May 30, 2004

his GOLF balls, you pervs

According to this USA Today Article, Keanu may be playing "bad golf for a good cause" next weekend (June 4-6)at the Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic in Austin, Texas

"Expected to compete in the golfing weekend are Hollywood linksters Keanu Reeves, Luke Wilson, Greg Kinnear, Frankie Muniz and Leslie Nielsen. Quaid's band The Sharks will perform with help from Don Felder of the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac's Billy Burnette. The fundraiser will also benefit three local charities – the Austin Children's Shelter, Any Baby Can and the Children's Medical Center of Central Texas."

You know, I've had a little crush on Dennis ever since Enemy Mine.

If you've been toying with the idea of skipping down to Austin to catch a glimpse of Reeves (and I know some of you have), rather than hovering around the Scanner Darkly production, why not hit the green for a good cause instead? And if you really want to get up to your elbows in celebs in plaid pants (Hello? Wilson brother alert!) then why not see about volunteering?. I'm sure Keanu could use someone to lug his clubs around. Who knows, maybe you'll even get the chance to wash his balls.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 09:33 AM | comments (30)
May 28, 2004
almost June

click here to go to the calendar page

doodles | from inside the mind of krix at 02:29 PM | comments (16)

The official Constantine website has been updated with a new spooky flash intro.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 02:01 PM | comments (6)
Awww, you guys

Thanks for submitting keanuvision as a candidate for's Best Actor Fan Site Award.

I'm pretty sure I say "fuck" way too much to get past the final nominee approval squad, but it's nice that you thought of me.

the site | from inside the mind of krix at 11:12 AM | comments (15)
May 27, 2004
biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate

If I knew you were coming... - thx to Rhonda for the pic

The Ultimate Decadent Chocolate Cake
  • 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 10 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier or Kahlúa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Butter a springform cake pan. Dust the pan with unsweetened cocoa. Set aside.

Melt the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler. When melted, slowly add 3/4 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks until they are a lemon color. Add 1/4 cup of the hot chocolate mixture to the yolks and mix together. Add another 1/4 cup of the chocolate mixture to the eggs and mix. Continue this process until all the egg yolks are blended with the chocolate.

Return the chocolate mixture to the double boiler and cooked until slightly thickened. Add the Grand Marnier or Kahlúa and vanilla extract. Mix well.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer, slowly adding half the remaining sugar to the egg whites, and beating until soft peaks are formed. Slowly add the remaining sugar and cream of tartar to the egg whites. Beat until stiff. Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the egg whites.

Pour the batter into the springform pan and bake for 3 hours.

Remove from the oven and cool. Handle the cake carefully because it can fall slightly. When room temperature, slide a knife around the sides of the springform pan and then remove the sides. Using a large knife, slice between the pan and the cake. Place the cake on a plate. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and chocolate shavings.

Serve within several hours after removing it from the springform pan.

Serves 12.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 05:31 PM | comments (12)
Hey Dude

I'm in love

Blame Rogan for this:

Hey Dude

Hey dude, don't make it bogus.
Take a sad song and make it, like, excellenter.
Remember to, like, party on,
Then you can start to make it excellenter.

Hey dude, don't be afraid.
You were made to go out and get her.
The minute you let her under your skin,
Then you begin to make it excellenter.

And anytime you feel the pain, hey dude, like, refrain,
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders.
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little bogus.

Hey dude, don't let me down.
You have found her, now go and get her.
Remember to let her into your heart,
Then you can start to make it excellenter.

So let it out and let it in, hey dude, begin,
You're waiting for someone to perform with.
And don't you know that it's just you, hey dude, you'll do,
The movement you need is on your shoulder.

Hey dude, don't make it bad.
Take a sad song and make it excellenter.
Remember to let her under your skin,
Then you'll begin to make it
Excellenter excellenter excellenter excellenter excellenter, oh.

Na na na na na na,
Na na na na, hey dude...

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 02:33 PM | comments (15)

pic from POTD

Head over to Club-Keanu for a short clip from the World Stunt Awards.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 12:16 PM | comments (14)
May 26, 2004
What? No puppet show?

Thanks to Angel of for finding more details on the event that becky is scheduled to perform at in July...

Ridgefest '04!

It's a good thing I wasn't planning on going as I see there's a petting zoo.

I still have issues from a childhood llama trauma.

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 05:58 PM | comments (13)
scratching Ade's back

Millarworld interviews Just1Page's Adrian Brown. I think this bit may be snark, but I still adore him enough to *cough*be his date to the opening of Constantine*cough*:

"The final case for More Than 1 Page was John Constantine. Everybody's favourite dark-haired Canadian Dude. He's well documented as my favourite character, especially in his current manifestation by Carey & Manco. I like the ironic timing of reminding everyone he is British. When I saw David Hitchcock's gorgeous Victorian Constantine, I almost considered calling the book "Just Another Constantine". (For the benefit of your non-Brit readers, it's pronounced "Constant-INE" as in "whine" by the way. This allows the film to exist, because it is about some other bloke called "ConstantEEN". Hurrah for Gene Wilder!)"

