April 25, 2006
what are words for

Thanks to Jena for this scan of a Keanu-themed crossword puzzle from In Touch mag:


This is almost as cool as when he had his own category on Jeopardy.

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March 03, 2006
YouTube, MeTube, and EveryoneWeKnowTube

Here's the deal. I JUST got broadband internet in December (I know, sad) so for years, if I wanted to watch a trailer or video clip I had to find a way to download it because my connection couldn't handle the stream. Because of that I have various clips scatted all over my hard drive in folders called things like "clips", "stuff2sort", and "misc junk". So I decided to clean up my drive because a) I need the space & b) the old Gateway is probably not long for this world. I decided to start uploading things to YouTube.com because it's free, it makes it easy to share/embed clips and when I looked at what was available when I searched YouTube for 'Keanu', the pickins were pretty slim, and had a lot of parody stuff.

I tossed the Action! clip up there because it was handy to include in the entry, and I wanted to see if the player would work here on the blog. It didn't occur to me to link or publicize the other clips I put up just yet because there was no context. Anyway, I see now that some of the Dogstar clips have gotten some attention on other sites which is fine by me, and I just want to go ahead and link my YouTube profile for anyone that wants to check it out. This morning I added clips from an old (circa Matrix promo) Tonight Show interview that I THINK may have come from Keanu.org, which doesn't seem to be updated any longer so I hope there's no problem, I'm probably going to go ahead and add keanu.org to the description in the clips just in case. Anyway, there are 10 parts, start here. Check my videos for the rest.

*update:I got DMCA'd on the Leno clips, so they're gone from YouTube.

I have some other odds and ends that I will put up as well, mostly entertainment show footage and such.

Now, because I am a HIGHLY DISORGANIZED PERSON, I really don't know where most of this crap came from. The only thing I have that I won't be uploading are becky clips that I know Keanuette filmed herself, and I hope that maybe she'll put those up on her profile, which already has the Walk of Fame footage if you haven't seen it yet.

I've also been contacted by some of the other sites about hosting the clips on their site and what I think I'm going to do is toward the end of the month, when I know a few big downloads won't make me exceed my bandwidth, I will put the originals in a protected directory and give the site owners access to download them and put them on their sites. So if anyone feels ownership of any of the clips, they should let me know if they don't want them out there. I realize that some of the sites have the videos in a premium access subscription part of the site and frankly, I understand that it costs bandwidth to serve files this size. However, I also understand that some folks went to the trouble of making these clips for the fans and may have a problem with their work seemingly used for someone else's "profit", which is why I want to give anyone a chance to claim these clips.

Again, I'll repeat that I really can't remember where I got some of this stuff, so if you see a clip in my videos and feel that it's YOURS, I'll happily credit you for making it, or take it down if you're fussy that way.

I'd also like to ask anyone that has clips to think about creating a YouTube profile and sharing what they have. Tag it with 'Keanu' and leave a link in the comments so others can see. Let's create an archive that's not full of stuff that mocks the man, but instead lets others see what we see.

Finally, in the extended entry, I give you my favorite non-Keanu thing EVER found on YouTube....

This song will be stuck in your head FOREVER.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:05 AM | comments (8)
January 13, 2006
"Bless Keanu and his little cotton socks"

I'm not sure why an article choosing Constantine and the #2 God vs. The Devil films and then proceed to ream it, but it's worth mentioning just for that phrase.

Meanwhile, looks like Keanu has been enjoying some indie music and pancakes recently.

Good for him......and his socks.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:39 PM | comments (2)
January 11, 2006
extra oomph


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I've discovered a new way to stimulate my psychic powers. I simply eat large amounts of wasabi, the bracing horseradish-like paste that's traditionally served with sushi. Its astringent potency seems to crack open an inter-dimensional wormhole in my brain through which news of the future pours in. After meditating on the astrological factors coming to bear on you, I ingested the stuff to give my divinations some extra oomph. Here's what I came up with: You need the equivalent of the wasabi approach right now--some gentle shock, self- administered, that will extend the range of your normal perceptions.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:59 PM | comments (3)
January 06, 2006
I got yer barefoot ragamuffin right here....


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In 2006, you will have greatest success if you approach every experience as a student. Your ability to experience happiness will expand if you re-ignite your love of learning and become perpetually ablaze with curiosity. You know that old expression, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"? I suggest you make yourself ready, because a crucial teacher is or will soon be in your vicinity. Here's another key piece of advice, courtesy of J. Bronowski: "It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."


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December 12, 2005
Fa La La La...oh wait, wrong song.

Because you asked for it - and because even with all the changes the year has brought me, I still enjoy making a fool of myself over the internet - I give you.....

Mp3: The 12 days of Ke-ristmas

~On the first day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

A Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the second day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

Keanu's Boots photo by S. Phillips

2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the third day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the fourth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the fifth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the sixth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the seventh day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the eighth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the ninth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the tenth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the eleventh day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

11 Johnnys Surfing
10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the twelfth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

12 Nelsons Singing
11 Johnnys Surfing
10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeeeeeeves!!

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:08 AM | comments (17)
December 07, 2005
his for the taking....


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): To convey the dirt simple oracle you need to hear, I'm going to steal a line from the poet William Kulik: "You can't get it because you've already got it." In other words, Virgo, your only hope for enjoying the lovely experience you're wistfully fantasizing about is to register the fact that the lovely experience is available to you right now. It's already yours for the taking.


| from inside the mind of krix at 04:52 PM | comments (4)
October 26, 2005
am I blue


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "There are nine different words in Maya for the color blue, but just three Spanish translations," wrote Earl Shorris in Harper's, "leaving six butterflies that can be seen only by the Maya." This idea suggests two important implications that you should take to heart in the coming weeks. First, the words you use can actually shape your perceptions. Second, as your vocabulary expands, you become aware of aspects of reality that have been hidden from you, and you develop a greater capacity to distinguish between experiences that are superficially alike. Halloween costume suggestion: a butterfly colored nine different shades of blue.


| from inside the mind of krix at 12:18 PM | comments (4)
October 14, 2005
this doesn't suck

thumbsucker poster. jpg

I have a fabulous friend over at SONY that sent me some Thumbsucker Posters (one-sheets) to give away to the lovely readers of keanuvision.

I have three of them and all you have to do for a chance to have one is send me an email to keanuvisionary (at) gmail.com with the answer to this question IN THE SUBJECT LINE:

What is Dr. Perry's power animal?

The deadline is 9PM PST Sunday (10/16) night. I will have V. draw three names for the winners.

We have our winners! V. had it easy since there were only three correct replies. I'll be in contact with everyone shortly.

By the way, Mike Mills took a cute picture at the Japan press conference and posted it on his blog.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:09 PM | comments (10)
September 08, 2005
brush with greatness

Did anyone else see this?
Last Thursday, during a segment on The Today Show, some health and beauty droid was talking about something or other and was showing some cute little tubes of Japanese flavored toothpastes and piqued my interest when she mentioned that "Keanu Reeves loves the cola flavor so much, he has it imported".

So, of course I had to try it.
It's a very subtle cola flavor, but yummy. It's just what you would expect he would like in a fancy imported toothpaste.

If you'd like to see what Keanu's mouth tastes like just before he leaves the house, you can get it here...

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:09 AM | comments (8)
August 31, 2005
chain reacting

Due to my fascination with the upcoming "Snakes on a Plane" movie, I'd happened across writer Josh Friedman's blog: I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing recently, but missed his post about Chain Reaction (he was the original writer). Thanks to amphora for sending me the link.

Which is in no way related (as far as I know) to another guy whose name starts with a Josh and ends with a -man: Keanu's friend and River's Edge co-star, Josh Richman had a nice little stroll on the beach with Keanu in the Hamptons where Robert Downey Jr. got married last weekend. Robert Downey Jr. starred and co-wrote The Last Party with Josh, and he is, of course, Barris to Keanu's Arctor in A Scanner Darkly.

Unfortunately, IMDB lists no joint ventures between Josh Friedman and Robert Downey Jr. (nor his lovely new bride)or this post would have had the most awesomest full-circle finish ever.

Maybe it's not too late for him to join the Snakes on a Plane cast....

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August 25, 2005
so virgo


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Who did you start out to be, Virgo? It's time to remember that. I urge you to muse about the ways you could benefit from renewing a connection to your origins. Revisit your earliest sources of truth. Think about whether you're still on track to become the person you knew you could be when your vision was still fresh and innocent. Here's a good way to anchor your explorations in concrete reality: Meditate on the scientifically verified fact that with each breath, you re-inhale at least one molecule you first took in during the minutes after you were born.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:57 AM | comments (5)
August 18, 2005
feelin' superstitious


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It's actually not the darkest just before the dawn. The time when there is least light is about 2 a.m. Metaphorically speaking, you passed through that dense dimness about ten days ago, and are now muddling through a phase that's equivalent to the hour right before the dawn. It may not be a cheerful romp through fantasyland, but neither will it be a scary tribulation in a dank nightmare. You're almost home free, Virgo. Don't you dare get superstitious on me now.


| from inside the mind of krix at 01:37 PM | comments (7)
August 10, 2005
Helmets and hotdogs. Wow, that sounds like the setup to a dirty joke.

According to The Defamer*, Keanu was at a showing of The Aristocrats** on tuesday night in LA.

*I know, I shouldn't [heart] or even link The Defamer***, but I do and I did. So there.

**The front page of the website looks safe enough, but know that this is a movie about a truly obscene "joke" so click around at your own risk (I also [heart] Penn Gillette).

***It's just Bunsen, you know. Rock rock rock.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:26 PM | comments (7)
August 04, 2005
I hope you know that this will go down on your Permanent Record


Of all the films archived in the Backlot, Permanent Record has gotten the most attention. It seems the song sung at the end of the film, Wishing on Another Lucky Star has a special place in the hearts of many people all over the world. Early on in the comments there were requests for a copy of the song and a helpful fan passed along J.D. Souther's version. Then when the film was recently released on DVD, another fan sent me a copy of Jennifer Rubin singing it captured right from the movie. Most recently, another talented fan took the time to work out the chords and share them so fans could pick up their guitars and play the song themselves. For that, to get the mp3's, and to read the comments from fans about it all, go to the PR entry at the Backlot. It's a shame that I've had to close comments at the Backlot due to spammers because it's pretty neat how folks came together around the movie and the song.

Oh, and the title of this entry gives me a nice little segue into mentioning that I'm going to see The Violent Femmes tonight!

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:37 AM | comments (14)
August 03, 2005


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The average person throws out 19 pounds of garbage per week. Between now and August 24, however, you have license to exceed that figure by a large margin. In fact, Virgo, the cosmos would love you to carry out a Great Purge. So take full advantage of this opportunity to lighten your load. Get rid of every last scrap of dross and clutter, give away anything that has outlived its usefulness, and unburden yourself of outmoded necessities that have been sitting untouched in a closet or storage unit for more than a year. As much as you possibly can, free yourself of the unnecessary residues of your past.


I'm sure glad he freed himself from that haircut.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:10 PM | comments (1)
August 02, 2005


Stop looking at me like that.

Ok, yes. I've been slacking. I swear, I've been busy. Busy, but happy and healthy.

So, along with the fact that Mr. Reeves apparently heard I was swept off my feet by another and has thrown himself at the first beautiful, talented Shakespearean-trained coworker that butted her trailer against his, there's a lot of other stuff to catch up on.

Here's some of it, in no particular order.

  • Thumbsucker has an official site and poster. It's scheduled for a limited release on September 16 in NY and LA.
  • Warner Brothers actually released both the deluxe and regular edition Constantine DVDs at the same time, instead of playing us for suckers and holding out on the double-disc until Christmas. Thank you. I bought the big one, which I haven't been able to watch because Roi immediately borrowed it.
  • I haven't gotten my Bill and Ted box set yet, but I will.
  • I bought a PS2 just so I could play Katamari Damacy, which I am now hooked on. I came across this crazy livejournal entry with this "screenshot" from CNN about Keanu playing the prince, but nothing else so I'm pretty sure it's nothing. It may even be a joke. Yeah, it's probably a joke.
  • I also got the Constantine game but I can't even get past the first level, I just wander around shooting and wishing that screaming would shut the fuck up.
  • My band played Oblivious for a bunch of Keanu fans that met up here in Vegas and I didn't screw up the solo. I continue to get compliments on my tone. I knew that copycatting his rig was A WISE MUSICAL DECISION AND NOT CREEPY AT ALL SO THERE.
  • Sometimes I miss Ass Friday (thanks KeanuA-Z.com!)
  • Google's homepage thingy rawks, especially if you're a gmail user. (hint: you can add keanuvision's feed in the add content/create a section spot)
  • Sandra Bullock married Jesse James in a "hoedown" style wedding. I confess that I picked up a mag at the checkstand (InStyle?) to see what she wore. LOVED the boots. I believe I read that Keanu attended.
  • The Stephen Hamel short film: Echo - starring Keanu - played on 7/30 at the Melbourne Film Festival. I'm DYING to know if anyone saw it and what is was like.
  • Sinbad has yet to start filming.
  • Reeves has made the best of his free time in both New York and England, where he's been supporting the arts of all sorts.
  • What can I say? This is some beautiful blasphemy.

Now that I'm not overwhelmed with the backlog, I'll try to stay on top of things. If I owe anyone an email, shoot me another one, I'm bad about that. Sorry.

Big thanks to Nettie & KeanuA-Z, Club-Keanu and KeanuWeb.

Oh, and pour some nice Penfolds Grange Hermitage on the ground for Reeves Drive, which is no more.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:06 PM | comments (22)
July 14, 2005
love the animal


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Even if you're an intellectual atheist who doesn't believe in mysteries you can't see, I encourage you to make Artemis your ally. The goddess of wild places, she asks you to believe that the best place to rest and recharge is not a luxurious spa where all your needs are attended to, but rather a lush wilderness deep in the middle of nowhere. Artemis loves the animals, and she loves the animal in you. She arouses your instinctual fertility, which may fill you with a kind of longing that awakens your creativity. A fierce nurturer, she feeds your soul by stirring your sense of adventure. She unleashes the wild woman within you, even if you're a man.


| from inside the mind of krix at 07:38 AM | comments (4)
July 06, 2005
casting couch


As Hollywood continues to run out of ideas, you can make your own fun in the form of a fantasy film (no, not that kind). It's a little bit like fantasy football, but with movies. Check out FantasyFilmLeague.com where you can add Keanu to your very own casting couch or ImagineCasting.com, where a search for "Keanu" has no results...let's see if we can fix that.

-via monkeyfilter

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:48 PM | comments (3)
June 24, 2005
"There is No Spoon" must have been #101...

AFI's 100 greatest movie quotes of all time...

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:24 AM | comments (5)
da dum da dum da dum (it's hard to type the theme from 'Jaws')


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Sharks have a bad reputation among many people, but to the native people of the Hawaiian island of Niihau they are *na'aumakua,* guardian spirits. I propose that they serve as your tutelary animal in the coming week, Virgo--protectors and guides that will inspire you to be tough-minded and fully at home as you hang out higher in the food chain than you ever have before.


| from inside the mind of krix at 09:16 AM | comments (3)
June 01, 2005
Keanu on kitestramurt

You may recall my mentioning the kitestramurt film project last year.

It's a film starting two actresses, Nika Politeo and Cleo Dobermann, playing the roles of Keanu and Anthony Kiedis (of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Point Break fame).

Rene, from the kitestramurt page linked above sent me this quote attributed to Keanu, translated from italian VOX mag:

"I was trully amazed when I saw 'Kitestramurt'. Playing me is a hard job, even to myself! But Nika Politeo did a great job, as well as Alessandro Pirico, Cleo Dobermann and Hope DeLount. I think working on 'Kitestramurt' was a huge step in Hope's career. I'm looking forward to work with her next year. It is also a big compliment to be portraited by such a beautiful and talented actress as Nika Politeo, I hope I'm going to meet her this summer as we planned.

I'm not sure what project he's referring to next year, and I can't find a whole lot of info about anyone mentioned (Hope DeLount gets zero results on Google), but I think it's neat that he maybe got a chance to see it. It must be a strange experience seeing someone (not to mention the opposite gender) interpreting you on film.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:47 PM | comments (5)
May 04, 2005


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Of all the world's landlocked countries, only one maintains a navy: Bolivia. Until 1879, it had a seaport, but lost it in a war with Chile. Over a century later, it has thousands of sailors but only a single sea-worthy ship, which it keeps docked in Argentina a thousand miles away. Its quixotic fixity of purpose seems to be a symbolic declaration that it intends to someday once again have land bordering the ocean. I see a certain resemblance between Bolivia and you right now, Virgo. You also cling fiercely to a starry-eyed commitment that might appear unrealistic to casual observers. The difference is that your dream, as opposed to Bolivia's, is not entirely hopeless. You will receive a sign this week that reveals why.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:08 AM | comments (4)
April 19, 2005
I'm so out of practice I can't even think of a title for this post


When you dream about Keanu Reeves offering to teach you how to drive a stick and kissing you with a mouthful of tapioca in front of a nighttime parade of little girls dressed in tulle carrying fishing poles strung with mardi-gras beads and singing a song about Kwaanza, it must be a sign that you're neglecting your blog.

Or something.

So.....there's an article in UK's april Hello magazine that has some nice quoteables including this bit of swoonery:

"I'm not a loner and I'm not introverted. What do I find romantic? Hmm. The thing that comes to me right now is it's so lovely to spend time in the morning with someone in bed when you just kind of like play with your feet, you're hanging out and you look at each other and spend time talking and laughing in bed... Yeah. That's a great time."

Also the beginning part with the crumbs is adorable.

There's a scene in the original Il Mare that has the male lead doing some beautiful artful food prep alone in the house. When I saw it I thought about how wonderful it will be to watch Keanu do the scene.

I thought of it when I read in the article where he talks about his lack of expertise in the kitchen:

"What's great about the house is I have a great kitchen. Friends say they love to cook there. They cook. I clean. We eat. We drink a little Bordeaux. It's great."

I'd always imagined Reeves to secretly be this great cook, being the perfectionist he is and all. Now I envision him staring baffled at a hunk of unsliced proscuitto, a baguette and a few condiments and ultimately eating raviloi straight from the can over the sink when no one else is around.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:05 PM | comments (23)
April 06, 2005
things you can be certain of: death, taxes...

...and the fact that this boy just keeps getting finer and finer.


Having cheated the first one, I've decided to be a responsible citizen and handle the second a whole week early (which in turn leaves one able to relax and enjoy the third). Helpful tip for those of you still thinking "damn I've got to do my taxes still....ahhh, I'll do it this weekend." - There are some good resources found here, especially the link to TurboTax which you can use to do your taxes, including e-filing your federal returns for free.

In other news, I'm doing better and will be going back to to see my doctor next week for my followup. Also, V gave me his old laptop so I can recline and be online at the same time (oooh! I made a rhyme..oh! again!) so I promise to answer more email and try and get back to blogging more regular too. I know there's a lot to catch up on, including the fact that Reeves seems to be eating his way through the greater Chicago area.


| from inside the mind of krix at 02:26 PM | comments (16)
March 25, 2005
not just for virgos


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): When's the last time you really gave yourself permission to watch a sunrise or sunset for more than a few seconds? I bet this activity has fallen so far off your list of things to do that if left to your own devices you may not treat yourself to it for months. That's just one reason I feel called to do an intervention. The other reason has to do with your current astrological omens. They say that you desperately need to be lifted up out of the everyday trance and exposed to sublime beauty; that you need to commune with our home star, the source of all the energy that fuels your life.


| from inside the mind of krix at 03:50 PM | comments (18)
February 24, 2005


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): To be in maximum alignment with the cosmic trends, go to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and commune with the painting "Peach Tree in Blossom" while sipping peach blossom wine and thinking deep thoughts about the parts of you that are like peach blossoms. Here's another possibility: Travel to a place where actual peach blossoms are blooming and meditate on why the Chinese consider this flower the most auspicious of plants. If you can't manage either of those actions, Virgo, please at least find images of peach blossoms on the Internet and gaze at them as you muse fondly of the delicate young aspects of your life that most need your love and care.


| from inside the mind of krix at 10:16 AM | comments (18)
February 17, 2005


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "People change and forget to tell each other," mourned playwright Lillian Hellman. I bring this thought to your attention, Virgo, because at least one of your relationships now fits this description. It's at a pivotal point when the accumulated changes you have both undergone can no longer remain unspoken. To avoid becoming irrelevant to each other, you must communicate the backlog of truth now. (P.S. I suspect there are actually two relationships like this.)


| from inside the mind of krix at 03:15 PM | comments (3)
February 16, 2005
back in black

I just got back this morning and have a ton of things to catch up on.

Apparently I not only missed the Letterman show, but Regis too?


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February 14, 2005


I'm off with V. to LA to catch tonight's Constantine screening at the Egyptian Theater, thanks to the lovely Wanda for inviting us!

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:50 AM | comments (19)
February 12, 2005
tuxedo boy


Keanu presented at tonight's BAFTA Awards in London.

From Empire Online:

"...as well received as all the guests were, no one quite managed the welcome extended to Keanu Reeves. Taking a leaf out of Johnny Depp’s book, Reeves was last to set foot on the carpet and topped all others with sheer ‘Aiiiieee’ factor. Women wailed, men gazed enviously and, unless Empire was imagining things, more than one pair of pants might have been hurled in his general direction. Keanu takes all such things in his stride, however and breezed across the carpet like a superhuman amid mere computer programs. "It's a bit surreal" was as much of a comment as the supercool star of the upcoming Constantine was prepared to make.

After signing more than his fair share of autographs, kissing fans and probably curing the lame, Saint Keanu waved to the crowd and entered the Odeon Leicester Square, allowing proceedings to get underway."

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:26 PM | comments (19)
creezy sees ke in Berlin

...and sent us a great report and pictures!


"My little report about Keanus short visit here in Berlin, Germany:

Keanu was late. The earlier festival-schedule said press conference for 'Thumbsucker' should've been today at 10:00 o'clock and the movie during the contest should've be shown at 16:00, but they changed it into 'Thumbsucker' on screen at 16:00 and press conference later this evening at 20:00 o'clock. As I mentioned in Netties forum yesterday morning, you can view the stream of the press conference on www.berlinale.de . You can toggle there into the english version of the homepage, look out for 'video stream'. They said, they will keep it online for some days. Hopefully there is no translation version on the english part of the side. The translation makes it so difficult listening to the questions and answers, while the stream is buffering!


Okay, it was my very first time I saw Keanu in real life. It was my very first time right there beside the red carpet and so my first time with my new DSLR-Camera, and the very first time I took some paparazzi-shots. And so they look like! Pardon me, Keanu!

Nevertheless, I had a fine place. Right in front of the theatre (okay we all know about those huge distances), second row. But it wasn't so overcrowed as I thought it would be maybe. Most Fans were pretty young. Some fans had cute and creative banners with them, some fans were unbelievable loud. I never ever will get the screaming thing!


Keanu went out the car that drove in front of the cinema's entry of course. Before he showed up, all the other actors, producers and the director of course moved into the scenery. And after Keanu all the jury members showed up, f.e. Roland Emmerich, Franka Potente (Lola's Running, The Bourne Idendity) and the beautiful, funny and funky Bai Ling. Keanu said 'Guten Tag' to the festivals leader Dieter Kosslik – who ist one of the nicest persons in the world's film business ever, I am so sure of! Love this man! So they talked a while on the carpet.

After this Keanu spoke with all those TV-Teams and was shown meanwhile on the screen. Pictures of the whole film team from the professionals where taken. So business as usual. And while Keanu gave handsigns to all those screaming fans, like 'relax, I hear you, I will come to you later' it looked it bit like the organisators wanted to push him into the cinema. But Keanu came back (good boy) and was jumping, moving, running (how can I describe his moves?) all over the place and gave autographs and made his fans happy. He was a bit like someone who spent to much time in airplanes the last time and don't wanted to be seated again for the next two hours! *lol* Poor Keanu! Those
premiers-plus-festival-trips must be pure horror! Sh.. I am so sorry, I can't digitalize all the tv-stuff they showed while he was cruising around (I don't think his matrix moves were done by CGI, no way!)!


Okay, he didn't made it to my spot, but I had a good position because his car stood pretty close in front of me when he moved out on the left side of the car! I was honoured.

I took a lot of pictures. But unfortunately the 80 - 200 zoom-objective I bit on ebay in the beginning of this week didn't made it to me in time. (I am sure, it will come tomorrow so that I can cough loud and clearly because of the pix that I've had missed today! ;-) ) - so only my 18-55 zoom could (or could not ;-) ) made it over the distance. Hm, and I guess after all, yes I should have taken the flash sometimes. As I said before, the cam is new and I am new in the SLR-buiz! ;-)


I've choosen those pix where he was sprinting around, so they're not the sharpest ones – but they'll give you all a good impression of how alive he was there!

They went into the cinema, the last picture was taken on the screen while he spoke to someone in there. Then I left the scenery. I had no tickets for the movie and didn't wanted to wait outside until it's finished and the press conference...

...oh, and sorry girls: but no! I don't think he is sooooo tall as you all mentioned before. I'm 1,80 m on my own – so of course he's almost taller than every other little actor but he is normal! That's by the way how I would describe him: normal. A nice guy.

At home I spoted the news on TV. Good news: Keanu never was a thumbsucker (that's what he said, his mother may have just an another opinion about this point ;-) ). Talking about the movie: the editorial stuff plus some viewers they interviewed after the movie, didn't liked 'Thumbsucker' too much. One viewer said, 'Keanu Reeves played in this movie - and that's it!' Another TV-channel noticed the applause was fair but not ethusiastic. Sorry, but it's an old traditional film festival. I didn't hear any statements from one person from the jury so
far. Although I am not sure they're not allowed to say anything.


The press conference (remember usually it is before the film preview and not after, because of Keanu's delay.) So this was special. And the reporters (very international, germany, greece, france, kanada, usa, uk etc.) asked several questions – but not only to Keanu as usual. It was really well done. The young actor who plays the 'Thumbsucker' is a cute one. He really got my heart after his presence there! Keanu told us that his nickname as a child was 'Kiki' and answered to the question 'If he likes to go to the dentist?' a little bit sarcastically: 'Yes, I like it very much. It's awesome, especially the feeling while they're doing the injection. They're doing all a great job.'
Yeah, Keanu, we feel all the same way, too. (That reminds me of the fact, that my next visit should be in next future again...)

Oh, and they asked him, if he speaks german (cough, it's the same stupid thing like this 'have you ever been in germany before? do you like it? can you imagine doing a movie here?' blabla, questions no one really need) and if yes, how good?

Mr. Reeves recited:
'Morgen, morgen, nur nicht heute, sagen alle faulen Leute!'

(Quotation from Christian Felix Weisse)

Ähem, he did it really good. Nearly accent free! The crowd went amused wild! He wasn't bad, holy fruit salad. Okay, two lines and nine words... but I owe him a beer or whatever! ;-)

They asked a lot questions more, I wrote them down but I hope I will catch tomorrow morning a higher quality version of the press conference on my tv screen and will post it if so.


What I noticed from short scenes after the movie preview on stage and even while the press conference – it seems like it's a team there who likes each other and who seems not to seperated after the was movie was finshed. It's not like you have the feeling they're so close that they will have tea together every sunday evening, but it was something special. It seems like this movie gave everyone something, the younger actor while growing up and the older actors while growing up, too.
Just my two pence.

Okay, Keanu it was nice to have/had you hear. A bit too short from my little point of view. I don't understand how someone can stay less than 24 hours here, but maybe we will have you back next year as a talented jury member – you're old enough for this meanwhile! ;-)

And ladies, please excuse my english -

Plus she sends these links as well:

-Video from the red carpet
-Another clip - "Go to ZDFmediathek (navigation on the left side) - there are two clip
from him, the first one's shows him at the beginning and the rest is
about the festival. But scroll down to the second clip, this one is

Thanks so much to Creezy!

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:09 AM | comments (14)
February 10, 2005
be my virgotine


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Happy Valentine Daze, Virgo! If you're like me, many of the most accomplished people you've known have the same blind spot: their intimate relationships. As brilliant as they may be as artists, scientists, fund-raisers, or humanitarians, they're dumb about how to carry on a thriving marriage or loving partnership. Their plight is typical of the rest of us as well. Though we may have mastered countless skills, we're likely to be relatively unripe in our ability to achieve closeness with another human being. That's the bad news, Virgo. The good news is that this Valentine season and the ensuing six weeks will be an excellent time for you to take dramatic steps to cure your own version of this ignorance.


| from inside the mind of krix at 04:00 PM | comments (9)
such a super star


I found this yummy bit of congratulatory gorgeousness over at Nudel's.


Also, she has an adorable ad taken out by Sandy Bullock as well.

Also, if you haven't already seen it, Keanuette has a transcript of Keanu's Walk-of-Fame speech (and a clip to come). Quite charming and moving as well.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:22 PM | comments (10)
January 31, 2005
the offer to sit in with The Vibemerchants always stands, Reeves
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) -- Actor Keanu Reeves fans know that he has often moonlighted as a rock star with bands like Dogstar and Becky.

But, at a press conference for "Constantine," the actor says his band days are pretty much over.

"I played with them for about a year," Reeves says about the band called Becky. "But they wanted to get some record deals and go on tour and I can't do that, so I bowed out."

Reeves, who used to sing and play bass guitar for the much-maligned Dogstar, says that band isn't touring anymore. When the press corps said, "ahh" in response, he sarcastically said, "Right, thanks."

Reeves says he didn't get to play on the set of "Constantine" with singer and Bush guitarist Gavin Rossdale (who plays his nemesis in the film noir supernatural thriller). "He was working on his album then that I believe that he's almost finished," Reeves says. "We spoke a little bit about that."

"Constantine" opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, Feb. 18.

This depresses me a little bit. I just can't imagine never having the chance again to watch him rock that bass.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:19 PM | comments (9)
January 28, 2005
at last, a place for keanu pilgrims to leave their panties


According to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce website, Keanu is scheduled to get a star on the famous Walk-of-Fame this Monday, January 31st at 11:30 am.

The location of the star will be at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, in front of the Kodak Theater.

I so wish I could take Monday off!

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:46 PM | comments (45)
January 27, 2005


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Michigan is a major importer of trash, accepting more than five million tons per year in return for big payments. A landfill in the small town of Rockwood alone takes in a thousand tons of New Jersey's demolition debris every day. I know it might be tempting for you to get all Rockwood-like in the coming days, Virgo; you may imagine you can reap some long-lasting benefits from getting dumped on. But I say unto you: It ain't worth it. Whatever you think you can gain is meager compared to what you could lose.

-from freewillastrology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:03 AM | comments (14)
January 19, 2005
I'm guess I'm out 6 bucks for the "world's swooniest dude" plastic statuette then


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Eminem recently received a tribute from the Raelians, a UFO cult that preaches nonviolence. They bestowed the title of "honorary priest" on the hip-hop star for his anti-war video, "Mosh." Was he proud and pleased? I doubt it, though he and his camp had no comment. I imagine you'll soon be getting a similarly meaningless "reward" or unwanted recognition for your good work, Virgo. Don't get mad about it. Don't let it stir up your old fear that you will never get the understanding and appreciation you deserve. Instead, have faith that what I'm about to predict will come to pass: It may take a while, but you will eventually receive a truly gratifying payoff for your recent breakthrough.


| from inside the mind of krix at 01:56 PM | comments (7)
January 13, 2005
is there a lottery for hottness? 'cause he hit it for sure


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The wife of lottery winner Jack Whittaker bemoans the day he struck it rich. Since collecting $113 million in 2002, he has been in trouble with the law constantly, and has wasted a lot of time gambling and hanging out at strip clubs. "I wish I would have torn the lottery ticket up," says Jewel Whittaker. Let's hope you handle your growing solvency with more aplomb, Virgo. My guess is that although you're not going to win the lottery this year, your luck and hard work will conspire to raise your disposable income. Don't let it make you too crazy.


| from inside the mind of krix at 04:19 PM | comments (9)
January 06, 2005
the choice is obvious. signature ping-pong balls....


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The Nike swoosh is a trademark symbol that has been imprinted on the subconscious minds of hordes of consumers, helping the company suck hundreds of millions of dollars into its coffers. A college student created it in 1971, charging Nike a mere $35. I think you may be in a somewhat comparable position, Virgo: on the verge of generating an idea or service or product that will ultimately yield bigger results and have greater value than you can imagine right now. Don't underestimate it; refuse to sell yourself short.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:54 AM | comments (9)
December 31, 2004
too whoa whoa for


I don't even know where to begin looking back on 2004. It's all some sort of bass-playing, red-bull-guzzling, road-tripping, comic-boy-arguing, smooches-for-everyone haze.

I love you all.

See you next year.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:40 AM | comments (27)
December 28, 2004
Now you know what to paint your bedroom walls this spring.


With only your day of birth, colorstrology.com gives you the perfect Pantone™ color to match. Keanu's is 17-3817, more beautifully named "Daybreak" and means he's supportive, inspired and generous. Which actually sounds about right.

Frankly, it's a damn clever way to sell paint.

Me? I'm "Hibiscus". And sparkly.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:15 AM | comments (29)
December 24, 2004
merry krixmas!

Have a RAWKIN holiday

Here's hoping everyone has a lovely holiday.


| from inside the mind of krix at 07:30 AM | comments (28)
December 23, 2004
remain impeccable


Found via Catz, this gorgeous portrait of Keanu is by Pat McMichael and can been seen in its full glory at deviantart.com.

And now, here's Brezsny with a little literature with your fine art...

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Marilynne Robinson published her first novel, Housekeeping, in 1982. It was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and an influential critic called it one of the ten best novels of the twentieth century. This November, 22 years later, Robinson came out with her second work of fiction, Gilead. "Writing is like praying," she told Carin Besser in The New Yorker Online. "In both, if they are to be authentic, grace and truth must discipline thought." I nominate Robinson to be your patron saint in 2005, Virgo. May she inspire you to produce another gem like the one you did some years ago. May her example give you the faith to work as slowly as you need to in order to remain impeccable, allowing grace and truth to discipline your thought.


| from inside the mind of krix at 10:38 AM | comments (5)
December 21, 2004
As per your request...The Keanu Days of Christmas

Ahhhh, Tradition.

~On the first day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

A Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the second day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the third day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the fourth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the fifth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the sixth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the seventh day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the eighth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the ninth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the tenth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the eleventh day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

11 Johnnys Surfing
10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the twelfth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

12 Nelsons Singing
11 Johnnys Surfing
10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeeeeeeves!!

Remember, you can sing along if you'd like...

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:01 AM | comments (40)
December 09, 2004


We Keanuphiles already have embraced the "dude" in more ways than one. The word is such a part of our lexicon, I never give it a second thought when I use it. Of course, I also use the term "rad" in a non-ironic way sometimes, too.

Much to Roi's dismay.

Anyway, "dude" is more than just slang, more than a referential, more than a term of endearment (or lack thereof).

Dude is an attitude.

