November 30, 2004

I actually had a somewhat clever little entry here and then my fucking machine locked up before I saved it. Damn it.

Anyway, the meat of it was...

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 02:15 PM | comments (20)
Sunsucker at Thumbdance

Mike Mills' Thumbsucker has been confirmed to debut at The Sundance Film Festival this January.

To refresh your memory, Thumbsucker is based on the Harold Kirn novel by the same name and will star Lou Taylor Pucci as Justin Cobb, a teenage boy with an oral fixation.

Keanu will play his unconventional orthodontist, Dr. Perry Lyman.

The movie also stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Tilda Swinton and Vince Vaughn.

You can visit for information on pre-registering for tickets for individual screenings. I gather that it's going to be nearly impossible to swing a pass for any of the premieres.

I have a family thing on the 23rd, but I'm going to try and make it up there to see my wonderful friend Tess and to attend at least a showing of this film, even if I can't swing the premiere screening.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 11:57 AM | comments (4)
November 29, 2004
Matrix Ultimate Set Review

redpillbluepill2.jpg has a full review of the upcoming 10 disc Matrix set that includes some really nice screenshots showing the quality of the new transfer.

All and all the set, including audio and extras gets a score of 9 out of ten.

-via KeanuWeb

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at 12:17 PM | comments (14)
November 27, 2004
you know....

...I could have happily gone my entire fandom without coming across this.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:38 AM | comments (23)
Discovering dreamy brown eyes and juicy lower lipped....Um, I mean Buddhism


The Discovering Buddhism Series, co-narrated by Keanu and Richard Gere is now available on a two DVD set and can be ordered here.

Thanks to Wrygrass and KeanuA-Z.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 11:34 AM | comments (19)
November 25, 2004
Giving Thanks


"Dear Universe,

Thank you for all the happiness you have brought me this past year. For the friendships and experiences that I will cherish and remember always. Thank you for giving me such Inspiration in so many forms, especially the one that comes in the form of Keanu Reeves. Thank you for my health, and that of my family and friends and pets. Thank you for the love in my life and of my life."


I hope everyone has a lovely day, and Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate it.

Hee! I'm such a bassplayer...I'm going to my drummer's for dinner.

Rock on, everyone.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 10:28 AM | comments (20)
November 24, 2004
Goal Oriented


Keanu's been known to bend over backwards for charity before. Since his bass dance card is no longer full, here's hoping he'll make some Chicago area ARIZONA fans happy and take part in this hockey event.

From the Chicago Tribune:

Miss hockey? Skate for charity.

You won't be able to watch the NHL All-Star Game because it has been cancelled during this locked-out season. But you can play in an All-Star Game of sorts in December.

Former Blackhawks star Jeremy Roenick is staging "J.R.'s Wicked Weekend," a charity event for the Kita Children's Foundation over Dec. 10-12 in Arizona that includes a round of golf and participation in a fantasy camp-like hockey game.

Your golfing foursome could include the likes of Tony Amonte, Steve Yzerman or Doug Weight, while your linemate in the hockey game might be Mario Lemieux or Mike Modano.

Also invited: hockey-playing actors Kiefer Sutherland, Cuba Gooding Jr., Keanu Reeves and Matthew Perry. For information, call (312) 280-5188.

Note that it only says he's invited, not confirmed so don't go booking a flight just yet.

***Thanks to Carrie for pointing out that this event will take place in ARIZONA, which is like, right next door to Nevada.

However, I have serious, would-not-change-for-anything-not-even-the-chance-to-body-check-Reeves plans that weekend.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 12:11 PM | comments (22)
mmmmm, mousebutter


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the film Catch Me If You Can, a character played by Christopher Walken tells a story that illustrates persistence under duress. "Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream," he begins. "The first mouse gave up and drowned. The second mouse wouldn't quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out." I urge you to make that second mouse your role model in the coming days, Virgo. Can you summon that much courage, stamina, and strength of will? The astrological omens say you can.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:08 AM | comments (6)
November 23, 2004
becky clippy goodness


A few video clip links...