Read the whole thing at Millarworld.

In 2001, original artwork of John Constantine by Sean Phillips was auctioned off and brought in a nice hunk of change for the charity. Expect the sketch by Jock to fetch a good price this year, especially because it brings the deep pockets of Keanu fans to the table. I'll be sure to put up the auction info once it becomes available.

Anyway, I remind you that you can benefit the Trinity Hospice charity by buying your own copy from Ade in person at the International Comics Festival in Bristol this weekend or from the convenience of your own home without having to deal with all those creepy comic book guys.

If you do see Ade in Bristol, let me know how tall he is so I know if I can wear heels or not.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 02:46 PM | comments (11)
Cup Crazy like a Fox

NHL ad grab from Club keanu

After last night's game, Calgary leads the Stanley Cup Series, 1-0.

Here's the game schedule if you're interested in watching the whole series:

Game 1: CAL wins 4-1
Game 2: May 27 @ TAM, 8 p.m. ET
Game 3: May 29 @ CAL, 8 p.m. ET
Game 4: May 31 @ CAL, 8 p.m. ET
*Game 5: June 3 @ TAM, 8 p.m. ET
*Game 6: June 5 @ CAL, 8 p.m. ET
*Game 7: June 7 @ TAM, 8 p.m. ET
* if necessary
Games 1-2 on ESPN, CBC, RDS, NHL Radio
Games 3-7 on ABC, CBC, RDS, NHL Radio

I'll have to wait until the ABC broadcast on Saturday to try and catch Keanu's ad. For now, there are some screen grabs over at Club-Keanu.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 11:25 AM | comments (11)
get your hunk on

two too hunky - pic from the WSA website

SpikeTV airs the Taurus World Stunt Awards tonight at 9pm.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 11:12 AM | comments (18)
May 25, 2004
projects shmojects, where's the schwag?

Thanks to J. White over at the hellforum for this article from Comics Continuum:

Expect to see several projects to tie in with the release of the upcoming Constantine movie, editor Will Dennis said Sunday at the Vertigo panel at Wizard World Philadelphia.

"With the Constantine movie, there will be a lot of Hellblazer things that will turn a lot of people's heads," Dennis said.

Dennis said he couldn't currently elaborate, but one of the items will very likely be an adaptation of the film.

Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves, is targeted to open in theaters on Feb. 11.

The casting of Reeves and the Americanization of Constantine have created controversy around the film, but the Vertigo editors at the panel said the movie can be successful.

"He's read all the comics, he's read all the stuff out there," Dennis said of Reeves. "He's taking it very seriously. He's done good work in certain parts, so it'll be interesting to see.

"People will be surprised at how much they have captured of the comic. Hopefully people will go in with open minds. And, really, it's exiciting to see a Vertigo movie."

Added editor Jonthan Vankin: "Having read the script, they've made an attempt to capture the comic and bring some new elements for the movie."

I think the comic guys will be OK with something like a special title adaptation, as long as it doesn't have any lasting effect on the original Hellblazer title.

And I bet some of them would buy action figures.

Ultimate Hellblazer Indexer, John Goodrich snarks:

"I'm sure there will be all sorts of cool movie stuff. Constantine HeroClix, yet more T-Shirts with Keanu on them, boxes of Holy Shotgun condoms, limited edition Holy Shotgun replicas, a Constantine lunchbox, plush toys based on the villains of the film, a kubrick set, more Constantine slash fiction, and a limited edition of Constantine plates signed by all the cast members who can actually read. I'm so excited!"

I'm pretty sure he's being sarcastic.

Still, I would totally buy a Ceplavite plushie or maybe one of these...


constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 11:59 AM | comments (13)
May 24, 2004
becky in July

It's been posted at the beckyboard that becky will be playing Freedom Park in Chicago Ridge on July 24. More details as they come.

-Thanks to Keanuette for the tip.

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 03:45 PM | comments (10)
The monster between Keanu's legs

Behold the Blue Dragon.

I think the term the kids use these days is 'sic'

Jesse James' West Coast Choppers website features pictures of this custom bike made for Keanu.

-via Club-Keanu

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 01:29 PM | comments (23)
NHL targets a new demographic's G(oalie)-spot

Photo by Wendy of

Keanu Reeves featured in NHL advertising campaign

NEW YORK - Movie star Keanu Reeves is the latest in a series of celebrities to participate in the NHL's "HOCKEY ... GET IT? GET IT!" brand advertising campaign.

The spot entitled "Sacrifice," written and produced by NHL Productions, features Reeves articulating the unique sacrifice and price NHL players must pay to win hockey's holy grail - the Stanley Cup.

"When the physical pain begs the mind to quit...will your heart press on?" says Reeves. "Will you sacrifice body and soul to focus on one singular purpose, one unified desire, one perfect dream?" ["Imagining him saying these words makes my pants wet" -krix]

The ad debuts on the NHL on ESPN, May 25 during the Stanley Cup Final and will air throughout the Final on ESPN, ABC and CBC.