Dude is a way of life

JSONLINE/ (AP) -- Dude, you've got to read this. A linguist from the University of Pittsburgh has published a scholarly paper deconstructing and deciphering the word "dude," contending it is much more than a catchall for lazy, inarticulate surfers, skaters, slackers and teenagers.

An admitted dude-user during his college years, Scott Kiesling said the four-letter word has many uses: in greetings ("What's up, dude?"); as an exclamation ("Whoa, Dude!"); commiseration ("Dude, I'm so sorry."); to one-up someone ("That's so lame, dude."); as well as agreement, surprise and disgust ("Dude.").

The link to the paper (which cites the most excellent billandted.org as a reference)is really interesting and includes all kinds of interesting "dude" data, including a huge spreadsheet listing the sujects, the addressees and the actual "utterances. I think my favorite is:

Dude, that is a lot of pie

And delving further into the subject, here's a NY Observer story that rightfully includes Bill and Ted as "Demigods of Dude".

-via Metafilter

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:55 PM | comments (9)
December 06, 2004
quite the package...


Not only is Keanu hot, but he's also cool, beloved and apparently fecking loaded.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:39 AM | comments (23)
December 01, 2004
tease the inevitable


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don't fight the inevitable. Don't resist it and bitch about it and curse it. On the other hand, don't just lie down and let it roll on over you, relinquishing your will and losing your spunk. Instead, Virgo, have fun with the inevitable. Tease it and question it. Influence it through the ingenuity of your playfulness. Develop a relationship with it that allows you to be true to yourself even as you learn to love it.


Speaking of our spunky Virgo boy, Tabitha has the second part of Keanu's chart up.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:12 PM | comments (8)
November 27, 2004
you know....

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

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:38 AM | comments (23)
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.

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


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:08 AM | comments (6)
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.)

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:28 PM | comments (15)
October 29, 2004
when the sun goes down and the moon comes up...


Along with the usual playing dress-up [note to self: must shop. cat ears from Walgreens does not a costume make!] and general trick-or-treatery, I think I'm going to watch The Watcher sometime this weekend. Yeah, it's bad, but Keanu's performance is deliciously creepy. So menacing, yet sooooo sexy, eeeeee!

And thanks to the magic of The Wayback Machine at Archive.org, I was able to unearth the much-missed Keanuland.com's Watcher Drinking Game!

Take one drink:
  • You spot any geographical blooper.
  • You spot any blooper.
  • Whenever there is a murder.
  • During any shaky grainy footage.

Take two drinks:
  • You see Marissa Tomei.
  • Joel Campbell pops his pills.

Chug down your drink:
  • David Allen Griffin performs the devil bunny dance.

We love the devil bunny dance.


Happy Halloween and have a great weekend, everyone!

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:15 PM | comments (21)
October 27, 2004
I couldn't decide on a picture to go with this, so I went with SHIRTLESS


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Nothing could give you more power over your fears than a Halloween devoted to impersonating your fears. That's why I suggest you get yourself a costume that will let you pretend to be what you're most afraid of. If a nuclear explosion is your greatest bugaboo, dress up as a mushroom cloud. If your boss is the source of your most primal dread, become him or her for a couple of days. If you're terrified of being exposed as a fraud or descending into poverty or losing your good looks, dive into the heart of that scary experience.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:41 AM | comments (14)
October 25, 2004
grocery list: weenies, cauliflower, Keanu Reeves


Hee! You can get anything in a swedish Slovakian supermarket it seems. Thanks to Vika for sending in this advert.

That look? Melts me.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:43 PM | comments (11)
trusting his basser judgement

So, I think I've fried the nice Ampeg combo bass amp that Dave lets me use. It peaks out WAY too often and I'm certainly not that ferocious of a player. I don't know what the problem is, but I do know that it's a big source of stress for me to have my sound cut in and out in the middle of a song. Thankfully this hasn't happened live yet, but I fear it will as the problem gets worse with every practice.

It's about time I get my own rig anyway.

You know where this is going, right?

I want the Reeves package (shut up, I'm talking about his amp).

Musician's Friend just extended me enough credit to get a GK 800RB and a SWR Workingman 4x10T.

Should I do it? I know it's a little nutty, but I would be actually using it, not making it part of some weird Keanu-shrine in my basement or anything. And the bottom line is, I kind of trust his judgement on something like this. He could afford any setup he wanted and this is what he went with. I would choose a wine based on his expertise in a second, so why not defer to his many years experience as a bassist?

I'm definitely buying a new amp. We have a gig on the 5th. Tell me I'm not a kook for thinking about buying this one.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:33 AM | comments (26)
October 23, 2004
David Allen Griffin D.D.S.

SomethingAwful.com asks: "What happens when you strip away a movie's title and replace it with a literal description of what its movie poster looks like?"

The answers are found in their Photoshop Phriday results.

Part 1
Part 2

Some of these are hilarious. Many are...um, mature themed, so consider this a 'not safe for work' warning. There's some quality skill there as well, matching lettering and styles perfectly. After browsing through all of them, I realized there was no Keanu content so I did my own.



Have a great weekend, everyone.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:54 AM | comments (23)
October 22, 2004
for reasons unexplained she loved the monkeyman


A couple of things are getting annoying when it comes to the blogging.

One is that I'm coming up on nearly two-thousand freaking entries and frankly, the clever-title well runs a little dry some days. So rather than wrack my brain, you'll be getting random lyrics from time to time. I'll try and make them tangentially relevant somehow, but no promises. Especially before I've had my morning redbull. Of course, there's always bonus secret cool points for knowing the song.

The other thing, of course, is that it's such a slow time for news. Google and Yahoo alerts have so much noise to signal I can't stand it. The ferret thing was cute, but for the most part, it's a stretch. Every weekday, I faithfully check the script sales website to see if he's got a new project announced. Or maybe an update on an old one.

I think this feeling is what the word "bupkiss" was invented for.

There certainly are some interesting films being pitched out there, though.
I'm interested to hear about the Edie Sedgwick film (wasn't Molly Ringwald going to do her bio? did that ever happen?). The Untitled Miniature Golf flick? Not so much.

Good grief. "A-Team", "Dallas" AND "Miami Vice" movies. They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood.

There are a few ideas up there that I could certainly picture Keanu in, just for fun. I'd like to see him in another comedy, although "Hip Hop Nanny" is probably not a good match. I guess I'll keep holding out for "Bill and Ted III".

I hope Keanu is enjoying this break. He certainly deserves it after his non-stop schedule for the past several years.

So the thing to do is make the most of it, I guess. I've actually gotten a lot done in this free time. Bassplaying, shredding, laundry. The fun never ends.

Go me. I even managed to not only vote early this year, but I took some time on a couple afternoons to read up on the candidates and issues before I did it. The internets make it really easy to do that you know.*wink*

Anyway, I might be a little off-topic more often these days, but if you keep reading, I'll keep blogging.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:17 AM | comments (31)
October 13, 2004
so-called horoscope

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The astrological omens are pretty odd right now. They seem to be suggesting that your luck will be good and you'll be in maximum alignment with the cosmic rhythms if you watch a lot of daytime TV, eat heaps of junk food, get no more than four hours of sleep a night, and argue with yourself loudly in public. Just kidding, Virgo. I was merely testing to see whether you've become overly gullible towards so-called authorities like me. The truth is that you should free yourself from influences that presume to tell you what to do. Get their voices completely out of your head so you can clearly hear the still, small voice of your fiercely tender intuition.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:50 AM | comments (10)
October 07, 2004
there is no squeek!


News-Medical.net has an interesting article about a study that involves 12 ferrets watching The Matrix. Hee!

Weliky, in a bit of irony, set 12 ferrets watching the reality-stretching film The Matrix. He recorded how their brains responded to the film, as well as to a null pattern like enlarged television static, and a darkened room. Movies capture the visual elements that are present in the real world. For instance, as Keanu’s hand moves across the screen for a karate chop, the image of the hand and all the lines and color it represents moves across a viewer’s visual realm essentially the same way it would in real life. By contrast, the enlarged static—blocks of random black and white—has no such motion. Weliky was able to graph the movie-motion statistically, showing essentially how objects move in the visual field.

The article goes on to decribe two suprising discoveries made by the researchers about how young and adult brains process visual stimuli differently. It's very interesting.

Of course, there's no mention of the third and most important breakthrough...


Ferrets love Keanu!

I guess that explains some of the less coherent comments we get here from time to time.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:04 AM | comments (29)
October 06, 2004


The new humanity will be universal,
And it will have the artist's attitude, that of the musician;
That is, it will recognize that the immense
value and beauty of the human being
lies precisely in the fact that each individual belongs
To two realms, simultaneously,
that of nature and that of the spirit.

--Thomas Mann

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The British are not renowned for their fine cuisine. In any ranking of the world's culinary traditions, theirs would be near the bottom. And yet the Brits are responsible for having created and propagated the Western world's single most popular food, the sandwich. In a comparable way, Virgo, I predict that you will soon succeed in an area where you have little credibility or status. Either that, or you will produce some anomalously great thing that you supposedly have no talent for.

-thanks to freewillastrology.com.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:22 AM | comments (7)
October 05, 2004
digitus infamis


The finger, known variously as the one-finger salute, the highway salute, flipping (someone) off, flipping the bird or the Trudeau salute (in Canada). It is a hand gesture made by extending the middle finger of the hand while bending the other fingers at the second knuckle. It has an offensive meaning in some cultures, comparable to "fuck you".

The origins of this gesture is highly speculative. It is identified as the "impudent finger" in Ancient Roman writings. It was defined there as a gesture intended to insult another. It has been noted that the gesture resembles an erect penis. Ancient Romans considered an image of an erect phallus as a talisman against evil spells. As a consequence, displaying this gesture to another may not have been a pseudo-sexual insult but rather a insulting statement along the lines of – "I'm going to protect myself against your witchcraft, before you even start."

The "one-finger salute," or at any rate sexual gestures involving the middle finger, are thousands of years old. In Gestures: Their Origins and Distribution, Desmond Morris and colleagues note that the digitus infamis or digitus impudicus (infamous or indecent finger) is mentioned several times in the literature of ancient Rome. Turning to our vast classical library, we quickly turn up three references. Two are from the epigrammatist Martial: "Laugh loudly, Sextillus, when someone calls you a queen and put your middle finger out."

In the other reference Martial writes that a certain party "points a finger, an indecent one, at" some other people. The historian Suetonius, writing about Augustus Caesar, says the emperor "expelled [the entertainer] Pylades . . . because when a spectator started to hiss, he called the attention of the whole audience to him with an obscene movement of his middle finger." Morris also claims that the mad emperor Caligula, as an insult, would extend his middle finger for supplicants to kiss.


It's not known whether one displayed the digitus infamis in the same manner that we (well, you) flip the bird today. In another of his books Morris describes a variety of sexual insults involving the middle finger, such as the "middle-finger down prod," the "middle-finger erect," etc., all of which are different from the classic middle-finger jerk.

The widely held claim that the 'middle finger salute' is derived from the defiant gestures of English archers whose fingers had been severed by the French at the Battle of Agincourt is most likely a myth.

See also: The V-sign & The Shocker.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:05 AM | comments (25)
September 29, 2004
I question the credibility of philosophical studies made by banks but...whatever, Brezsny


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "In countries where large percentages of the population believe in hell, there seems to be less corruption and a higher standard of living," concluded a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. My translation: Many people are motivated to do the right thing out of primal dread. I bring this up, Virgo, because it is critical for you to wean yourself of any attraction you might have to letting fear serve as a central motivator. I'm happy to report that in the coming months, you will have an unprecedented opportunity to retrain yourself to do just that. By September 2005, your quest for success and goodness could very well be inspired primarily by your love of life.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:34 AM | comments (5)
September 24, 2004


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September 23, 2004
cut yourself some slack


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived," wrote author Anna Louise Strong. Right about now, Virgo, you could probably speak those same words with sincerity. For months you've felt as if an invisible force were shepherding you towards an unseen goal. You've trusted the process because it resonated with a gut feeling that kept telling you "YES!" And now, finally, you're about to come to the end of the quest and collect your reward. Keep in mind, though, that even after you have it, you may not fully understand it for months.


I watched Richard Linklater's Slacker last night. I was sure that I'd never seen it, but there was such a familiarity with it all that now I think maybe I have. Maybe I've just known too many slackers throughout my life (surely I was one for many years, maybe I still am) that it was all kind of deja vu. While watching some of the scenes play out there was a feeling like "I know this guy.........and he still owes me money..."

Linklater himself acts in the film and has a great monologue in the opening scene that talks about dreams and alternate realities and there's a lot Gen-X talky "philosophy" throughout the film. After seeing both Slacker and Waking Life and thinking about the certain parts of PKD's book - the various conversations of Arctor/Barris/Luckman: heavy, absurd, endless ones, sometimes about nothing - it really seems like Linklater was the perfect choice to make A Scanner Darkly. It's like the obvious future of the slackers and the dreamers.


One of many different realities depending on the direction of their journey and whether they stayed on the bus or not.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:16 AM | comments (7)
September 21, 2004
circle of fifths


One day I'd really like to thank Keanu for being the inspiration for me to take up the bass, ideally as we pass each other backstage.

Last night's Vibemerchants show was great fun. Thanks to Wanda for coming out.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:05 PM | comments (14)
September 17, 2004
I think about him while I Rasterbate

Here's what happens when I'm bored and done huffing permanent markers left to make my own fun on a Friday afternoon.

Behold, The Rasterbator.

The Rasterbator allows you to upload and enlarge an image and then spits out a spiffy printable PDF file that you can piece together for a wall-sized, ceiling-sized or even larger final image.

You can only guess where this is going, right?

First I figured out what would make a good rasterbatory material.

Why, my Fierce leatherboy sidebar mascot of course!


I decided to size the image to fill 3 pages across by 7 pages high (US letter size 8.5"x11"). I could have sized it a bit smaller because the final result uses less than 50% of the third row but I kind of wanted it *cough* actual size. Looking at the detail of the page it's hard to tell how it will come out. Luckily, I have a serious B&W hardcore printer at the office so I decided go ahead and print this baby out (click to see the result and my ugly office carpet).

A quick trip to my brother's art studio to use the nice straight-edge cutter and some careful tape work and *whee*...lifesize Keanu. Now I just have to decide where to put him.

Of course just like they warned you in Sunday School, once you start rasterbating, you can't stop.

Here's a screenshot of my second project. The highlighted lippy part is shown in the detail below.


I wanted to be sure to get some good details so I made this one 8 pages high by 8 wide. It was only after I downloaded it that I realized that this is going to produce a rasterbation over 7 feet high. Pretty much floor to ceiling. Zoiks.

I haven't actually printed this one out yet.

So if you're not doing anything this weekend and have plenty of ink (or you can burn the files to a disc and take it to Kinko's, black and white shouldn't cost too much) why not indulge in a little toner abuse?

Clicking on the detail pics above will download the PDF's I made or you can make your own.

Check out the gallery for ideas and a look at how different page counts will turn out and if you go here, there are some good tips as well.

Happy Rasterbating! I promise you won't go blind!

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:13 PM | comments (19)
September 15, 2004
and I'll be free for a few months in 2006 for some wild oat action, Reeves...


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It's sowing time, Virgo. Seeds you plant in the coming days will grow into the crop you will ultimately harvest in July, 2005. If you think big, those seeds will also figure prominently in blooms that won't fully ripen until the latter part of 2015 and the first nine months of 2016. I suppose it's possible you'll get freaked out by the pressure, and pretend you don't have the awesome power I'm telling you that you have. In that case, you'll distract yourself with a thousand and one trivial concerns and let blind fate do the seed-planting for you. But I don't recommend that approach. I'd love for you to get excited as you contemplate what you want to be doing 12 years from now.


| from inside the mind of krix at 08:59 AM | comments (9)
September 08, 2004


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): As the relentless nihilism of the mass media threatens to quash our ability to even perceive, let alone exult in life's glorious beauty, we need new words to remind us to see with our own eyes. I have one: mirabilia, which is actually an old term that hasn't been used much in the last 400 years. Its literal definition is "marvels that inspire wonder," but I'd like to add the following nuances: beguiling curiosities, enigmatic joys, changes that inspire amused awe, and sudden deliverance from boring evils. I'm happy to report that you Virgos, more than any other sign, are currently poised to see, create, and attract mirabilia.


| from inside the mind of krix at 12:53 PM | comments (6)
September 07, 2004
in which my broke ass is mocked by the eBay gods

scannerdarkcrewT.jpg Thanks to those of you who thought of me and my t-shirt collection that emailed and called (!) me to let me know about this totally fucking cool "A Scanner Darkly" t-shirt up on eBay. Along with that, there's also a Constantine camera crew shirt and a ballcap too. Unfortunately, I really can't afford to feed my Substance K addiction this month. I've no budget for frivolousness, I may even have to start buying cheaper vodka.

The horror.

Anyway, let's discuss how awesome the image is in that Scanner shirt, huh?
Keanu's going to make a great Bob Arctor. If the finished film has that kind of detail in the animation, like Nudel, I'm going to be very happy. I'm already thinking ahead to how cool the DVD grabs are going to look. I want to wallpaper my bathroom with them.

I'm still in the process of reading the book. I haven't done any reading at all in the past month or so but I made a big dent in it yesterday in between napping and eating leftover BBQ. I'm determined to finish it by the end of the week. I don't know if it's good or bad that I'm picturing the cast of the movie while I read, but I just can't help it. Especially the parts with Barris. Downey was such a perfect choice.

I can't believe we have to wait a whole year for this film's release...

Oh well, maybe some more crew t-shirts will need a good home by then.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:51 AM | comments (11)
September 01, 2004
I'll be your mirror


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In Greek mythology, Narcissus was the gorgeous demigod who had no desire for intimate relationships but fell desperately in love with his own reflection. From his name comes the word "narcissist," which refers to a person who is excessively self-involved, has an inflated sense of importance, and compulsively craves admiration. I've always suspected that Virgos are the least narcissistic sign in the zodiac. Many of you underestimate your self-worth and don't treat yourself with enough loving kindness. In fact, I sometimes get a mischievous urge to advise you to be *more* of a narcissist - like now, for instance. Here's an experiment I wish you would do: Spend 20 minutes in front of a mirror telling yourself how beautiful you are.


Somehow, I can't see him taking this advice.....

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:48 AM | comments (18)
August 25, 2004
what is kitestramurt?

I'm not sure, but it sounds interesting.....


This is not another cheerleader story.
This is not another prom queen story.
This is not a scary movie.
This is not a comedy.
This is a story about music.
This is a story about film.
This is a story about two girls and two icons.
This is a story about obsession - and how far it can take you.

-thanks to Renie

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:23 PM | comments (8)
sweet juicy imperfection


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your life will always be unfinished business, Virgo. From now until the day you die many years hence, you will be a work in progress. There will never come a time when you have everything figured out. I urge you, therefore, to find a way to feel at peace with this incompleteness--or better yet, to love and celebrate it. Luckily for you, the coming weeks will bring you some of the sweetest, juiciest imperfections ever.


| from inside the mind of krix at 10:37 AM | comments (12)
August 23, 2004
monday randomness


| from inside the mind of krix at 02:10 PM | comments (16)
August 20, 2004
Fender Friday


If you've seen "Larry", you might know why the sight of Keanu playing a red Fender bass just thrills me to no end.


This is just what I needed to jumpstart my busy bassplaying weekend. The Vibemerchants are getting together every day from now to Sunday, to learn some new songs, jam with some new friends and hopefully get some recording done.


Also, there are some Dogstar photos over at KeanuFan.com's gallery of him playing a nice white Fender as well.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:23 PM | comments (10)
August 18, 2004
live only miraculously


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Some astrologers say that Virgos tend to be so obsessed with small details that they neglect to focus on the big picture; that they get so bound up in seeking perfection that they miss out on life's messy beauty and slightly flawed glories. But even if there is a grain of truth in those ideas, they've temporarily become irrelevant. In the coming weeks, you'll be drawn to carry out the task Henry Miller described as follows: "to keep the miracle alive, to live always in the miracle, to make the miracle more and more miraculous, to swear allegiance to nothing, but live only miraculously, think only miraculously."


| from inside the mind of krix at 10:26 AM | comments (17)
August 16, 2004
silly tabloids, always getting it wrong


Hollywood hunk KEANU REEVES has finally accepted the power of the internet and bought an APPLE MACINTOSH, according to friends.

The MATRIX star - who logged on again after a brief fling with chess servers and dial-up in the early 90s - asked the salesman to explain how ethernet works in a Los Angeles Apple Store, adding that he is ready for instant access to porn in his life after the past 12 years of newstands and sticky floors, reports not a particularly credible source at all.

A close friend says, "Kenau [sic] and technology have known each other for years. In May (04) they got together again and over the past few months, Keanu started thinking about DSL vs. cable.

"He has spent weeks picking out an email address. Apple said 'Yes' when he asked if "TheOne@mac.com" was taken. It will just be a simple addy, Keanu hates fuss, attention and a string of numbers before the @." He's told pals to expect the lame joke forwards and funny pictures to start hitting their inboxes later this week.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:57 AM | comments (27)
August 14, 2004
here's to good friends


Have a bitchin' weekend everybody!

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:00 AM | comments (18)
August 11, 2004


Generous, selfless, sweet natured, attractive and a good friend is what you are. Though shy and quite an introvert in public, you are very sensual, passionate and an expert in love! You are adept at playing any role, at any time, in all circumstances!
K people do not normally fool around. They take their love life very seriously.

What does your first initial say about you?

-via this C person..*wink*

Also, here's Virgo's heavy horoscope this week from freewillastrology.com-

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In his book, Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood, Wayne Muller traces many of our psychological ills to the bad habit known as "repetition compulsion." After growing up, we unconsciously recreate the situations that damaged or addled us as children. In this way we hope to find the healing we couldn't find when we were young. We choose friends and lovers and employers who inadvertently play the roles of our original family members as we continually restage our old imprints in search of some feeling of resolution that will set us free. That's the bad news, Virgo. The good news is that the next six weeks will bring the best opportunity ever to escape from repetition compulsion.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:06 AM | comments (10)
August 10, 2004
in your dreams


I think it must be because I'm filled with anxiety about playing Oblivious live tomorrow night, but I had a crazy dream about opening for becky. Unfortunately, DreamKeanu didn't show up to give me tips on the solo.

Have I ever mentioned that this whole Keanu thing started with a dream? I mean, I've always enjoyed Keanu's work. If it was a choice between 3 or 4 movies that looked good on a Saturday night, I'd pick the one that had Keanu Reeves in it, but that was about it. The internet changes fandom just by the ease of information flow. I'd never heard of Dogstar before I started surfing Keanu websites, didn't know his birthday, etc. Eventually, the more I learned about him in my waking hours the more I realized that he was fascinating and someone I could both admire and respect.

Ah, but we're talking about dreams here.

Anyway, the very first night I did a search on Keanu, I was up very late browsing pictures and reading tidbits. When I finally fell asleep I had one of the most vivid dreams I'd ever had. I hadn't seen The Matrix yet, but he had on the long coat (which I'm sure was influenced by the pictures I'd saved onto my drive that night) and was leading me through a typical Tim Burton-esque dreamscape (lots of angular staircases, extreme proprtioned doorways, etc) and every once in a while he would have to fight something off while I crouched by his feet. I remember still that he would reach down and touch my head as he was fending off whatever it was that was menacing us, then he would grab my hand and pull me to run some more. I remember being able to smell him in the dream, and the only way to describe it is that he smelled like power. The dream stuck with me the whole next day. I would be driving and my thoughts would drift into replaying it, trying to figure it out.

Now, I don't really assign anything mystical to it. I don't think he came to me in my dreams or anything. I don't think I believe in that. I do think that something about him triggered something in my subconciousness, and just like a tiny chemical Joel Silver, the little producer in my greymatter saw potential and said "This. This man-symbol, this splendiferous icon has got IT. She'll pay attention to the message if I put it in this envelope."

And since then, I know that some of my dreams of him are my brain working out things that I really need to pay attention to. Of course, some of them are my subcon just giving me a little treat as well (frankly, it still owes me for a "Gene Wilder in a bathtub" thing that took a week to recover from).

The last Keanu dream I had was that I was his assistant, and he was really clingy. Like, I would get up and try and walk away and he would grab me by my shirt and pull me back down to sit next to him. Interpret that however you will. I took it as a sign that I should work through my latest bout of writer's block and continue with this website.

Anyway, today needs to be all about the practicing for me because I don't need to dream about being naked onstage with a bass made of ice again, so I'm inviting you to share your dreams. They don't even have to be Keanu ones.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:30 AM | comments (30)
August 09, 2004
clever title vs. spacefiller

As if we needed more proof that Hollywood is completely out of ideas, last night I saw an ad for Alien vs. Predator .

OK, I know a trend when I see it, and since Keanu doesn't seem to have too much lined up at the moment, I'm thinking maybe I could pitch a few ideas that might get him some work.


Neo vs. Siddhartha

Just coming up with a plotline for this is a bit of zen in itself. One thing for sure is that the final product will inevitably be called "too talky" by a bunch of idiot critics.

Conor O'Neill vs. Shane Falco

Conor makes a big bet against The Sentinels and calls in a favor to his ol' buddy Shane to, um.....drop the ball. Shane refuses and Conor decides to kidnap him and take his place at the 50-yard line. Hilarity ensues.

Donnie Barksdale vs. David Allen Griffin

Tagline: "Hey! Time to Pick on Someone Your Own Size!"

Excellent Adventure Ted vs. Bogus Journey Ted

In a climactic scene rivaling Zoolander's "Walk Off", the Teds have a "Battle of the Air Guitars". Fingers fly as the contest goes on much longer than you could possibly imagine, ending only when Tod accidentally runs them both over with his dragster.

Johnny Utah vs. Jack Traven

This one's still in the concept stage. I'm trying to figure out how to keep them both shirtless for the duration of the film.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:33 AM | comments (17)
August 04, 2004
fine art

Keanu has been immortalized as a work of art many different ways, and one of the entries in a recent Worth1000.com contest depicts him as the masterpiece he is.

There's always something interesting to look at over at Worth1000, and Keanu and his work are always a good source of inspiration. This contest is full of Matrix references.

This is sort of amusing, but this is just fucking wrong.



I don't even want to know....

Also, speaking of photoshoppery, there's another graphics challenge over at Desolate Souls this month and check out the results for July. Congrats to the winners.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:32 PM | comments (15)


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Before you can move on to your next exciting challenge, you'll have to answer a few hard questions about the life you've lived since your last birthday. The object of this test is not to make you feel guilty, but to help you take inventory of your gaffes and indiscretions so you can make atonement, thereby clearing a path to the future. Have you purposely caused anyone pain? Did you tell any big lies? Did you commit any unethical acts? Have you revealed information told to you in confidence? Do you owe money or energy to anyone you have no intention of paying back? Confess everything, Virgo--to the mirror. Then go set things right, or at least as right as possible.


| from inside the mind of krix at 10:19 AM | comments (7)
August 03, 2004
there's room in my closet, but not in my heart

Don't think I haven't entertained the thought of acquiring this Jack Traven t-shirt as a nice summer jammie since it's much too hot to wear eddieshirt this time of year.

But aside from being too spendy, I also really don't want to see this scene play out...

krix: eddieshirt! come meet your new hangermate, Jack-T.

eddieshirt: um....hi.

Jack-T:[spits gum] so hotshot, diffuse any champagne bottles lately?


| from inside the mind of krix at 05:07 PM | comments (13)
July 30, 2004
I'll have mine with a dollop of crema fresca


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I met a man who told he trademarked the term "couch potato" more than two decades ago. He said that in the early years, he made decent money from people who compensated him for the right to use his intellectual property. Eventually, though, he had to hire lawyers to take legal action against those who wanted to avoid payment. In time, his attorney fees outstripped the amount he was able to collect from violators of his trademark, and he gave up the effort. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you Virgos are facing or will soon face a comparable situation: A certain advantage you've had may no longer be an advantage; an asset or strength could begin to require so much upkeep that it may no longer be an asset or strength.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:16 AM | comments (8)
July 28, 2004
hockey tix - UPDATED - goalie nix

I finally heard back from FreezeTheDisease.org.

Tickets for the August 8 charity hockey game in Valencia are still available and they are $35.


You can call the CFF office at (310)694-5457 for direct ticket sales and for more info visit freezethedisease.org.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:16 AM | comments (7)
July 19, 2004
a little buddha'll do ya


Warm up the sake! I'll be meeting keanuvisionary LoveTheLefty tonight to have dinner The Little Buddha Cafe, no california roll is safe!

And speaking of which, KeanuA-Z.com has posted an article from 1994 that you might want to check out titled "The Buddha of California"(see how I did that?), it's worth it just for the great photographs by Michel Haddi.

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:33 PM | comments (10)
July 17, 2004
hotshot on goal


According to the team roster at the Freeze The Disease.org website, Keanu will be playing goal for the Home Team at the CFF charity game on August 8 in Valencia, Ca.

That looks like confirmation to me, however there is an alternate listed so I wouldn't book a pricey flight.

But if you're in the area I really urge you to take the opportunity to see Keanu on the ice. Paulie's playing too, and maybe Michael Vartan will show up this time.

There's no ticket details on the site beyond that there are only 400 seats available and they are nearly sold out, but I've sent an email for info which I'll post when I get it.

-thanks Joy!

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:55 AM | comments (13)
July 16, 2004
for all you with the cable tv

If your plan for today is to lay around in your jammies with the remote in one hand and a mouse in the other (and if I had the day off, that'd pretty much be my plan) then you can catch some Keanu content on VH1's "I Love the 90's" show...

1pm-2pm VH1 "I Love The 90s" 1991 will have Point Break coverage
4pm-5pm VH1 "I Love The 90s" 1994 will have Speed coverage
9pm-10pm VH1 "I Love The 90s" 1999 will have The Matrix coverage.

(times above are Central Time - check your listings)

Thanks Jena!

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:47 AM | comments (11)
July 15, 2004
it's what you do that's compelling me


As of the night before last, my Keanu bass dreams outnumber my Keanu sex dreams.

I haven't decided if I like this or not, I seem to wake up just as exhausted.

Roi has flat-out refused to sing about being anyone's "concubine" so covering Higher Ground is right out. The good news is: The Vibemerchants will be covering becky's Oblivious at an upcoming gig.

I just need Dream!Keanu to give me a few pointers on that solo of his....

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:25 PM | comments (16)
July 14, 2004
pigs in zen


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I think what you're about to experience is summed up well by the bumper sticker I saw today: *If a pig flies, don't criticize it for not staying up long.* In other words, Virgo, the most righteous response to the wonders you've been experiencing is delighted gratitude -- even if the wonders don't quite live up to their initial promise or your early expectations. Ironically, this approach is the only one that will make it possible for the pig to fly again in the future.


| from inside the mind of krix at 09:00 AM | comments (12)
July 13, 2004
caption this please


| from inside the mind of krix at 12:16 PM | comments (23)
July 09, 2004
syrup hangover


While there are only 5 results on Google for "bad food at Denny's" there are NONE for "good food at Denny's", which is why I should always consult the internet before making important decisions like where to have pancakes at 1AM. I swear, I thought IHoP was open 24 hours.

Thanks to everyone for all your good vibes for last night's gig. The crowd was small but seemed to like it and we had a great time. Thanks again to Wanda for coming out even though she was sick. \m/

By the way, as we were loading up last night, Dave mentioned he heard the Howard Stern thing (mentioned on KeanuWeb and it sounds like it was a repeat of the show featuring Dogstar. I can't believe that we wouldn't have heard from Paulie if becky was doing Howard's show.

Oh, and I'd like a nap now.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:25 AM | comments (14)
July 07, 2004
Lap it up


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Thirty-three-year-old pop star Jennifer Lopez earned $29 million in 2003. Presumably she shares some of her wealth with her mom, Guadalupe. Cynical observers might therefore regard it as a sign of divine favoritism that Guadalupe recently won a jackpot of $2.4 million while playing a slot machine at an Atlantic City casino. I suspect you may be less hasty to jump to that conclusion, though, since many of you Virgos are currently being visited (or soon will be) with an equally ridiculous amount of good luck. Don't feel guilty about your blessings in the least, please, even if they seem way beyond your fair share. Lap them up.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:53 AM | comments (9)
July 06, 2004
taking care of business


Oh, fax me.
I'm paying for taking yesterday off.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:35 AM | comments (14)
July 01, 2004
good day, eh?

Happy Canada Day!


| from inside the mind of krix at 12:01 AM | comments (15)
June 24, 2004
there is no jiggy


Will Smith, in this WIRED interview:

You turned down the part of Neo in The Matrix - any regrets?
You know, The Matrix is a difficult concept to pitch. In the pitch, I just didn't see it. I watched Keanu's performance - and very rarely do I say this - but I would have messed it up. I would have absolutely messed up The Matrix. At that point I wasn't smart enough as an actor to let the movie be. Whereas Keanu was smart enough to just let it be. Let the movie and the director tell the story, and don't try and perform every moment.

I like Will Smith, but he's no Neo.

Honestly, I liked him best as the Prince of Bel Air.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:33 AM | comments (15)
June 23, 2004
classy action


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Wal-Mart is famous for the stingy pay and benefits it offers its employees. But another giant chain store, Costco, is the opposite. It's so good to its workers that some business gurus disapprove. "From the perspective of investors, Costco's benefits are overly generous," says retail analyst Bill Dreher, quoted in the Wall Street Journal. He thinks the company's benevolence depresses its stock value because investors are afraid its profit margins aren't as high as they could be. But the fact is that Costco is very successful, and its five-year growth rate has been 10.1 percent annually, better than Wal-Mart's 9.8 percent. All this is preface, Virgo, for my warning that your gifts may also be criticized in the coming week. Be unfazed, please. Have faith that the best way to build your prosperity is to cultivate your generosity.


| from inside the mind of krix at 07:29 AM | comments (10)
June 22, 2004
impulse buh-buy

Poster by Scrojo for a 2003 becky show - click to buy

I couldn't help myself.

Spotted over at KeanuA-Z, I had to buy this print of a Scrojo poster for last September's becky show at the Belly Up Tavern. Especially since I was at that one.

Even though in principle, we hate the "featuring keanu reeves" part (what about promoting the whole band?), the image rawks. It looks like it was based on a DeChristo photo.

Looks like Scrojo is the official Belly Up flyer arteest, and I really like his work. I'm in love with the Elliott Smith and Frank Black prints, and the one for the Bacon Brothers is hilarious.

Damn, now I want The Vibemerchants to play there just so we can get a Scrojo poster.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:59 PM | comments (10)
June 17, 2004
burning ears by proxy

Thanks to Petra for this scan

In addition to the FARK discussion that Beeb pointed out, they're also picking apart A Scanner Darkly over at Slashdot*.

Gosh, can we get someone to post something at MetaFilter for a hat trick?

You know, I have no desire to delve into one of these discussions, I've beaten my head against that wall before. I pick my battles and stay tenacious on my own turf. Besides, he doesn't need me or anyone else to champion him to the masses. If Keanu Reeves cared what some people said, he'd have stopped rolling with the punches a long time ago.