Here's a 30-second demo of Vanishing at

Club Keanu has a clip made by a fan of the Ridgefest show

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 01:01 PM | comments (12)
From SHH - Constantine Footage reviews
Edward Douglas:"Warner Brothers and director Francis Lawrence recently invited a few select people to see twenty-five minutes of footage from Constantine, their upcoming movie based on DC Comics' Hellblazer. For the uninitiated, John Constantine is a mystical detective of sorts, using his wits and mystical abilities to fight demons. The character was created by Alan Moore ("Watchmen," "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen") as the cynical, chain-smoking foil to the Swamp Thing, but the dark nature of the character made him the perfect character to kick-off DC's mature Vertigo Comics line in 1992. Unlike the heroes of other comic book movies, Constantine is not exactly a superhero. He wears a trench coat instead of spandex, and he's not exactly a role model for the kiddies because of the smoking thing.

The movie has been in the works for many years, and diehard fans of the series-of which I am definitely one-might have been skeptical about a dark-haired "yank" taking the place of Moore's blonde Brit from the comics. Since that American actor is Keanu Reeves, the most obvious reference point will obviously be "The Matrix," but having seen this footage, fans might be pleasantly surprised at how much of the flavor and tone of the comic books has been retained. Most of this can be attributed to Lawrence, and Constantine is his first feature film after directing commercials and many music videos for the likes of Aerosmith, Justin, Britney and others.

The footage shown included snippets of varying lengths from the movie including five extra minutes not shown at the San Diego Comic Con; the effects had been further developed, as well. "

(NOTE: If you have absolutely no interest in knowing anything about what happens in the movie before seeing it, stop reading here. Minor spoilers ahead.)

To continue reading CLICK HERE go to

Since I've read the Dangerous Habits trade, I'm already spoiled for part of the plot line of the film. I'm really going to try and avoid being spoiled for the rest of it. So if you read the rest of the article, please try and keep your comments spoiler-free as well. Thanks.

Also, KeanuWeb has a transcipt of the upcoming trailer by someone lucky enough to get a sneak peek.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 11:49 AM | comments (2)
November 22, 2004
signed with a kiss

At your request, Wanda sends a peek at the autograph she got at last week's Roxy gig...


becky | from inside the mind of krix at 10:52 AM | comments (12)
November 19, 2004
phonepix from wanda

From last night's becky show at The Roxy...


Thanks Wanda!

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 05:43 PM | comments (21)


I'm a little under the weather so big thanks to Ale for gathering this batch of Constantine news...

Above is a look at the official Constantine movie poster, via MTV. The lads at STH are working on a larger look so that the tagline can be read. The image is identical to those that will be used on the upcoming graphic novels.

Assorted other reviews of a recent screening can be found at Superhero Hype, IMDB, and AICN. SERIOUS SPOILER WARNINGS apply and yes, apparently some of them put the ass in 'assorted'. I haven't actually read them.

Thanks again to Ale for those links.

If anyone needs me, I'll be over here working on my Constantine impression by coughing up a lung.

UPDATE:Click here for a larger version of the poster in which the tagline..

Hell wants him.
Heaven won't take him.
Earth needs him

...can be seen.

-from via KeanuWeb

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 12:33 PM | comments (15)
November 17, 2004
Hellblazer Giveaway

Titan Publishing and John McMahon of the Straight-to-Hell Hellblazer site are giving away a couple copies of Hellblazer trade paperback Setting Sun (written by Warren Ellis) and they want to give them to Keanu fans who'd be interested in seeing what the character of John Constantine is like before the movie hits the big screen.

Just CLICK HERE and fill in the form. Don't forget to tell them I sent you.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 09:26 AM | comments (14)
November 16, 2004
in his stars and houses


Tabitha has done Keanu's Natal chart.

From the page: "I don’t have Mr. Reeves’ actual time of birth, so I ran a chart with his Sun on the Ascendant (called a solar chart). For that reason, I will not be including an interpretation of house positions."

It's a very well written interpretation and shows both her knowledge of the art and her love for the subject.

Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac and is an Earth sign ruled by the planet Mercury. Virgos are known for being practical, down-to-earth, perfectionist, critical, and helpful. They are flexible and good organizers, and seem to be more interested in doing the best job possible than applause or personal acclaim for its own sake. This makes them humble and self-effacing at times. Since they are ruled by Mercury, Virgos like to talk, but don’t favor idle conversation. They can even be considered shy. Virgos are greatly interested in health and hygiene and are known for preferring to keep clean. Virgos have natural healing abilities which make them great friends and sounding-boards for those they care about. They are good listeners and counselors of the first water, offering the distressed well-considered and practical advice. Virgos also make superbly loyal friends; once you earn his trust, he is your friend indefinitely.

There is an appealing vulnerability about a Virgo, even when he is protesting to the contrary. That springs from the symbolism of the virgin. This does not always refer to the sexual connotation of virginity; this is a deeper sense…a purity of spirit, and an innocence that remains through life, no matter what has happened to him. This inner sense of purity often leads the Virgo to seek the same in his surroundings, giving them the reputation for being obsessed with neatness. Coupled with this purity is an earthy sensuality that manifests itself in a preference for natural fabrics and fibers, a green thumb and a gift for growing things. This earthiness makes the Virgo enjoy being outdoors as nature soothes his often-frazzled nerves and puts him at peace.

Go here to read the whole thing. Thanks to Tabitha for letting me share it here.

(The background on the page makes it difficult to read on some monitors (I had no trouble at home but could barely read it at work) so here is a text file of the information, with Tabitha's permission.)

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 02:28 PM | comments (15)
Keanu to toke a Spike Lee Joint

According to Variety, via - Keanu will star in The Night Watchman for director Spike Lee. The story is of "a disgraced cop who discovers corruption inside a police department and sets out on a mission to redeem himself." Filming begins in February.

I'm sort of "meh" about the premise, but I'm excited that Keanu's going to work with the esteemed Mr. Lee, whom I love for his sneaker commercials and basketball heckling.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 09:09 AM | comments (9)
November 15, 2004
still keen for Constantine has a lukewarm Constantine screener review - snark and spoiler warnings apply.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 12:45 PM | comments (7)
November 12, 2004
bassplayer for hire?

It's no secret that Keanu was a considerable influence when I decided to start playing bass. And so far it's been one of the best decisions of my life.

Just last night, my band played a show at a great venue. This place has a real stage, lights, a sound guy (The Guy! We LOVE having a Guy) and it's just very real when we play there as opposed to some of the other rinky-dink places, which sometimes seem like glorified rehearsals. Anyway, last night, on the last song of our set I came forward a little bit while I played and found myself in light. I saw the halo glow around the edges of my bangs changing colors and the sparkle of my machines and frets.

For the very first time since we started playing out, I felt like a fucking rockstar and it was awesome. I'll remember it for the rest of my life and I pretty much have Keanu Reeves to thank for it.

When people ask me who my favorite bassist is, I say his name without hesitation and if they ask, I tell them why. Bottom line? He loves to play and that's what matters.

When it was announced that the Spaceland and Roxy becky shows would have a guest bassist, I admit it made the choice easy whether to go or not. It would have meant taking time off from work and missing sleep the day before a gig of my own. And even though it's now been reported that he was in the audience and a few lucky and faithful fans and becky supporters had a chance at a little of his time and attention, I don't regret skipping the show at all. While I have always loved watching HIM play bass, the last few times I've gone to shows, it has been to see him PLAY BASS. And I feel that his bass playing is an integral part of the becky music that I love.

Which makes the current buzz that he's possibly going to be permanently replaced as becky's bassplayer pretty disheartening.

Like many others, I've assumed that the substitute bassist was a temporary thing, that maybe Keanu's been busy or had other commitments of some sort. Of course, him just hanging out at Spaceland on Wednesday night makes it a little unclear. There's also a message from Rob (thanks CK and Mee) at the official becky board that uses the phrase "new line up" which makes what's going on even harder to nail down.

For now, it's all just speculation. It does seem that becky is agressively trying to land a record deal, the importance of crowd turnout at the upcoming Roxy show has been stressed at the official site so we may assume that they want to gauge the interest in the band without the famous bassist. My opinion is that a contract should be given based on the music, not on how well you pack a bar on the Sunset Strip, but that's just me. The music industry probably begs to differ, which is why my band isn't rich and famous yet, either.