Reeves, raised in Toronto and a Canadian citizen, is an avid hockey player and fan. One of his childhood jobs was sharpening skates at a local ice rink skate shop.

The "HOCKEY ... GET IT? GET IT!" campaign began airing in October 2003, and has starred entertainers from the film, television and music industries, including Michael Vartan, Jim Belushi, Denis Leary, Kiefer Sutherland and Shania Twain, along with Olympic Medalists Michelle Kwan and Kristi Yamaguchi.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 12:45 PM | comments (18)
May 23, 2004


Thanks to KeanuA-Z for the tip that photographer Aaron Settipane has updated with more yummy becky goodness.

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 12:04 PM | comments (5)
good news for Dickheads

Good stuff on A Scanner Darkly from (via keanuweb)

Boing Boing pal Erik Davis sends us this exclusive bit of insider insight into the Hollywood adaptation of Philip K. Dick's surreal SF novel "A Scanner Darkly":
"This spring, I had the opportunity to read and consult on Richard Linklater’s screenplay for Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly, which is set to start filming this July. As I love many of Linklater’s films, this was a great honor, although much less funny than the New Yorker’s description of me as a “Dick expert.” Expert or no, I can tell you that I have every reason to believe that Linklater’s film will be what Dickheads everywhere have been waiting for: the first “real” “authentic” PKD movie. While the film updates the historical vibe from paranoid 70s to paranoid 00s, the script is dark and tart, funny and faithful. Nearly all the dialogue is drawn from the novel, and the few changes sharpen Dick’s themes rather than squelch them. Linklater has kept the story dark, and haunted by rumors of God.

As has been reported, Keanu Reeves will play Bob Arctor, the Orange County narc who goes schizo after being assigned to spy on himself. Linklater has been planning this project for years; it was Reeves’ interest in the story that finally got the ball rolling. As has been already noted, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, and Rory Cochrane round out the cast, though it also needs to be mentioned that these are some of the most famous druggies in Hollywood. Actually, I don’t know anything about Rory’s personal habits, but he sure spouted convincing cannabinoid bon mots in Dazed & Confused.

During my time at Linklater’s pine-forested getaway pad outside of Austin, which features a pagoda, a huge stone tower, and many pinball machines, I got to meet the genius team whose digital rotoscoping helped make Waking Life one of the few masterpieces of the new millennium. These are definitely the guys you want to bring Bob Arctor’s scramble suit to life."

darkly | from inside the mind of krix at 11:44 AM | comments (10)
could someone please turn the internet down?

...I'm a little hung over.

I see that my post-Last Call audblog didn't come through so, in a nutshell:

Juliette Lewis really likes to arch her back. They weren't nearly as good as becky. While I don't share Roi's compulsion to punch Carson D. in the face, I still found him pretty much a tool. Jason Bateman, on the other hand, is just dreamy. I didn't get any camera time, but Roi may have thrown the goat behind Carson's head during the intro to the band. The show will air June 11.

After we left the Hard Rock, we decided that it would be a good idea to go check out The Cooler Lounge, since the Vibemerchants might be playing our debut gig there in a few weeks. We missed the first band but there were four more sceduled for the night.

In order, and with increasing inebriation we rocked out to:

  • Redfield, good band but there were horrible P.A. issues. So bad that they finished out their set standing in the crowd. "If you wannna hear, stand close to me."
  • Chinatown, yummy canadian boys. They rocked even with the bad sound, and gave us their beer.
  • Spit, not my style but VERY good at what they do. They had really nice gear. High energy, smoking bass, scary outfits.
  • the Asphalt, my favorite of the night and not just because John let me hold his sexy bass (which at that point I was way too drunk to play). I may go see them again on the 3rd.

We schmoozed and networked (even though none of the bands were local) and I'm glad we checked out the place and the scene. We don't sound like any of the bands that played last night, I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. I do know that up until now I've been a little freaked out about the whole gig thing, but now I'm starting to get psyched. They'd better get that P.A. fixed though.

Oh, and I smoked a cigarette last night. Don't tell anyone.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 11:35 AM | comments (10)
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May 22, 2004

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phoned in | from inside the mind of krix's phone at 06:40 PM | comments (8)

H!A!P!P!Y!  B!I!R!T!H!D!A!Y! If you're Julie! CLICK HERE!

If ever someone was a ray of sunshine on this weird and wonderful world wide web, it's Julie!.
From her overwhelming kindness to her zany hilarilty she's an extraordinary girl(she's really cute as well *wink*) and even though we've never met face to face, I'm so very lucky to call her my good friend.

Happy Birthday Julie!, I hope the day is as special and wonderful as you deserve.

tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 12:00 AM | comments (31)
May 21, 2004
Little Bunny Kung-Foo


off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 04:12 PM | comments (10)
introducing simbecky!