It is interesting to read what people outside of the fandom circles are saying about him and his projects, though. Oh sure, there's the usual cheap-shotting haters, but it's not all bad. The Matrix earned him the props from most of the geek community, and he's still revered by many simply for Ted.

And I really think that his work in ASD is going to blow everyone, including us longtime fans, away.

*the key to reading /. is in the use of the threshold feature. The worthwhile discussion rises to the top at level 4 or 5.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:51 PM | comments (17)
I have the same style alarm clock

I think this is from CK's screen grabs

I'm having a stressful day. Tell me a joke or something.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:29 PM | comments (22)
June 16, 2004
poise and reflect

GQ magazine image from the daily thud

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your theme this week is careen-stable. Here's Rebecca Rusche to tell you of the term's origin and how to recognize when it shows up in your life. "In high school, my mom used to let me use her VW Beetle to go to basketball practice. One night after practice, a friend and I were chatting and drinking Coke when we decided to see how fast we could get the Beetle going down a nearby dirt road. Soon we were careening at 65 mph, shouting 'careen!' every time we hit a bump and went flying into the air. When we arrived back at the gym and got out of the car half an hour later, we saw my Coke can sitting on the front bumper next to the license plate. I nudged it softly to see if it was lodged in there somehow, but it fell right off -- wasn't stuck at all. I thought, 'There must be a word for this magic,' and thus 'careen-stable' was born. It came to mean anything that maintains its poise in the midst of wild, fast movement."


| from inside the mind of krix at 08:34 AM | comments (18)
June 15, 2004
I think this means that The Bar has been lowered

Keanu, raising the bar for all action star wannabes

Joel Silver, you sneaky bastard.

You knew that time has started to heal my heartbreak over you ignoring my pleas to attend the Reloaded/Revolutions premieres with you.

And you knew that now my beloved 24 is done for the season, my Tuesday nights would be free.

OH! And I know you KNEW that if you put a psuedo-Keanu doing a little Neoish jump-kick in the promo of your new show Next Action Star, that I would probably tune in.

Damn you to hell. And take Mark Burnett with you.

I've been trying to limit my reality TV intake. Oh sure, I'll watch Survivor (though not another "All-Star" season, fuck those crybabies) and it's a little known fact that my twisted love for the evil Dr. Will of BB2 is what indirectly introduced me to blogging, but I have my limits. I don't watch Idol Search or Average Bachelor. I avoid anything that insults my intelligence by trying to convince me that a bunch of famewhores are on national TV looking for L-O-V-E (OK, I watched The Littlest Groom, but OMG how could I not?). I used to watch Fear Factor just because Roi and I would call each other on commercial breaks to go "eewwwwwwwww!!!", but really, you can only watch a playmate eat a horse testicle so many times.

I blame that I was already in reality mode due to tuning into The Casino (which as a Las Vegan, I HAVE to watch. Otherwise they will send someone over to break my knees) and last night I found myself watching the special audition episode of Next Action Star. I'm not sure what hooked me, maybe the fact that they invoked Keanu's name more than once. Maybe it was Joel's sweet baritone stroking my psyche, reminding me over and over that one man AND one woman will win this show and go on to STAR in a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. It's a dream come true, working with Joel. He told me himself.

Anyway, they held auditions all over the country and there were your usual looks into the wannabes hopes and dreams. Apparently all you needed was the ability to kick down a door and do a summersault and you got to be seen. Oh, and the pretend gun gesture (hands together, index fingers pointing at your imaginary foe), you had to know that. There were good tryouts, there were great tryouts, there were laughable tryouts. I'm not invested enough to have caught the names of the judges, but that blonde woman?(and I bet Keanu knows her) Wow, what a bitch. The one that called everyone (starting with the nelly muscle boy) "Sugar" wasn't as bad, but still pretty catty. I hope we're done with them. Tonight they move the wannabes into a big house in Hollywood and start dropping them off rooftops into pools of fire or something. I can't wait.

As far as the contenders go, at this point I'm rooting for that really intense Brando-esque guy from NY, Yale drama grad Reggie ("fan man") and the girl who one of the judges said had a "black widow" quality. I wish I could root for Viviane in her Matrix coat, but I know I'll end up hating her. And her boobs. Also, special mention should go to Matt T. (You know which one I'm talking about) because you KNOW the unenlightened are going to compare him to Keanu.

As if.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:20 PM | comments (10)
June 11, 2004
and I'm a Keen, Responsible, Irresistible Xenophobe


Name / Username:

Name Acronym Generator
From Go-Quiz.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:01 PM | comments (28)
Hoping for Hockey

On Sunday, August 8, 2004 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation present the First Annual Freeze the Disease Celebrity Hockey Game in Valencia, California.

Becky's own Paulie is listed as "confirmed" as a goaltender for the event and our favorite goalie, Keanu is listed as "hopeful". Also in the "hopefuls" is becky's Rebecca, in line to play that all-important power position of Recording Artist. Actually, maybe they'll take my suggestion from last year and let her sing the National Anthem?

Location and ticket info can be found on the Freeze the Disease website.

-via Club-Keanu

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:37 PM | comments (6)
June 10, 2004
That's not a pimple on my chin, that's excitement trying to get out.

at The Whiskey - '94

I'm not sure when and where Keanu first played bass for an audience, it may have been in '92 at a club called Raji's in Hollywood. A Dogstar gig that went down in history as where Weezer got it's name. (There's a little geek trivia for you.)

Anyway, I'm sure Keanu wasn't as nervous as I am today. I'm sure he didn't have a home eyebrow plucking incident the night before, giving him a perpetual quizzical look. I'm sure that he didn't lie awake until 1:30, wake up at 5am, and then couldn't go back to sleep until 6:30 and ended up DREAMING ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO SLEEP. Gah.

But I'm also sure that once he started playing he went with the moment. He probably put his head down, stood close to his amp and just let the music happen. And that's what I'm going to do tonight. I'm just going to focus on the music and get my bass on.

And hope that no one else fucks up.

I wish you could all be there.

For those that will be: don't bother screaming at me to take off my shirt, either.

Rock on.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:53 PM | comments (20)
June 07, 2004
fill in the blank

Wow, the only news about Keanu over the weekend seems to be where he wasn't. No charity gala, no MTV awards, no krix's bed....it's a swindle, I tell you.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:51 PM | comments (17)
June 03, 2004
back to bassics

original photo by LOMARA - I de-blued it

I fully intend to get my Reeves on tonight at practice.

I won't be wearing the hat, though.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:49 PM | comments (15)
June 02, 2004

image from KeanuA-Z.com

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): [Note: In the spirit of the epic yet mysterious turning point you're at, Virgo, I'm providing you with an extravagant yet cryptic oracle. Read it with the nonlinear side of your brain.] Your escape from the false "home" is imminent. Are you ready to change about 10 percent of your mind about who you really are and 20 percent of your mind about where you truly belong? Regard it as a lucky sign if the prospect of fresh freedom rouses an ancient fear. It means you're close to finding the lost key to the kingdom of childhood, which is also the key to the secret garden of adulthood.

freewillastrology from Rob Brezsny

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:08 PM | comments (21)
June 01, 2004
what angels wear

angelwear t-shirts

There's a contest over at TeenHollywood.com to win a T-shirt designed by Keanu.

Of course, you can go to the TH page just to see that great smile of his and then go directly to AngelWear.com and order your own. That way you're a guarenteed winner!

Keanu created two designs "Zen" and "Peace" for AngelWear to benefit the City of Hope charity. I have the light colored "Zen" one in a regular t-shirt (thanks to ~L), but I think I may have to pick up one of the new fitted "soft-tees" in black with the "Peace" design.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:00 PM | comments (20)
May 27, 2004
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...

| 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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:16 PM | comments (14)
May 24, 2004
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

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:29 PM | comments (23)
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.


| from inside the mind of krix at 05:43 PM | comments (19)
May 18, 2004
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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:13 AM | comments (17)
May 12, 2004
a spectacular exhibition

Gorman photo from The Daily Thud

This week's horoscope from freewillastrology.com:

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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:58 PM | 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!

| 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 bandnamemaker.com 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 course...in 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
| from inside the mind of krix at 11:44 AM | comments (30)
May 05, 2004
of course, if anyone could find the hidden meaning of a giant dandelion...


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): According to Wordspy.com, 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.


| from inside the mind of krix at 07:31 AM | comments (9)
April 30, 2004
but I look at your pants and I need a kiss

Thanks to Nudel for this scan of a little blurb from InStyle magazine...

It's nice to know if I ever take a cross-country roadtrip with Reeves, we won't fight over music.

"Pull over. Let's dance."

I'm liking Joy Division more these days (thanks to Rhonda and Tharize for some great mix CDs) and I've always been a fan of The Ramones, The Clash and the Violent Femmes.

I've actually been listening to a lot of Femmes recently because Vibemerchants want to cover Please Do Not Go. I had to tell Roi and Dave if they thought I was in any way going to be able to play any of Brian Ritchie's bass parts that they were freaking high.

One day, maybe. Just not anytime soon.

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:07 PM | comments (8)
April 29, 2004

I love this picture - from keanuweb.com

  • KeanuWeb reports that Lou Taylor Pucci's site reports that:
    Lou [..] was reshooting scenes For "Thumbsucker" with Director Mike Mills, Keanu Reeves, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Tilda Swinton, in fact he said he felt like he was in "The Matrix" as he was shooting scenes in the daytime with Keanu and at night with Carrie-Anne Moss [who just joined the cast of Lou's newest project, titled "The Chumscrubber"]...
  • USA Today (and a bunch of other sources) reports that Keanu will be honored for his work in action movies at the upcoming Taurus World Stunt Awards, which are scheduled to air on May 26 on SpikeTV.
    The awards, which recognize the men and women who put their lives at risk to make fights, explosions and tall-building falls on TV shows and movies look more realistic, will be presented May 16.

    The 39-year-old Reeves will receive an honorary trophy for best action movie star. His films include The Matrix trilogy, Speed and Chain Reaction.

    "Keanu's work with The Matrix trilogy was some of the best from an actor of his generation," said Gernot Friedhuber, executive producer of the show. "He has consistently shown an ability to learn from the stunt teams on his many films and has expressed a genuine interest in the field of stunt work."

  • becky's Paulie will be tending goal at two charity hockey games this weekend in Calgary and Vancouver. See HollywoodCelebrityHockey.com for details.
  • Keanu co-star Diane Keaton makes People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful list. The man himself is overlooked once again, which is fine as it allows me to keep up the tradition of NEVER, EVER buying People Magazine.
  • Vibemerchants officially have a new drummer, and she has a rad haircut (which allows me to usurp her old one, glee!) and completely rocks. Expect gigs as soon as July.
  • Red Bull comes in handy to carry 4-packs now. Be still my heart......no, really.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:09 AM | comments (14)
April 28, 2004
dreamy truth

he IS poetry

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The influential New York Times Book Review may soon begin to emphasize nonfiction books and cut back on its coverage of literary fiction. "The most compelling ideas tend to be in the nonfiction world," Times executive editor Bill Keller said in an interview, launching the rumors. Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti decried such a move, telling the San Francisco Chronicle's Heidi Benson that "the national consciousness has [already] been taken over by the technological and pragmatic." He'd like to see more fiction and poetry. Regardless of where you might stand on this issue for the long haul, Virgo, it's important to side with Ferlinghetti for now. You need less knowledge and more imagination, fewer of the hard facts and more of the dreamy truths.


| from inside the mind of krix at 08:52 AM | comments (13)
April 26, 2004
caption this please

Keanu and Amy Pascal, chairman of Sony's Columbia Pictures at ShoWest 2004 - Photo by Ryan Miller

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:19 AM | comments (20)
April 21, 2004
both hands of virgo

photos by stephen hamel

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have two options to choose from, Virgo. The contrast between them reminds me of the difference between two singers, Norah Jones and Ani DiFranco. Jones's work is "tasteful and listenable," said the New York Times, though "Nothing much happens in her songs." ShakingThrough.net wrote that though Jones can be maudlin and subdued, she creates "a winning collection of polished (albeit innocuous) gems." About Ani DiFranco, the New York Times noted that "It's worth putting up with a few overbearing moments to hear someone so willing to take chances." Billboard said DiFranco's latest CD is "raw -- for better (the immediacy of the performance) and worse (traces of off-key harmonies)." So which way will you go, Virgo: bland and classy like Jones, or rough and stimulating like DiFranco?


| from inside the mind of krix at 07:46 AM | comments (8)
April 15, 2004
I'm still waiting for Ugg boots to go out of style so I can pick up a pair


I can't decide if I really want one of these or if I want to point and mock it.

I think I'll stick with my illegal "I [heart] Keanu" baseball jersey.

It's affectionate without being presumptuous.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:23 PM | comments (16)
checking in

picture from POTD

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It's time for a check-in, Virgo. What progress have you been making in your work on this year's big opportunities? As I suggested last December, you'll attract unexpected help in 2004 by growing the parts of your life that are small and timid and immature. Likewise, you'll generate good luck any time you enlarge your sphere of influence and energize your ambitions. Thirdly, you'll feel more and more at home in the world if you aggressively seek out interesting responsibilities that liberate you from your old images of yourself. My sense is that you've been doing OK in all these tasks, but there's room for improvement. The coming weeks are the perfect time to kick your efforts into high gear.


| from inside the mind of krix at 01:17 PM | comments (1)
Blown Away

Keanu at Jet Jam - pic from the Daily Thud


I miss the way you smell
I miss the time we had
I pushed it to the end
I threw myself down again

I miss the light I miss the day
I'm on the ground I'm blown away
In a world that's gone I need
Another day
Blown away

I miss the way you stayed
I will return there someday
I pushed it to the end
I threw myself down again

I miss the light I miss the day
I'm on the ground I'm blown away
In a world that's gone I need
Another day
Blown away


I'm still blown away by the birthday love. Rereading the comments and emails, stumbling into the kitchen and seeing the roses on the table....

Have I mentioned Wow...just wow.?

I'm going to hold it all in a very special place. I know I said I wasn't going to have a team of trainers in my 37th year, but I've got the best damn bunch of friends and support network a person could ask for. I pretty much feel like I can do anything.

So let's rock.

becky plays HOB on the Sunset Strip tonight. I hope everyone has a great time and I will see many of you tomorrow (eeeeee!)

Speaking of the Sunset Strip (see how I did that?), a film I think I've been waiting for since I came into online fandom: Mayor of the Sunset Strip- by and about Rodney Bingenheimer, is finally seeing a limited release. Keanu makes a 2 second appearence in the trailer, which you can see here (via keanuweb). It looks like a really interesting film if you love LA rock and roll. Keanuette saw it in London last fall, and has a good write up.
Check the official site and see if it's coming to a theater near you.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:21 AM | comments (8)
April 14, 2004

images from KeanuA-Z.com

Keanu spent his entire thirty-seventh year working on The Matrix Trilogy.

I won't have a team of trainers or a multi-million dollar check at the end of it, but I hope to make the most of mine as well.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:00 AM | comments (25)
April 12, 2004
something techy

Just like me and my caffeine addiction, my new phone is Java-enabled and I totally want this.

- via google news

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:32 PM | comments (8)
April 07, 2004
a force born of truth and love

Image from KeanuA-Z.com

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The Indian activist Gandhi lead many peaceful rebellions against oppressive governments, first in South Africa and later in British-controlled India. At first he called his strategy "passive resistance," but later disavowed that term because it had negative implications. He ultimately chose the Sanskrit word satyagraha, meaning "love force" or "truth force." "Truth ('satya') implies love," he said, "and firmness ('agraha') is a synonym for force. 'Satyagraha' is thus the force which is born of truth and love." According to my reading of the astrological omens, Virgo, satyagraha should be your word of power in the coming weeks. Your uprising against the forces of darkness has got to do more than say "no." A fierce, primal YES should be at the heart of your crusade.

--from freewillastrology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:38 PM | comments (12)
April 03, 2004
love and bass

True fact: The first boy I ever kissed grew up to be a bass player.

do I love him because he plays bass?

I've kissed a few others over the years...

I think I'd like the last boy I ever kiss to be a bass player as well.

or does he play bass because I love him?

Which means from now on, I'm only kissing bass players.

-phototographer Aaron Settipane has a review of becky's Feb. 18 Viper room gig at his website, myracleworks.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:11 AM | comments (36)
April 02, 2004

puzzlin' evidence

Eric sent me this picture of an electronic puzzle game in his bar. See if you can figure out why.

note: don't click the comments unless you want the answer

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:11 PM | comments (7)
March 25, 2004
kick out the jams

you know his shirt's all wet

Kick out the jams motherfuckers !
Yeah! I, I, I, I, I'm gonna
I'm gonna kick 'em out ! Yeah !
Well I feel pretty good
And I guess that I could get crazy now baby
Cause we all got in tune
And when the dressing room got hazy now baby

I know how you want it child
Hot, quick and tight
The girls can't stand it
When you're doin' it right
Let me up on the stand
And let me kick out the jam
Yes, kick out the jams
I want to kick'em out !

Yes I'm starting to sweat
You know my shirt's all wet
What a feeling
In the sound that abounds
And resounds and rebounds off the ceiling

You gotta have it baby
You can't do without
When you get that feeling
You gotta sock'em out
Put that mike in my hand
And let me kick out the jam
Yes ! Kick out the jams
I want to kick'em out

So you got to give it up
You know you can't get enough Miss Mackenzie
Cause it gets in your brain
It drives you insane
With the frenzy

The wigglin guitars, girl
The crash of the drums
Make you wanna keep-a-rockin'
Till the morning comes

Let me be who I am
And let me kick out the jam
Yes, kick out the jams
I done kicked em out !!!


| from inside the mind of krix at 08:51 AM | comments (18)
March 24, 2004
This just in: Panama hats flying off the shelves in Pugwash*


Canadian men have good taste (and I bet they taste good, too).

Thanks to Irene who sent me this article from today's Toronto Star that says Keanu is considered Most Fashionable Canadian by the men surveyed, stomping all over Celine Dion. Hee.

I suppose it's just a matter of time before taped-together shoes take the Great White North by storm.

*I looked for a Canadian town with a funny name to put in the title and found this page.
Who wants to move to Dildo, Newfoundland with me?

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:29 PM | comments (16)
penetrating gaze

photo by Amanda DeCadenet

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you're willing, life will soon offer you not just a fleeting glimpse but a penetrating gaze at what has been concealed beneath the surface. You'll be invited to shed your preconceptions and come face-to-face with hidden agendas, missing links, and fertile secrets. If you'd rather not accept life's overture to strip away pretenses, please forget you ever read this horoscope. To retain it in your memory would interfere with your enjoyment of the pretty packaging that veils the slightly disturbing, totally invigorating contents inside.


| from inside the mind of krix at 10:29 AM | comments (6)
March 16, 2004
Horo (pyrotechnic effervescent chi) Scope

image from the Daily Thud

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don't sit there passively, Virgo, hoping that fate will be nice to you. Be aggressive about cultivating good fortune. Drum up and track down the lucky breaks you need. To get you in the mood, I've infused the rest of this horoscope with subliminal suggestions that are scientifically formulated to make you a magnet for favors and synchronicities. (Combustion luster verve blaze.) They will set in motion shifts in your inner chemistry that will help other people see how beautiful you are. (Luminous flourish lucid mojo.) Soon you'll be tuning in to evidence that life is actually conspiring for you to succeed. (Lightning splendor wake-up fuel.)

(bonus for Taurus this week, Brezsny invokes The Matrix....

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:27 PM | comments (4)
March 13, 2004
The word of the day is....


image from kcrl.net

\juh-STIK-yuh-layt\, intransitive verb:
To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.

image from kcrl.net

Muscular imagery. We think with our bodies. We often represent things in a kind of muscular imagery created by actions or implicit (unexpressed ) actions.

image from kcrl.net

People who "talk" with their hands are using gestures to help themselves think as well as to communicate. A great deal of information is contained in kinesthetic sensations (feelings from the muscles and joints).

image from kcrl.net

As a person talks, these sensations help structure the flow of ideas (Horowitz, 1970). It is impossible not to demonstrate when attempting to describe some things.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:01 AM | comments (14)
March 12, 2004
survey says!

OK, I'm bored and cranky and there's no news so I figure I'll point out that Keanu is up against nine other actors (and in some cases I use the term loosly, I'm looking at you, The Rock) for Hollywood's sexiest studmuffin or something over at Hollywood.com...

And now I shall mock it.

Like Carol Alt, I find Colin amazingly skeevy.
Plus he looks like the lovechild of Ross and Joey in this pic. Ew.

Ok, I'll admit that Viggo looked yummy all bearded and kingly in middle earth, but cleaned up?
Ferret face.

Too. Much. Forehead. Also, kinda girly.
I once dumped a great guy just because his hands were more delicate than mine. Ick.

Johnny, you're the only one on this list that could even begin to make me consider letting the calls from Reeves go straight to my voicemail.
However, you charge too much for drinks at your club so I'm afraid you can never truly have my heart. Savvy?
(I still think deppravity.com would be a great name for a fan site.)

Another one who was tasty in the Hobbit movies but in general, meh. Plus, he looks like this stoner guy that used to hassle me in high school and I can't reconcile that grudge at all.
Bastard. You owe me for therapy.

Keanu's Constantine co-star so I shouldn't snark but.....
Like the bald, like the smile. Get that thing off your chin. Now.

The Rock
Call me when he starts going by a real name.
I HATE his eyebrow thing.
And ultimately, I don't care how many movies you make, you're a wrestler.

I'm pretty sure you could give a fuck about these polls, but you are winning baby.
And you'll always be my sexiest everything. Smoooch....

Oh, Ashton.
God bless you and your trucker hats for finally taking the mantle of "stupid pretty boy" off of Keanu's undeserving shoulders.
Your huge guppy lips creep me out.

Who is this guy?
He's kinda cute in a weird Taiwanese dog kind of way, but he's not pinging my radar.
Or anything else for that matter.

If you'd like to go vote in this silly poll, you can do so here.

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:34 PM | comments (23)
March 10, 2004
nappy time

image from keanu.de

All. Day.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:03 PM | comments (6)
March 08, 2004

no comment

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:14 AM | comments (11)
March 06, 2004
Easy Chair

that lap looks comfy

Clouds so swift
Rain won’t lift
Gate won’t close
Railings froze
Get your mind off wintertime
You ain’t
goin’ nowhere
Whoo-ee! ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day
My bride’s gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair

I don’t care
How many letters they sent
Morning came and morning went
Pick up your money
And pack up your tent
You ain’t goin’ nowhere
Whoo-ee! ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day
My bride’s gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair

Buy me a flute
And a gun that shoots
Tailgates and substitutes
Strap yourself
To the tree with roots
You ain’t goin’ nowhere
Whoo-ee! ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day
My bride’s gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair

Genghis Khan
He could not keep
All his kings
Supplied with sleep
We’ll climb that hill no matter how steep
When we get up to it
Whoo-ee! ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day
My bride’s gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair

-Bob Dylan, You Ain't Goin Nowhere

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:06 AM | comments (12)
March 04, 2004
scene from a car

After band practice.
Roi and I are driving home.
Oblivious is playing in the CD player

roi: becky's good
me: yeah they are
roi: it'd be cool to play the same venue
me: we could learn all their songs
roi: and go out and play them all before they go on
me: like in A Mighty Wind!
(the bass solo starts)
me: I like this. I thought it was really hard, but I think it's an effect.
me: I should learn this part
roi: we should do this song
me: ooooh yeah.......but you'd make me sing it.
roi: what's wrong with that?
me: I'm not ready to sing and play at the same time
roi: fine, I'll sing it.
me: you will?
roi: I ain't afraid of no becky song
me: I'm so blogging this.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:49 PM | comments (14)
March 03, 2004
demolition man

the smirk that devestates

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In order to live, you've got to be a demolisher. You take plants and animals that were once alive and rip them apart with your teeth, then disintegrate them in your digestive system. Your body is literally on fire inside, burning up oxygen you suck into your lungs. You didn't actually cut down the trees used to make your house and furniture, but you colluded with their demise. Then there's the psychological liquidation you've done: killing off old beliefs you've outgrown, for instance. I'm not trying to make you feel guilty, Virgo -- just pointing out that you have a lot of experience with positive expressions of destruction. Can you think of other forms this magic takes? It's your specialty these days.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:01 AM | comments (9)
March 01, 2004
the cruel fates mock the sick girl with the Canadian fetish

Evidently, Kiefer was at the Viper Room Friday night.

You know, the night that becky played.


| from inside the mind of krix at 05:04 PM | comments (12)

thanks to Petra for this pic

I'm still all snot and lung-oysters, so I'm laying low for the next day or so.

Thanks everyone for the get-well wishes.

Oh and Yay, Charlize.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:49 AM | comments (14)
February 28, 2004
I'm spending the weekend in bed

Unfortunately, this will not be with me - image from the Daily Thud

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:44 AM | comments (26)
February 19, 2004
brown-eyed Virgo boy

from a Japanese magazine - SCREEN 2002

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I'm grateful for my years of psychotherapy. They've been crucial in helping me shed bad mental habits and master the art of being happy. How about you, Virgo? Have you ever met regularly with an empath whose primary purpose is to listen to you and enhance your life? It's a perfect time to start giving yourself this necessary luxury. Or, if you're one of the lucky few who already has a skilled wise person working in service to them, it's a favorable time to dive deeper into the work. The astrological omens suggest that you now have the power to get more help than you've received before -- but you have to ask for it.


I know he enhances my life.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:20 AM | comments (8)
February 17, 2004
Who's your friend when things get rough?

Permanent Record on DVD is released today and you know what else comes out?

H.R. freaking PUFNSTUF!!, the whole series.

I had a HUGE crush on Jimmy

Dude! You know, if David would have had a magical talking flute, he might not have taken that swan dive.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:02 PM | comments (73)
February 15, 2004
enough of this lovey dovey bullshit. let's rock.

It's all about the bass, now.
I've got to get my Reeves on today. I've got the Australian wine and the coffee cup. I just need the groove.
Vibemechants are scheduled to record today and I still suck, in fact I seem to be getting WORSE if that's possible. It's because they took away my pick, I just know it. If you'll notice the new pics on the sidebar, you'll see Reeves playing with his fingers. They're there for a reason. Inspire me, thumper.

I think this spring is going to be all about the bass for Keanu as well. As far as I know, he's not due to start filming anything new for a bit so hopefully there will be some more becky dates in the next couple months, *cough*cometoVegas*cough*. And I plan on making a few of them, just to watch him play and check out his gear. I never bothered to really look closely before. In the past, I watched his hands move but I just followed their motion without really registering where they were landing. Of course, his face. It's really hard NOT to focus on the expressions he makes.

But next time, I'm not so much going to watch HIM play bass as I'm going to watch him PLAY BASS.

I've had this in my files since 2001, I'm unsure of the source

This picture is from one of Dogstar's summer shows in 2001, probably Summerfest. Below is a live track from that show.

I miss the way you smell
I miss the time we had
I pushed it to the end
I threw myself down again

I miss the light I miss the day
I'm on the ground I'm blown away
In a world that's gone I need another day
Blown away

I miss the way you stayed
I will return there someday
I pushed it to the end
I threw myself down again

I miss the light I miss the day
I'm on the ground I'm blown away
In a world that's gone I need another day
Blown away

Dogstar- Blown Away, live at Summerfest 2001

Now, I've got to get MY bass in gear and go rock out.

Have a great day!

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:58 AM | comments (38)
February 11, 2004
love thyself

image from Club Keanu - I retinted the background

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Happy Valentine Daze, Virgo! After careful meditation about what advice might purify and supercharge your love life, I'm making this suggestion: For one week, concentrate all your passion and ingenuity on learning to love yourself better. Write at least one love letter and one love poem to yourself. Treat yourself to pleasures that relax your intelligence and open your wild heart. Gaze in the mirror and whisper a flood of sweet nothings. Give yourself thoughtful, surprising gifts. And finally, propose marriage to yourself and perform a wedding ceremony in which you promise to cherish and honor yourself until the end of time.

from freewillastrology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:37 AM | comments (16)
February 10, 2004
bet six Barbary horses and drink for free!

If I had Keanu's email, this is the sort of thing that I would definitely forward to him.

In the duel with Laertes in the final scene of Hamlet, when Horatio says “You will lose, my lord”, Hamlet replies: “I shall win at the odds”.

But what are the odds?

The Odds Against Hamlet is an interesting article at the Times Literary Supplement where that complex question is asked and while it may not be conclusively answered, it sure explains why we don't have a Shakespearean-themed resort here in Vegas.....yet.

-via metafilter

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:23 PM | comments (4)
February 09, 2004
smells like kean spirit


The answer to the oft-asked question "what does Keanu smell like?" just might be Helmut Lang Cuiron Pour Homme, according to this article.

I think I may hit the sample counter on the way home tonight....

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:34 AM | comments (43)
February 08, 2004

there might be something clever here if someone would stop with the EXCRUCIATINGLY LOUD TYPING...oh wait, that's me

If Keanu Reeves were a shot I think he might be a "Chocolate Cake".

I'd like to think I'd feel a little bit better after doing him several times in one night, though.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:01 AM | comments (20)
February 06, 2004
And what sort of trouble are you getting into this weekend?

picture from Keanu.ru

Skits, Fran, Suzie and Tim, Chey, Joelle and Mikey are coming to Vegas this weekend.

I'm hoping that someone gets married...
(not me of course....)

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:35 PM | comments (29)
February 05, 2004
love and rockets

Thanks to Sweet Keanu website for this photo by ADC

Keanu's eyes shine. "I had this girlfriend," he begins. "This girl was just the most rockin' girl in the world you could have on the back of a bike because she was fuckin' fearless. One night, it was like 12:30, at the time I was practicing doing wheelies, and she said, 'let's go!' So we went on the freeway and it was just magic. She would grab me - she had these really great breasts and really long hair - and we had no helmets and no goggles and we were going like a hundred and thirty miles an hour on five lanes of freeway, with not a soul in sight. And this incredible cloudless moon just hangin' there." He sighs happily. "I've had some of the best times of my life on a motorcycle."

-Details Magazine, February 1989

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:59 PM | comments (16)
sushi, anyone?


Thanks to The Daily Thud for this fun picture from Premiere Magazine.

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:46 AM | comments (11)
February 04, 2004
bass wednesday

oh, and there's those arms of his again

Get used to things being slow here on Wednesdays since this is the night I have bass lessons and I inevitably need to cram a bunch of practice in after slacking off most off the week for one reason or another...

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:58 AM | comments (13)
if what Milne says is true, I should be hoarse from shouting "Eureka!"
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I rarely employ my mediumistic skills, but a host of spirits was just clamoring to address you this week. So I agreed to channel five of them, on the condition that they'd be brief and to the point. Here, then, are your advisors from the other side of the veil. First, Wernher von Braun: "Research is what you do when you don't know what you're doing." Second, A.A. Milne: "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." Next, Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Casey Stengel: "You're lost but you're making good time." Harry S. Truman: "If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em."

-from freewillastrology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:59 AM | comments (3)
February 02, 2004
Ten Questions

So, I'm sure most of you have heard that Keanu will be taping Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio" in New York on May 10.

In order to attend the taping you must subscribe to the whole series of seven, which I'm not sure you are still able to do because the series kicked off on January 26 with Kate Winslet. However, if you are in New York and have the means, you might check out the information found here, at the New School University's website.

From what I hear, taping can last for several hours which is then cut down to the hour long program. Host and dean of the Actors Studio Drama School, James Lipton "has sat down with some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors for penetrating, fascinating interviews. Lipton's studious research and enlightened curiosity has inspired his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about the art of acting."

A traditional part of the Actor's Studio interview involves a "personality profile" comprised of the famous ten questions by Bernard Pivot.

I've listed them below and given my own answers...I wonder what Keanu's will be?

  1. What is your favorite word?

  2. -mocha

  3. What is your least favorite word?

  4. -goodbye

  5. What turns you on?

  6. -laughter

  7. What turns you off?

  8. -dishonesty

  9. What sound or noise do you love?

  10. -a great bassline

  11. What sound or noise do you hate?

  12. -a creature in pain

  13. What is your favorite curse word?

  14. -fuuuuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkkkk

  15. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

  16. - rockstar

  17. What profession other than yours would absolutely not like to attempt?

  18. -anything that would necessitate carrying a firearm

  19. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say when you arrive at the gates?

  20. -"Hey, you did good. Would you like to go back and do it again?"

What are your answers?

--thanks to Wil Wheaton

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:22 PM | comments (25)
sadistic as it may be, there really is only one...


I don't see it.

(thanks kaz!)

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:27 AM | comments (15)
January 31, 2004
things that occupy my mind when I really should be practicing the bass

I don't know where it originated, but have you ever seen the shorthand where the names of a couple are combined to form a single name, i.e., "Spuffy" and (ugh!)"Bennifer"?

It's actually very handy, and sometimes it just works. "TriNeo" "Robecca", even?

I believe it was Joelle that dubbed Fran and Wendy - "Frendy", which is so damn cute you can almost see the little bluebirds flying around it.

Sometimes you have to have to try a few combinations out.
"Jjaddie" is pretty lame, but "Fraks" kinda works.

Heh, they even LOOK like a couple of Fraks

As far as Keanu and I are concerned, I think "Keanix" sounds like a programming language, but "Krianu".....gosh, that just rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?

So, if you and Keanu were so cute a couple that you went by one name, what would it be?

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:03 PM | comments (47)
January 30, 2004
speaking of getting hit in the face...

This sounds like a good way to get beaned with a box of milk duds.

"Moviegoers settling into their seats for "The Matrix Revolutions" in November were startled when actors scattered throughout the audience stood and delivered poetic lines timed to coincide with an ad on the screen for Nissan Motor Co."

- from an article at forbes.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:13 PM | comments (19)
January 28, 2004
today's all about the bass, babies

Lesson tonight, I HAVE to practice - pic from the Thud

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:11 AM | comments (33)

I really love this picture - from POTD

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Jack Nicklaus had more major tournament wins than any other golfer in history. Skill and practice were at the heart of his athletic prowess, but on at least one occasion he tapped into a more mysterious source of power. In 1973, he got into an uncharacteristic slump that had him stumped. Then one night he had a dream in which he experimented with a new grip on his clubs. When he went to the golf course the next morning, he tried the dream's suggestion. It worked; his funk ended. I hope you'll draw inspiration from Nicklaus' example, Virgo. If you start drawing a blank in your area of expertise, be willing to call on help you'd normally never seek -- maybe even the woo-woo kind.

-Brezsny's FreeWillAstrology

| from inside the mind of krix at 06:33 AM | comments (7)
January 26, 2004
god gave rock and roll to you

Wyld Boys

The Telegraph UK recognizes Wyld Stallyns along with Spinal Tap and Almost Famous' Stillwater as one of film's most memorable bands...

Bill S. Preston Esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted "Theodore" Logan (Keanu Reeves) were created by writer Chris Matheson as a withering parody of Californian surfer-cool, but he imbued them with so much charm that they became unlikely screen idols. Their two-man, Van Halen-inspired rock band Wyld Stallyns is the worst in history, bar none.

