some interesting points about the movie and movie-making in general ("exposition girl", Bwah!).

OK, I have to rant about something that would definitely be considered a spoiler, so don't click the extended entry if you haven't read the script review and don't want to know...
(also remember that clicking "comment" will open up the whole page so scroll quickly past the second half)

Reason #823 why I fucking hate Hollywood:

"But the worst of the seemingly superficial changes, in my mind, is that in the screenplay, John’s cancer has changed from being in his lungs, to being in his brain. Yes, that may seem small, but it played an integral part in the 'Dangerous Habits' storyline. John was being undone by his own conscious actions. He knew that smoking was bad for him, he did it anyway, and he is paying the price. This mirrored perfectly the fact that he was going to Hell. He knew the difference between right and wrong, he did bad things anyway, and he will pay the price. By taking away that his cancer is his own doing, he goes from being the flawed anti-hero to a martyr, and the last person John Constantine can be compared to is Jesus Christ. Maybe the Marlboro people got to the screenwriter, maybe not, but it feels like a completely unnecessary, entirely detrimental change in an otherwise fantastic subplot."

Augh! I'm not even a longtime reader of the comic and this pisses me off. It's one thing to change a character's hair color or accent, but to me this is important. If this movie sucks, it won't be because Constantine/Hellblazer wasn't a viable property, and it won't be because of Keanu. It will be because once again, Hollywood has taken a good idea and a good property and fucked with it beyond recognition in order to make it fit into some sort of formula. And by formula, I also mean pablum. Pre-chewed and digested with no sharp edges for our (and by "our" I don't mean us, I mean those other bitches) delicate sensibilities.


Now I'm all riled up.

And I can't have a cigarette.

constantine , it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 10:42 AM | comments (19)
July 06, 2003
random sunday morning things

handsome thing

silly thing

pretty thing

good thing

Me? I'm going to do the go back to sleep thing.

it wahs , off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 07:57 AM | comments (12)
July 05, 2003
becky show update

Word is that the bass player has a filming schedule conflict and won't be playing with becky on the 14th. They will have a guest bassist and the show will go on, however.

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 12:16 PM | comments (11)
Sucker for Thumbsucker

I just have to keep repeating to myself: 'half my age, HALF MY AGE!' I do hereby declare Lou Taylor Pucci to be the Cutest. Thing. Ever.
And I'm pretty sure he's on the verge of becoming a very big star.
Looking again at the casting for Thumbsucker, Lou has the lead as Justin Cobb, Vincent D'Onofrio will play his father, Tilda Swinton as his mother, Keanu as his unconventional orthodontist of course....and now I see according to Lou's news page that Matthew McConaughey is out as Mr. Geary, the debate coach, and Vince Vaughn is in. Vince freaking Vaughn, hot damn. I luff him.

And speaking of casting, congrats to Chase Offerle, a Beaverton! local who now has the part of Joel, Justin's younger brother. According to this article Chase has two scenes with Keanu. His mother must be so proud.

According to this Portland Tribune article on Lou : Thumbs up to a juicy role, the budget for the film is a mere 3 million dollars, which could mean the script must be very good to be getting the cast it has. I hoped that Keanu would do a film like this after he finished the Matrix movies. Of his three upcoming films, as of right now, I'm looking forward to Thumbsucker the most.

Of course, if I hear that Keanu goes blonde for Constantine(which I seriously doubt, but still secretly hope for), that all goes right out the window.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 10:53 AM | comments (25)
July 04, 2003
Blue shorts, Red and White jersey, yeah baby

Keanu in training is PERFECT for today's AF.

Are you ready for some football?

In an effort to make Ass Friday enlightening and educational in addition to being arousing, here's an excerpt of an interview that Keanu did for The Replacements promotion where he talks about training for (god's gift to Ass Friday) Shane Falco....

The cast and crew, not to mention some pro players who worked on the film, were very impressed with the way you perfected your throwing technique. Are you ready for Monday Night Football?

No way. But I knew if you didn't believe me as a quarterback, then you wouldn't be able to enjoy the film.

You pumped up for the part, didn't you?

I gained about 23 pounds through changing my diet and lifting weights. I'm six-foot-one, and I ended up weighing about 192 pounds, so I think I sort of had the body of a quarterback.

Are you a fan of the NFL?

I am. I grew up watching football, even though I never played it as a kid. I was into ice hockey. I always wanted to play for Canada and be an Olympic goalie. But I love the game of football. Actually, I watched a lot of NFL game films and video compilations to get ready for my role.

Was there a moment when you felt like a real pro?