OK, I just realized it's been over a YEAR since I've done a SIMulated post. I never did get around to getting another expansion pack so I kind of ran out of things to do with them. I mean, there's only so many times I can dress SimKeanu up as Batman or Neo and let Simkrix have her way with him, right? (OK, there's only so many times I can blog about it anyway.)

Well I've created a new neighborhood, Rockville and the first residents moved in and started jamming!

hee! Special thanks to Catz for her help in finding Paulie's head.

I'll be moving the Vibemerchants in soon as well so stay tuned.

Now I have to go furnish the rest of their house....

simulated | from inside the mind of krix at 11:05 AM | comments (19)
dogstalgia has added a whole slew of Dogstar photos to the gallery, go check it out.

(via club-keanu)

Also check out KeanuFan's cool caption contest.

dogstar rocks , tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 08:21 AM | comments (2)
May 20, 2004
the wayback machine

3 dogboy night

Most of us are aware that, the official website is no more. I'm not even making that a live link because it's just too depressing and I don't even know if it's forwarding to a bunch of pop-up ads or what these days.

What some of you may not know is that you can still look up those lyrics, read old newsletters and band bios and see some of the pictures by using The Wayback Machine, aka

If you're feeling nostalgic for the Dog old days, go take a look around. You can even go back to that ugly puke green version they had for a while.

History Light - by Dogstar

I am so blind tonight from the history light
Everything that's ever happened to me
Is in my head tonight
It's kinda nice not to see another sight
'Til I rest awhile
And all I need is sleep
Rest awhile - sleep - like a child
Sleep - rest awhile - sleep
I am so high tonight from the history light
Everything that's ever been said to me
Is in my head tonight
It's kinda nice not to hear another sound
'Til I rest awhile
And all I need is sleep
Rest awhile - sleep - like a child
Sleep - rest awhile - sleep
I am so blind tonight from the history light
Everything that's ever happened to me
Is in my head tonight
It's kinda nice not to see another sight
'Til I rest awhile
And all I need is sleep
Rest awhile - sleep - like a child
Sleep - rest awhile - sleep

I haven't changed much about keanuvision (besides just adding to it) but you can check it out from the beginning as well. The wayback to my old blogspot blog is kind of interesting...

dogstar rocks | from inside the mind of krix at 02:25 PM | comments (14)
like two limpid pools of.....erm....chocolate

scanned by me

what truths
lie behind
those eyes

the look
that took
my breath
my sighs

make me
so light headed

take me
take me

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 11:41 AM | comments (15)
art he inspires

drawing by Toriane

Thanks to Toriane for sending in her lovely drawing of Keanu.

She even got the crinkle :)

tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 10:17 AM | comments (4)
May 19, 2004
perfect moment

Keanu, having a moment at the Taurus World Stunt Awards - pic from POTD

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Can you wait a while to receive your vindication, recognition, and reward? I hope so. If you insist on your prize immediately, it will be unfinished, like a garland made of flowers that were picked before they bloomed. If you're patient, on the other hand, fate will be able to fashion you a riper and more useful blessing. Do you need further motivation, Virgo? Here's some. One of the weak spots in your mastery of the game of life has been a lack of good timing, but lately you've been getting better at sensing the arrival of the perfect moment. Let this growing skill grow a little more.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 05:43 PM | comments (19)
thenk you veddy much

Andy Kaufman is "back".

He's blogging.

And apparently while he was away faking his own death, he watched The Matrix.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 03:17 PM | comments (10)

click to go to full version on the official site

Thanks to Rogan for pointing us toward this new image from the Constantine website, and also that the trailer is now there as well.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 09:15 AM | comments (16)
motor sigh call

click for larger image

Love and Rockets- Motorcycle

Me and the motorcycle
Me and the motorbike
We just running around
My feet are off the ground
She's not gonna let me down
She's not gonna let me down

Me and this motorcycle
Me and this motorbike
You don't go too fast
You just set me free
It don't go too fast
Just let me out
Let me out

AHHHH - Motorcycle
AHHHH - We are free

I feel warm inside
On the motorbike
The wind is all around
On the motorbike
We are free
The motorcycle and me
The motorcycle and me
The motorcycle and me

k-mix | from inside the mind of krix at 08:57 AM | comments (6)
May 18, 2004
caption this, please

image from KEANUFAN.COM

(pic from

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 11:35 AM | comments (35)
Keanu. In motion. On my chest.

I totally need one of these with a rotating library of Keanu film trailers as the crown jewel of my T-shirt collection, which has grown considerably since this entry.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 10:13 AM | comments (17)
May 17, 2004
Just 1 Page

Created by Jock, actual professional Hellblazer artist and co-creator of the very fine comic The Losers- click for large size
Click here for another page featuring "Keanustine"

As mentioned by my Serbian brother, Rogan, Keanu as Constantine is featured in Adrian Brown's Just 1 Page project.
Details from Ade below:

JUST 1 PAGE COMIC raises money for Charity

Just 1 Page 2 is comic book magazine celebrating the Best of British Comics. There are pin-ups sketches and articles featuring a whole range of characters and creators from Alan Moore to Leo Baxendale, from The Bash Street Kids to Judge Dredd. Contributors include up-and-coming artists alongside established professionals like Mike Carey, Jock, Hunt Emerson, Charlie Adlard and Steve Pugh.