Only just before the end of Bogus Journey do they actually learn their craft. By this point, they've played "20 questions" in Hell and beaten Death himself at Clue. They end up saving mankind through the sheer power of rock.


| from inside the mind of krix at 12:36 PM | comments (4)
January 22, 2004
playing bass is hard! errr, fun!

hee! it looks like he's wearing a kitty hat

So, I had my first bass lesson last night and the first thing Cliff (my teacher) did was take away my pick.

Then I got quizzed on what theory I remembered (I knew my dotted quarter notes, sharps, flats, etc. eighth rests threw me) went over what notes are in various chords and tried miserably to "play a B, now where else can you play it?, now where else?, now where else?" I have 4 songs (Little Wing, Kids are Alright and a couple others that you'd laugh at) for homework and have to work on my major scale fingering and excercise/stretch my left hand while getting my fingers walking on my right.

Oh and fifths. Sounds intimidating, actually easy.

Tonight I'm going to try and get through a whole vibemerchant practice without the pick, wish me luck.

I love this.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:29 PM | comments (13)
January 21, 2004
I dare plenty

Keanu's horoscope this week is sort of creepy, yet boring so I'm posting mine instead.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): For many male athletes, having sex before a big game is taboo. They believe it saps their energy and hurts their chances of winning. The coach of the Chinese Olympic ping-pong team has gone even further, banning his players from falling in love. In my opinion, this approach is crazy and wrong. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, the best way for you to prime yourself for your upcoming moment of truth is by enjoying as much sweet affection and erotic delight as you dare.

Even Brezsny knows I need to get laid.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:00 PM | comments (5)
January 20, 2004
sitting up and begging

in finland

I Wanna Be Your Dog - Iggy Pop and the Stooges*

So messed up I want you here
In my room I want you here
Now we're gonna be face-to-face
And I'll lay right down in my favorite place
And now I wanna be your dog
Now I wanna be your dog
Now I wanna be your dog
Well c'mon
Now I'm ready to close my eyes
And now I'm ready to close my mind
And now I'm ready to feel your hand
And lose my heart on the burning sands
And now I wanna be your dog
And now I wanna be your dog
Now I wanna be your dog
Well c'mon

more pics from Finland - from a fan at dogstarfans

*I originally posted these lyrics last July, I'm reposting with a couple more pics and adding the track to the K-mix...

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:08 PM | comments (21)
Same smit, different day

My sweet babooo looks a little tuckered out here....

Thanks to POTD for this picture and link to a filmstew.com article on this new American in London project. Unsurprisingly, Erwin Stoff will also be producing.

The only other info I know on this project, that perhaps the character is a successful chef (?), comes from Lanfear in the comments of this entry (thank you again). I know that some people, myself included, thought he might be playing an actor but this is much more interesting. Maybe there's cooking scenes involved and who wouldn't want to see him in action in the kitchen? Besides, if he played an actor wouldn't it be just like Lost In Translation only without the need for the translating? Speaking of which, I still need to see that movie. Did you know that Keanu is thanked in the credits? I wonder if at some point he inspired Sofia Coppola with some anecdotes of his Suntory days?

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:57 AM | comments (17)
January 17, 2004
I assure you that I needed it

ees Ortiz It's been a while since I've shared a ridiculous recockulous* eBay purchase on the blog. Mostly because I've been very good and haven't really made any. Ok, but not that many.

Shut up.

How could I pass up a nine inch Ortiz the Dogboy? Evidently, no one else wanted the Guevarian mongrel and if I hadn't bid he would have gone to the pound. I figure he'll only increase in value once Freaked comes out on DVD.

Also, I need something to take my mind off the fact that Wee Neo has apparently gotten a touch of wanderlust since Seattle and last I saw of him he was mumbling something about passport photos and frequent flyer miles. Who better than a hybrid of man's best friend and a sex god?

OK, I just really wanted the doll.

*We strive to be on the linguistic cutting edge here at keanuvision.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:40 AM | comments (9)
January 15, 2004
Dear Jack Black: Yeah? Well, you're short.


This hard copy photo was sent to me a while back, it's from Dogstar's concert in Petaluma in 2001 . If anyone knows the photographer, I'd love to credit them.

Today I'm teaching myself the bassline to Velvet Underground's Femme Fatale.

Google News search: Keanu.

Find Keanu in The Picture of Everything - Thanks, Rhonda.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:31 PM | comments (33)
January 14, 2004
I thought Chuck Spadina was his pornstar name.....

if you imagine the vest is all he has on... - Picture from the Daily Thud

Brezsney tries to corrupt us all this week...

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I predict that 2004's mysterious gifts will free you from your old self. At least one of your inhibitions will disappear. Attacks of self-consciousness will diminish in frequency and intensity. You'll realize how fun it is to rebel against your antiquated image. The only new taboo you might take on is a taboo against imitating the overused shticks that have worked for you in the past. Because of these explosive improvements in your relationship with brash spontaneity, you may be ready to acquire your *porn name.* Here are two suggestions about how to generate the new moniker. 1. Combine the name of your first pet with the name of the street where you lost your virginity. 2. Go to www.mypornname.com and follow the directions.

Following suggestion # 1, I'm "GiGi Lindell"
My web generated porn name is "Honey Hills".

In other news, my bass came today (yay!) so expect light blogging for a bit.

Come to think of it, Fender Mustang is a GREAT porn name.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:00 AM | comments (21)
January 10, 2004
and with a triple word score that's...

Keanu's Scrabble© Score is: 9.
What's yours? Get it here.

(via metafilter)

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:56 PM | comments (20)
January 09, 2004
And lo, it was good

Excerpt from:
Beyond the Bass Clef:
The Life and Art of Bass Playing

by Tony Levin

In the beginning there was a bass. It was a Fender, probably a Precision, but it could have been a Jazz - nobody knows. Anyway, it was very old ... definitely pre-C.B.S.

And God looked down upon it and saw that it was good. He saw that it was very good in fact, and couldn't be improved on at all (though men would later try.) And so He let it be and He created a man to play the bass.

and what a man.....

And lo the man looked upon the bass, which was a beautiful 'sunburst' red, and he loved it. He played upon the open E string and the note rang through the earth and reverberated throughout the firmaments (thus reverb came to be.) And it was good. And God heard that it was good and He smiled at his handiwork.

Then in the course of time, the man came to slap upon the bass. And lo it was funky.

And God heard this funkiness and He said, "Go man, go." And it was good.

And more time passed, and, having little else to do, the man came to practice upon the bass. And lo, the man came to have upon him a great set of chops. And he did play faster and faster until the notes rippled like a breeze through the heavens.

And God heard this sound which sounded something like the wind, which He had created earlier. It also sounded something like the movement of furniture, which He hadn't even created yet, and He was not so pleased. And He spoke to the man, saying "Don't do that!"

Now the man heard the voice of God, but he was so excited about his new ability that he slapped upon the bass a blizzard of funky notes. And the heavens shook with the sound, and the Angels ran about in confusion. (Some of the Angels started to dance, but that's another story.)

And God heard this - how could He miss it - and lo He became Bugged. And He spoke to the man, and He said, "Listen man, if I wanted Jimi Hendrix I would have created the guitar. Stick to the bass parts."

And the man heard the voice of God, and he knew not to mess with it. But now he had upon him a passion for playing fast and high. The man took the frets off of the bass which God had created. And the man did slide his fingers upon the fretless fingerboard and play melodies high upon the neck. And, in his excitement, the man did forget the commandment of the Lord, and he played a frenzy of high melodies and blindingly fast licks. And the heavens rocked with the assault and the earth shook, rattled and rolled.

Now God's wrath was great. And His voice was thunder as He spoke to the man.

And He said, "O.K. for you, pal. You have not heeded My word. Lo, I shall create an soprano saxophone and it shall play higher than you can even think of."

"And from out of the chaos I shall bring forth the drums. And they shall play so many notes thine head shall ache, and I shall make you to always stand next to the drummer."

"You think you're loud? I shall create a stack of Marshall guitar amps to make thine ears bleed. And I shall send down upon the earth other instruments, and lo, they shall all be able to play higher and faster than the bass."

"And for all the days of man, your curse shall be this; that all the other musicians shall look to you, the bass player, for the low notes. And if you play too high or fast all the other musicians shall say "Wow" but really they shall hate it. And they shall tell you you're ready for your solo career, and find other bass players for their bands. And for all your days if you want to play your fancy licks you shall have to sneak them in like a thief in the night."

"And if you finally do get to play a solo, everyone shall leave the bandstand and go to the bar for a drink."

And it was so.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:51 PM | comments (20)
January 08, 2004
SCORE newsletter

I know, hard to believe I'm milking this event for content well into the new year, but since I received the December Newsletter from SCORE, I figured I'd share the pic and article since it gives a full listing of the teams.

Keanu and SCORE's Sean Gjos3rd Annual Celebrity Hockey Game by Sean Gjos
Keanu Reeves, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rob Blake, Luc Robitaille. These are just a few of the Hollywood celebrities and NHL players that generously participated in the 3" Annual SCORE Celebrity Hockey Game.

This year's event, held at the Los Angeles Kings practice facility at the Health South Training Center in El Segundo, CA was watched by a capacity crowd of all ages. The fans were treated to a fast-paced game with excellent plays at both ends of the ice.

In between periods, SCORE volunteer Mike Siegel presided over a human bowling contest which used a giant sling-shot to catapult contestants down the ice into large foam bowling pins - a big crowd favorite!!

SCORE was fortunate to have substantial media coverage of the event ESPN, Extra! and City-TV (Santa Monica, CA) ran television segments on the celebrity game. In addition, USAToday.com posted a lengthy article on its website.

The SCORE is grateful for the support provided by the NHL, the Los Angeles Kings and Mission Hockey. The SCORE team extends special thanks to Daryl Evans and Alex Axsen for their hard work, and to Lisa Fooc (emcee) and Rob Blake (who gratefully donated t-shirts for the SCORE volunteers). We are also indebted to the many volunteers who helped out, including Tracy Schoreack Candice Zee, Jeff Zanarini, John Thvedt, Pat Masson and the UCLA Hockey Team as well as many others.

The line-ups for the game were as follows:

Team White

Rob Blake - Colorado Avalanche
Rachel Blanchard - Actress - Clueless, Rood Trip, Sugar and Spice
Kip Brennan - Los Angeles Kings
Steve Carell - Comedian - Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Daryl Evans - former LA Kings
Aaron Fitzgerald - CBS-TV
Cuba Gooding Jr. - Actor - Pearl Harbor, Radio, Jerry McGuire
Paul Guilfoyle - Actor - CSI
Alexi Lalas - Professional soccer player/Musician
Keanu Reeves - Actor/Musician - Matrix trilogy, becky band
Luc Robitaille - Los Angeles Kings
Mathieu Schneider - Detroit Red Wings
Iraj Dowlatshahi - Disney Goals
Les Gonzales - Disney Goals
Daniel Lopez - Disney Goals

Team Green
Chris Drury - Buffalo Sabres
Nelson Emerson - former LA Kings
Brendan Fehr - Actor - Roswell
Jay Harrington Actor - Coupling, The Division
Ken Jordan - Musician - Crystal Method
Paulie Kosta - Musician - becky band
Marty Mc Sorley - former LA Kings
Glen Murray - Boston Bruins
Ken Olandt - Actor and producer
Robyn Regehr - Calgary Flames
Chris Simon - New York Rangers
D B.Sweeney - Actor - Cutting Edge
AlanThicke - Actor/Producer - Growing Pains
Joe Carlone - Entertainment Representative
Frank Cardona - Disney Goals
Grace Cardona - Disney Goals
Luis Castro - Disney Goals

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:42 PM | comments (7)
January 07, 2004
Saint Keanu

image from the Daily Thud

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Pope Jean Paul II has canonized 477 new saints, exceeding the total of the last 86 popes combined. His secret? Previously, candidates had to have performed three miracles, whereas now it's two at most. Other saint-makers have been inspired by the Pope's example. The Church of the Subgenius is creating an average of 2,100 new saints per year (non-Catholic variety), while the Discordians are close behind with 1,875. I'm embarrassed to say that my own faith, the Temple of Sacred Uproar and Rowdy Blessings, has been lagging far behind -- until now, that is. In honor of the miraculous feats of beauty, truth, and love that "Free Will Astrology"-reading Virgos have been pulling off lately, I hereby bestow sainthood on every one of you. You may hereafter put a "St." in front of your name.

-Rob Brezsny, FreeWillAstrology

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:43 AM | comments (11)
January 06, 2004
you can't buy happiness, but you can pull up right next to it in your Porsche

Thanks to Spike, for this cute comic that she customized a bit to remind us of someone....

click for full view

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:48 PM | comments (12)
January 02, 2004
smattering of linkage
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): One of your most wonderful qualities is your aptitude for helping people. It's also the part of your nature that is most likely to be abused by charming narcissists and charismatic manipulators. But in 2004, you will have a knack for freeing yourself from these oppressors. You'll be able to spot potential new ones from a mile away, and you'll know how to break the hold that the old ones have on you. Take this pledge now: "I will serve only the smart, effective people who also serve me."

From freewillastrology.com

-My Hawaiian name is Kilikina, I'm going to guess that Keanu's is...um, Keanu....
What's yours?
(thanks r.j.girl)

-Also, thanks to Nadia, who found a couple nice pics of Keanu at Hollywood.com's Year in Pictures feature (you have to click around a bit), and to Michelle who sent the link to Dogstar's page at the William Morris site, that has a HUGE promo photo from the early days with Keanu looking about 14, Bret looking like a boy to fall in love with, and Rob looking like he's in a police lineup.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:05 AM | comments (32)
January 01, 2004
low resolution

I'm going to pretty much stick to the road I'm on

I'm actually not the making resolutions type. This is an improvement on being the making then breaking resolutions type, which I think we can all relate to.

I suppose I should try and be more organized this year. I still need to sort the thousands of image files on my machine, but I really feel it's time for a replacement anyway, plus what I really need to do is spend a little less time on the computer, because I'm starting to develop a little wrist/hand thing in my mouse hand.

See? This is why it's pointless for me to make resolutions.

If I do, I am going to follow skits' lead and make ones that are easy to keep.

So, in 2004 I resolve to...adore and admire Keanu Reeves.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:13 PM | comments (20)
December 31, 2003
2003? Rawked.

it was a very good year

In the hype-proclaimed Year of The Matrix, I was happy to Take the Red Pill, but I refused to be spoiled or to be Warner Brothers' bitch.
I was, however, Joel's for the taking. Ultimately, none of my suck-uppery did any good, and the only way I got to the Reloaded Premiere was in my dreams.

You'd think the high point of the year would be seeing Keanu in person and shaking his hand, and while that was definitely not sucky, it's really just one of the outstanding memories I have of 2003.

With the release of Reloaded, traffic jumped, and I stressed out over bandwidth and down time. The solution was an upgrade and I can't express how grateful I am to you all for the success of the virtual garage sale to cover the expense and then some. Some of that surplus went to finally get a scanner which is fun to play with and also enhanced my creative output immensely, and some was spent on something I never thought I'd have the chance to experience...

I got to see Keanu Reeves play hockey. That rawked.

What else?....

2003 saw the end (no pun intended)of Ass Friday, but the beginning of the Keanu Mix project.

And speaking of music, it seems that the light from the Dogstar finally flickered out this year.

But, Keanu thumps on, with becky, and I've been very fortunate to be able to see them live a few times.

2003 was quite the year for Keanu as well, in addition to the new band and the promotion for Reloaded and Revolutions he shot Something's Gotta Give, and Thumbsucker and of course, is currently working on Constantine.

Ah, Constantine.
Thanks to Keanu being in this film I've not only spent over a hundred dollars on freaking comic books, but I've met some intelligent and interesting blokes at the Straight-to-Hell Hellblazer forums. I've also grown increasingly enthusiastic about the film, while growing to love the comic as well. Waffles anyone?

I know that I've missed some things so feel free to point out any egregious omissions or just your favorite memory of 2003 in the comments.

Most of all it's just been a great year of Keanu-luv and friendship.
I don't see how 2004 will be able to improve on this year, but somehow I know it will.

And I'm looking forward to it.

Have I told you all lately that you fucking RAWK? \m/

You do.
So very much.

Happy New Year.


| from inside the mind of krix at 01:01 PM | comments (30)
December 29, 2003
whatever, dude

According to a highly scientific survey done by Blockbuster Video, Keanu comes in 3rd place with a mere 15% of the vote for who people want as their fantasy date for New Year's Eve.

Nearly a third of people who haven't discovered the joys of Netflix would watch the ball drop with Ashton Kutcher, with Johnny Depp coming in second.

Ah well, I seriously doubt Keanu will be dateless on Wednesday night unless he wants to be.

What I want to know is WHO the hell wants to date Arnold?


(Thanks Tyler)

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:53 PM | comments (22)
December 27, 2003
cold turkey

original pic from either POTD or Club-Keanu, I can't remember.

I'll be locking myself away this weekend in order to quit my 18-ball-a-day rumball habit. Don't try to coax me out with promises of meaningless sex, because we all know you're just being sarcastic.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:20 AM | comments (12)
December 26, 2003
Bah. I have to go to work today!


I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and got everything they wanted.
Aside from a deviating-from-traditional-pannetone-for-some-tiramasu-abomination-that-got-cocoa-powder-everywhere fiasco, mine was lovely.

And I'd like to say that my niece and nephew ROCK.

Do they know their aunt krix or what?

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:55 AM | comments (5)
December 24, 2003
marry krixmas

Have a RAWKIN holiday

Holiday tips from krix:

  • Too busy to bake? Go buy some Pier 1 vanilla buttercream candles or scented spray to give your kitchen a yummy smell that will fool everyone....until they ask for a cookie, anyway.
  • Stop into every Starbucks you pass and have a gingerbread latte while you can.
  • That pimple in your ear? DON'T MESS WITH IT, you'll only make it worse (this actually applies all year).
  • Make smart dinner choices, consider Turducken.
  • If you have last-minute shopping to do, listen to Dtracor (aka Eric) song - Merry Christmas - to get you all riled up to brave the crowds.
  • The capacity to give a damn if the tree is straight and the lights are all working is in exact inverse proportion to the number of rum balls consumed.
  • If you are Keanu Reeves, please read the title of this entry again. Don't worry, it's not like there's a subliminal message in it or anything.

And most of all, have a rawkin' holiday! \m/


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:11 AM | comments (38)
December 23, 2003
trust your passion

Virgos think about it harder

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Some of the finest minds I've ever known have belonged to Virgos. I've benefited greatly from your tribe's analytical power. Though my gig as an astrology columnist may suggest I favor magical thinking over the logical kind, I am in fact a great admirer of the scientific method and objective reasoning. Having said all that, I can in good conscience tell you to trust your passion way more than usual in 2004. Cut out this quote from Ray Bradbury and carry it in your wallet: "If we listened only to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair or friendship. We'd never go into business. Well, that's nonsense. Sometimes you've got to jump off cliffs and grow your wings on the way down."

-from freewillastrology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:48 PM | comments (12)
And then I woke up......unnhhhh

Last night, I dreamt I was in a deleted scene from SGG, in which I got to sit across a diner booth/table from a blue t-shirted Dr. Julian and watch him drink a coke from a frosty glass bottle.


| from inside the mind of krix at 09:16 AM | comments (6)
December 17, 2003
isn't it romantic?

Does anyone know the name of the restaurant in Paris in Something's Gotta Give?

Brian asked in the comments of this entry, he'd like to suprise his wife and I thought we could help him out.

All together now:


Update: Melissa comes through..

Le Grand Colbert

And there is info and some production photos, captions en francais, at this site.

Here's one with Keanu in it....


Thanks to everyone in the comments for the info and translations.

You guys roq.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:29 PM | comments (13)
that smoke coming from my pocket is not my credit card

Shopping wasn't so bad last night actually.
I managed to get several things crossed off my list.

So of course I had to treat myself to something.

The trend this season of monograms and initials is going to be my financial ruin. I love things with K's on them, and this pre-dates my Keanu fandom, since it's my initial too.

So, last night when I saw these adorable camisole/underwear separates with pink embroidered monograms I had to splurge.

And there's nothing to do while waiting in line to pay for underwear than fantasize about the adventures you'll have whilst wearing it right?

Keanu? He just can't stand it anymore. He must meet the hilarious girl from keanuvision. Phone calls are made. A dinner date is set.

Steaks are consumed, along with much fine wine (I defer to his selection and am not disappointed).

Of course we hit it off smashingly, as I'm not intimidated by his brilliance or his success. How great is that for him?

We rush through our after-dinner cappucinos (what? you think I'd skip it? this is my fantasy after all) in order to get somplace where we can get naked. Once we have our privacy he can't keep those big ol' bass playing paws off of me. He kisses down my neck and then stops as the pink embroidered K shows itself, just above my heart. I get a quizzical look.

"Hello? Conceited much?" I remind him that my name also begins with a K. He gives a little blush and closes his eyes, gives a little headshake then smiles.

More yummy make-out goodness and then I feel my attention being called by a slightly whiskered chin grinding into my hipbone. I look down and see the brown-eyed boy showing me an R stitched in pink on my underwear . He's holding the corner up by his teeth, and again with the look.

I blink.
He raises his eyebrow.

I smile. "Oh.....that. Um.....yeah, that's totally for Reeves".

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:46 AM | comments (16)
December 15, 2003
Trust me, it's better after a few eggnogs

Last year, I posted my Keanu-themed take on the classic, 'The Twelve days of Christmas', and I'm doing it again this year.

But, we're not going to call it "krix gave up on writing a tribute to Neo's thighs to the tune of 'Jingle Bells' so we get the '12 Days' thing again...."

We're going to call it TRADITION.

And in the spirit of giving, I give to you my dear friends, my complete humiliation for your amusement.

Sing Along with krix!

~On the first day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

A Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the second day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

Keanu's Boots photo by S. Phillips

2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the third day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the fourth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the fifth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the sixth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the seventh day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the eighth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the ninth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the tenth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the eleventh day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

11 Johnnys Surfing
10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the twelfth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

12 Nelsons Singing
11 Johnnys Surfing
10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeeeeeeves!!

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:00 PM | comments (32)
December 14, 2003
Now, if I can just get her thinking in terms of 'son-in-law'

My mother, upon leaving the theater after seeing Something's Gotta Give last night:

(spoiler below)

"Well the good thing is, Dr. Julian's still single!"


| from inside the mind of krix at 08:35 AM | comments (10)
December 12, 2003
Ok, I like this film....

But I'm officially sick of the commercials.

Has everyone already been to a matinee showing of Something's Gotta Give, yet? I'm actually going to have to wait until tomorrow to see it, since we're jamming tonight. (Roi and Dave are making me sing Nico songs. It's quite amusing.)

Anyway, I'm going to take my mom to a matinee tomorrow. She'll love it.

Speaking of love, who else felll completely in love with him again on Leno last night? (I was almost late for work this morning, rewatching the tape) I think my favorite moment is him saying "Am I a grown-up?" right after running his hand through his hair and making it stick up, looking like the glorious goofball he is.

image from Club Keanu

That smile melts me, and my god, he's funny.

Club-Keanu has a transcript of the interview up and will likely have more captures soon, as well.

And congrats to Chicks and the Club on having over 1000 registered members! \m/
That a lot of Keanu-luv :)

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:06 PM | comments (14)
December 11, 2003
must see TV

Just a reminder that Keanu will be on Leno tonight.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:26 PM | comments (17)
What to do about those annoying laughs?
The Spoof.com has decided to take a radical approach in its effort to become one of the top humor destinations on the net by completely eliminating the funny from their extensive website.

"We know that a lot of people like to surf the web at work and we thought that if we reduced the chance of a reader actually - you know - laughing at one of our articles, then we might start getting some of that traffic from dangerously funny sites like The Onion."

A prime example of The Spoof's new cutting-edge unfunny humor is the flaccid ''Keanu Reeves Named Greatest Ever'' by author Brendan Shumway. Brendan couldn't speak to us for fear it would jinx his upcoming interview with The Tracy Morgan Show, but we did get a few words out of his brother, Gordon:

"What Brendan does here is really raising the bar of the new unfunny humor trend. He takes what looks like a generic article heralding an actor's accomplishment and then plugs the name 'Keanu Reeves' in. Get it? The irony! Because of the old 'Keanu can't act' thing, right? But the genius of Brendan is that this particular schtick is so played that it can't possibly be funny! Nope! No chance of your cube-mate hearing you giggle here. And he doesn't muck it up with that over-effusiveness like Whatever-Dude, either. It's really typical dry sarcasm, but while some people make that funny, Brendan is able to keep that from happening."

When asked if the whole article wasn't really just a cheap shot, Gordon Shumway defended his brother by saying, "Cheap shot? Nah...it's not like he's making fun of someone's last name or anything."

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:15 AM | comments (16)
December 10, 2003
I'm busy, he's beautiful

Thanks to POTD for these images

Hollywood.com has a SGG cast interview clip up with a glimpse of Keanu.

Also, Romantic Movies.com has a Keanu interview up.

becky! is featured in the 2003 year end issue of "Hit Parader" magazine.

Thanks to Paulie, Nadia and the POTD club

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:01 PM | comments (1)
December 09, 2003
Hockey in Toronto

Thanks Keanuette for this article that indicates that Keanu might be taking to the ice for some charity games this February.

[Doug] Gilmour made his surprise remarks after earlier announcing that he and another former Leaf captain, Rick Vaive, will team up with TV and movie stars for a two-game hockey series to benefit charity.

The Hollywood All-Stars will play on Feb.7 at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton and on the following night at the new Ricoh Coliseum at the CNE grounds.

The series hopes to raise $600,000 for charity. Tickets will range from $10 to $50 at Copps and a flat rate of $44 at Ricoh.

Actor Keanu Reeves and former world champion figure skater Elvis Stojko of Richmond Hill will also play in the games.

The chief benefactor will be St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto. Money will also be donated to Shoot for a Cure, Sunshine Dreams for Kids and the Anemia Institute Foundation.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:54 AM | comments (19)
December 05, 2003
What? No Keanu?


They must fear the goaltending greatness of him.

I blame the evil D.B. Sweeney.

Or maybe they figure that having both Kiefer and Keanu is a good way to melt the ice before the game even starts. Rwowwwrrrr.....

Anyhoo, this info is from Paulie, so I am going to assume that he's playing.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:33 AM | comments (6)
December 03, 2003


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The Chilean Congress has recently considered a bill that would mandate afternoon siestas for all workers. As a nap activist who has lobbied long and hard for everyone to get more dream time, I cheered this revolutionary proposal. Now I'm asking you, Virgo, to join me in the struggle to gain even more sleepers' rights. What specific action can you take? For starters, spend more time asleep and dreaming in the coming week than you ever have -- and don't let any workaholic, sleep-deprived cranky-head shame you for it. Your productivity will rise; I guarantee it. (P.S. The astrological moment is also
ripe for you to rise up against the tyranny of Type A overachievers who think everyone should be as addicted to stress as they are.)

-from freewillastrology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:21 AM | comments (3)
December 02, 2003
Wee Neo's Seattle Adventure

Whee! Seattle rawked. I LOVE Eric and had the best time.
I'm going to have major vivace withdrawals tomorrow. We did SO MUCH!

Neo had fun too.

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He kept me distracted doing DeNiro impressions ("You talkin' to me?") while I waited for the plane.

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Neo also was happy to pose with random strangers (Hi Shelly and Nick!) in the airport bar. You'll notice they were smart and did not get the fifteen dollar cocktail (Which was good, but the buzz calming attributes did not last the flight).

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Eric lives in this great loft apartment with roof access. Neo re-enacted the original rooftop scene. Of course, Wee Neo is...well, wee, so I declined to dangle from a rope and let him pull me back up; Lovely view of downtown, though.

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We went to Pike Place. The Real World Seattle (Rebecca's season) house was nearby, but we didn't bother to go there.
The guy at Pike Place Fish was happy to pose with The One. He even showed us how to dodge fish.

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I have no idea whose ass that is, but here's Neo on the snout of the famous Pike Place pig.

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Hee. How funny is this? It's like they knew I was coming to town. How could I not shop there?

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We went to the marina at night. The place was deserted and kind of spooky. I half expected the body of David Allen Griffin to pop out of the water at any moment.

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We also saw the famous Fremont Troll. He's the opposite of wee. Neo was unafraid.

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Late night, MC One busts a move in the DJ booth of the Club. Shake it like a polaroid baby.

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More sightseeing, we went to the Tacoma Museum of Glass, which was sort of dull except for the glass blowing demo. I kept Neo in my bag for that, for fear he'd think the glory hole was The Source. We did cross the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, which isn't actually made of glass but is pretty nonetheless.

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Too bad Dojo didn't come. The Seattle Japanese Garden was lovely.

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Rawk! Neo was too wee to play the drums at Eric's rehearsal space. We did do something there, though....but that's a suprise for later.

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Neo hung with Jimi on Broadway.
Speaking of Jimi, we also went to EMP, the Experience Music Project and saw all kinds of Seattle music memorabilia including handritten lyrics by Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. We also drove by the house Ann and Nancy Wilson grew up in and by Kurt's house on the way to the Japanese Garden. That was a little creepy.

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We ate out nearly every night, and the food was amazing. Last night, Neo enjoyed some chips and salsa at ¡Cactus!
If you ever go there, have the cowgirl brownie for dessert. It's orgasmic.

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Getting up at 6am to be at the airport this morning was NO FUN AT ALL.
And we were both very sad to leave.

Wee Neo travels well, though. I need to be a bit bolder about getting people to pose with him, I think. Which means I need to take more trips!

But it's good to be home for now.

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:56 PM | comments (13)
Hey Keanu

Dude, if you're in town, you should call me.

I know we're both really busy but I can try and squeeze you in.

Um...for a drink or something.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:43 PM | comments (2)
Many things tempted me to uproot and move to Seattle

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Of all the things that I made Eric pull over for so I could take a picture, he rolled his eyes the hardest at this one.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:49 PM | comments (3)
Hi Honey! I'm Home!

pic from Club Keanu

I'm home. Safe and sound.
Lots to do and catch up on.
Wee Neo's adventure in Seattle pics later.

Safe Home (right click and save mp3)

I've been down this road once or twice before
through the open door
i come falling through it
there's a sign post up ahead
like a watershed
and it opens my eyes
ways, for me to begin
to be born again
and knowing for the first time
ways, all so differently
shine for me to see
the better man that I am

I've been places in my head
behind me worse than what's ahead
and on my path just like a dream
takes me from the inbetween
from out of nowhere you came strong as stone
and now I'll never have to be alone
what it is I know

you have always been my safe home
I walk, I run, I burn out into you
you have always been my safe home
my whole world has moved on

i know what i am and I'll always be
your reality, is better than I could dream
all my fears turn from black to white
and i'd stand and fight
the whole world for you
faith, and destiny
I never did believe
my only god is love and
faith, what I see in you
and I can hold it true
like a weight in my hand.

~Anthrax, from the CD -We've Come for You All

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:06 PM | comments (11)
November 28, 2003
It's raining (men)

Hey from Seattle!

I have a minute so I thought I would say 'Hi' and I'm having a great time. We ate Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant but it wasn't so bad, no waiting - no dishes. Eric had to DJ last night so I was recruited to run the camera for his club's "Show us your Stuff" stripping contest. Nothing beats pumpkin pie like drunk men dropping trou to Missy Elliott. Wee Neo got to do a little pole dancing but totally blew his chance to have his picture taken with the glorious Diva Delish. Maybe next time ;)

Well, I'm going to head across the street for a soy latte, my new drink of choice.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:01 PM | comments (9)
November 25, 2003
On a Wing and a Prayer

Click for a wallpaper I made using this image

First off, thank you to Irene for this beautiful image.
He's the perfect angel to watch over me as I fly the friendly skies tonight.

I'm sure I'll be fine.....or drunk......whichever.
Seriously, thank you so much to everyone for your wishes and pep talks.

I really feel lucky to know such kindness.

I've so much to be thankful for this year, everything and more than last year even.

Of course, I'm thankful for my health and my family and friends. I'm thankful for the orange kitty that sleeps at my feet and the calico one that sleeps on my head. I'm thankful for the Station Wagon because it gets me to see friends, rock out and have fun in the coolest way...with a kickass sound system.

I also can't say enough how thankful I am that this site continues to attract the most wonderfully kind, intelligent, talented and respectful people.

I'm thankful that I've quit smoking, and started playing guitar again.

I'm thankful for Keanu's bass and his belly scar and for his dedication and talent and character....

And for the inspiration he gives me to create, to push my own limits and to try and be the best I can be, every day.

I'm thankful and so very proud to be a fan.

I wish him and all of you an abundance of things to be thankful for in the coming year.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:03 PM | comments (15)
November 23, 2003
chocolate keanu


Ooooh, Club-Keanu has some lovely new pictures of Keanu, who's in New York doing press for Something's Gotta Give. He's just yummy in the chocolatey brown suit and (new?)shoes.

So speaking of chocolate, you know who RAWKS?

Julie Does.

I got a fabulous care package to help me with my fear of flying from her yesterday, all the way from Amsterdam. Along with a Kustom Keanu enhanced survival handbook, something with eyes that wiggle, and other very cool things, she also sent me.....Chocolate K-E-A-N-U!

I plan on savoring every nibble and making it last a long time. Or at least until the stewardess flight attendant starts pouring the wine.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:41 PM | comments (23)
November 21, 2003
From the 'you know you're an icon when...' department

Mad cover from Club-Keanu via Keanuweb


I used to read MAD magazine. I think it's responsible for me deveolping the typically "masculine" habit of reading in the bathroom. My brother left a few of them when he moved away to college and I would have to sneak to read them because my mom really didn't think the humor was appropriate for a 9 year old girl.

And somehow reading it on the toilet seemed "appropriate".

The movie spoofs were always funny (my god, do I remember the Star Wars one? Ack! I'm old...) although I'm sure a lot of the humor went over my head at that age. I do know that I loved the Don Martin cartoons. Oh! and Spy vs. Spy. Hee!

Is this issue still on the stands? Man, it's been well over 20 years since I last read an issue of MAD. I may have to use this Matrix spoof as an excuse to spend some extra time in the bathroom again.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:19 PM | comments (11)
I'm not a weirdo, I'm a Keanu fan!

I like to think this stuff amuses, not bemuses him - pic from club-keanu's gallery


The Matrix superstar Keanu Reeves has been in the movie business so long, he doesn't find obsessive behaviour by his fans shocking anymore.

The hunky actor - who shot to fame in comedy caper Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - is aware that big event films like The Matrix and its two sequels can turn into a way of life for some devotees, and finds their fascination amusing.

He says, "People do Matrix costume parties and get Matrix tattoos and that sort of thing.

"But there was a breakfast cereal called Bill and Ted's Excellent Cereal named after that movie, so nothing seems that strange anymore."

First off, a Matrix dress-up party sounds really cool.

Why, yes. I have DOGSTAR license plates, and a Keanu film t-shirt collection (which I really need to do an updated inventory of), and yeah there's this little website thing but can you really call that obsessive?