Whatever the situation is (and I don't expect we'll ever know exactly what the story is), I can't imagine that Keanu will give up playing bass.

It's in him, he's a fucking rockstar and it shows. He'll always be able to get a gig.

Hell, I'd be happy to take a night off so he can sit in with The Vibemerchants. I'll even take a night or two to teach him my parts.

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 04:24 PM | comments (33)
he's a ramblin guy


Keanu's Parenthood co-star Steve Martin will be honored with an American Cinematheque Award tonight. I lurve Steve Martin. I used to have an 8-track (yes, I'm that old) of his first comedy album that I completely wore out. He's such such a great versatile actor, author and seems like generally a hell of a guy. Plus, the white hair does it for me in a big way. *swoon*

The Hollywood Reporter has an article that includes this little bit of trivia...

The following year, Martin starred in the hit comedy "Parenthood" produced by Grazer, who went on to produce the Martin starrers "Housesitter" (1992), "Sgt. Bilko" (1996) and "Bowfinger" (1999). Of the latter film, Grazer notes: "When Steve gave me the (Martin-penned) script for 'Bowfinger,' it wasn't written for (co-star) Eddie Murphy -- it was written for a white action star. It was written for Keanu Reeves, literally. I said, 'Why does it have to be an action star?' He said, 'That's the joke.' I said: 'What if it were Eddie Murphy, and Eddie Murphy played two characters? That could be really funny.' He said: 'You know, that'd be great -- that'd be brilliant. Let's do that.' He processed it in about a minute, and he made a creative sea change."

It's been ages since I've seen Bowfinger, I might rent it again to imagine what it may have been like with the original premise.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 12:48 PM | comments (9)
flashy fun from Nudel

Thanks to Nudel for this cool flash greeting. Great picture, and sketched with a mouse!

Just awesome.

I have a ton of stuff to catch up on, I know.

More later.

from you | from inside the mind of krix at 10:35 AM | comments (8)
November 11, 2004


Computerand have some more screenshots of the upcoming Constantine game for XBox and PS2. I'm not much of a gamer, but it does look like it might be fun, especially since you get to play Keanu as a character, which is something The MatrixOnline MMOOGHPRPG (whatever) is lacking.

Also in Constantine news, SuperheroHype has some reports from folks who saw the screener. Sounds like Keanu's performance is a pleaser, at least.

Some people just like to bitch.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 11:10 AM | comments (7)
November 10, 2004
Getting down with Sta-cie!

Thank you Sta-cie!

Thank you to everyone for your comments and greetings, you all so rock.


from you | from inside the mind of krix at 11:59 PM | comments (12)
Beautiful. From Vika.

from you | from inside the mind of krix at 05:04 PM | comments (9)
Whoa Irene, YOU Rock!

An awesome greeting and beautiful wallpaper from Irene! Thank you!

from you | from inside the mind of krix at 03:54 PM | comments (12)
Thank you Wanda!

Thank you to Wanda for this fun Neo & "krixinity" image! Hee!

from you | from inside the mind of krix at 01:28 PM | comments (9)
Thank you Nettie!

Thanks to Keanuette for this hella cool Constantine graphic. *mwah!*

from you | from inside the mind of krix at 12:42 PM | comments (11)
Thank you Zen


from you | from inside the mind of krix at 10:47 AM | comments (10)
November 09, 2004
late for my own party!

Holy shit.

Today's's 3rd Birthday.

That means I'll be taking content submissions of wallpapers, other assorted graphics, poems etc and sharing them. I'll have to scare up some goodies to give away, and we'll just extend it all through tomorrow.

Send me submissions to me at:

keanuvisionary at gmail dot com

It also means I'm down on my knees and thanking every single one of you for supporting and visiting the site. I know it's been slow lately, and I'm going to try and kick myself into gear I swear.


the site | from inside the mind of krix at 05:15 PM | comments (29)
November 08, 2004
Like a wicked lover, WB draws out release a little longer

Well, it's a good thing I didn't do an entry the other day about how great it was that there were less than 100 days left on the Constantine countdown because according to, the release date has been pushed back a week to February 18.

I know that there's some sort of calculus and trigonometry involved when it comes to deciding when to release a film (or at the very least chicken entrails in a teacup), so I'm just going to assume they know what they're doing and not bitch too much, at least it's only a week.