The seventy-two page magazine includes eight pages of full colour, and will sell for £5 ($10 US and overseas) including postage, and can be bought at the Comics Festival in Bristol (29th & 30th May) or online HERE.

All original artwork donated for this project will be auctioned via eBay starting in June, and along with proceeds from sales of the magazine, all funds raised will go to the Trinity Hospice Charity

Please contact Adrian Brown, just1page(at)aol(dot)com for more information.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 11:31 AM | comments (11)
they like you, they really like you

It's always nice to wake up to fresh Keanu photos.

Here are some images taken at last night's World Stunt Awards (sponsored by Red Bull! Why was I, their keanuphile spokesmodel, NOT INVITED?) from Yahoo News (via POTD)

AP Photo/Michael Tweed

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Yeah, the third one is my favorite too.

-More scruffy Keanu goodness from last night can be found over at Club-Keanu's gallery.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 08:15 AM | comments (27)
May 15, 2004
peace out

image from KEANUFAN.COM

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 08:01 AM | comments (9)
May 14, 2004
random thoughts on trailer frames

First thing we see is John Constantine.

Yay, at least he's smoking

Oh wait, he doesn't have blonde hair and a tan trenchcoat. I think this is the point where they lost all the Hellblazer fans.

I'm not sure what the deal with this girl is..

someone's a little cranky

Damn, she's creepy. She's either posessed or out of Red Bull.

The atmosphere in the film looks really well done.

very cool details

I'm really optimistic about how director Francis Lawrence did with it.
The visuals in the trailer are striking.

intensely hot

I like it when he grits his teeth.

Rachel looks gorgeous...I think she was well cast.

I'm so jealous of her brows

OK, another one where I have no idea what's going on. Who's room is this? Is it time for Judge Judy?

I think this might be the vermin man

And you've really got to hate the light to put that much tinfoil on your windows.

Double threat in this frame.

in his defense, this was mid-turn, he's a dork but not that much

Ass and pigeon-toes.

"Well, you should..."

I love the swagger in his voice as well

I love the curl of his lips when he makes a "sh" sound. Which means he could pretty much tell me to shut up, shitbird and I'd be happy.

I love the tattoos.

more intensity

I love the signifiance to the character and the magick and I love that they call attention to his forearms.

Ah.... a look at the much-maligned Holy Shotgun.

Lock and Load, JC

Another thing I don't have a problem with. I mean there was a voodoo television in a recent issue of the comic.

The thing I like quite a bit about the Constantine character is the intensity. Neo was intense but it was controlled. John has a touch more wildness to him.

Do me, Occult Boy!

It's all in those eyes.

I think that this was a great first teaser. It's a bit flashy but I'm pretty sure that's the point. A trailer's purpose is to make you want to see a movie and this definitely does that.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 01:10 PM | comments (52)
May 13, 2004

UPDATE! GO NOW to the Straight-to-Hell Hellblazer site for lo to HI RES versions in .mov, real and windows media formats.

Keanu as John Constantine

Still waiting for a hopefully larger official trailer to be linked over at the Straight to Hell website but for now you can check out the Access Hollywood site for a look at the first trailer for Constantine.

-thanks Chianti!

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 03:12 PM | comments (32)
"The Talented Mr. Hoffman"

Between his work in films like Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love to Boogie Nights and his brilliant portrayal of Lester Bangs in Almost Famous, I've considered Philip Seymour Hoffman to be one of the great and versatile actors of my generation. I've always hoped he was kind of a "hell of a guy" as well, and it certainly seems so from this interview in Tuscon Weekly. (via

Keanu content below...

What about the films you're in ... why did you pick Magnolia, Almost Famous, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Owning Mahowny?

PSH: For the diversity. I think there's a diversity in character; I also think there's a diversity in filmmaking, ranging from a really hard-core independent style, to a kind of broader commercial picture. Those were really the two criteria: diversity of filmmaking and diversity in characters.

On that diversity of character: You're a very studied actor ... if you saw Keanu Reeves at a party, what tips would you have for him?

PSH: I don't think there's anything Keanu doesn't know. I heard he went and played Hamlet at some theater once, and I see the things he does, and it's like, he's just another actor struggling to try to get better. And I am, too. I just don't get into that "he's someone to put down" kinda thing. Acting's a really hard thing to do, after all, and some people, I think, do it easier than others. But I do think that some people get better, and I also think some people do take it seriously, and I have a feeling he's somebody who probably does, that he struggles like everybody else to try to do it well. But if I saw him, I'd probably ask him for tips, to be quite honest, my friend. I'd be like, "So, how did you get in that first Matrix movie? How'd you swing that?"

But you're not aiming at a blockbuster, apparently.