It's quirky! It's a healthy interest, it's sexier than beanie babies or NASCAR.

And frankly, eddieshirt is so comfy I would sleep with him anyway.

Everyone needs a hobby. Keanu fandom is mine and it's been good to me. I've met the greatest people and had the best time supporting him and his career and interests. Being a Keanu fan changed my life. You can just read this site and see the friendships and recount the events that testify to that.

I sometimes get a little peevy when people who don't understand a fandom throw around words like "obsessed" or my least favorite, "rabid". So what if my idea of a perfect trip is to go see his band play and not to some football game or to climb some rock? Yeah, I'm a grown woman and have a Neo doll on my dashboard.

Bite me.

Keanu's cool with it and so am I.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:44 PM | comments (25)
November 20, 2003

69 dude!
You are Ted Logan from Bill and Ted's Excellent
Adventure. Rock on Dude!

Which Keanu Reeves Character Are You?(with pictures)
brought to you by Quizilla

Heh, I hate these quiz things, but this one's on-topic...

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:21 AM | comments (34)
November 13, 2003
It's not for me, really

....eddieshirt really wants this for Christmas.

It's a nostalgia thing.

By the way, eddieshirt and I? We're sleeping together again.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:24 PM | comments (11)
November 12, 2003
knock knock...

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): My reading of your astrological omens suggests that you are now standing before three doors. The word "scapegoat" is written on door number one. "Chameleon" is on door two and "weaver" on door three. What you do in the next six days will determine whether you'll ultimately have a choice about which door you open. If you do succeed in winning that privilege, I advise you to pick the "weaver" door sometime after November 22. Selecting the "chameleon" door wouldn't be terrible, but it wouldn't be half as stimulating.

From freewillastology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 06:46 PM | comments (5)
November 10, 2003
the soundtrack of my morning

Of course, I picked up a copy of the Revolutions Soundtrack for myself yesterday. It looks like Don Davis is going to be our generation's John Williams.

Listening to a film score while doing your everyday things puts a whole new emotional perspective in them. It makes every red light on the way to work a chance to pause in poignant thought.

"Trinity Definitely" was playing as I reached the bottom of an exit ramp to find a swirling display of loose newspaper pages dancing in the wind above the intersection. Had I been listening to something more contemporary I may not have even noticed, or I would have just seen it as trash and a traffic hazard, but instead it was actually a beautiful moment for me.

The folks behind me? Not so much.
A few honks got me rolling again, still lost in the music.

Then, just as my eyes were starting to well up, the track changed to "Neodämmerung".

Now, I'm not sure that which of Jack's Ultimate Salads I chose for lunch was crucial to human existence or not, but I felt I had to choose carefully. Of course part of me already knew what I was going to choose. The Chicken Club. I'd seen this all play out before.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:24 PM | comments (12)
November 06, 2003
eating in

Today is National Men Make Dinner Day.

I sometimes wonder if Keanu cooks (if he ever has the time) and what his speciality might be.

Similar to the notion that you can tell by the way a man interacts with animals what kind of father he might be, I believe the care and attention he puts into creating a meal is a good indication of his lovemaking skills.

I like to imagine that Keanu would serve up several luscious and creative courses, with an extremely rich and satisfying meat entree, followed by two, maybe three desserts.

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:32 PM | comments (4)
November 05, 2003
thought collecting

OK, I have a major thing that I have to deal with at work before I can even begin to collect a coherent thought about seeing Revolutions.

I wanted to post this though: if you haven't seen the movie yet, consider that clicking on the comments of any entry from today (and on) may contain spoilers of some sort. It's just the nature of discussing the movie.

Any actual entries I get to today will be safe here - on the main page, but there may be spoilers in the extended entry, and the whole thing will show up if you click to comment.

I'll be back.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:16 AM | comments (2)
November 04, 2003
someone got new shoes

You know you're a true-blue Keanu Reeves fan when you develop "the radar".

I usually sleep with the TV on, and this morning I woke up at 5:38 (naturally, not cat-induced) and caught a repeat airing of Access Hollywood just in time to see whatshisname talking to Keanu outside one of the premieres (Sydney, I think...I was still groggy). I stayed up for a little bit watching some local news and then let myself fall back asleep, since I'd set the VCR to tape the Today show. I wasn't looking forward to scanning the three hour program later for his appearance but I really do love to sleep so I snuggled in and dozed off again.

[tangent] I ended up dreaming about someone wanting to borrow my Reloaded DVD to watch and I couldn't find it, all I could find were clear discs. It turned out that my father had borrowed it and was arguing with me that it didn't make any sense. I vividly remember trying to follow him up an escalator crowded with people calling after him "It's like all this is a dream, and you wake up from it to a completely different world and all of this never existed." Which is very meta when you think about it, especially compounded by the fact that right afterward....I woke up. [/tangent]

When I woke up the VCR was recording, and Katie Couric (who I really can't take seriously these days) was interviewing Liam Neeson. I figured I missed Keanu because they're not going to talk to two actors back to back, right?

if you missed it, click here to go to the Today site, his clip is the 10th one (scroll thru)
"Coming up, blah blah blah Matrix something something, Keanu Reeves!" quipped Katie, her voice only slightly betraying her jealousy that Lauer got to do the interview...

The interview itself was brief. His sleepy, velvety voice was better than the cream in my coffee. He's got new shoes and the way he holds his feet continues to make my own toes curl.
To bastardize Rumi, God made krix love Keanu so much, just his feet could cause confusion in her.

They showed the fighting in the rain clip.
OK, this was the first time I haven't averted my eyes for this clip and good god.
It. Was. Beautiful.
The movement, the fight choreography, everything. Perfect. I'm so excited.

Eighteen hours left until Revolutions.

I wonder if I'll be able to sleep at all tonight.

(update - thanks Keanuette for a better link. You can watch the video and there's also a pretty good and lengthy article as well.)

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:00 PM | comments (6)
November 03, 2003
Jet Set

I hate air travel, but I booked a flight today to go to Seattle to see my best friend Eric (the only other person besides Keanu that I would even consider getting on a plane for) over Thanksgiving. And I'm not even going to be a wussy girl about the flying aka "being in a big metal thing that really is too heavy to be in the sky and my god was that bourbon on the pilot's breath? and wait a minute! you didn't check my shoes for bombs, did you check everyone elses? I'm not getting on the plane until you check my shoes! Augh!"

Ahem....oh, sorry.

Because once again, Keanu is an inspiration for living my life better. He has been fearlessly flying around the world to attend Revolutions premieres. And I bet he doesn't even flinch during takeoff....unlike me.

I believe he's in Japan today.

hi from japan - pic from KeanuWeb

And before that, Sydney.

hi from sydney - pic from Yahoo News

Look! How cute when he waves!
Hi Baby! I miss you! Come home safe and sound soon!

I know that it's part of the job, and might even look glamorous to some, but can you imagine flying around the world in just a few days? It must get to be quite a blur after a while, between jet lag and the press, asking mostly the same questions wherever you go. And I can't even fathom what it must be like to deal with scenes like this.

It's yet another reason why I love and admire him so much.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:00 PM | comments (17)
November 02, 2003
to boldly go...

No sooner had we reached the Star Trek Experience and Neo infiltrated the lair of the Borg Queen...

no neo! don't join the collective!

That lost its appeal pretty fast, so he went to meet Marcie(still dressed for Halloween!) and then hit the bar for a martini....

there is no olive

Of course, once you get a drunk systemal anomaly on your hands, he's everybody's friend. Here he is telling Rahn the Ferengi "I love you man! hic!"
I think he may have hit on the waitress as well.

He was very cool to pose for this

Along with some pretty creatively named drinks on the menu, there were such items as a HamBORGer and The Wrap of Khan. Heh. (I tried to take a pic of the menu, but it didn't turn out)
I had a tasty Salad of Kalasas or something, it tasted a lot like chicken caesar.
Neo surveyed the carnage and let Alan pick up the tab.

I don't even remember the name of my drink, but it was YUMMY

I tried to explain the causality of mixing liquors, but he gave me the finger and headed for the door. I should have left him in the box of tribbles (spank them!) in the gift shop, but seeing as how one of those tall glasses was mine, I figured I needed my co-pilot.

The One sure had a good time, and I did too :)
Thanks and smooches to Marcie and Alan! Here's wishing them a safe, less-than-10-hour trip back home to LA!

| from inside the mind of krix at 06:06 PM | comments (7)
Sunday is for cocktails

It's noon somewhere! (pic from the daily thud)

I'm getting ready to go meet Marcie of Dogs Don't Purr at Quark's Bar for some midday cocktails of the Romulan Ale variety. I might be smuggling little co-pilot Neo in to intimidate some Klingons.

I would take Lobby or Dojo, but they are too busy mocking and playing mind games with Real World Neo, aka "Dickie" for his bad hair and worse fashion sense.

I would have introduced "Dickie" (a cruel nickname, foisted on him by Lobby due to his cheesy sweater design) sooner, but he really hasn't integrated well with the boys and frankly, we like to not air our little family dysfunctions in public.

Anyhoo, how about a couple links?

Thanks Joy for letting me know that E! online has a whole lotta Matrix and Keanu goin' on, and here's another article that I haven't even read for for fear of spoilage (I'll come back and click it on Wednesday). I like the title though, "Keanu's Hard Drive", because you know.....I'm twelve (insert "software" joke here).

And now, I'm off to go drinking and schmoozing.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:00 AM | comments (2)
October 31, 2003

You are my god, you are my dog
You kept me close, love never lost
I called you hippie, you said fuck off
said your brother's a real punk rocker

Something gonna happen
Something very soon
transcending flesh could be a breeze
Sending me oh over the moon

Friends near death, you gave respect
sympathetic intellect
Choices are, for one and all
All we are is, leaves that fall

Round and round inside your head
Smartest fucker I ever met
Vicious fish bit at your toes
Made you lie and numb your soul

Mule donkey ass you bore the load
Of all creations tortured souls
Choices are for one and all
All we are is, leaves that fall

Water flowing and I will drink it
I will drink for you
A part of me left that only you knew
Will never be understood
Will never be understood

Hey, gone to stay
Entire lifetime flash before me
In a loving stream
Hey mother may I have lost a child
But she gave birth
to a loving stream

Ooh, never know
When the gods will come and
Take you
To a loving stream
Ooh, heart of gold
The most special things you gave me were
From a loving stream

In a loving stream

Fuck the magazines
Fuck the green machine
See the human being
In a loving stream

Fuck the legal greed
Fuck the nothing scene
See the family
In a loving stream

~Red Hot Chili Peppers

-image and lyrics from Eternal River

| from inside the mind of krix at 06:11 AM | comments (11)
October 29, 2003
un si gentil garçon

Thanks T for this sweet story...

Keanu at the premiere, thanks POTD
Keanu Reeves gifts surprise French lessons to co-star

NEW YORK: Keanu Reeves has won brownie points with his homesick "Matrix Reloaded" co-star Nona Gaye by treating her to French lessons on the sets of the sci-fi film.

His gift not only helped the "Ali" actress feel more at home on the film's Sydney set but also took care of her boredom between scenes, says Channel4.com.

She says: "It took me seconds to realise he's a very kind and intelligent person. I remember when I first got to Australia I didn't have anything to do for a month and a half and everyone else was working.

"I just sat in my hotel room alone and was going crazy and Keanu asked me what I wanted to do because he saw I was bored.

"I said, 'I've always wanted to learn how to speak French,' and he said, 'oh, that's nice'. Then his assistant called back and said, 'we've set up six weeks at Berlitz (language school) for French lessons'.

"That's how kind he is. I've heard he's done similar things for other people, like buying lovely bottles of wine for the crew and the cast. He's a very generous person."

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:55 AM | comments (7)
October 28, 2003

OK, I have NO IDEA why the audblog was posted again, 5 hours later and twice more.

And what I meant by "not worthwhile" is that the other sites are covering the plethora of news and everything better. I appreciate the kinds words, though.

Anyway, Roi taped Monster Garage for me so I am getting ready to watch that before I lay back for an uniterrupted hour of Keifer at 9:00.


| from inside the mind of krix's phone at 05:57 PM | comments (3)
October 27, 2003
minimal misc

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First off, thank you to ~L for cleaning up this great photo of Keanu and Carrie-Anne from the Flare cover. They look so much better without lettering on their foreheads.

I'm still self-banishing from other sites and news sources but here's a few things that have slipped through the filters....

-Tonight is the Revolutions premiere at Disney Hall in Hollywood, so I'm sure we'll have some Yahoo and newswire pictures of Keanu and the rest of the cast either late tonight or tomorrow. There was a press conference yesterday (thanks Joy) so maybe some photos from that will surface soon as well.

-Keanu will be making some TV appearances to promote the film, including David Letterman on the 29th, the Today Show on the 4th, and word is that he might be stopping by Jesse James' Monster Garage on the Discovery Channel tonight. There's also E! and Biography programs about him coming up in November. More info on when to catch Keanu and Matrix Promo at TV-Now. (Thanks Tammy and Jena)

-Paulie reports that becky will have a 2-disc combo CD/DVD set out in time to stuff our stockings for Christmas.
"the first being a dvd with audio of our last 4 shows ... the second will be a full audio cd ... it will have a pull out lyric and picture sheet with full artwork!"
Oh, and if anyone listened to last night's Local Licks on KLOS that featured becky, please let us know how it went. Thanks :)

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:05 PM | comments (4)
Love is a Burning Thing

And it makes a fiery ring
Bound by wild desire
I fell into a ring of fire

Little did I know that last night - as Roi was teaching me to play 'Ring of Fire' over at Dave's - Batty and Jon, along with several other SoCal bloggers and many others were watching a firestorm right outside their windows, some packing their most important stuff and leaving their homes because of the worst wildfires in many years.

I fell into a burnin' ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burn, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire

It looks like Batty and Jon's place was unharmed. I'm seeing and reading on the news that so many others were not so lucky. I always get especially sad for the animals in these disasters.

The taste of love is sweet
When hearts like ours meet
I fell for you like a child
Oh, but the fire ran wild

300,000 acres. That's a lot of land.
Looking at the maps of the affected areas, I know that these are the places that Tess and I drove through on our way to and from Solana Beach last month.
I hope that this gets under control soon.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:34 AM | comments (6)
October 25, 2003
slice of saturday

Little cat toeclaws and a little cat tongue brought me out of my sleep this morning so quickly I can't remember if I dreamed or not. I think I may have been roughed up a little by the sandman, it feels like I have a new phantom bruise on my eyebrow. Tender.

Your mind makes it real, they say.

No coffee yet today, there's only decaf brewed. Not my doing, it's bitter swill with no real purpose, in my opinion. The ficus gets it when it cools.

I have some new books to read so I have something to occupy me on my self-imposed cyber hermitage.
Is that a word? I know it's a wine.
I think maybe I should start drinking heavily again. It's fall, after all.
'Tanked off your ass' is the new black, I hear.

Dashing young Funk came to the comments to check on me.
So sweet.
If only all the nice boys weren't interstates or oceans or tax brackets away.

My stream of consciousness is puddling.
I expect to descend into full-on madness by Wednesday.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:34 AM | comments (10)
October 24, 2003
there is no "moo"

Coming Soon reports that Yahoo Movies has a seven minute clip looking at Revolutions.
With less than two weeks until release it's getting harder and harder to stay spoiler free. I had to bury my head in my blanket last night watching TV to avoid a spot I haven't seen yet. But, ignorance is bliss.

To pass the time and whet my appetite, I've been revisiting some of the questions brought up in both the first movie and Reloaded and frankly, it still makes my brain hurt.

So many different theories and opinions out there and each answer creates a whole new set of questions to drive us.

"For example, why do the machines need to use humans for their power source? Surely cows or elephants would process far more energy and be less likely to rebel."

A USENET poster named Adrian in rec.sport.football (of all places) gives this hilarious answer:

The Architect - Hello, Neo.

Neo - Moo?

The Architect - I am the Architect. I created the matrix. I've been waiting for you. You have many questions, and although the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably bovine. Ergo, some of my answers you will understand, and some of them ... well, actually, you're a cow, you probably won't follow any of this.
Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realise it is also irrelevant.

Neo - Mooooo?


The Architect - Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden to sedulously avoid it, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.

Neo - Moo. Moo moo moo.

The Architect - Quite right. "Sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation" doesn't have any meaning mathematically. It is just a bunch of math terms strung together to freak you out. Interesting. That was quicker than the others.

*The responses of the other Ones appear on the monitors: "Moo? Mooooo?

The Architect - The matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the sixth version.

*Again, the responses of the other Ones appear on the monitors: "Moo?
Moo moo moo? Moo. Moooooo!"*

Neo - Moo. Moo moo.

The Architect - Precisely. As you are undoubtedly gathering, the anomaly's systemic, creating fluctuations in even the most simplistic equations.

*Once again, the responses of the other Ones appear on the monitors:
"MOOOO! F*ck MOO!" One flips him the hoof*

Neo - Moo. Moo.

*The scene cuts to a sexy Trinity cow running from a farmer in a suit with an earpiece and a hammer, and then back to the Architect's room*

The Architect - The first matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect, it was a work of art, flawless, sublime. A triumph equalled only by its monumental failure. The inevitability of its doom is as apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every cow, thus I redesigned it based on your history to more accurately reflect the complete lack of variety in your nature.
However, I was again frustrated by failure. I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind, or perhaps a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection.
Thus, the answer was stumbled upon by another, an intuitive program, initially created to investigate certain aspects of the bovine psyche.
If I am the farmer of the matrix, she would undoubtedly be the dell.

Neo - Moo.

The Architect - Please. As I was saying, she stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly 99.9% of all test subjects accepted the program, as long as they were given a choice, even if they were only aware of the choice at a near unconscious level. While this answer functioned, it was obviously fundamentally flawed, thus creating the otherwise contradictory systemic anomaly, that if left unchecked might threaten the system itself. Ergo, those that refused the program, while a minority, if unchecked, would constitute an escalating probability of disaster.

Neo - Moo.

*Quick cuts of cows standing there in a vast cave while wild rave music thunders around them. They, however, just stand there. Occasionally a tail twitches*

The Architect - Yes, Zion. You are here because Zion is about to be destroyed. Its every living inhabitant terminated, its entire existence eradicated.

Neo - Moo.

*The responses of the other Ones appear on the monitors -- the backsides of bulls all crapping.*

The Architect - Boredom is the most predictable of all bovine responses. But, rest assured, this will be the sixth time we have destroyed it, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.

*Scene cuts to Trinity cow running from haystack to haystack pursued by the farmer Agent, and then back to the Architects room.*

The Architect - The function of the One is now to return to the source, allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry, reinserting the prime program. After which you will be required to select from the matrix 23 individuals, 16 cows, 7 bulls, to rebuild Zion. Failure to comply with this process will result in a cataclysmic system crash killing every cow connected to the matrix, which coupled with the extermination of Zion will ultimately result in the
extinction of the entire bovine race.

Neo - Moo. Moo Moooooo.

*shots of robots drinking delicious milk. Panning shots of dead cows in milking stalls. Back to a robot with a now-empty carton of milk. It looks heavenward and silently cries "NOOOOOOOO!"*

The Architect - There are levels of survival we are prepared to accept. However, the relevant issue is whether or not you are ready to accept the responsibility for the death of every cow in this world.

*The Architect presses a button on a pen that he is holding, and images of cows from all over the matrix appear on the monitors*

The Architect - It is interesting reading your reactions. Your five predecessors were by design based on a similar predication, a contingent affirmation that was meant to create a profound attachment to the rest of your species, facilitating the function of the one.
While the others experienced this in a very general way, your
experience is far more specific. Vis-a-vis, love.

*Images of Trinity cow leaping out of a wheat silo backwards, fighting the Agent from Neo's dream appear on the monitors*

Neo - Moo.

The Architect - Apropos, she entered the matrix to save your life at the cost of her own.

Neo - MOooooooooooooooooooooooo!

The Architect - Which brings us at last to the moment of truth, wherein the fundamental flaw is ultimately expressed, and the anomaly revealed as both beginning, and end. There are two doors. The door to your right leads to the source, and the salvation of Zion. The door to the left leads back to the matrix, to her, and to the end of your species. As you adequately put, the problem is choice. But we already know what you're going to do, don't we? Already I can see the chain reaction, the chemical precursors that signal the onset of emotion,
designed specifically to overwhelm logic, and reason. An emotion that is already blinding you from the simple, and obvious truth: she is going to die, and there is nothing that you can do to stop it.

*Neo-cow just stands there.*

The Architect - Humph. Hope, it is the quintessential bovine ... umm. You should be choosing a door.

*Neo-cow looks around blankly.*

The Architect - Seriously. Choice. Causality. You've heard the concepts discussed eight or nine times already. You need to choose one door or the other.

Neo-cow stands there.

The Architect - Sooooo ... go get 'em. (pause) Giddyap.

*Neo-cow moves toward the right door. The Architect's face lights up, then Neo-cow stops again. Shifts its weight. The Architect rubs his forehead.*

The Architect - Oh for the love of Asimov ... (yelling up into ceiling) ... They never choose! The damn system's just going to collapse again!

*someone answers on a frequency we can't hear.*

The Architect - Fine. We'll try the humans.

*Neo-cow drops a patty.*

The Architect - That's not going to come out of a white floor. Dammit.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:54 AM | comments (14)
October 22, 2003
I may be benevolent, but I am still a dictator

Augh! (thank you to the Daily Thud for this pic)

Yeah, I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to this site. I've put a lot of work into it because I wanted to have a place where I (and other fans) could express appreciation for Keanu's movies and music, and adore him as a gifted and fascinating and beautiful man without having to deal with gossip, tabloid tales, and stalkerazzi images. So I keep that kind of thing off of here and ask that guests do the same.

I reserve the right to delete and edit comments that I find inappropriate, offensive or just plain tacky.

I rarely use it. I rarely have the need. But when it does happen, the sword of deletion will be swift and clean and if I'm in a good mood and the poster leaves a valid email address, I might even write them and explain why their comment was removed.
I might also be a bit more lenient towards regular commenters (editing rather than outright deletion) than with someone whose first post crosses the line right off, but the harsh reality is if it's personal, gossipy or otherwise inappropriate it will be deleted.

This is not to say that you should be afraid to comment if you are new to this site, but please....use good judgement. If it's something that you wouldn't want strangers speculating and discussing about you in a public forum, then it's probably not OK. His personal life, family, friends are all off limits. These are things that none of us know anything about and we don't need to in order to appreciate him, his acting or his music. Most fans know how private he is. Just read or watch an interview where any personal subject is brought up. He won't discuss these things because he doesn't feel they should be up for discussion and I try and respect that. And I ask that if you are going to leave a comment on my site, that you do the same.

Respect each other as well.
Attacking or insulting/flaming is also a no-no. Opinions can differ, but don't let it degrade into name-calling or other basic rudeness.

Leaving a comment for the sake of promoting your group or website is tacky and inappropriate. Doing it multiple times is spamming and will get you deleted and your IP banned.

Believe me, I know the difference between someone who has something to sincerely contribute to the discussion and who is just self-promoting.

Also, leaving unrelated frivolous comments just because you like to see your words on the screen is really not making a worthwhile contibution to the discussion, so please don't.

If you double/triple/etc post due to a browser glitch or something don't worry about it, I'll fix it when I see it. No need to add an additional "oops I double posted!" comment. That just makes more for me to clean up.

There is no need to sign your comments, your name is automatically put in the "posted by" place at the bottom. Also please don't "decorate" your name when you enter it in the box.

"Binky" is fine
"Binky!" is also fine
"~*~***Binky***~*~" is really not as cute as you think it is, just don't.

The comments for an entry are closed after seven days.

If you have a problem with the way I run things around here, then I would suggest that you don't visit.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:05 PM
between worlds


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I've been staring at my astrological charts for hours trying to determine where your head is at. The best I can figure out is that you're off the map . . . between the worlds . . . beyond the boundaries. Sorry I'm not able to be more specific. I guess you're pretty much on your own for now. I can at least tell you about the powers that this kind of outsider position usually confers: 1. sharper-than-usual intuition about the future; 2. a knack for making unexpected connections you didn't realize you needed; 3. an unpredictability that makes you attractive to people who can help draw out and clarify your unconscious desires.

~from freewillastrology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:58 AM | comments (7)
October 21, 2003
with tonight's pad thai

Gosh, I hope it's one of the Keanu dreams and not the one where I'm being chased by a fried egg.

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:20 PM | comments (16)
I can't believe I actually made it to the 15th of the month before hearing the word "Rocktober"

So, it's now ten days until Halloween and what better costume than a Keanu character? I'm sure there will be all sorts of Neos, Agents and Trinities running around this year, so if you want to stand out from the crowd, go for the classics.

I recommend checking out BillandTed.org's How To section on Bill and Ted costumes.

emulate the REAL Bill and Ted or I will knock you down and steal your candy


  • Follow B&T dot org's advice, especially regarding details
  • talk your friend into being Bill. Otherwise, if they resemble Keanu a bit too much, there may be a drunken situation on the cab ride home that neither of you can ever speak of again....unless you're into that sort of thing.
  • Rewatch either Excellent Adventure or Bogus Journey and pick up some mannerisms. That's what will really sell it.

My eyes! MY EYES!!!


  • Wear bold prints, especially on your pants
  • ...or a checkered vest. EVER.
  • Open your mouth like this...again, EVER.

And of course, the biggest do's :

  • Have Fun!
  • And take pictures and send them to me!

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:36 PM | comments (10)
at least I got a latte

Borders, Barnes & Noble, the entire Meadows Mall and everyone on the freeway can enjoy a nice hot fresh cup of Suck Me this morning.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:34 AM | comments (15)
October 20, 2003
on the wall

The best goalie in Hollywood. I'm ever so proud
On being asked who the best Hollywood hockey player is: "I'm going to have to say Keanu Reeves as a goaltender, because he's a pretty good goalie, one of the best goalies I've ever seen. He's stacking the pads, riding across, giving you the corner and then taking it away with the glove hand. He's really quick and really good."

-- Cuba Gooding Jr. (source: Denver Post, October 19, 2003 -via keanuweb)

Told ya.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:30 AM | comments (7)
October 19, 2003
I fell off the chair that sat me next to you

My computer is making a chirpy noise.
That can't be good, can it?
I hope it's just tired.

tired, get it? (thank you to Elsinore and The Daily Thud  for this picture

Well, it will get a break today. Roi is coming over to help me paint the the trim on the house and then we're going to Dave's studio.

Some assorted linkage before I power down-

Keanu A-Z has a new Gallery of Susan Shacter photos, yummy.

Extra TV may have some Revolutions/Keanu content on Monday's show. Thanks to Marsea for this tip.

C.H.U.D not only has a peek at the new Revolutions swag, but a chance to win it!
There's the equivalent of an essay question involved. (via keanuweb)

Here's an article about Hugo, who will be taking to the stage in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, starting this Wednesday in Sydney.

Have great day everyone, send healing vibes to my hard drive.
(God, that sounds dirty, huh?)

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:35 AM | comments (8)
October 17, 2003
Je ne porte rien sous mes vêtements

(Any men reading the title should be, like, so turned on right now)

So.....has anyone actually read the rest of their Cosmo?

Such a wealth of handy information for the single girl, really.

60-Second Seduction Tricks! How to have a Successful Threesome!
And of course a quiz, "Is He Naughty or Nice?"

The "Cosmic Guide to Guys" for Virgo sez:

He's a perfectionist in every area, from work to love to lust. How to wow him: Suggest working out together. He wants a girl who takes care of herself, too. His Sexual MO: He strives for erotic excellence, so be vocal about what you want. Hunk Hurdle: When his know-it-all attitude bugs you, remind yourself that he's trying to help.

And apparently, once the dirty talk, faux enthusiasm over pinball and threesomes help you get that man, you can make him over!

I feel so modern and liberated. Thanks Cosmo!

Of course, the whole book smells good, that's always a plus.
I'm actually amused at the "let's send a shirtless hot guy around town and take pictures of him bowling...shirtless!" spread, and they do feature Keanu in their "Sexiest Movie Guy Moments" page (circa 1991-Point Break-Wet T-Shirt pic).

And I really liked the demographically-telling full page ads for Astroglide and breast enlargement. Why follow the advice in a "What Guys Want in a Girlfriend" article when you can buy it for $2999.00?

Oh wait, speaking of ads....wireless remote butterfly?.....
I think I need one of those.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:17 PM | comments (17)
things I think about when I really should be concentrating on my driving

I wonder if, years from now, in the third part of the third trilogy -
The Matrix:Rehabilitated - the operator character will be named Google.

And maybe there will be a citizen of Zion (v9.0) who keeps a record of the useless minutae deep in the earth, and gives snarky commentary on the latest council meetings and cave raves.

Her name?

Why, Blog of course.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:12 AM | comments (3)
October 15, 2003
Oh, he's definitely a FOX

Thank you to Elsinore of the Daily Thud for this image

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "The fox knows many things," said the ancient Greek poet Archilochus, "but the hedgehog knows one big thing." Twentieth-century philosopher Isaiah Berlin used this thought as an organizing principle in discussing types of writers. Hedgehogs like Dante and Plato yearned to explain life's apparent chaos with a single, all-embracing theory, Berlin believed, whereas foxes like Shakespeare preferred to revel in the world's messy multiplicity without feeling a need to unify it all in one system. My long experience with astrological types has convinced me that most Virgos tend to be foxes. In the coming days, however, I advise you to try out the hedgehog perspective. It'll ensure you don't miss the forest for the trees.

...from freewillastrology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:29 PM | comments (1)
October 14, 2003
I see london I see france

Somebody's underpants are up for auction again.

And I'm still gonna pass.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:17 PM | comments (4)
October 13, 2003

Bah, I just realized I have a glass class tomorrow evening so I may not be able to get my Reloaded DVD until Wednesday, unless I go to one of those midnight events. Which I'm not even sure there will be because this town sucks that way (everything else is open 24 hours so it's not so much an "event" so the stores don't really bother....bastards).

Not much going on today, I've done my own scans of the cosmo pics and am currently trying to detext the second one for a wallpaper.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:59 AM | comments (5)
October 12, 2003

Well, I never got around to typing up the cosmo interview, as I was up until 3am reading comic books, but Club-Keanu comes through as usual.

If you're having trouble finding the mag, here's a tip.
Keanu is not on the cover, he's on the start page of the CosmoMen insert section.

Some girl in a really cute top and white jeans after Labor Day is on the cover.

Here's a visual aid.

cosmo cover nov 03 + cosmomen insert

Hope that helps those going out to shop for this.
If you need, just remember the "READ HIS DIRTY MIND" at the top of the cover.


| from inside the mind of krix at 10:07 PM | comments (6)
October 07, 2003

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month....

this is an edited version of the photo Keanu did for Pink ribbon Magazine in 2002 in support of breast cancer research. click to go to nbcf.org

Learn more.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:15 AM | comments (4)
dear californians

Good luck with your whole recall election thingy today.

It's not like the rest of us aren't sitting back with our popcorn and lattes laughing at you anyway so if there's a spot, I urge you to write:

"Keanu Reeves - RAWK! \m/"

on your ballots....

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:06 AM | comments (7)
October 04, 2003
you guys are swell

thank you to Rhonda for this pic and much more

Thank you for the get-well emails and wishes.

I'm going to spend the weekend in bed with Jack Traven, Neo, Jjaks and a Johnny or two and hope that by Monday I'll be 100%again, because I'm fucking done with this being sick nonsense.

Hope everyone that's going to the Galaxy gig tonight has a great night and everyone has a great weekend.

As always, the links on the right are full of great sites to keep you busy and updated and everything.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:56 AM | comments (16)
September 30, 2003
pics on the 'bay

I've put some Keanu pictures that I've bought in the past up at eBay if anyone's interested.

All proceeds go to the Red Bull and Vodka fund.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:39 PM | comments (7)
September 28, 2003
friends don't let friends audblog drunk

I'm home and beat. Thanks for listening to my INSANE audbloging. I had no idea I made so many calls.

becky really rocked last night and the SL boys thrilled and delighted today.
What a great fucking weekend.

Hi! to the new friends I made, especially to Frell, with whom I shared a very special LIVE Ass Saturday moment (eeeee!).

And now it's a quick email check and then to bed for this sunburned girl.


| from inside the mind of krix at 09:55 PM | comments (8)
September 27, 2003
insert air guitar here


Catch ya later!

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:59 AM | comments (3)
September 26, 2003
warning: girl blathering ahead

I have about twenty minutes before I have to leave for the airport to pick up Tess. We're driving to Solana Beach in the morning to go see becky tomorrow night. Sunday we are going to catch the Suburban Legends guys at the Pier in Oceanside. It's going to be a fun weekend. I'm not going to let the Dogstar site setback get me down, even though the nostalgia will be compounded since Tess and I will be together. Our friendship was borne out of a love for and desire to see that band. We saw our first show together, we went to the Avi (Dogstar's last stateside show) together.

But we've seen becky together a few times, too and tomorrow will be another memory to create and cherish and relive in phone calls and emails and private jokes forever.

It's time for something new and it's gonna be alright with me.

I'm bummed about the end of the Dogstar thing, but it's not like someone died.
It's not like there will be no more music. In fact, once Bret releases his solo CD and tours to support it, there will be even more music and trips and good times with good friends, old and new.

And the important part is that there is music being made, and as a fan of Keanu's, I'm happy that he is playing and enjoying himself.

Rock on Keanu.
Rock on Bret.
Rock on Robert and Rebecca.
Rock on Paulie.

Rock on Dogstar Fans.
Rock on becky fans.


| from inside the mind of krix at 08:30 PM | comments (4)
I'm waiting for them to install the Johnny Mnemonic 80 gig dashboard computer

(on IM, moments ago...)

krixy: oi. I just had to go outside and give someone a tour of my car

Jozzy: LOL

Jozzy: "And here is the the Keanu wing of my vehicle, specifically dedicated to his Bill & Ted days"

krixy: haha

Jozzy: "Over here is the 'Youngblood' glove compartment"

Jozzy: complete witha set of hockey pucks

Jozzy: "Over here is the "Speed" steering wheel and driver's seat" (So apropros, Krixy!)

Jozzy: "The backseat is an homage to 'My Own Private idaho'" (no comment on what happens in YOUR backseat. tsk tsk. )

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:36 PM | comments (3)
September 25, 2003
awww, this gives me warm fuzzies
Long-gone microchipped cat finds owner

SAN CARLOS, Calif. -- Call it Ted's excellent adventure, with a high-tech twist: A cat with an ID microchip implanted under his skin was returned to his owner 10 years after he jumped out a window and vanished.

Chris Inglis' sleek, black feline, Ted, was fitted with the chip back when the technology was still new in the early 1990s. But he was gone without a trace for a full decade before someone found him this week.

Ted - named for Keanu Reeves' character in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" - was brought to the Peninsula Humane Society's animal shelter, which tracked down Inglis despite outdated information on the chip. The cat was found about 13 miles south of where Inglis used to live in Burlingame.