When I walked to the line of scrimmage, I found myself doing that helmet thing where you kind of give it a little smack. And then when you're calling signals, you suddenly find you have this quarterback voice. Actually, there was a time when I finally felt I was being accepted as a quarterback by the men around me. When I first started to pass, I'd throw the ball and miss, and the guys would go, "Good try, man. You'll get it." Then, about a month down the road, we did a scene where I threw a pass way behind the receiver. I did it three times and just missed every time. Suddenly, I realized I wasn't hearing, "Yo, man, it's okay." In fact, no one talked to me at all. I came off the field and said to the guy who was coaching me, "What's going on? What did I do?" He said, "Nobody's talking to you because you didn't make the pass. You should take that as a sign of respect. They're treating you like a quarterback. That's what happens when you come off the field and you don't execute. No one talks to you."

Did that help you understand the pressure your character was feeling?

Yeah. It was a cool lesson, because I realized the responsibility that rests on a team leader like Falco. If the quarterback doesn't execute, the guys don't win, and it could have a big effect on the team's future. You feel the weight of becoming the guy who can make [the team] a winner or a loser.

Was everybody faking the tackles, or was there some real pain out there?

I now have such respect for the sacrifice guys make to play that game. Just even in our film, where we're acting, some guys got broken bones. I'd end up sitting in an ice tub for half an hour. Ice was my friend.

Did you ever get seriously injured?

Not really. Everyone around me was great about protecting me. I remember one player, JC, said, "Okay, man, when I tackle you, don't tuck the ball against your chest." And I'm like, "Why?" And he goes, "Because I'm going to drive you into the ground, and the ball will break your ribs."

Happy 4th of July to all my red, white and blue homies and Happy Ass Friday to everyone!

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 10:25 AM | comments (8)
July 03, 2003
Yes, it's true.

You can get a copy of Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey with your large pie from Pizza Hut.

Somewhere I've heard that Keanu likes his slices topped with pepperoni.
How classico.

I'm one of those weirdos that likes ham and pineapple, although I wouldn't turn down Keanu's pepperoni if he offered.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 04:17 PM | comments (14)
But all I want is for you to SHINE

thank you to The Daily Thud for the original pic

I never really feel quite right I don't know why, all I know is there's something wrong Every time I look at you, you seem so alive

Tell me how do you do it, walk me through it
I'm following every footstep

Baby on your own you take a conscious step
Do you wanna give it up?

But all I want is for you to SHINE
Shine down on me
Shine on this life that's burning out

I say a lot of things sometimes that don't come out right
And I act like I don't know why
I guess a reaction is all I was looking for

You looked through me, you really knew me like no one has EVER looked before

Baby on your own you take a cautious step
Do you wanna give it up?

But all I want is for you to SHINE
Shine down on me
Shine on this life that's burning out

I know, I know, girl you got something

SHINE (shine it on to me)
Shine down on me (I wanna feel it)
Shine on this life that's burning out

Baby on your own you take a cautious step
Do you wanna give it up?

But all I want is for you to SHINE
Shine down on me (just show me something)
Shine on this life that's burning out (you give me something that I never

Shine (it gonna kill me if you give something away)
Shine yeaaah (I wanna know what's going in on your mind)
Shine on this life that's burning out

--Mr. Big, SHINE (thanks Rhonda)

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 08:20 AM | comments (6)
July 02, 2003
inspired art

I'm only a little obsessed. Remember my name starts with a K as well

I'm taking an art class that involves working with glass and here is a look at my first project before it went into the kiln.

I used a certain someone's eyes for inspiration.

It's going to be a bowl. It has to be fired once to fuse the glass, and then a second time for the shape. I can't wait to go back to class next week and see how it turned out.

it wahs , off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 04:26 PM | comments (9)

Would someone go to the becky site and watch the new "Oblivious" video and come back and tell me all about it? I don't have media or sound on my work machine.


becky | from inside the mind of krix at 11:54 AM | comments (12)
July 01, 2003

Thanks to club-keanu for the heads up on this post by Tresses at the DMB that says that Keanu and Bret will be appearing on a Mr. Big (who I have never heard of) tribute album "...very unique project in which Mr. Big classic songs have been revisited, featuring all star vocalists and guest musicians as well as the band members themselves."

Oh, in case you are wondering, Keanu is in Paris working on that Meyers thing (oh look, his character has a name: Julian. You may recall that he also played a Julian in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which was of course...the Worst Movie Ever....I'm just sayin'). He's also going to movie premieres and having lunch. Pics and links to pics can be found at Club-Keanu and Keanuholic.

Also, according to Lou Taylor Pucci's news page, Keanu will be arriving in Beaverton! toward the end of the month to work on Thumbsucker (why hasn't this movies IMDB page been updated?).

cinema , dogstar rocks , tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 11:42 AM | comments (13)
Happy Canada Day!

I [heart] Canada!

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 10:42 AM | comments (8)