PSH: No. But ending up in one is not a bad thing. I get offered them, and I'll say no if I don't like the part. But there are those opportunities that are worth taking, like the Matrix--I like that movie. So I'd ask, "How'd you get that job?"

You'd have been good as Neo. So, of the TV show remakes, which part have they offered you: Epstein, Wojo, Schneider? Father Mulcahey? They offer you Father Mulcahey?

PSH: Cat Woman.

Oh, you'd be a great Cat Woman!

PSH: I don't think I was actually offered that, though.

I need to bump Owning Mahoney up on my Netflix queue...

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 02:52 PM | comments (11)
May 12, 2004
a spectacular exhibition

Gorman photo from The Daily Thud

This week's horoscope from

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It just ain't natural for a Virgo to be a spectacular exhibitionist. We astrologers might be forgiven, then, if we've wondered how the singer Beyoncé could possibly be a member of your tribe, as she claims to be. Recently, the mystery was solved. In an interview with the "Star," Beyoncé revealed that a character named Sasha takes over her body onstage. "There's no way I'd wear a short little dress and dance like that in front of all those people," she said. I bring this up, Virgo, because I'd like you to consider acquiring your own alternate personality. He or she could help you fulfill your current cosmic mandate, which is to climb to a rooftop or mountaintop or tabletop and do a song and dance dedicated to the person you want to be five years from today.

Also, a couple things you might be interested in...

-Japenese site LoveBecky has posted a clip of Keanu playing the Syamisen. (via KeanuA-Z)

-Access Hollywood will have a look at the Constantine trailer on tomorrow's (Thurs.) show. (via SuperheroHype)

-I realize it will mean putting up with Carson Daly, but I've requested tickets to go see Juliette Lewis and The Licks when they are here in Vegas taping Last Call next week. If I go I'll let you know how they compare to becky.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 08:58 PM | comments (22)
May 11, 2004
Golden Gate memories

Neo by the Bay

Well, it was Keanuette who saved Wee Neo and graciously brought him along on her travels last month since he wanted to be in familiar territory after his...confinement.

Read on as she tells of their romantic sight-seeing at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge...

Neo and Nettie

"Ok, we weren't exactly *in* Frisco, but we were near it - on the Golden Gate Bridge to be exact. It was a gloriously sunny day and I was afraid that Neo might have started melting, but I had nothing to fear, because, as we all know, he is The One.

Neo wanted to show me his old hunting ground, where he filmed The Matrix Reloaded and I thought 'yeah, I'll come along' thinking it would be just a casual jaunt. I'd never been to the Golden Gate Bridge before. It really is a magnificent structure.

Little did I know that Neo had other things on his mind..."

"Neo liked the Matrix t-shirt I was wearing and said that the Super Burly Brawl was some of his favourite scene that he shot during the making of Revolutions."
Neo and Nettie's boobies
"He asked whether he could read it, so I let him. But I think he was more interested in my boobs because he kept skipping bits of dialogue all the time..."
SF view
"Here's Neo with San Francisco in the background. It was used an the backdrop to the freeway chase scenes in Reloaded. He was pissed that he wasn't allowed to show his prowess on a motorcyle (they chose Trin instead), coz you know he's been to Freddie Spencer's High Performance Riding School an all. I told him he could fricken fly at 2000 mph, for crying out loud and doesn't need a motorbike."

Alameda view

"And here's Neo with Alameda in the background. 'What a dump' he said. And people kept trying to crash the set (much to his annoyance) and a certain young lady (Spuddie) even got her hubby to fly over the set and got exclusive filming pix."

"Then he showed me the Navy Memorial and Lone Sailor Statue that's near the 'Roundhouse'.

"The founders of the Navy Memorial envisioned this Lone Sailor at 25 years old at most, a senior second class petty officer who is fast becoming a seagoing veteran. He has done it all -- fired his weapons in a dozen wars, weighed anchor from a thousand ports, tracked supplies, doused fires, repelled boarders, typed in quadruplicate and mess-cooked, too. He has made liberty call in great cities and tiny villages, where he played tourist, ambassador, missionary to the poor, adventurer, souvenir shopper and friend to new lands. His shipmates remember him with pride and tell their grandchildren stories, some of which, like him, are seven feet tall."

look out for those pigeons!

"Neo had a real empathy for what he's gone through (because he himself is the saviour of mankind) and could totally relate."


"I had to make a pit stop (to powder my nose) Neo waited patiently for me."

wee-wee Neo

(do you know, I don't even remember taking this picture...must've been one of Spud's boys)

"When I finished taking all the scenic pix I wanted, he said. 'C'mon, lets go the the bridge'."

Wee Neo has no problem with heights

"I was a little apprehensive at first (because the bridge is hella high up off the ground and Nettie doesn't like heights), but Neo reassured me that everything would be ok - he's got my back, so I was happy to walk on it."

Dave's not here!