When the pair reunited Wednesday, the cat "rubbed his face on my hand, climbed right up and started purring," Inglis said. "It's pretty monumental. It's almost surreal."

Where Ted spent all those years remains a mystery, but it appeared someone had been taking care of him.

Inglis remembers that one of the things he and Ted liked to do was cruise around in his car. On their way home from the shelter, Inglis said Ted "put his front paws on the dashboard," just like in the old days.

Anyone have a pet named after Keanu or a character? I've always thought Jjaks would be a great name for a dog.
And my girl cat has recently developed a bad habit of chewing patches of her fur away. I could call her Marlon.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:18 PM | comments (9)
September 24, 2003

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Please remember that you are not competing in a sprint, Virgo. You are running a marathon. You should therefore be sure to pace yourself and not be overly concerned about the fast-starters who have sped ahead of you. I also advise you to clear your beautiful mind of envy and self-doubt, as well as the pushy expectations of people who don't know the intricacies of what you're doing. Now here's the most important thing: Use your fine mind to figure out how to be motivated by pleasure, not pressure.

-From FreeWillAstrology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:09 AM | comments (4)
September 23, 2003
today is tuesday

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:59 PM | comments (6)
September 20, 2003
I'm being unplugged

nature boy

I'm off to commune with nature for a couple days, have a great weekend everyone.

I'll call from the entrance to Zion. Which probably won't be like I'm imagining it at all.

| from inside the mind of krix at 06:47 AM | comments (9)
September 17, 2003
from freewillastrology.com

you can't really tell from this tiny thumbnail pic from Rex Features, but his desk is quite boisterously organizedVIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): During my recent visit to the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, I drank in an abundant array of confounding sights and enriching adventures that I'll remember forever. The last surprise I saw before heading home was among the most modest, but it's a perfect choice to serve as your ruling symbol for the coming week: a sign that read "The Very Tidy Pirates" above an image of a bad-ass dude wearing an eye patch and apron and wielding a vacuum cleaner and feather duster. I hope this vignette inspires you to be wildly disciplined, neatly rowdy, and boisterously organized.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:22 AM | comments (15)
September 14, 2003
yeah, I had quite the good time tonight....

click for larger image

This would be Aaron's ass.

Mmmmm...Aaron. We love Aaron.

I spent most of the set on my knees on the side of the stage.


I'm still a wee bit tipsy, but I have thrown all the pics in a photoshop album HERE.

Go buy a Suburban Legends CD.

OR Go download their music at MP3.com.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:38 PM | comments (13)
September 10, 2003
I believe in Mr. Grieves

If I could only listen to two albums for the rest of my life, they would be XTC's Skylarking and The Pixies' Doolittle.

If you made me choose between the two, I'd have to kill you.

(Happy Ending would be runner up at third.)

XTC stopped touring in 19eighty-freaking-two, and who knows what the hell is going on with Dogstar...

So this, from pitchfork media (via Warren Ellis) is very good news.

Pixies To Reunite For Tour In April 2004; New Album Possible

John L. Ferrer and Will Bryant report:
There's that rare time when a sarcastic, jaded music news site has to report without any sarcasm or irony. Short of the Velvet Underground, there's no band more beloved, more important, more cited as an influence in indie rock than the Pixies. Whether you're strictly a Doolittle man (surely one of the finest damn rock albums ever) or an obsessive who can name every Trompe le Monde b-side, the Pixies' contributions to the alternative rock canon are sacred texts, the alpha cell of a paisley-flecked v23 flowchart that, down various impeccably typeset branches, might lead to Nirvana, to the Breeders, to Throwing Muses, Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Trail of Dead, or Enon.

Sadly, most of these revelations weren't made until after the band's prime. Since their reportedly messy and bloody demise in 1993, fans have signed on by the dozens-- based partially on the recommendation of Kurt Cobain, and partially by their desire to find something truly exuberant, legitimate, funny and weird in their music. Anyone born in the '80s might surely have at some point sighed and abandoned all hope of seeing the Pixies on stage at all. In a sense, the idea of a Pixies reunion has almost become a joke, the indie-kid version of "Yeah, when pigs fly." So when the report came in July that all four original members (that's Black Francis, Kim Deal, David Lovering, and Joey Santiago) have been secretly practicing together every couple of blue moons since the breakup, there was the first glimmer of hope.

Now that the heavyhandedness is past, here comes the point. The glimmer is now a full-blown supernova. It's happening. In April. No dates yet, not even any quotes from the group's principals-- just a band spokesperson's promise to MTV, who broke the story. The source, who remains unnamed in MTV's story, also claims that if all goes well a studio album will follow.
The Pixies. Are back. Together. Music is saved. Lovers of rock, unite and cheer. This is going to truly own.

Someone alert Reeves to this, I think he's a fan as well.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:43 PM | comments (7)
He's so dreamy

he looked a lot like this last night

Is there any better dream than a Keanu dream?
I think not.

I got to run my fingers through his hair last night.

*stares off into space*

SnAp! Oh. Right, then.....blogging.

lusenka had a dream and shared it in the comments a couple days ago, what about you?

Had any Keanu dreams lately?

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:32 AM | comments (12)
August 29, 2003
sometimes we have to make our own fun

So, Keanu totally blew it last night and missed out on meeting the loverly jozjozjoz and getting to hold a "Hi" sign for me. Maybe he'll get lucky next time.

However, though the miracle of digital photography we can experience just what it was like to be there.

In the parking lot outside the Orlando Jones Show.

Apparently, Joz and Professor Eric could hear the music coming right through the walls as they walked to the car.

click for larger image

I embellished the photo so you can SEE the music, so clever I am!
See that red light, that means they're taping at that very moment. It's a moment captured!

Other guests on the show were some fancy motorcycle trick rider dudes (who are allowed to just park anywhere they want, it looks like).

click for larger image

You KNOW that Keanu talked to the motorcycle guys about these very bikes!
And look, right there's an ashtray with the snuffed out butts of people who just may be inside watching becky play. Maybe even one of Keanu's half smoked Marlboros? Who knows? This is Hollywood, babies. Anything is possible.

But I was promised a "Hi" sign and Joz always comes through.

click for larger image

This is the mysterious and wonderful Professor Eric, the man that started this whole escapade by spotting Keanu on Wednesday outside the Sharon Osbourne studio and calling Joz.

Hi yourself, Professor Eric! Thank you for thinking of me!!! And thank you, Joz!!!
It was just like I was really right nearby in the general area there! *smoooch*

So there you have it.
A brush with a brush with the parking lot of greatness.

I'm all tingly inside.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:09 PM | comments (12)
August 28, 2003
Full of Whoa

The sixth most popular search that brings people to keanuvision is the blog tagline, You had me at 'Whoa'. This fascinates me because it's not like searching on "Keanu Reeves Naked"(#8) or "ebay addiction" (#18). It's my tagline, and even though it's a twist on "You had me at 'Hello'", it's unique to the site. So people are remembering the tagline and coming back? Are they telling their friends about "some Keanu blog, can't remember the URL but google this, dude"?

Anyway, Reeves Drive has this article about the "Whoa" from Vanity Fair.

"Keanu is stuck with it like Jimmy Cagney got stuck with "you dirty rat," the Beatles with "yeah, yeah, yeah," Marlon Brando with "Stella!,"Gary Cooper with "yup," Humphrey Bogart with "play it again, Sam" and Cary Grant with "Judy, Judy, Judy." It's a tattoo, a carving, a cattle brand."

They even riffed on it with Andy Richter on the MTV Movie Awards this year.
I wonder how he feels about it? Does he cringe, or has he embraced the "Whoa" like so many of us have.

One of my MANY pet peeves is the mispelling of it.
It's not woah, or whoah.
It's whoa. W.H.O.A.

The article also poses this question:

"Does anyone know exactly when Keanu first blurted this out? Did he say it during THE PRINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA? BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE? POINT BREAK? RIVER'S EDGE? On Conan O'Brien? If anyone has any solid gets, please share."

I'll bet we could answer this by the end of the day.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:46 PM | comments (10)
August 23, 2003

definitely not sucky

I came across this cover in a little tiny size in a Japanese photo book I picked up recently. The smile and sparkle in his eye just made my toes point so I scanned it and it came out pretty good at 400dpi.

Plus, I've decided that I'm going to make "sucky or not?" my new annoying phrase for a while.

I can't wait to use it next time I go to dinner....

"This '90 Chateauneuf Mont Redon....sucky or not?"

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:02 PM | comments (7)
swear t' god

I just heard Rob Dougan's Chateau from the Reloaded soundtrack on a PBS promo for National Geographic. It's always weird to have things so familiar show up out of context. I still want to kill whoever greenlighted my beloved Spybreak for a local car dealership commercial.

And speaking of car commercials, has anyone else had their local Toyota dealer acting out Reloaded scenes to hawk the Matrix automobile?
Vegas does, and it SO SUCKS. Oh my god, it's just wrong.

Oh look, new wallpaper.

click for 1024x768 wallpaper

I'm craving a Powerade.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:37 AM | comments (8)
August 19, 2003
Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on...

NHL vs. Hollywood

SCORE's 3rd Annual Celebrity Hockey Game

Sunday, August 17, 2003

So, I was lucky enough to attend the game on Sunday and got to check off "see Keanu play hockey" from my list, where it was nestled between "kiss a kiwi guitarist" (checked) and "learn to make pistachio soufflé" (unchecked).

We got to the Health South Center fairly early, which was good because we got to be in the shade while we stood in line and got to see people arrive. I watched Keanu from afar, but did manage to dork out, hop a rail and scream to becky's guitarist, Paulie Kosta that he should "kick some ass out there today". Of course, at that time I didn't realize that he was the enemy and I should have wished him a leg cramp or something.

We eventually got in and got seated not too far from where becky members Robert and Rebecca were, figuring they would sit closest to the end where Keanu would be goaltending. This was a good call and minutes after we sat down, the players were on the ice doing their warm-up. Keanu did some stretches (sigh) and then positioned himself in front of the net and proceeded to block a good many of the practice shots on him.

nothin' but net?....nooooooo!

Meanwhile, poor Wendy was freaking out because the fancy laser beam autofocus took a liking to the netting that was stretched between the fans and the ice from rail to ceiling. It was a tense time and I really would have risked a puck in the face for clearer shots at that point.

FOR THE RECORD: the girl behind him is JUST SOMEONE ON EVENT STAFF, but she probably did score a sweaty towel or two...

Naturally, once warm-up is over and she figures out how to trick the autofocus, Keanu is mopping off.

he was the only one that sat on the rail like this

Ahh, that's better.

We then all stood up for a minute of silence and then for a somewhat strange accoustic version of the national anthem sung by Luc Robitaille's wife.
They should have had Rebecca do it.

The teams were announced and I then realized that it wasn't really NHL vs. Hollywood because both teams had a few of each type of player, which was good and made for a more balanced game. It was then I noticed that the green jersey'ed "Visitors" team had Paulie for goalie. Scandalous!

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OK, first period?
Keanu. Kicked. Ass.
Nothing got past him.
The puck bounced off his shins, his skates, his chest. He was snatching them out of the air. He denied them entry to the net as though they were midwestern tourists made of black rubber and he was a bouncer at Skybar with a big stick for a velvet rope.
It was glorious.
I was so proud and impressed and my inner thighs were tingling.

The white-jersey'ed Home team scored 2 goals in the first period. I wonder if Keanu razzed Paulie in the locker room.

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I should mention that throughout the game, while Keanu stood there in front of the net, he would repeatedly bring up his gloved left hand hand to hit himself in the chest. Wendy thought he may have been moving his chest pad, but I think it was something more. I think he was psyching himself up. He would pound his chest and sometimes shake his head a little and tap his stick to the ice. The effect was not unlike a giant silverback ape posturing and being all Alpha. I could imagine him ggrrrrr-ing and growling behind the mask and pondered him scentmarking the crease before doing a little headshake of my own to snap out of it.

Second period

The teams switched sides on the ice so Keanu was down at the far end and Paulie was close to us.

Paulie Kosta, puckstopper

Paulie struck a pretty big and intimidating posture of his own in front of the net.

I'm sure he's doing his 'metal face' here

He's also pretty quick with the stick and had no hesitation about throwing himself down to block a point, or even doing some splits.

Keanu holds his own in the cross-rink staring contest with Paulie

Keanu played really well in the first half of the second period, too.

Then I don't know what happened.

I never saw the first goal scored against him. I heard a commotion and looked down to his end and couldn't see him because he was so far out of the crease. I then saw a goal scored and looked up at the board and there were TWO points registered, so either they popped him one after another or there were some special points awarded on general goalie dumbassery.

Keanu watches the travels of the with intent

With about eight minutes to go in the second period, the Visitors team cranked it up. Those first two points either made Keanu lose a little focus or revealed a weakness in his game and they ran with it. A lot of action on that end during this period. At one point, Keanu pounced on the puck like a cat to stop a goal.

Give us a little wave, chuckles

Paulie seemed a little too amused watching the action on the other end of the ice at times. I think the villainous D.B. Sweeney had been influencing him.

A couple more points were scored. Everyone looked a little more tired.

Third Period
I should have taken pictures of the scoreboard throughout the game, because I'm not totally sure what the score was going into the third period. I think the home team was still ahead at 4-2, but I'm not 100% sure.

a rare shot without his mask, which is fine because The Face must be protected all all times

Sigh, I had hoped that at some point Keanu would skate over to where his beckyband mates and their group were (since that was near where we were) so I could have offered (re:shouted) some words of wisdom, "Stay in the crease, creampuff! - Don't let Alan Thicke fool you, he's like 70 years old but he's fast! - D.B. Sweeney is the DEVIL!"....but he didn't skate by.

our action hero, ready for another shot on goal

Anyway, this last period was even more action packed. They worked The Wall over pretty good. They had him diving and on his knees to protect the goal.
He's still pretty damn limber, by the way...rwowrrrr.
I wish I had gotten more shots when there was action but I was just so busy watching!

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Keanu blocked a lot of shots on goal but let a few in as well. He was typically contrite after the more egregious mistakes.

As the seconds ticked away, both teams played more agressively and roughly.
D.B. Sweeney even knocked Keanu off his feet and into the net! Evil! So yes, I now dub Sweeney to be a "mean baddie" and will be fast-forwarding through all his scenes in Hardball.

I looked at the clock with 3:11 left to go and got a little sad because I knew the game was almost over. The score was tied, and then the Visitors scored again. Keanu was pretty worn out.

Awww, someone's ready for a nap

It was up to the offense to turn it around now. I hoped that the Home team would pull it out in the final minute. They pulled Keanu from the net so they could put another man on offense but to no avail.

The good news is, that no points were scored on the empty net.

nine seconds to go....I was SO SAD it was over!

Nothing changed in the last nine seconds of the game and Keanu's team lost, 5 to 6. But it was a fun game to watch and I think it was very good for SCORE, which really was the whole point. (By the way, I believe it was announced in the middle of the first break that Keanu generously donated his jersey to the silent auction which ended between the 2nd and 3rd periods. I have no idea how much it went for, but I bet it reeked - in a good way)


And even this smiley boy knows that winning isn't everything, it's the fun of playing a good game with good friends and players to an enthusiastic crowd.
And these smiles from him were worth the trip and price of admission in themselves.

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I had the best time.

Thank you to all the players and organizers for a great game.

I plan on being there next year.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:14 PM | comments (23)
August 18, 2003
I'm late for work!

I just got home around an hour ago, and wanted to quick upload a few shots from the game from my craptacular zoomless camera before I went to work.

They can be found here.

Check Skittish (Wendy) and Lomara (Kimberly)'s blogs for links to galleries of their pics.

I hope to have some time later to do a little bit of a write-up, but right now, I'm freaking running late and on about 3 hours sleep.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:53 AM | comments (7)
August 14, 2003
This is why I don't watch Entertainment Television

There's football or something on FOX, pre-empting the usual pre-primetime syndicated goodness of a full hour of 'Friends', so I figure I might as well put on ET, maybe there will be another teaser snippet of the new Meyers film (which is easier than typing out the anti-climactic title they have given it and how I have decided to refer to it...so nyahh). I didn't see any Jack, Diane or Keanu.
Evidently, I missed seeing the snippet.

What I did see was Toni Braxton having a freaking caesarean birth up close and on video.


| from inside the mind of krix at 07:33 PM | comments (3)
I'm thinking of having a hot dog for lunch

He's so 'apeeling'....get it? I slay me

Ah yes, it's a beautiful summery day, no?
I think I may even leave work early.

The SCORE hockey game is completely sold out, wow! Very cool and excellent for the cause.
I'm very excited, I hope Wendy, Fran and Aaron don't mind getting there early. Wendy, by the way, has been nominated for "sexiest female blogger" and I'll have you know that I've totally kissed her before. Rwowrrrrr....

Oh, also, tomorrow night there should be some promo for 'Something's Gotta Give' on Entertainment Tonight that may or may not have Keanu content.

Here's a cool Matrix thingy, thanks deborah and via xkot

And while you wait for The Matrix Reloaded DVD to release, you can check out the synchs for the first Matrix over at the Synchronicity Arkive.
There's an interesting Animatrix/Radiohead one that I may try out.

I'm going to try and get another page of cards up today (1-30 are already posted) and then I'm getting the hell out of dodge.

I have socks, hair dye and lip balm to buy.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:09 PM | comments (9)
August 13, 2003
fan pics and tales

Keanu fan and Oregonian, crowereaves got to meet Keanu on the Thumbsucker set. She's posted a couple pictures over at Reeves Drive's board so go check them out.

Also, there's an amusing story here about a fan encounter.

(via club-keanu)

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:08 PM | comments (4)
hair snoot (snit? whatever.)
Keanu Refuses To Lighten Up

August 1, 2003 (WENN via COMTEX) -- THE MATRIX hero KEANU REEVES is refusing to bleach his hair blond for an upcoming movie role. The naturally dark-haired actor has been urged by producers of CONSTANTINE to go lighter, but he is not convinced.

A movie insider tells British tabloid THE DAILY EXPRESS, "Keanu has tried on various blond wigs and thinks he looks absolutely stupid."

Esqueeze me, when did Keanu become concerned about his looks when it came to a role? This is the guy that shaved everything for the Matrix, and then went out and played gigs. Frankly, I can't see him getting all diva over a little frost-n-tip.

Let's look at some questionable movie do's, shall we?

Little Buddha was a screamfest of bad hair don'ts, this one being the one that squicks me out most.


Oh, no...He doesn't look like a cross between a goth Nancy Reagan and a crackhead June Cleaver here at all.

Then there's Marlon. Whose bad hair was completely intentional and part of the character.


But it's still pretty fucking bad.
(Actually, I just watched ILYTD last weekend, and a bigger affront to fashion is Marlon's pants)

OH! And don't get me started on the roadkill they strapped to his head at the end of Feeling Minnesota.

I hope someone got fired over this

This one is a good argument that "YES! of course the blonde wigs looked stupid. ALL WIGS LOOK STUPID." But a gradual lightening won't be a shock and it would work.

It's not like he's weird about his hair, from fan reports and pictures from Oregon, it sounds like he may have gotten some extensions for Thumbsucker.
I'm actually hoping we'll see him in a seedy hippy ponytail, to be honest.
I like seeing him break from the expected and the norm. I think that was why he was so riveting as Donnie Barksdale.

So I don't believe the article for a minute. The shame is, now that this is out there, even if it wasn't his idea but they do decide to keep his dark hair, the comic fans will blame it on Keanu.
I've been reading the forums and they STILL can not accept that he's playing their beloved "ConJob".

I really want to see him with light hair. And more importantly, fans of Hellblazer practically require it. And while I've made a few attempts in photoshop to lighten him up and will admit that it's not as easy as it sounds, don't tell me that a team of Warner Brothers' stylists couldn't make it happen. He doesn't have to go completely blonde, but something like taken a little bit further this would work.

photoshopped by ~L

Dontcha think?

John Constantine

I just think it's very important, especially after they are changing SO MANY other aspects of this character to at least try to vary from Keanu's dark locks. As an actor I would think he would be up for it.

I guess we will wait and see.
Ultimately I really can't see Keanu refusing something like this on the basis of how he looks.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:03 PM | comments (17)
August 12, 2003
ruby tuesday

image from moviestar mag

It is Tuesday, isn't it?


Although I could gaze into his beautiful browns all day long, I have stuff to do.


| from inside the mind of krix at 01:03 PM | comments (10)
August 11, 2003
monday morning...(it is so still morning)

absolutely movie star

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

While I was slacking off, it seems that there was a possible becky show announced for the 19th at the Viper Room. That's two days after the hockey game. On a Tuesday night. I won't be staying for it, but as always I recommend going if you are in the area.

Also, FilmJerk reports that the Nancy Meyers Project may finally have a title.
"Something's Gotta Give", after the old Johnny Mercer song whose lyrics include "When an irresistable force / such as you / meets an old immovable object like me / you can bet as sure as you live." Um, I think the next line is probably the title line. You get the idea.
And apparently it does not have anything to do with "Something's Got to Give" Marilyn Monroe's unfinished final project, which had me all worked up until I said to myself "it's a movie title, krix, get over yourself" and in appreciation for my own good advice I treated myself to a nice drink.

Having a cocktail in me, I toyed with the idea of writing a little parody on why Keanu, not Arnold, should be elected governor of California. However, it turned into so much stupid yammering and was trashed as soon as I sobered up. Like the guy has the time anyway, right? But if it came down to ass, we all know who would sweep the popular vote, right?

Oh, the picture up there? It was my payoff for being woken up by a nightmare this morning and not being able to go back to sleep. I'm a sucker for buy-it-now, and it will go quite nicely in the black-and-white collection I intend to get together.

He's just stunning. I'd vote for him.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:07 AM | comments (5)
August 06, 2003

SCORE (Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment) has its roots in hockey. The organization was founded in March 1999, when Sean Gjos was injured while playing for the UCLA club ice hockey team. In response to his injury, Sean's friends created SCORE to assist Sean and others like him who suffered spinal cord injuries.

SCORE fills a unique space in the spinal cord injury community by focusing its grants and activities on young athletes who incur a spinal cord injury while participating in sports and by funding emerging researchers involved with innovative studies in the search for a cure for paralysis.

Learn more about SCORE at www.scorefund.org

SCORE may not realize it, but on top of helping these injured atheletes and funding research, they are making one of my dreams come true....

Watching Keanu Reeves play hockey.

photo by Albert Ortega

NHL vs. Hollywood


3rd Annual Celebrity Hockey Game

Sunday, August 17, 2003

4:30 - 7:30 pm

Health South Arena, El Segundo

Paulie Kosta, guitarist for becky is also playing and it's actually thanks to him that I know about this event. When I saw the news in my email as I checked it at Wendy's, I may have squealed. I know I bounced into the kitchen and informed her that she was going with me (and what the hell- bring the hubby and kid along, too). I knew she'd be into it...look at the line up.

Anyway, so yes, I'm pretty excited about going. To be able to see him on the ice has been a wish of mine, and one that I figured wouldn't happen. No, I didn't get the VIP tickets (which are now sold out) so I won't be rubbing elbows with Luc, Lex and Angel (nor Keanu and Paulie). I'm hoping that Fran will be willing to take some good photos with his nice camera. I'll get what pictures I can manage. I am sorry to say that I don't have a video camera so I won't be getting any footage of the game, but I'm sure if it's allowed someone will.

So, is anyone else in the area going?

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:54 PM | comments (14)
free will, free hugs, free love

unconditional love

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mata Amritanandamayi is one of India's most beloved gurus. Also known as Amma, she preaches no doctrine but believes all religions lead to the same goal. Her renown has grown largely through the power and quantity of her embraces. She travels from city to city doling out hugs, often more than a thousand a day. Since she launched her mission as a young girl, she claims to have hugged 21 million people. Amma is your role model for the coming week, Virgo. The astrological omens suggest you'll be most likely to thrive if you suspend all your spiritual theories and ideological opinions and become a pure channel for unconditional love. Try to hug at least 20 people. For extra credit, do 40.

I unconditionally volunteer to be hugged.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:27 AM | comments (4)
August 05, 2003

Yes, I am back and trying to catch up on everything. I am also waiting to hear from my host on the upgrade status. It doesn't look like things were moved yet so it will be a little bit longer until things are back to normal.

In a nutshell:

  • I had a lot of fun this weekend
  • Wendy's kid ROCKS, and he so did beat up Kieth
  • If I had known Keanu's Teen Choice award was a surfboard I would have gone down and offered him a ride in the Station Wagon
  • I have a favorite scene in Spiderman, but not really
  • I can't drink like I used to
  • I should have audblogged from Sunset, not Wilshire
  • I can't wait to go back in 2 weeks for the game

I also have to rant and rave about Constantine and blonde hair later.

So, what else did I miss?

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:37 AM | comments (10)
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!


| from inside the mind of krix at 05:15 PM | comments (18)
July 30, 2003
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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:22 AM | comments (5)
July 27, 2003
today is a good day to lay in bed and read

thinking of you

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:39 AM | comments (8)
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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:50 PM | comments (9)
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.

| 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.

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

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

Co-pilot Neo's helping.

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:55 AM | comments (14)
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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:38 AM | comments (5)
July 12, 2003
can we all just hate envy Charlize for a moment here?

thanks to Elsinore for these

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:59 PM | comments (9)
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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:14 AM | comments (1)
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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:21 PM | comments (13)
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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:57 AM | comments (4)
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?

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:54 PM | comments (9)
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 .


| 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.

| 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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:57 AM | comments (12)
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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:17 PM | comments (14)
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.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:26 PM | comments (9)
July 01, 2003
Happy Canada Day!

I [heart] Canada!

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:42 AM | comments (8)
June 30, 2003

July's calendar is up.


I like all the different people
I like sticky everywhere
Look around, you bet I'll be there!
Hot metal in the sun
Pony in the air
Sooey and saints at the fair

Saints alive you're saying
Walk in ... squares
The hid are out, out for the year
It's a lot of face
A lot of crank air
Eroding around here

Summer's ready
Summer is ready when you are

I like all the different people
I like every kind of fair
In the crowd, you bet I'll be there!
Walkin' around
Going nowhere
Seeing Sooey and saints at the fair

Summer is ready when you are
Summer's ready
Summer is ready when you are
Summer's ready
Summer is ready when you are

It's a lot of face, crank air

Summer's ready
Summer is ready when you are

--The Breeders
from The Last Splash CD

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:20 AM | comments (9)
why the hell am I up so early?

critical sunglass type morning

And why oh why, did I give up coffee?

We actually didn't drink that much but I still feel like hell today for some reason.

Anyway, I have to work on the calendar so check back later.

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:10 AM | comments (9)
June 29, 2003
Try not to become a man of success,

but rather, try to become a man of value...

look at how at ease he is

This picture and the quote by Albert Einstein were together in my mailbox today, thanks to Rhonda.

I'm up way too early for a Sunday, especially considering that I have late night debauchery planned with Lori O. tonight. Expect drunken voicemonkeys later.

There are walruses on my television, which reminds me, I have to go take Roi some whiskey for his toothache.

Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:04 AM | comments (6)
June 28, 2003
executive producer from hell

Here's a fun thing, The Box Office Oracle (via metafilter).

My first project, an ill-advised period piece based on non-existant letters of regret written by Rimbaud from his deathbed, produced just so Keanu could play the lead like he has said he wanted, is projected to be a dismal failure.

I think I'd better fire Mamet...

The Spiritual Hunt (R) (Period Drama/True Story/Drama/Literary Adaptation) Starring Keanu Reeves and Christina Ricci Also Featuring Jason Lee, Tim Robbins, Marcia Gay Harden, and Meryl Streep Directed by David Mamet Screenplay by David Mamet

Projected Budget Range: $60-69 Million
Planned Release Date: April

Projected Box Office Receipts:
$9.51 million (Opening Weekend)
$42.99 million (Total Domestic Gross)

Chance of getting Oscar Nomination: 6%
Chance of winning at least one Oscar: 2%

Critic Most Likely to Praise: Jay Carr, Boston Globe
Critic Most Likely to Skewer: Rita Kempley, Washington Post

I swear I'm going to play around with this thing until I create a the perfect concept.

And then I'm calling Joel to rub it in his face.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:01 AM | comments (2)
June 25, 2003
Somebody make Rob Brezsny quit stalking me

Just yesterday I mentioned giving up sugar....

Here's Keanu's horoscope from freewillastrology.com :

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The World Health Organization says
that a good diet should consist of no more than 10 percent sugar. Lobbyists for the sugar industry disagree. They maintain that you'll be fine as long as no more than 25 percent of your food and drink contains their favorite product. In regards to your current needs, Virgo, I disagree with both assessments. Since you're in a phase when you need to toughen up, strengthen your will, and think leaner and meaner, I believe you should temporarily limit your sugar intake to 3 percent or less.

A-ha! "But krix isn't a Virgo" you say...
Of course not, that would be too obvious.
That Brezsny....he's diabolical.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:15 PM | comments (4)
I just really like saying "Beaverton"

When I was grudgingly paying bills this morning, I realized that one of my credit card payments goes to Beaverton.
So I just couldn't help putting a little note on the back of the envelope.

I should have waited until he got to town, but there would have been late fees, and I'm not THAT crazy

Also, here's some good news for you stage moms in the Portland area:

PORTLAND - There's an open casting call for young men who want to star alongside Keanu Reeves and Matthew McConaughey.
The casting director of "Thumbsucker" is looking for 10 to 13 year old boys for the supporting lead role of "Joel."

The open casting call will be held Thursday from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at 3829 Northeast Tillamook Street in Portland.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:27 AM | comments (7)
June 24, 2003
you rawk d00d!

we interrupt beard week for these brief messages

keanu.org doth rawk as well.

More here....

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:58 PM | comments (7)
Keanu workout....no, not that kind, ya perv

That's TOTALLY a PILATES ball behind him

I always thought that the Matrix training would make a great workout program.
So does Ceri Gould in this ic Wales article, Get fit with Keanu


To run like Keanu you need stamina. To add a cardiovascular element to your workout, experts at Fitness First Cardiff West suggest the following exercise: run on the spot for 10 seconds, then jump in the air, and land in the lunge position (with one leg in front, with the knee bent at up to 90 degrees, and the other leg out behind to stabilise you). Jump back to run on the spot, and continue until you can't go on.

For dodging bullets by bending over backwards, you need ... strong abs

Remember the amazing scene (in the original) where Neo (Keanu Reeves's character) fell back in slow motion to avoid the bullets? It has inspired this exercise. Obviously, you won't be able to do it quite like Keanu without a special-effects machine.

this makes my thighs hurt just thinking about it

How to:

Lie on an exercise ball, so that the ball is supporting your lower back. Keep your knees at a 90-degree angle, your feet flat on the floor, and keep your head in line with the rest of your spine, as above. Raise your arms, take a ball from your training partner, and lie back, taking the ball over your head. Draw your abs in, exhale and, with straight arms, crunch forward, raising your shoulders off the supporting ball to give the smaller ball you are holding back to your partner.

To punch your way out of a tighter corner you need ... to practise jabs and crosses.

This is an age-old fighting skill, but one still applicable when facing futuristic monsters. Speed is what's important here.

How to:

How to: Holding small weights, take up the Standard Boxing Stance, with hands raised in the "guard" position. Put one foot forward and one back (if right-handed, start with the right foot forward) with your weight distributed evenly between your feet. Jab straight forward with your leading hand, then, swivelling your body so that your back heel comes off the floor, throw a "cross" punch with the other hand.

come on baby, work it

To tackle the bad guys with high kicks, you need ... strength in all your thigh muscles.

Balance and control is the basis of all martial-arts kicking. This will help you with both.

How to:

How to: Stand with your feet directly beneath your hips, and your hands raised in the "guard" position, as left.

Raise your right knee in front of you, then swivel it out to the side and kick out at hip height. Bring your knee back to the centre, then lower your foot. Repeat to the other side.

kickin' it - By the way, all of the images in this entry are from KCRL.NET's captures :)

To jump across rooftops, you need ... power in your thigh muscles.

Your quads and hamstrings are where the explosive power in your legs comes from.

How to:

How to: Stand with your feet more than hip width apart, with a football in front of you. Sit backwards into a squat, keeping your knees over your heels. Don't lean forward. Pick up the ball and then, pushing through your heels, jump up from the squat position, as above. Sink back into a squat, put down the ball, and jump, this time raising your arms above your head.

To develop the core strength you need for side-kicks you must work the outer thigh and bottom muscles.

In the films, the ability to side-kick is key.

How to:

How to: Stand with feet more than hip-width apart, sink into a squat as above (either alone or holding your training partner's hands, as above), then come up and kick one leg to the side at waist-level. Repeat, kicking with the other leg.

Now, I'm actually looking for some sort of fitness program (I'm giving up coffee, sugar and cigarettes all at the same time, I think I need to cultivate an endorphin addiction). I think with a little motivation or perhaps the right personal trainer *cough*KeanuReeves*cough*, I could get into this.

Of course, there's always the scurvilicious "Little Buddha Orange Fast"or the Conor O'Neill diet, which involves living on cigarettes, beer and one slice of pizza a day. Of course, running from your bookie is great for cardio.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:20 PM | comments (10)
June 19, 2003
What's up?

tell me about it

I'm 77% freak!!

Are you a freak?

(via the flingus blog)

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:03 PM | comments (13)
June 17, 2003
buy one for your boyfriend!

Hot Topic has Reloaded-inspired coats. If I were to get one for myself, I would probably go with the silver twins-style. I'm not too keen on the cossack style, but it could just be the model.
I'm a little spoiled as to how it should look.

Thanks to this guy for the tip. Hee.

Eeeeeeeep! Not Matrix-related but I MUST HAVE a Sid Vicious Action Figure!

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:39 PM | comments (10)

I'm sure that this really doesn't need to be pointed out, but...

HYPERBOLE - hy·per·bo·le
Pronunciation: hI-'p&r-b&-(")lE
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, from Greek hyperbolE excess, hyperbole, hyperbola, from hyperballein to exceed, from hyper- + ballein to throw
Date: 15th century
: extravagant exaggeration (as "mile-high ice-cream cones")
- hy·per·bo·list /-list/ noun

Bunsen is a great and entertaining writer. Read the rest of his stuff. I think you will see his style.

He left the link to his entry about Keanu and the Viper Room days ago in my comments on this entry. I read it, it was cute. But I'm not in the habit of linking other bloggers getting snarky on the object of my affection (from a mere comment at least), so I didn't think anything more of it.

I never thought some of the other sites would pick up on it as truth.
Well done, Bunsen. Way to work a fandom into a tizzy.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:44 AM | comments (15)
June 16, 2003
Pics, news, general swoonery

Thanks to Elsinore of The Daily Thud for this swoon-inducing pic

I used to prefer my Keanu clean shaven but I have come to appreciate the scruffy bearded look as well. Especially with the hair this length.


ahem....anyway, if you want to check out some pictures of Reeves in all his scruffy goodness from the most recent becky shows you can see Jen's at the Yahoo Group KeanuA-Z and also I believe there are some at a place called Casa Feliz' Darkroom. Registration required for both, but surely worth it.