-Thanks to KeanuA-Z.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 11:54 AM | comments (14)
November 05, 2004
anarchy in you, K


A fuzzy-faced, floppy-haired yet still devastatingly dashing Keanu made an appearance at last night's Art for the Heart charity auction in Beverly Hills.

Wanda was there (but arrived too late to see him) and sent some pictures, including a look at the plates that he and Carrie-Anne designed.

Keanu's plate was pink and purple with a red anarchy symbol. Perfect.

I want it.










From Wanda's description the event was quite posh and lovely, thanks to her again for thinking of us and sending the photos.
I've no idea what the final bid was, but I'm hoping that the fine art from keanu and Carrie-Anne fetched a pretty penny for Coachart.

I so want that anarchy plate.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 12:35 PM | comments (50)
November 04, 2004
rock rock rock

I'll be out of the loop for a few due to VM gigs tonight and tomorrow. I got the amp just in time, though and it's luscious. I can't wait to give it a go onstage.

Rock on.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 03:38 PM | comments (12)
November 03, 2004
he is calling you DUDE


Who wants Cake?

In lieu of actual content, here's a new track for the K-mix today...

Comfort Eagle

We are building a religion
We are building it bigger
We are widening the corridors
And adding more lanes

We are building a religion
A limited edition
We are now accepting callers
for the pendant key chains

To resist it is useless
It is useless to resist it
His cigarette is burning
But he never seems to ash

He is grooming his poodle
He is living comfort eagle
You can meet at his location
But you better come with cash

Now his hat is on backwards
He can show you his tatoos
He is in the music business
He is calling you "DUDE!"

Now today is tomorrow
And tomorrow today
And yesterday is weaving in and out

And the fluffy white lines
That the airplane leaves behind
Are drifting right in front
of the waining of the moon

He is handling the money
He's serving the food
He knows about your party
He is calling you "DUDE!"

Now do you believe
In the one big sign
The doublewide shine
On the bootheels of your prime

Doesn't matter if you're skinny
Doesn't matter if you're fat
You can dress up like a sultan
In your onion head hat

We are building a religion
We are making a brand
We're the only ones to turn to
When your castles turn to sand

Take a bite of this apple
Mr. corporate invents
Take a walk through the jungle
Of cardboard shanties and tents

Some people drink Pepsi
Some people drink Coke
The wacky morning DJ
Says democracy's a joke

He says now do you believe
In the one big song
He's now accepting callers
Who would like to sing along

She says, do you believe
In the one true edge
By fastening your safety belts
And stepping towards the ledge

He is handling the money
He is serving the food
He is now accepting callers
He is calling me "DUDE!"

Now do you believe
In the one big sign
The doublewide shine
On the bootheels of your prime

There's no need to ask directions
If you ever lose your mind
We're behind you
We're behind you
And let us please remind you
We can send a car to find you
If you ever lose your way

We are building a religion

We are building it bigger

We are building

A religion

A limited


We are now accepting callers...
For these beautiful...
Pendant keychains


k-mix | from inside the mind of krix at 08:16 AM | comments (17)
November 02, 2004
letting go

These frames are from one of Keanu's first roles in a Canadian teevee film called Letting Go.

The film stars John Ritter and Sharon Gless. Keanu's part is small, he's credited as "Stereo Teen #1". The good news is, after being rarely found only on eBay in VHS, this film is now out on DVD (Region 1) for your viewing pleasure.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 12:55 PM | comments (15)
November 01, 2004
becky gig?

According to the Spaceland website, becky is scheduled to play next Wednesday, November 10.

I'm still waiting for confirmation from the becky site before I try and find a way to rationalize trying to make this mid-week show.

Oh, and I will.

Thanks to Club-Keanu for the tip.

UPDATE: This show and one on the 18th at The Roxy have been confirmed by Paulie. Unfortunately, due to Keanu's schedule right now there will be a "special guest" bassist for these shows.

Thanks Janice

becky | from inside the mind of krix at 12:26 PM | comments (21)
November, sweet

click here to go to the calendar page

doodles | from inside the mind of krix at 11:06 AM | comments (12)