"Neo showed me where he jacked into the Matrix, which I though was very hand indeed considering he actually LIVED on the Golden Gate bridge. That was the big surprise. I was amazed."

view of the city

"The view from the bridge was breathtaking and as soon as we were over the water, there was a cool breeze, which wafted over me. It was heavenly."

is this a bad 80's band ref?

"Level 41. 'Know it well' Neo said. That did make me laugh."

they should totally repaint the Neb hot pink!

"This is where Neo lived whilst making Reloaded because it reminded him of Zion."


"Then I said I was starting to feel a little cold and he hugged me (well he hugged my boob - he has a facination with boobage I'm telling you! )"[ed. note -"Dude! He just got out of prison, what did you expect?"]

defacing national monuments in the name of LOVE!

"By this time, I was warming up and I decided I had to leave a momento of our visit."


"And we held hands as we walked back to where Spuddie was waiting."

such a loverly view

"We paused to have one last, lingering look at the fantastic scenery."


"And I threw caution to the wind and gave him a peck on the cheek. Neo, I must say, you sure do know how to show a girl a good time."

Thanks for taking such great care of Wee Neo, Keanuette and Spuddie!

Hopefully he won't get into any trouble on the way to his next destination.

neotour | from inside the mind of krix at 03:53 PM | comments (17)
trailer talk and cover boys

Along with being attached to Troy in the theaters this week, WB will unveil the first Constantine trailer online according to John McMahon of the Straight to Hell Hellblazer site.

"As things stand, the Constantine trailer will be online this Thursday, hosted on WB webspace with links from the Straight To Hell site."

I'd also like to point out that Mr. McMahon and forum elder, Adrian Brown were recently immortalized on the cover of Hellblazer.

Original cover artwork by Tim Bradstreet before titles, etc are added -  click for larger image where you can read the names

That's just the awesomest.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 10:37 AM | comments (17)
rise in power

thanks Nudel

Thanks to Nudel for this scan from Premiere magazine's Power List issue.

Keanu's moved up fourteen places.

Yay him.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 08:59 AM | comments (13)
May 10, 2004
Wee Neo's great escape

OK, so I didn't want to mention anything for fear of causing a panic, but I'm sure some of you noticed that we haven't heard from Wee Neo since his time in Amsterdam. It seems that he took a liking to some of the wonders that Julie!'s lovely culture had to offer and ended up trying to take a little bit home with him.

In a nutshell, Wee Neo spent two months in a Turkish prison for smuggling hash.

I don't know where I went wrong. He used to be such a good boy.

Luckily, I know some people who ...ahem....know a guy who can make things happen and Wee Neo was broken out released after some diplomatic negotiations...

Part of his release involved being smuggled out in a purse..

he was nearly discovered due to giggling at the girly products he found inside

And there may have been a bit of a car chase... up!

...but his accomplices kept him buckled in and secure.

hmmm, those boobies seem familiar

Every aspect of the mission was considered carefully, except the fact that there was only one CD to listen to for the whole trip. Neo playing air-drums the whole time didn't help.

3 international fugitives on the lam with one CD. This could get ugly

Neo really wanted to drive but there was a visibilty problem.

use the forc....oh wait, wrong movie

Finally, after some particularly fancy evasive maneuvers, some forged passports and a bribe to the crew of a import freighter headed for the Bay Area...

wait, is that Alcatraz?

Sweet freedom at last.

Stay tuned to find out who saved Wee Neo and what they did when they hit the shore...

neotour | from inside the mind of krix at 11:26 AM | comments (22)
May 09, 2004
mum's the word

flowers photo by me - Patric and Keanu pic from Club-Keanu

Four women were eating lunch in Hollywood. They started bragging about their sons.

"My son is a priest," said one woman, "and when he walks into a room, everyone says,'Oh, hello, Father.'"

"Well, my son is a Federal Judge," said another, "and when he walks into a room, everyone says, 'Oh, hello, Your Honor.'"

"My son just inherited his father's English estate, and when he walks into a room, everyone says, 'Oh, hello, Your Lordship."

"Well," said a thin woman with short platinum blond hair, "my son is Keanu Reeves, and when he walks into a room, everyone says...

"Oh, my god!"

-thanks Sandy!

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 12:01 AM | comments (19)
May 07, 2004
Keanu Interchange of the Beta Fuse

my love for the neck beard is waning

The Slogan Generator posted by Jade in yesterday's comments sure had some interesting and inspiring results.

My favorite has to be...

There's no wrong way to eat a Keanu

Not nearly as fun but in the same spirit, is which spits out some quirky combos suitable for use as band names, song titles (or...hmmm...perhaps blog entry titles?), based on your custom word choice, which is...of this case, Keanu.