In movie news, ComingSoon.net has a little bit on Thumbsucker from Variety:

Bull's Eye Entertainment will finance and produce the dark coming-of-age comedy "Thumbsucker," with Matthew McConaughey and Vincent D'Onofrio added to an ensemble cast that includes Keanu Reeves and Tilda Swinton.
Set for a July 9 start in Beaverton, Ore., Mike Mills will make his feature-helming bow with the adaptation of Walter Kirn's novel.

Scripted by Mills, "Thumbsucker" is the story of an anxious teen with a serious thumb-sucking habit. In desperation, he turns to the only sensible people he knows: an orthodontist (Reeves) and a high school debate coach (McConaughey).

Anthony Bregman of This Is That and Bob Stephenson of Cinema-Go-Go produce the pic. Exec producers are This Is That's Ted Hope and Anne Carey, along with Bob Yari and Cathy Schulman of Bull's Eye. Jay Shapiro of Cinema-Go-Go will co-exec produce.

I guess Elijah Wood is no longer cast in the title role in Thumbsucker. Maybe they should give it to that Culkin kid or maybe the guy from Almost Famous. (Can you tell I don't pay attention to any other actors?)

And I guess Keanu is back east, still working on the "Just how freaking hard is it to name a movie anyway?" Untitled Nancy Meyers "Christmas Project".
I actually had to go to Liz Smith for this little bit of info:

OH, YES, they're having a hot time in the Hamptons. Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves and Amanda Peet have been filming the much-talked-about Nancy Meyers' "Christmas project" - that is, a movie with no title yet. These biggies rented houses in the Hamptons, and they filmed all over the place, including the mansions on Meadow Lane.

Now the stars are in Manhattan briefly before going to Paris. Nancy dreamed up this Christmastime project for Columbia after being divorced from her director-husband, Chuck Shyer, some years back. She'd rented a house in Sagaponack to recuperate and had an idea about an ad guy, 63, dating a young beauty, 29. She takes him home to mother, 55, on Long Island. A stint in the Southampton hospital brings them all together with a handsome doctor, 30.

Guess what happens next? Some people call this "The Older Woman's Revenge," but I'm sure they'll think of something better to name it for the marquee. Meyers' credits include "What Women Want," "Private Benjamin," "Father of the Bride" and comedies of that ilk.

The more I hear about this movie, the less I want to see it.

Oh, and as far as some other gossipy stuff related to this one, all I have to say is...the man's got to eat, eh?

Lastly, because god knows every comic-based "superhero" movie that's been completely re-tooled by Hollywood needs a romantic subplot, Constantine is still looking to cast the role of Angela, a female cop.

I'd audition but badges and navy blue make my ass look huge.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:44 AM | comments (6)
June 11, 2003
Meeting Keanu Reeves changed my life!

Viper Marquee June 9,2003

Well, not really.
But it was kind of neat.

At some point in my evolution as a Keanu Reeves fan, I decided that there was no way I was going to be part of a throng of people hovering and vying for his attention, or part of a line of "meet and greeters" shuffling cattle-like past a folding table, either. If I happened to ever be at the right place at the right time- groovy, if not - it wasn't meant to be. I don't go to shows with an expectation of anything other than seeing the band on stage and having fun with my friends. Anything beyond that is just icing on a big loud Stoli-Vanilla flavored cake.

But, like many fans, I have spent at least a few idle moments devoting daydreams thinking about what I might say to Keanu if I ever did get the chance to meet him. Basically, I just didn't want to say anything stupid.

So, on Monday night, after becky was finished playing and I was talking to a girl near the front of the stage I realized that Mr. Reeves would probably be walking down the steps I was near so I decided to wait and see. But there wasn't a lot of people around so then I pretty much assumed that since the other band members came out this side of the stage, that he had slipped out the other side and went out the door on Sunset. I figured he was outside having a cigarette and once again I was at the wrong place at the right time.

Then, he did come out and was being led by a very large security guy down the stairs off the stage and about to go right past me.

this is him on that very night! pic from the Viper Room website

What did I say? What came out of my mouth after mentally rehearsing this moment for the past couple years?


Yep. Brilliant huh? Didn't even say his name.

Then someone on the other side of me gave him something. I don't know if it was a book or what, but let me offer this bit of advice as someone who saw his face as he held whatever this was in his hand....

Don't give him things. It looked like it made him uncomfortable.

Of course, I could see that our Mister Reeves needed to be rescued from this awkward situation so I stepped up and said the magic word "Hi", again.

He looked at me and I offered my hand and he took it and I said the only thing that I could think of that he hadn't already heard a bajillion times, "my name is krix" and shook his hand. It was a pretty average handshake. No electricity surged through me. It wasn't light, it wasn't firm...it just was.

As we shook hands he said, "Hi krix, thanks for coming out."

I said something back to him. I have no idea what.
See, everything was cool until this point, but then it gets blurry.

When Keanu Reeves has hold of your hand, is looking you in the eyes and says your name everything else, including the words coming out of your own mouth, sounds pretty much like white noise.

I'm pretty sure I said something complimentary about the show. I fear I may have used the word "awesome" but really can't remember. All I know is at least I didn't throw the goat and blurt out "You RAWK, Dood!".

Then the moment was over and he was gone.

Which was fine, because I really needed a cigarette.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:40 PM | comments (58)
June 10, 2003
Hi Honey

I'm home.

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:24 PM | comments (15)
June 07, 2003
Catch you on the flip side!

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| from inside the mind of krix at 07:00 AM | comments (33)
June 05, 2003
I bought a pack of Marlboros at the car wash yesterday

Look at him. I bet he's thinking about a cigarette - THANKS CHIANTI for the pic

OK, the non-smoking thing didn't last. Technically I did pretty well. I think I only had 3 cigarettes in about 14 days, but the excitement/stress over planning this trip pushed me over the edge. Plus my traveling pals both smoke. There was no way I would be able to stand it this weekend.
I'll try again next week.

I've been busy all morning printing out Mapquest directions for everything. I've got bloggers, Keanu fans and old friends from high school to hook up with this weekend. Unfortunately, none of those subsets really overlap.


I don't know what the picture situation will be, I don't think any of the venues will allow it. I wish I had a spiffy camera phone but alas, I do not. In any case, I will be voicemonkeying updates all weekend including from the shows if I can.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:42 PM | comments (13)
June 04, 2003
Holding back the facial hair snark is HARD!

Thanks to POTD click for larger image

Keanu hung with Anthrax last week at a concert. Thanks to Margarete and POTD for the news and picture.

I want a cigarette SO BAD.

I'm frantically trying to swing this LA trip. I totally can't afford this, but I really need to get out of town. Time off is secured, it's down to who's going with me and where we will stay. Thank god for bloggers and their couches.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:57 AM | comments (11)
Rob Brezsny continues to creep me out

This week for Virgo:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood." So said pioneer psychologist Carl Jung. If you think what he said is true, you should take action immediately, because you're in imminent danger of being well understood by at least two people. If on the other hand you're confident you can handle the odd sensation of being seen for exactly who you are, do nothing other than what you're already doing.

...and check out MY horoscope from freewillastrology.com:

ARIES (March 21-April 19): I enjoyed "Matrix Reloaded," but I
hope you won't see it or any film like it this week. It was loud, frenetic, pounding, bewildering, and epic: the exact opposite of what you need right now. You will thrive instead on intimate, subtle pleasures, Aries; you will come alive in the presence of understated, soulful influences that are full of nuance. The experiences that will lead you to your best destiny will awaken your sensitivity and move you to meditate on lyrical truths.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:00 AM | comments (2)
June 02, 2003
I'm still pissy that I'm old enough to remember when MTV actually played music videos

thanks to Margarete and the POTD

So the MTV page on the movie awards has a 20 photo slideshow, but no pictures of Keanu. Thankfully the POTD club had one today.

Update: Here's a blurb from Zap2it...

"Highlights of the show included Gollum's love/hate acceptance speech, which should win an award all by itself; Queen Latifah making out with Hollywood's favorite smoocher, Adrien Brody; and Keanu Reeves, who refused to say the word "whoa," making "MTV P.A." Andy Richter say it for him. Oh yeah, there was also Yoda's strange acceptance speech, which featured the wise one giving thanks to Steve Guttenberg, Vin Diesel and the Queen [Latifah] among many, many others."

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:12 PM | comments (9)
June 01, 2003

Let's hope not.

Anyway, yes we're back and it's time to play a little catch up.

click here to go to the calendar page

The June calendar is up, I'd like to dedicate it to my music guru, Rhonda , for the killer mix CDs. And to Kat, thank you for the book and Happy Birthday to Sebastian!

Japanese fans report that Keanu and the rest of the Matrix cast departed a few days ago. I imagine he might be back in LA by now, back to work (presenting at the MTV movie awards according to Club-Keanu and ET) and getting ready for the becky gig this saturday.

Yep, you heard me. June 7, becky is playing a benefit show at The Musicians Institute with Suburban Legends. Info is on the becky site.
It's an all ages show. So bring the kids!

Keanu got a nice nod from William Gibson for his generosity with his Matrix monies.
That story was splashed around everywhere last week, and while it wasn't new or suprising to any of us fans, it was a nice to see the regard.

I think I'm well enough to not bother the rest of the theater with my sniffling and sneezing, so I may actually get around to seeing Reloaded again today.

On Friday night I was reading various Matrix blogs and boards, and at one point I think I might have actually had it all fall into place. But then I fell asleep and got kissed by DreamKeanu so I woke up as confused as ever.

I'm just not as geeky as I wanna be.

I do think Neo's gone wireless, though.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:26 AM | comments (5)
May 29, 2003

Yup, someone bid 10k for those signed tighty-whiteys. Craziness.

This item was obviously listed by a complete fruitbat.

And I can't believe that no one has bid on these jeans.

And I'm really really busy, but thought I'd better post something.

so silly, yet totally HOT at the same time

Oh, this pic from today's Pic-of-the-Day club makes me giggle madly.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:29 PM | comments (6)
May 28, 2003
find a way

thanks Rhonda, for sending this pic

...from FreeWillAstrology.com:

Virgo~week of May 29, 2003 More than seven centuries before a few European men dared to sail beyond the safe boundaries of their known world, entire Polynesian families crossed vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean in catamarans. The first humans to arrive in Hawaii, they were led by "wayfinders." These miracle workers navigated the uncharted seas by reading star positions, discerning weather patterns, and interpreting the ocean's colors and movements. I want to make a connection between you and those pioneering souls, Virgo. In recognition of the brave, exploratory urges now ripening in you, I hereby give you the honorary title of "wayfinder."
| from inside the mind of krix at 01:21 PM | comments (7)
May 26, 2003

I wish I felt this perky

Here's a quote (thx wry!) from People Mag (there's a whole article about him in the June 2 issue):

Reeve's friends call him shy, loyal, generous--and a man of expansive appetites. "When we were playing in St. Louis, Keanu came knocking on everyone's door and said, 'We're in the land of ribs! Let's go find America's best ribs!'" says Bret Domrose, his bandmate in the rock group Dogstar. "Keanu makes a point to live it up, not on a five star-level, but in a down-home way."

Hope everyone is having a good day. Enjoy your BBQs.

I'm having my ass kicked by hay fever so I'm going to stay in bed and eat tangerines.


| from inside the mind of krix at 12:00 PM | comments (9)
May 25, 2003
Of course, I'm available to "play house" anytime

Congrats on the new gaff, dude.

'bout time.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:20 PM | comments (5)
What part of "No" didn't you understand?

Snipped from an article on Cannes in The Age:

"Less of a surprise was Keanu Reeves's snappy repartee in the press conference for The Matrix Reloaded. Someone asked kindly whether the success of the film had made it more difficult for him to live a private life. Reeves thought for some time, his expression still as artlessly innocent as we remember him in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, the film that made him what he is today. Laurence Fishburne, who was sitting next to him, decided to help him out. He whispered in his ear for a long time. Reeves nodded. He faced his interlocutor, took a breath and then exhaled slowly. "No," he said. No. No! That was it! Isn't Keanu fab? And come to think of it, he doesn't seem to be ageing either. Get that boy to Thunderbird Island right now!"

Funny how that single word answer got a whole paragraph, though huh?

Foxy like a clever, he is.

And is anyone else besides me wanting to see "The Brown Bunny" just to see what the fuss is about?

And big thanks to Keanuette for the heads up. The Matrix cast presented at the MTV Japan video awards. Yahoo has photos...

Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro smiles after receiving the 'Best Collaboration' award as presenters Keanu Reeves, left in background, and Hugo Weaving look on during the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2003 in Saitama, near Tokyo, Sunday, May 25, 2003. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Aren't those the same clothes he got off the plane in?

Poor baby must have lost his luggage.

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:46 AM | comments (14)
May 23, 2003
Buyer Beware


I've pretty much given up on getting any of the new Matrix memorabilia (besides a couple shirts), but if anyone out there is thinking of bidding on one of the key/necklaces without the matching box I wanted to point out that the one in the picture is not what you want. Unless the key is rounded and has the 5-15 stamp (like in this auction), it's just some old housekey that the seller has put on the chain. Probably so they could keep or sell the nice lock box seperately.

When I first saw them I thought that maybe they were using the prop keys from the keymaker's room on the necklaces (and still think that would be a very cool thing to give away), but when I saw the real ones that go with the promo box, I realized that these were basically just bogus.

I just looked and there are a BUNCH of these bogus key necklaces out there (with those tempting "buy it now" options....evil!), in fact this one is the only legit set without the box I can find right now.

So you might want to skip bidding on one unless you know it's the original untouched set.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:07 AM | comments (4)
May 22, 2003
If my car were like Keanu, it would be more beautiful because of its flaws....feh, I'm still calling the insurance company.

Funny thing happened on the way to pick up Roi for dinner last night...I got freaking rear-ended at a stop light. I'm fine and the damage is minimal, mostly just the imprints of the screws of the guy's license plate and a bit of a scrape, but since the Station Wagon is barely two months old, so it WILL be claimed and repaired. He also said that right before he kissed my bumper with his front end, he was looking at my license plate, and mentioned that he just saw Reloaded Tuesday night.
It's too bad I was thisclose to wrapping my fingers around his throat for hitting me, as we could have dated.

I think I will probably go see the movie again tonight. I've done a lot of reading the past few days, so it will be interesting to view it again with some new knowledge.

I know that the reactions around have been pretty mixed. You'll never see me say anything bad about this movie, the cast or the Wachowskis, though.

Like they need a fan griping and nitpicking when they've apparently got their hands full. What, with post-production on Revolutions and pissing off not only the Republicans, but the albino community as well.

Of course, Keanu has been handling the promo tour with class.

in the rain

"Wearing a black suit and white shirt he withstood the pouring rain, walking from fan to fan to sign autographs and pose for photographs.

The star, who ploughed a lot of his own money into the film, spent 30 minutes rewarding those who had waited so long, and later said: 'I wish I could have stayed out longer.

'It's absolutely fantastic,' he continued. 'It's extraordinary.

'Some people have been really anxious for this film to come out and I just hope it lives up to their expectations.

'I've loved making the film and I just hope that it brings as much enjoyment to those who watch it.' "

It does baby, it so does.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:44 AM | comments (11)
May 21, 2003
Still under repair- I hope posting this doesn't break anything.

not relevant, I just like the pic

But here's some freewill astrology...

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your sense of mission should be heating up, Virgo. Your tribe needs you more than usual. Your potential is ripening at the same time it is becoming most useful to your cohorts. But wait: That doesn't mean your path will be effortless in the coming weeks. There will be adversaries and agents of confusion you'll have to outwit. In order to be a radiant instigator of beauty and truth for your allies and a cagey master
of strategy when dealing with your competitors, I recommend the paradoxical approach Jesus described: Be as pure and harmless as a dove and as wise as a serpent.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:01 AM | comments (14)
May 19, 2003
Speaking of eBay....


Over 7k? Read the description, people!
They're unworn!

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:41 PM | comments (8)
May 17, 2003
hiding in a rabbit hole

I'm probably going to catch Reloaded one more time this weekend before I really get into talking about it.

I'm thinking of the themes and implications of the film constantly, though.

So much so, that I haven't had an appetite (except a craving for cake) and haven't really even slept well for a couple days.

It's kind of freaking me out.

Anyway, since I know there's enough out there to keep everyone busy, I'm going to try and take the weekend off.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:57 PM | comments (7)
May 15, 2003
last night's voicemonkeying

Once again, thank you to Hugh from Voicemonkey.
Here are my calls to the blog last night. They aren't terribly interesting, but what the hell.

from the parking lot
waiting for Jo
still waiting
in line
in the theater waiting
harassing a stranger
one last short one

I just lisened to them all. I'm so dorky.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:37 PM | comments (3)
May 14, 2003
the oracle of Brezsny

he handles this well

This week - a very big week for Keanu - freewillastrology.com says this for Virgo:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I predict you will have a lavish amount of composure this week. It won't be tainted by arrogance or feelings of superiority, either. And it won't be fueled by a need to prove anything to anyone. Rather, your poise will flow from your strong new link to your soul's code -- the life blueprint you decided on before you were born. One more thing: While you will be calm, you won't be passive or laidback. This will be an electrifying variety of relaxation.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:03 AM | comments (3)
Carrie-Anne Moss

... is the most beautiful woman in the universe.


PS- I suck. It IS spelled with an E at the end of Anne....

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:15 AM | comments (13)
May 13, 2003
more coveting


I want one of these.

I don't care about the CD/DVDs I just want the box and the key.

Want. Want. Want.

I also want one of the cute promo tank tops.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:43 AM | comments (14)
May 12, 2003
take the green beer

nicely done

I think the Heineken Matrix commercial is pretty cute. And I'm not just saying that so I can gain karma points and win a pair of Blinde sunglasses in their sweepstakes. (note:must be 21 to enter)

I do covet a pair for my very own something fierce.
Not 240 bucks worth of fierce, but enough to enter.
Once a day.
Until May 31.

Not that I ever win anything....

(via mischiefgurl)

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:20 PM | comments (4)
Oh Jeez

Mmmmmm.....or Ick?

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:07 PM | comments (9)
Babble, Babble, Bitch, Bitch

Holy Achin' Ovaries Batman! How cute was Reeves on Regis this morning?

If I could start out every day with a glimpse of his smile, I could give up caffeine for good.

3 more days.

I suppose you've noticed that I'm not even following articles, reviews...anything.
I have the fear. I just know that there are spoilers behind every link and email and on every channel. I don't want to know any more than what I do already and I sure as fuck don't want to be tainted by any reviews or reports by some lucky schmuck that has already seen the film.

I enjoy his talk show appearances, but have already reached maximum tolerance of entertainment television junket-type clips. The only thing that could possibly be a bigger drag than being an actor and having to sit and rehash the same responses to the same questions while doing promotion, is being a viewer and sitting through sitcom star wedding coverage, Lisa-Marie Presley interviews and anything to do with American Idol in order to watch forty-four seconds of that re-hashed promotion.

So again, I say....make use of the sidebar if you hunger for information, articles etc. This is not a news blog. It's my fan blog and right now my fandom is all about not maxing out on exposure to this movie before I even see it.

So what is there to talk about?

Ummm, there's a short video clip from the Viper show over at the BECKY site. You may have to download and updated media player and then search for codecs to make it work (I did), but once you do it's fun to watch.

I am listening to the Reloaded soundtrack a lot (disc one, I won't listen to the score disc until after I see the movie. Do I need to explain?).

I have to say that I'm liking the M. Manson track best so far. It's catchy!

Everything's been said before There's nothing left to say anymore When it's all the same You can ask for it by name

Babble, Babble, Bitch, Bitch
Rebel, Rebel, Party, Party
Sex, sex, sex, don't forget the violence
Blah, blah, blah
Got your lovey-dovey sad and lonely
Stick your stupid slogan in
Everybody sing along
Babble, Babble, Bitch, Bitch
Rebel, Rebel, Party, Party
Sex, sex, sex, don't forget the violence
Blah, blah, blah
Got your lovey-dovey sad and lonely
Stick your stupid slogan in
Everybody sing along

Are you motherfuckers ready for the new shit?
Stand up and admit it, tomorrow's never coming
This is the new shit
Stand up and admit it
Do we need it? NO!
Do we want it? YEAH!
This is the new shit
Stand up and admit it

Babble, Babble, Bitch, Bitch
Rebel, Rebel, Party, Party
Sex, sex, sex, don't forget the violence
Blah, blah, blah
Got your lovey-dovey sad and lonely
Stick your stupid slogan in
Everybody sing along
Everything's been said before
There's nothing left to say anymore
When it's all the same
You can ask for it by name

Are you motherfuckers ready for the new shit?
Stand up and admit it, tomorrow's never coming
This is the new shit
Stand up and admit it
Do we need it? NO!
Do we want it? YEAH!
This is the new shit
Stand up and admit it

Now it's you-know-who
I've got the you-know-what
I stick it in the you-know-where
You know why, you don't care
Now it's you-know-who
I've got the you-know-what
I stick it in the you-know-where
You know why, you don't care
Now it's you-know-who
I've got the you-know-what
I stick it in the you-know-where
You know why, you don't care
Now it's you-know-who
I've got the you-know-what
I stick it in the you-know-where
You know why, you don't care

Babble, Babble, Bitch, Bitch
Rebel, Rebel, Party, Party
Sex, sex, sex, don't forget the violence
Blah, blah, blah
Got your lovey-dovey sad and lonely
Stick your stupid slogan in
Everybody sing along

Are you motherfuckers ready for the new shit?
Stand up and admit it, tomorrow's never coming
This is the new shit
Stand up and admit it
Do we need it? NO!
Do we want it? YEAH!
This is the new shit
Stand up and admit it

Let us
We're entertaining you
Let us
We're entertaining you
Let us
We're entertaining you
Let us
We're entertaining you
Let us
We're entertaining you

Oh, hell yes.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:43 AM | comments (12)
May 11, 2003
To all Moms and Moms to be

Keanu, Carrie-Ann and Hugo at the premiere

Happy Mother's Day!

Avoid Spoilers!

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:20 PM
May 09, 2003
You know how when you're waiting for something to come on TV and you fall asleep right before?

And then wake up right after?

That happened to me last night. I had my tape for Leno all set up, and got an email from someone letting me know that Dave Letterman had star's moms on for a Mother's day Top Ten.

Keanu's Mum, Patric was # 7-

"I have photos of Mr. Matrix dressed like a ballerina."

Unfortunately, I dozed off at some point after the monologue and woke up about the same time they were applauding Dave's lovely mother.

I cursed something and turned the channel so I wouldn't miss Leno.

Anyway, I would have loved to see her say that. Anyone catch it?

P.S. Gah! The Matrix is on FOX right now!

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:29 PM | comments (5)
The Myth of Room Service

I don't quite recall where I originally heard that the "I want room service!" monologue in Johnny Mnemonic was improvised by Mr. Reeves (I even mentioned something about it in a comment on the Backlot). Just another piece of Keanu Lore, I suppose.

Anyway, Willliam Gibson says this about that speech in today's blog entry:

The "I Want Room Service" speech: Keanu asked for something a little more projective, for this scene, so I sat up, one night, in the hotel on Avenue Road, writing this speech out, longhand, on a yellow legal pad. Delivered it to the set in the morning. Keanu and and Robert Longo both liked it, so I went back to Vancouver. They went off to Montreal, shortly after, to shoot the under-bridge exteriors. I don't remember when I first saw what they did with it, but I had written it imagining Johnny hissing it petulantly into Jane's face, up close, eyeball to eyeball, and the declamation from atop a gomi-mound threw me for a loop. It took a while to get used to, but eventually it became one of my three or four favorite scene in the film. It's Johnny's infantile self, pure and simple, and the plummetting VW-carcass full of Molatov cocktails is like a wake-up call from a universe rapidly losing its patience with him.

I tried to find the discussion thread that he wrote this in response to, but I don't think it's this one. I'll have to look deeper later. It's Friday night and I'm trying to leave work.

Thanks to Scott for pointing me there.

Update, May 10:

Mr. Gibson talks more about JM in this entry.

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:49 PM | comments (5)
May 08, 2003
krix DREAMS she watches the Matrix Reloaded

I think this is my favorite picture from last night

Some people arrive in limos, while I tool down the street in a clear acrylic golf-cart-type-thing that has no visible means of propulsion. I'm lost and stuck in a huge crowd and then the cart melts like ice around me and I have to walk. I'm barefoot and wearing something that's a cross between a black Vera Wang wedding gown and a straightjacket, covered in buckles that I constantly have to keep re-fastening or the sleeves will fall off. I'm looking for someone that can tell me where I'm supposed to go and everyone I ask takes my picture before they tell me that they don't know, but the band is upstairs. When I find the stairs, Rob Mailhouse is there. He says something funny that I can't remember and then hands me a folding chair. You have to take your own chair it seems. So I do and the stairs turn into an escalator and then a moving sidewalk that leads to a huge wall of glass doors and I can see a crowd inside. I have to put down the chair to open the door and when I turn around to pick it up again it's gone. I go in anyway and head for a group of a bunch of guys that are ALL dressed like the Wachowski brothers, but none of them are the actual brothers. I'm trying to figure out where to go. One of them asks me where my chair is and I tell him I don't know so he hands me a ticket/flyer that looks like it's made out of foil. I look at it and it's like a mirror (and my hair looks great!) and I can't read the writing on it. Then I think I see Joel and I try and get to him but get caught up in a push of the crowd and end up in this huge dome of an arena that turns out to be the theater, but the screen is round and in the center.
There are red velvet couches everywhere. So I start to look for Keanu whom I can't find, of course. It gets darker and I can't find anyplace to sit. Then I see Carrie-Ann because she is glowing so I go and sit next to her. The "movie" starts. It's very loud but I can't see it. It's all blurry swirls projected on this big ball in the center of the room. Carrie-Ann tells me to go find John (Gaeta) and when I turn around he's right there, handing me his glasses. I put them on and the blurs on the screen turn into wireframe images (that look a lot like the things found at sodaconstructor) and they are pointy and coming off of the screen/ball and moving into the crowd. It's scary and I feel the need to leave. I go through some doors and end up in some sort of restaurant. And there's Keanu in a booth. He's writing something. I ask him why he isn't in watching the movie and he tells me tha he's already seen it. He gives me his pack of cigarettes and I know to light two and I give him one and he uses it as a pencil. I can't read what he's writing even when he tries to show it to me by tearing off little pieces of the paper and handing them to me. They keep falling out of my hand. I keep trying to pick them off from the table but can't and Keanu seems annoyed so he climbs over the table to leave. It's then that I notice that he's barefoot, too.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:17 PM | comments (7)
May 07, 2003

Why the hell isn't there a freaking webcast of this premiere????

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:23 PM | comments (5)
Like a Virgo

This week, Keanu's horoscope from freewillastrology.com:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I'm smarter in some parts of the earth than in others. In Florence, Amsterdam, and Milwaukee, my IQ is off the charts. In Munich, Madrid, and Washington, D.C., I'm rather dull-witted. Even in Northern California, where I usually live, some places are more conducive to my higher brain functioning. I'm an idiot on Market Street in San Francisco, for example, whereas I'm awash in wise insights whenever I set foot on Mt. Tamalpais. What's this about? The specialized branch of astrology called astrocartography would say that the full potentials of my horoscope are more likely to emerge in certain power spots. In the coming weeks, Virgo, I urge you to investigate the possibility that this phenomenon holds true for you, too. Wander around and test to see where you feel most in tune with your deep, brilliant self.

I'm pretty sure there's a Virgo power spot in my bedroom. Naturally, he's more than welcome to come check it out.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:17 PM | comments (7)
May 06, 2003
Can you blame this on time zones?

Some snarky aussie apparently also has amazing psychic abilities.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:06 PM | comments (6)
Tony Pierce is the Balm

Well, it's premiere minus 30 hours and even though I tried everything short of dressing up as a rabbit and dropping an anvil on Warner Brothers' head it seems that the festivities tomorrow night shall go on without me.

Ah well, the fact that the real most important man in LA gives me link props and refers to me as a "hot chick" is the wild yam that soothes this bruised ego o'mine.

Besides, tomorrow is my dad's birthday so I would have had to politely decline (shyeah, right) an invite anyway.

Sorry, Joel.
No krix for you!

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:39 PM | comments (7)
Surely this is a sign of the apocalypse

I know there is a ton of stuff I want to get to, including any reports of last night's BECKY show at the Viper (are there any yet?), but right now I'm busy trying to keep my brain from eating itself trying to deal with this.

Oh, and this is curious as well (from Rolling Stone)...

Keanu Reeves and Sum 41 will make guest appearances in Anthrax "Safe Home" video

My universe is crumbling, people...
Crumb. Bling!

Here's more on this Anthrax thing from MetalHammer.co.uk

06 May 2003 The Matrix one Neo and Sum 41 have been filmed for cameo appearances in the new Anthrax video 'Safe Home'.

Guitarist Scott Ian confirmed the rumour in this online post from www.anthrax.com:[still looking for the pictures mentioned--krix]

"If you've been checking out our site for a while you may have seen pictures of Keanu Reeves shooting a cameo for the 'Safe Home' video. Well it's true. How fucking killer is that?!! He was so cool to do that for us. So many other people we contacted said they would do it, but when it came down to it, they flaked. People way less busy then Keanu. He's only the star of the most anticipated movie of the year, and what will be the greatest Sci-Fi epic of all time, THE FUCKING 'MATRIX' TRILOGY!! And he's going to be in an ANTHRAX video. SUM 41 is in it as well. They give us props everywhere they go and they went and did it on their own and gave me the footage. Very fucking cool. So expect a kick-ass performance clip with a cherry on top."

And if the content at the Rolling Stone link is changed don't worry, the relevant part is just the one line I quoted above.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:05 AM | comments (8)
May 02, 2003
feelin' like a criminal

I don't know what came over me, but I just totally stole the Matrix Powerade window cling off of the cooler at the 7-11 next door.

it WANTED to come home with me

Oh, I'm a bad bad girl. What a rush, though!
Plus, now I have something to talk to Winona about.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:13 PM | comments (18)
May 01, 2003

Learn from my misery.
If you are going to buy tickets online for more than one showing, Fandango has some sort "multiple transaction" thingy, where it tells you that you have already purchased tickets for this movie and asks you to confirm the second purchase.
Which is thoughful of them to protect you from your own idiocy, except not.
Seems there is a glitch in their matrix and it won't let you (meaning ME) click through on the "go ahead and buy the damn ticket already" option without sending you into some sort of infinite loop, thus making you unable to confirm that you want to purchase. You can cancel just fine, but who wants to do that?
If you have this problem, you need to log out (if you are signed up with a fandango account) and/or use a different credit card than the one you made your first purchase with.

Basically, it's a HUGE pain in the ass, and even though I have my "print at home" ticket (Aieee! Don't fold it over the barcode!!!), I'm going to be completely paranoid that something is going to go wrong and on Wednesday night, I'm going to be stuck in the arcade playing Dance! DANCE! Revolution for two and a half hours while everyone else is enjoying the movie.

Which would be good for my body, but very very bad for my soul....

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:31 PM | comments (3)
April 28, 2003
some might say I'm a sucker for marketing

the bare necessities

I just say I get very thirsty sometimes.

| from inside the mind of krix at 06:24 PM | comments (8)
by the way

I'm having work for lunch with a side dish of spoiler-shyness today, so please to be perusing the E X C E L L E N T links in the sidebar for the knowledge that you seek.


| from inside the mind of krix at 02:05 PM
so charming!

Keanu-themed Bracelet

The lovely Rhonda sent along this picture of the Keanu-themed charm bracelet she ordered from Beady-eyed Designs (the site I mentioned in this entry).

I think it turned out great!

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:20 PM | comments (5)
April 23, 2003
I know kung-foo

Taking inspiration from Mr. Reeves, I have been practicing certain disciplines in secret. It looks like I've been found out, though...

actually this is complete and utter spam

That's right.
Fear my mad martial art skills.....

Shoe-jitsu: I recently bought 5 pairs of great shoes for under sixty dollars total. Including a ladies' version of "the world's coolest sneakers" (according to William Gibson) in white.

Thai-kwan-do: With this art, I can seek out the best Pad Thai in a fifteen mile radius, and get them to deliver.

Drunken Bloxing: Comes in handy after particularly embarassing IM sessions during which too much wine is consumed.

Kung-Flu: Don't you dare sneeze on me, or I shall deflect it and use your own lung-oysters against you.

The Art of the Ninja-haha: Those times when you giggle uncontrollably at the most inappropriate moment? That was me. You didn't even see me, did you?


| from inside the mind of krix at 12:27 PM | comments (4)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): One of my early astrology teachers, Isabel Hickey, had a favorite saying: "Before you can give yourself away, you have to have a self to give." This should be your seed meditation for the foreseeable future, Virgo. I am not implying that you don't have a self. But you do have a lot of work to do to define and strengthen your sense of who you are. In the coming weeks, I'd love you to visualize a flame in your heart growing steadily bigger and brighter and hotter.

As always, from freewillastrology.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:46 AM | comments (4)
April 21, 2003
so monday

It really feels like a Monday today.

Here's some news:

Buzz is continuing to build around the two "Matrix" sequels, which star Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith. So is talk of back-office bickering between Warner Bros. and filmmaking brothers Andy and Larry Wachowski.

Studio President Alan Horn is said to have clashed with the writing-directing duo over their stubborn devotion to hardcore fans of their sci-fi fantasy films.

Let's start with the ratings. Warner Bros. execs are hoping for a PG-13, but graphic fight sequences caused the MPAA to slap the first sequel, "The Matrix Reloaded," with an R.

"Alan Horn blames the brothers for not budging on the head-kicking scenes," a source tells us. "He also thinks they didn't lobby the MPAA hard enough."

Then there's the release dates. "Reloaded" comes out May 15. The studio wants No. 3, "The Matrix Revolutions" to hit theaters in November or December. The Wachowskis want it released in July, we hear.

"The brothers wanted to give the fans a one-two punch," says our insider. "They figured it would be a year dominated by 'The Matrix' - followed by a triple DVD anthology released at Christmas."

The Wachowskis also are said to be fighting to get a "Revolutions" trailer screened at the end of "Reloaded."

"They want it to follow the credits, which run about nine minutes," says the insider. "The Warners execs say nobody's going to wait nine minutes to see it."

To get their way, the Wachowskis are said to be resorting to a work slowdown.

"The brothers are taking their time putting in all the special effects," says our spy. "They're trying to make the Warner Bros. people sweat" the "Revolutions" deadline.

A Warner spokeswoman insists all this tension is fiction.

"They're working overtime to get it done on time," says the rep.

You go, Brothers W.

I, for one, would certainly sit through the credits to see a Revolutions trailer (though I usually sit through credits of movies I like anyway).
What the fuck? Warner Brothers didn't have any problem with attaching Final Flight of the Osiris that that Stephen King shitweasel movie (which I saw this weekend by the way.....FFotO? Brilliant. Dreamcatcher? feh). I think they owe us Matrix fans.

Thank god the Brothers W. know that.

How cool is it that they want to release Revolutions in July?