  • Keanu Guava - my new favorite flavor
  • Keanu Einstein - ironic indie hipsters wish they'd thought of it first
  • Nameless Keanu of the Sling Angle
  • Drunken Keanu and the Shakes - coming soon to a lounge near you!
  • Keanu Malice
  • Keanu Crouch
  • Keanu Sprocket - Now is the time on keanuvision when we DANCE!
  • Keanu Venus
  • Evil Keanu
  • Rude Keanu
  • Pesky Keanu - preferable to Evil or Rude Keanus, yet still annoying
  • Keanu Comment of the Lubricated Bucket
  • Desperado Keanu - aye yi yi
  • After Keanu - is that like an afterglow that lasts forever?
  • Keanu Mechanic - for making sure his bucket is lubricated properly, no doubt
  • Keanu Alignment
  • Keanu Hazard - like SPEED posters in thrift store windows
  • Overnight Keanu
  • Keanu Collusion
  • Keanu Regression
  • Keanu Meltdown - um...I've had this before
  • Keanu Fun and the Vodka - I've had this too!
and my favorite for some reason:
  • Occasional Keanu - which I'm definitely going to use for the title of my first free-form progressive jazz instrumental
it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:44 AM | comments (30)
May 06, 2004
the monkeyverse's robot

photo by Melinda Sue Gordon -

By the way, The Matrix Online is signing up beta-testers.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 04:01 PM | comments (11)
empty v gnus

MTV news encapsulates what's up with Keanu currently on their movie news page:

Pretty soon you'll be able to add Keanu Reeves to the list of actors who have starred in movies based on one of the late Phillip K. Dick's sci-fi stories, a list that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Total Recall"), Tom Cruise ("Minority Report") and Ben Affleck ("Paycheck"). Similar to his technique on "Waking Life," director Richard Linklater ("Dazed and Confused") plans to shoot live-action scenes for "A Scanner Darkly" with Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr. and Woody Harrelson and then have the footage turned into animation. Reeves will next be seen with Vince Vaughn in "Thumbsucker" and in next year's "Constantine," based on DC Comics' "Hellblazer." ... Reeves, meanwhile, will receive an honorary award for Best Action Movie Star at the upcoming World Stunt Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Carmen Electra and Dennis Hopper, will air May 26 on Spike TV with "Kill Bill, Vol. 1," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Bad Boys II," "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" and "The Last Samurai" among the top nominees. ...

Also, an article on Polyphonic Spree that mentions Thumbsucker:

[Polyphonic Spree's Tim] DeLaughter is also scoring a movie by independent filmmaker Mike Mills called "Thumbsucker," which is based on a novel by Walter Kirn. "It's about a 17-year-old who still sucks his thumb, so the music is really playful and fun. It's got some hints of the Polyphonic Spree, but there's also stuff that sounds nothing like Polyphonic."

Still no other news on the release of Thumbsucker.
I'd hoped that it would be ready for Cannes, but it isn't listed.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 11:29 AM | comments (19)
May 05, 2004


Photographer Aaron Settipane has updated his becky gallery with images from The Viper Room, Spaceland and Green Valley shows. Check it out.

-via a Keanuholic

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 05:09 PM | comments (8)
of course, if anyone could find the hidden meaning of a giant dandelion...


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): According to, the term pareidolia (pronounced "payr-eye-DOH-lee-uh") refers to "the erroneous or fanciful perception of a pattern or meaning in something that is actually ambiguous or random." Mainstream astronomers say this is the perfect word to describe what rogue researchers have called the "Face on Mars," an evocative plateau in the Cydonia region of the red planet. It's important to note, however, that not all wonders and marvels are the result of pareidolia. For instance, the personal message you think you discern in a billboard or tortilla this week may really be a communication directly from an angel of mercy to you. To distinguish authentic breakthroughs from mere pareidolias, strike a balance between skepticism and open-mindedness. Just because some apparent miracles are frauds doesn't mean they all are.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 07:31 AM | comments (9)
May 04, 2004
Apparently, at any given time...

..I'm just one shot of Maker's Mark from being a complete ho.

Audblogs from the Suburban Legends show below...listen at your own risk...

Powered by audblog1st audio post powered by audblog - Really bad audio because of the loud music. Suburban Legend's bassplayer says "hi".

Powered by audblog2nd audio post powered by audblog -More bad audio, useless babble anyway.

Powered by audblog3rd audio post powered by audblog -Better, recorded in the car before we left. Still a lot of babble, includes a message to the guy I hit on and some words from Roi...

phoned in | from inside the mind of krix's phone at 10:37 PM | comments (16)
Scanner casting

Coming Soon (via POTD) reports that Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Rory Cochrane have been added to the cast of A Scanner Darkly.


darkly | from inside the mind of krix at 07:59 AM | comments (20)
strike a pose

I know you want to go into the pool but I can't let you. If a single drop of water hits this suit it may shrink even tighter

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 07:35 AM | comments (23)
May 03, 2004
my favorite gynotikolobomassophile

pic from - link via

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 11:15 AM | comments (17)
what's up?

there's really no news and all my creative energy is focused bass so for the next few days there will be pictures with links to things that are off topic, but still interesting. there might be other stuff as well, but no promises

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 09:30 AM | comments (7)
May 02, 2004
Hanging On

those hands...

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 12:52 PM | comments (6)