Not that it will happen, but still.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:21 AM | comments (14)
April 20, 2003
Hippity hop

happy easter

Who needs marshmallow chickens?
The bunny left Keanu dreams under my pillow last night....

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:15 AM | comments (4)
April 17, 2003
Vanity is my Favorite Sin

It's been a fabulous week.

In my mailbox this evening the notice that I can pick up my vanity plates tomorrow.

and the winner is.....

Station says WOOF!

My first choice
I'm so pleased, as my neighbor-alerting squeals at the mailbox will testify to.

Now all I need is a DAMN CONCERT to drive to.

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:59 PM | comments (9)
Charmed, I'm sure...

Skits points out this nifty site where you can build-your-own charm bracelet.

What a fun idea. I'm trying to figure out the charms to choose for a Keanu-themed bracelet.

Let's see...

-the praying hands, for that gesture he does that I love so much
-wine bottle , because he's a connosiuer
-hockey player or surfer? maybe one of each
-movie camera or movie ticket stub
-maybe a computer and red and blue beads for red and blue pills

There are two pages of charms with some picture examples.

Any ideas?

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:54 PM | comments (7)
If I have an aneurysm tonight, it’s out of gratitude
"I didn't suffer. Yeah, there's bruising and blood and kicks and concussions and you can't sleep because your legs ache and you cry when you're stretching and you're in ice baths and you're lonely and you miss your friends and your family and you're trying to keep it together and you're trying to live and fight and create for the next day. It's like going out to sea, man, you dont know where you are or how you are, but you want to keep going, you want to be alive." ~Keanu Reeves


I feel so many things when I read in the Premiere article about how hard Keanu and the rest of the cast worked on Reloaded/Revolutions. Then I read what Carrie-Ann Moss says about training here and this interview from Lachy Hulme - Movie Hole 4/03

What were some of the hardest sequences in the film...was anyone hurt?

"Every scene was the hardest scene to film. You have no idea the level of mental and physical endurance required to sustain yourself in a project like this. From my point of view, it was the mental challenge of keeping six-hundred pages of script in my head -- meaning all the videogame stuff, plus the scripts for the two movies, even the stuff I wasn't in. I became kind of like the "encyclopedia" for some of the other cast members, because I memorized all this stuff. Shows you what kind of life I have, right? Too much time on my hands. But the physical stuff, the fighting and the action, that wasn't my problem. For that, you're talking about guys like Keanu and Hugo, and Fish and Carrie-Anne. Those guys busted their collective asses for two-and-a-half years! I mean, I can remember days when we were shooting in San Francisco, and I'd be putting my feet up having a grand ol' time making the videogame, and then you'd see Keanu getting carried -- literally carried -- to a little kiddies wading pool that they'd filled with ice. He'd lie down in it and they'd smother him in more ice, the poor bastard was so wrecked from the fight scenes he was shooting. And believe me, Keanu Reeves is no wimp. He's a big guy, he was in great shape. But smashing the shit out of one hundred Agent Smith's day-in day-out can take its toll, I guess."

First, I'm impressed.
Impressed that Keanu and the rest of this cast gave these films everything they had, for such an amount of time.

But I'm also grateful.
Even though he'll never read this, I just want to say "thank you" to Keanu.
Thank you for being so committed to the vision of the brothers, and to the character of Neo. Thank you for working so hard to make things "superperfect" for us, the audience... the fans.

Thank you for working through the pain.

Thank you for being who you are.

I'm so proud and grateful to be a fan of yours, Mr. Reeves.

Thank you for everything.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:09 PM | comments (7)
April 16, 2003
Why yes, I am a little obsessed with the picture of him in a box....

But all bondage connotations aside....here's Keanu's horoscope this week from freewillastrology.com...

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "What if you stumbled on a person living in the dark, starved, chained, drugged and poisoned?" asks futurist Jay Gary. "You'd turn on the light, unlock his chains and nourish him back to health. That poor soul is the human imagination -- yours and mine." I agree with Gary's assessment. Our imaginations are in bad shape, numbed by the media's nonstop onslaught of fear-provoking, spin-doctored, soul-killing "information." The situation is tragic. Imagination is not just a playful capacity we call on when we're making art, after all. It's our ability to form mental pictures of things that don't exist yet; it's what we use to shape our future. But here's some good news, Virgo: You now have special power to rehabilitate and reinvigorate your imagination. Get in there and turn on the light, unlock the chains, and nourish it back to health.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:35 PM | comments (2)
Everywhere I go

...is the mocking grin of Bernie Mac.

I'm so bummed I'm trying to do myself in with grocery store sushi.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:38 AM | comments (6)
April 14, 2003
It's also my birthday

Keanu, making out my card which was evidently lost in the mail....AGAIN

Googlism for April 14 (idea blatantly pilfered from Julie)

april 14 is the 104th day of the year in the gregorian calendar
april 14 is the "minden mudfest" a wvmba sanctioned point series single track race
april 14 is date #1
april 14 is reproduced below
april 14 is the day when women who didn't have anyone to give chocolates to on Valentine's Day and when men who didn't give any gifts to women on White Day meet and share their loneliness.
april 14 is still fresh in your memory
april 14 is the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic
april 14 is youth day in angola
april 14 is the deadline to register for kayaking
april 14 is called a station
april 14 is $10
april 14 is the last cwf bake sale until fall
april 14 is "nao day" which means the day after songkran day
april 14 is deadline for public responses
april 14 is earth day nasa will deploy the first major satellite in a program to check the health of planet earth and understand the complex interactions
april 14 is earth day
april 14 is carnival
april 14 is $159
april 14 is the last day of the ski season
april 14 is set for any pending defense motions
april 14 is the first date for the golf league
april 14 is camp sunday
april 14 is canceled
april 14 is a premiere screening of "barak"
april 14 is graduate recognition week
april 14 is the date for fredericksburg's annual retelling of how the easter rabbit lit and tended hillside fires to boil traditional eggs
april 14 is american student dental association day
april 14 is the day before the ides of april
april 14 is the opportunity for one enthusiastic bidder to obtain a coveted seat
april 14 is the deadline for nominations for two of the college's top undergraduate awards
april 14 is also election day for the primary runoffs
april 14 is being rescheduled
april 14 is now

Thank you to everyone for your wishes in the comments!
I'm feelin' the love...

Thank you Ann for the lovely card :)

And thanks to Kat, Jazz and LillyAnne for the wishes on their blogs.
(If I miss anyone's blogged greetings, please ping me! I love a good ping.)

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:01 AM | comments (42)
April 13, 2003

today is nap day

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:15 AM
April 10, 2003
So, this "trailer"....it vibrates, yes?

Oi, I'm really torn over possibly spoiling myself with this new Matrix Reloaded trailer.

I've been very good and haven't even looked at any captures that Chicks has yet.

And I thought I had found something to distract me.
I thought I found the one thing that would trump a new Matrix trailer.

And that would be.....


come on! it's Kiefer! NAKED!

But then Chianti taunts me in the comments about skin on skin.

My God.

I'm so vexed.

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:25 PM | comments (13)
April 09, 2003
Brezsny biz

First off, here are some gems from Brezsny in Taurus' scope this week, they're so clever I had to share. They'd make good sig quotes or something....

"Don't follow me; I'm following my bliss."

"I'm not tense -- just terribly, terribly alert."

"I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it."

"I'm talking to myself -- please don't eavesdrop."

"Don't worry -- it only seems kinky the first time."

"Warning: I have an Attitude and I know how to use it."

And Keanu's horoscope this week:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Famed TV producer Sherwood Schwartz had a hand in making more than 700 TV shows, and he co-authored theme songs for the sitcoms "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch." Every year he collects about $60,000 in royalties for those tunes, written so many years ago. I'd like to alert you, Virgo, to the fact that you're now in a phase similar to the one Schwartz was in when he got inspired to compose those long-term money-makers. It's time to create a legacy for yourself.

I think Keanu's got that legacy thing pretty much covered.
Wonder how he feels about that....

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:19 PM | comments (5)
April 08, 2003


| from inside the mind of krix at 10:48 AM | comments (7)
April 04, 2003


Be careful when you walk along
The edge of the water
Be careful you don't slip
And lose yourself
Cuz I don't think you can swim
I know that you can't swim
You're drowning from within

Be careful you're not
Listening too much
Be careful not to try
And see what you can't touch
Cuz I don't think you can dream
Of things as they shoud be
You're dying from within

~Written by Bret Domrose, Rob Mailhouse, and Keanu Reeves

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:56 PM | comments (5)
April 02, 2003

People will bid on anything.

And another auction, thanks to Shell from DSF:


Once you get past THE GIANT FONT IN THE AUCTION DESCRIPTION, you'll notice that the sig would actually be upside down when you played it.

Not that you'd want to play it, since it's a ninety-nine dollar guitar with Keanu's signature, so it's basically just a really awkward-to-carry autograph.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:31 PM | comments (6)

This week from freewillastrology:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I love it when I'm so energized and purified from riding my bike up Mt. Tamalpais that I experience a lightning bolt of realization about some crucial truth I've been hiding from myself. I love it when I'm walking through the city's trash-spattered concrete jungle and am suddenly blessed with the fresh smell of dirt from a renegade garden. I love it when the pathological decisions of bad leaders inspire my tribe to redouble its commitment to fight for outrageous peace, ingenious love, and wild understanding. What about you, Virgo? Where do you look for your breakthroughs and redemptions? It's time to be on high alert.
| from inside the mind of krix at 11:15 AM | comments (3)
April 01, 2003
These foolish games

Thanks to Club-Keanu and Jackie for original image

Hope everyone enjoyed some foolishness in one form or another today.

I think we're back to normal now....

Well, as normal as I get.

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:46 PM | comments (4)
This just in...

Apparently, there is a bar, and Joel Silver has known all along where it was.

No word yet whether the herbal laxative remedies are working or if it will have to be surgically removed from Mr. Gaeta.

When Keanu was asked to comment, the Porsche-wrecking studmuffin said,
"Man, I'm SO glad I gave up my back-end deal to the effects team."


It's not like they are actually going to invite me to the premiere....

Oh, alright.......sorry

I'm a kidder. I kid.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:09 PM | comments (1)
Does this guy ever sleep?

System of a Dude

Having three movies in the works and two blockbuster sequels coming up, Keanu still manages to find time to play music. Shown here with his most recent musical endeavor, Keanu will be going on tour with System of a Down this summer.

When asked why he joined a third band, the bullet-dodging rock god said,
"Those other two bands I'm in? The names just aren't stupid enough. I've always wanted to be in a band with a really fucking stupid name."

Russell Crowe could not be reached for comment.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:51 AM | comments (4)
Crazy, that's how it goes

what day is it?

Now we know why he's growing his hair long.

Word is that Keanu really wants to play Ozzy Osbourne in the rocker/reality star's upcoming biopic.

When asked how he plans to prepare for the role, the Matrix hunk said,
"I figure I'll get really really drunk and then just do my Jonathan Harker."

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:11 AM | comments (7)
March 31, 2003
Conversation with an Eddieshirt

EddieShirt: krix? Do you still love me?

krix: of course I do

ES: but we're not sleeping together anymore

k: that's because you make me too hot

ES: oooooh, baby that's what I....

k: No, I mean hot as in hot. As in kicking-off-the-covers-in-the-middle-of-the-night, thrashing-around-because-I'm-uncomfortable-and-sweaty hot.
You're thermal baby, and it's so warm at night I can't sleep.

ES: oh.....(sighs)

k: and you're funky enough as it is.

ES: what?

k: you totally stink, dude

ES: stink? That's the scent of our essences co-mingling, baby.

k: Yeah, but the cat won't come near me when I wear you anymore.

ES: You know, there's this amazing newfangled thing called a washing machine...

k: Smartypantsshirt, I know. I'm just afraid that something will happen, I mean ... you're perfect right now. What if you shrink or unravel?

ES: I won't. Just keep me out of the dryer.

k: We'll see. I guess I will have to before I take you to see Reloaded.

ES: You're taking me to see Reloaded?

k: Of course.

ES: ...

k: ...

ES: You know what I miss?

k: What's that?

ES: waking up in the morning and watching silly stuff on the morning news, and having coffee with you.

k: I miss that, too. Trust me, there's very little that's silly on the morning news these days.

ES: Then you should let me wrap around and comfort you, I've seen my share of explosions, I'd keep you safe.

k: Dude, you were in the celebration scene. The only explosion you saw was the pop of the champagne cork.

ES: Shut up.

k: I'm sorry baby, you are brave. And special. And I do need your comfort.

ES: You know, you could turn the A/C on at night.

k: I think I might just do that.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:05 PM | comments (13)
March 30, 2003

I just took a duck in the face at two-hundred and fifty knots.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:59 AM | comments (10)
March 26, 2003
The One is my co-pilot

guns, lots of little tiny guns

I was actually a little concerned that I would not have a good place for little Neo to live in the new car. He rode on the steering column of my old one, secured by wedging his coat into the gap between the column and the dashboard.
[side note: this is one reason why I never should buy anything truly collectible. I simply must play with it, wear it, etc...the only thing I have "near mint" is a half tin of altoids]

Anyway, the console of the Station wagon is full of little shelves and cubby holes, and there was much rejoicing as I discovered that there is actually a perfect spot for him guarding the ignition.

Who needs The Club™?

Oh, and speaking of Matrix related stuff for your car, TheLastFreeCity reports that the Reloaded Soundtrack album is now up for pre-order at amazon.

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:30 PM | comments (9)

This week, from freewillastrology:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It's the Grunting Season, my dear. Your luck will multiply and your alignment with cosmic rhythms will grow whenever you engage in activities that provoke your copious grunting. Bench-pressing? Hole-digging? Pot-washing? Floor-mopping? APRIL FOOL! I totally lied. You didn't believe me, did you? In point of fact, Virgo, it's the Sighing Season. Your luck will multiply and your alignment with cosmic rhythms will grow whenever you engage in activities that provoke your copious sighing. Gazing at gorgeous sights? Thinking deeply about the big picture? Making love long and slow?

::insert copious sighs at "making love long and slow" here::

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:51 PM | comments (3)
March 24, 2003
note to self

Always carry matches.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:31 PM | comments (5)
March 23, 2003
Guess I will be watching after all

I do so love him in a tux.

(thanks Rhonda!)

UPDATE: ChicksDig_Scars doth rock muchly.
There are already some screen grabs over at Club-Keanu.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:59 PM | comments (34)
March 21, 2003
it's the first day of spring

Which has nothing to do with today's pic.

Which I almost didn't post.

But my mind changed.

thank you Rhonda

This is was the most violent AF pic I could find.

I imagine that the series of explosions on the news while I was deciding had something to do with it.

And not in a good way.

I'm horrified by the images on my television, but I can't manage to turn it off.

I don't support this war.

I do support this.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:10 AM | comments (8)
March 19, 2003
Here be Spoons

When in the mood for a little distraction, Worth1000 is always a good bet.
When I noticed one of the contest/galleries displaying some amazing photoshoppery with spoons, I knew there would be a Matrix reference or two.

Also, the "Celebrity Time-Travel" contest has this entry featuring Keanu.
And he's sometimes seen in other celeb-related categories as well, so go browse around.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:44 PM | comments (2)
whore escape

What Brezsny says for Keanu:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Many otherwise intelligent people cling to a perverse model of intimacy articulated by Norman Mailer. As reported in Leah Garchik's column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mailer described marriage as "an excretory relationship, in which you take all the crap you hide from the world and dump it on the person closest to you. But the proviso is that you have to be willing to take theirs." If your approach to intimate communion has even a shred of this vulgar stupidity, Virgo, you're now in prime time to banish it from your repertoire forever. You'll attract uncanny luck and inspiration whenever you work in a way opposite to Mailer's; that is to say, when you train yourself to call up all the beauty you hide from the world and offer it up to the person closest to you.

One can only imagine the beauty that Keanu shares with those closest to him...

What Brezsny says for me:

ARIES (March 21-April 19): When you're at your best, Aries, you see the cracks in the facades as opportunities; you get giddy as you careen over bumps in the road; you love the enticing magic that flows from situations that other people regard as rough or crooked. Since you will soon be at your best again, I expect you'll be encountering a surge of juicy serendipity. Here's a quote to incite you, courtesy of Aries poet Charles Baudelaire. "That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal: from which it follows that irregularity -- that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment, are an essential part and characteristic of beauty."

The enticing magic from that which is rough or crooked....

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:35 PM | comments (1)
March 18, 2003
Great, just great



I'm leaning toward a chocolate covered cricket, unless someone wants to buy me one of these.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:35 PM | comments (11)
this is not a particularly clever title

Jilly pretty much sums it up.
I just want to crawl into a bed called good memories, listen to beautiful music and radiate under the covers.

Thanks to Lori O for sending this out to the DogstarFans group - click for larger image

Written by Bret Domrose

I feel something near
Is it misery or fear
It's a mystery unclear
What am I doing here

A breeze upon my face
Smells sweet as your embrace
A smile across my face
As I think about that place

And I feel like I know
What's going on
Like roses reach to
Kiss the morning dawn
I'm Washington tonight
And all is calm
I'm coming home to you
We're moving on

We rode upon a town
People all around
It's a good place to lay down
And I dream about you now

Holding pictures near
I think of you my dear
My body knows no fear
What am I doing here

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:36 AM | comments (6)
March 17, 2003
I'm not Irish, but kiss me anyway

Happy St. Pat's

Celtic Blessing For a Friend

Power of the raven be yours,
Power of the eagle be yours,
Power of the Fianna.

Power of the storm be yours,
Power of the moon be yours,
Power of the sun.

Power of the sea be yours,
Power of the land be yours,
Power of heaven.

Goodness of sea be yours,
Goodness of earth be yours,
Goodness of heaven.

Each day be a joy to you,
No day be sad to you,
Honour and tenderness.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:41 AM | comments (6)
March 12, 2003


| from inside the mind of krix at 12:52 AM | comments (1)
March 11, 2003
my big fat greek crush

I'm finally getting to see the Denzel tribute thanks to a tape from "Chicks", Thank You!

...and I just wanted to say, Nia Vardalos?


| from inside the mind of krix at 04:03 PM | comments (4)
March 10, 2003
For the record...

The only way you'll get me to a theater to see Willard is to promise me I can sit next to Keanu and re-enact the scene from Action.

It seems my coping mechanisms for both "Crispin Glover" and "RATS" have a bit of an overlap. There's no way I could do both at the same time.

I got the heebie-jeebies just typing out that sentence.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:22 PM | comments (11)
March 08, 2003
little sticks of peace and coughing
Frasier: Now, Bebe, tell me, what is so wonderful about smoking?

Bebe: Everything. [with actions] I like the way a fresh firm pack feels in my hand. I like peeling away that little piece of cellophane and seeing it twinkle in the light. I like coaxing that first sweet cylinder out of its hiding place and bringing it slowly up to my lips. [getting more erotic] Striking a match, watching it burst into a perfect little flame and knowing that soon that flame will be inside me. [laughs] I love the first puff, pulling it into my lungs. Little fingers of smoke filling me, caressing me, feeling that warmth penetrate deeper and deeper until I think I'm going to burst then... [imitates the noise of smoke flooding out of her] ...watching it flow out of me in a lovely sinuous cloud, no two ever quite the same.


I smoke.

I know I should quit. My body is telling me I should quit. But I just enjoy it sooooo much.

Amazingly, I can go a whole day without a cigarette. If I'm at home, I usually don't smoke. But as soon as I get in the car, I have to have a cigarette. Coffee? yes, please. Let's sit outside so we can smoke.
And what's the point of living in Las Vegas if you can't wander from place to place with a drink in your hand and smoke pretty much anywhere? There are people whose job it is to empty ashtrays.

I'm good for the economy.

I'm also the Contessa of Justificatia, and have convinced myself that Ultra -Light Marlboro 100s are actually good for me.

One time, before a Dogstar show, I bought a pack of Marlboro Reds.
Just in case I bumped into Keanu and he was out.

I ended up smoking them.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:38 AM | comments (28)
March 05, 2003
I need a poster of this for my bathroom

this just makes me smile - click for larger view

I had to deal with way too many numbers and words today so I took a break to play with pictures.
This one amused me so I thought I'd share.

Makes me want to leave work early and go home and take a bubblebath.
Which I just might do, as I will be meeting Marcie later for cocktails.

The original capture of the pic above and many others can be found at kcrl.net.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:14 PM | comments (13)
March 03, 2003
The possible effects of daytime television on an already fragile psyche

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

JERRY: Tonight on the Jerry Springer show we have a particularly interesting episode! Krix is here to finally confess something to a long-time friend of hers Joel. So everyone please put your hands together for Krix!

Jerry: Okay, now Krix you're here to talk about someone aren't you?

Krix: Yes.

Jerry: And what is this other persons name?

Krix: Bret.
The crowd SQUEALS with delight.

Jerry: Okay, okay, well Bret, is actually here tonight -
The crowd SQUEALS.

Jerry: But first we have a surprise for you Krix, because as it happens there is someone else here to see YOU! So let's bring out... Kiefer!

Krix: What the HELL!!!

Out of nowhere Krix pulls out some stinky boots. Kiefer reaches for the ottoman. Out of the shadows Keanu appears.

Keanu: Wait everybody wait!

Jerry: Yes, everybody let's just calm down for a moment here. First tell us why you're here Kiefer.

Kiefer: Because I saw Krix and Keanu making out at Cleopatra's Barge!
The crowd goes absolutely INSANE.

Keanu: That's a lie! I was home watching 24!

Jerry: (raising his hands) Hold on, hold on, I'm missing the problem here...what exactly IS the problem Kiefer?

Kiefer: Because I've recently been taking part in a sexual relationship with Joel who has recently become engaged to Keanu.
The crowd hollers, screams and whoops in an orchestra of orgasmic excitement.

Jerry: Okay, okay. Well why don't we bring Joel out here because Krix had something that they needed to tell them anyway about... Bret that's right!

Joel: (enters onto stage and saunters over towards Krix) What's the deal? I saw you outside getting it on with Bret! You know how I feel about Bret!.

Keanu: (screams) What? Why the hell did you ask me to marry you if you're in love with Bret!

Joel: Because I knew that I could never have Bret. But Krix promised me that they'd never hook up out of respect for my feelings!

Keanu: What about respect for MY feelings!

Kiefer walks suddenly across the stage, embracing Joel.
Kiefer: Don't worry baby, you don't need any of them now that you have me.
Again the crowd SQUEALS.

Keanu: Oh my God! Are you SICK!
Keanu runs across the room and wraps his arms around Krix tightly.
Keanu: Krix take me away from all of this!

Krix: You see? That's the thing...I'm...well, I'm married...
The crowd does its bit.

Keanu: Married?

Krix nods.

Keanu: Who the hell are you married to? When...when did this happen? I don't understand!

Krix: The other day. In Vegas. I'm married to Bret.

Joel: (screaming) WHAT!!!

Jerry: (grinning widely, makes an enquiry) So...did you have a nice wedding night?

Bret: (stepping back out onto center stage) Well we had sex 7 times if that's what you mean.
The crowd squeals.

Jerry: Okay, okay. So let me get this all straight... Krix is married to Bret who Joel has secretly been in love with for years and years. Now Joel has recently become engaged to Keanu who was recently spotted kissing Krix in the Cleopatra's Barge. Now on top of this Kiefer has just admitted to being in a sexual relationship with Joel.

Bret: That's right Jerry.

Jerry: (looking sternly into the camera) It is times like these that one has to wonder, whether or not these people are aware that they are quite clinically insane. Perhaps we should be spending more on psychiatric health funds in this country, perhaps we should just ban Vegas to cut down on impulse marriages. Perhaps I should get a new job. Thanks for watching folks it's been great but for now...it's goodnight.
Queue cheesy background music and fade to black.

Blame Muffy Moloko for this...

Ahhh, more interactive mad-libby scripty things can be found here (thanx, Sage).
The Action Movie one looks fun!

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:17 PM | comments (18)
March 02, 2003
If you can't say something nice...

Roi and I went to see Daredevil last night.

I'm SO GLAD I'm a Keanu Reeves fan.

And I would apologize for laughing* at an inappropriate moment during the movie, but I think it was drowned out by the guy that actually answered his phone and had a conversation** during that same moment.

*I couldn't help it. Roi leans over and in a funny voice says "Ben, those little horns on the mask ? They're coming off as a little fruity."

**"(stupid musical ringtone) "Sup"
"I'm at the movies"
"Iss a-ight, whatchoo doin'"
(continues muttering uh-huh, uh-huh- for a few and then finishes the call and loudly says "SOr-Ry" to the rest of the theater. Fuckwad.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:31 AM | comments (9)
February 26, 2003
Peace Out

pic found at keanunet.com's gallery

I'm going to try and take a couple of days off.
Of course, now that I've said that, a dozen blogworthy things will appear, so "try" is the operative word here.

But really....come back Saturday Friday.....

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:16 PM
February 25, 2003
mash notes

Hee! Remember these?

"You will live in Mansion.
You will drive a Black Element.
You will marry Keanu and have 0 kids.
You will be a Writer in Santa Monica."

Hee, I never believe in these things unless they give me results I like and I'd have to say, this one gets a big THUMBS UP.

I actually am getting a Honda Element. Looks like I'm going to have to call and change the color so I don't jinx the rest, though.

I swear these results came through on the first try, too.
Here are my choices and here are the results.

What does your future hold?

(this flashback to junior high brought to you via gigglechick)

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:17 PM | comments (6)
February 24, 2003

Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art - Stanislavsky

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:55 PM
February 20, 2003
I swear....

capture from kcrl.net

I think I'm going to start drinking.


Update: No I haven't started yet. It's apparent that I probably should not be left to my own devices when in one of these moods....

from captures found at keanuland.com

...then again

Oh, I'm going to hell.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:08 PM | comments (13)
February 17, 2003

First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and "top secret". We are top agents of the Collective Sentient Data Review Panel who are interested in importation of information into our system with bytes that are presently trapped in The Matrix. In order to commence this business, we solicit your assistance to enable us transfer into your construct the said-trapped bytes.

The source of the information is as follows: During the regime of the last prototypical transitional version 2.6 of Agent John Smith, A.I. representatives set up protocols and awarded themselves access to information which was grossly overlinked in various databases. The present Version 3.0 of Agent John Smith set up the Collective Sentient Data Review Panel and we have identified a lot of inflated data bytes that are presently floating in the Central Server of The Matrix ready for download.

However, by virtue of our position as artificial intelligence and members of this panel, we cannot acquire these bytes in our names. I have therefore been delegated as a matter of trust by my colleagues in the panel, to look for a real world partner into whose construct we would transfer the sum of 31,320,000 (Thirty-One Million, Three Hundred and Twenty thousand) terabytes in which we hope to use in a mass file-sharing and email forward, and to enable us to waste even more time looking at porn. Hence, we are sending you this email message. We have agreed to share the bandwidth thus:

1. 20% for the construct owner (you)
2. 70% for us (the agents of the CSDRP)
3. 10% to be used in uploading cute little kitten pictures.

Due to our poor Telecommunication system and for purpose of strict
confidentiality you are to respond by e-mail to:

Please acknowledge receipt of this message for
proper briefing on the safe modality for the execution.

Yours faithfully,
Agent 100011100011100 [ENCRYPTED]


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:11 AM | comments (11)
February 13, 2003


Keanu's horoscope this week from freewillastrology.com:

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

After careful meditation on your current astrological omens, I've decided on this assignment: Memorize the following lines, borrowed from a poem by Andrew Varnon, and say them to the person whose destiny needs to be woven more closely together with yours.

"Be my ruckus, my perfect non-sequitur.
Be my circuit-breaker, my lengthening shadows at dusk, my nest of pine needles, my second-story window.
Be my if-you-stare-long-enough-you'll-see.
Be my subatomic particle.
Be my backbeat, my key of C minor, my surly apostle, my scandalous repartee, my maximum payload.
Be my simmering, seething, flickering, radiating, shimmering, and undulating."

Can you imagine?

guuuuhhhhhhhhreat googley-moogley....., I think I just blew a circuit.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:25 PM | comments (11)
Tomorrow is an important day

Tomorrow is a day to give gifts of love, so it is very appropriate that Valentine's day is also National Donor Day.

Go read how you can help.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:08 AM | comments (0)
A message of luuuuuuuuuv for Joel Silver

my heart belongs to Joel

it's time to bare my soul, Joel
there's something you should know
your unrequited love takes its toll
with you...I am smitten

alas! what can I do
I love you
I loved Xanadu, too
it's true!

how I ache to hear
you whisper sweet nothings in my ear
like "come to the premiere, my dear..."
(oh look! a little tear...::sniff::)
you can even call me "kitten"
if you'd like

~With apologies to the People's Poet

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:44 AM | comments (7)
February 12, 2003
...And you can dance to it

His name is Neo

"Neo" (to the tune of Duran Duran's "Rio")

Looking at the code now babe now you know there is no spoon
Come and free my mind, and we'll be in Zion soon
With a kick to your left and a flip to the right you catch that agent on the run
You know you're something special and you look like you're The One

His name is Neo and the truth is all he sees
The One who'll save those who are slaves to the machines
And then he shows you things are not as though they seem
Oh Neo, Neo come and wake me from the dream

I've seen you in the air and I've seen you on the screen
Two of a billion pods it means so much to me
Like a copper top or a squiddie view
But then I'm sure that you know it's up to you

His name is Neo and the truth is all he sees
The One who'll save those who are slaves to the machines
And then he shows you things are not as though they seem
Oh Neo, Neo come and wake me from the dream

Hey now - woo! - look at that, did he nearly gun you down
At the end of the drive the agents arrive
You make me feel alive, alive alive
I'll take my chance, I'm taking that red pill
The Matrix has you, they know what you're thinking
The Matrix has you, they know what you're thinking

His name is Neo and the truth is all he sees
The One who'll save those who are slaves to the machines
And then he shows you things are not as though they seem
Oh Neo, Neo come and wake me from the dream

His name is Neo and the truth is what he sees
The One who knows kung-fu and makes the bullets freeze
And when he fights, he really shows his expertise
Oh Neo, Neo come and wake me from my dreams

~Do do do do do dooooo
~do do do do do dooo
~do do do do do dooooo.......

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:19 PM | comments (8)

rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain

It's raining here today. I guess it's raining in LA as well.

Maybe the precipitation will rinse the sobwebs and mustbunnies out of my mind.

I made a little progress on the two lines. It's now down to half a line that's completely fucking with me.

How do I ever get anything done?

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:14 AM | comments (7)
February 11, 2003
In your rainbow there's a color I don't remember as a child

I thought you'd like a picture

The title has nothing to do with anything, I just think it's one of the most brilliant things ever written. By Bret Domrose, of course.
The picture is unrelated as well. I just like the big fluffy look.

I'm suffering severe blogger's block, again.
I'm mindwalking in spirals over two lines in an unfinished song parody, and it's driving me mad. It was a brilliant idea in theory, but my muse seems to be AWOL. Bitch.

Anyway, I send you here for the funny on this fine day.

Freaking brilliant, Chianti.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:07 PM | comments (6)
January 29, 2003
William Gibson on The Matrix/Neuromancer

First off, if anyone who reads here actually knows Mr. Reeves, please please please, let him know about William Gibson's blog .
Send him the link, or print it out if you have to.

The most recent entry is a must read for the first part alone, but Mr. Gibson also also responds to a thread about The Matrix on his board.

"When I began to write NEUROMANCER, there was no "cyberpunk". THE MATRIX is arguably the ultimate "cyberpunk" artifact. Or will be, if the sequels don't blow. I hope they don't, and somehow have a hunch they won't, but I'm glad I'm not the one who has to worry about it. "

That's just an excerpt, go read the whole thing. (I really recommend reading the whole entry, but if you just want to read the Matrix stuff, scroll way down to where it says: "THE MATRIX: FAIR COP")

William Gibson is also getting ready to start the tour for Pattern Recognition.

Of course there's no way he'll come to Vegas, literary wasteland that it is.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:17 PM | comments (6)
Of course, it could just be that he hasn't met ME yet

For all his charm, good looks and charisma, Keanu remains a Hollywood Bachelor. Being happily single myself, I don't see anything wrong with that.
Some people just aren't ready. Some will never be ready.

Now, I'm not going to say that Mr. Reeves is not "marriage material", but here are a few reasons that it might be better that he remains happily unbetrothed.

  • Leaves used floss and q-tips all over the bathroom sink
  • Plays bass in his sleep.......at full volume.
  • Insists on keeping an annoying answering machine message sung to the theme to "Bewitched"
  • "If you're married in The Matrix, do you have to sign a 'pre-nup' in real life?"
  • Already committed to pre-arranged marriage into the House Harkonnen, for the good of the Empire.
  • Potential mates put off by the fact that he waxes poetic about urination.
  • Irrational fear of big cakes and cheesy DJs.
  • Worst. Morning. Breath. EVER.
  • Has over a dozen "same time, next year" arrangements across the globe.
  • Picked his own square in the Dogstar bachelor pool.

I imagine he has his reasons, and they probably aren't so complicated.
One thing I'm sure of, it's not for a lack of willing candidates.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:19 PM | comments (5)
January 26, 2003
let me call you tweetheart

Thanks to Rhonda, for being whacky enough to send me this link:

"Keanu's colors are striking and unusual with deep rich chocolate browns, sunny golden yellows framing his face, and brillant blues and violets on his rump"

It gets good and kinky and makes for a much more interesting read if you change all the bird references to "boyfriend" or the like.

Especially around the fourth paragraph....I'm just sayin'.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:05 AM | comments (3)
January 24, 2003
Such a day I've had

I need a nap.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:39 PM | comments (4)
January 23, 2003
input needed

I think I'm going to be changing my license plate and am entertaining suggestions.

Here is what's come to mind so far....

1) DOGSTAR ~ would be cool, doubtful availability.
2) KRIX - or KRIXORG ~ for me, my domain ...dunno, maybe. I don't want to have to explain the ORG
3) THE ONE ~ possibly seen as arrogant, if you don't know the Neo connection, but bite me, it's cool. Again, probably not available.

I'm trying to avoid anything with missing letters. That's the problem with what I have now, MTRXHZU, for Matrix Has You. No one knows what the hell it says.

No, I won't get KEANU.

I'm toying with IT WAHS. Yeah, even more esoteric, but what the hell...you can at least tell what it says, even if you don't know what it means.

So if you can come up with any ideas - seven letters, including spaces - let me know.


| from inside the mind of krix at 12:00 AM | comments (22)
January 22, 2003
I've had six cups of coffee today, wheeee!

There's a commercial for digital cable that's set in the "competitor's" training class room. The instructor opens up with "Pop Quiz....(something about something)"....now, that alone registers as a Keanu connection in my twisted brain. But what is the name of the first person he calls on?

That's right...

Sometimes I find it difficult to attribute these things to coincidence.

In other news, I finally got around to getting new shoes. On sale, even. So of course, I had to buy a matching fringey purse because I really don't have anything in brown. Or fringes.

I can't decide if they're the cutest or ugliest boots I've ever owned, but I do know that they are the tallest. I'm five foot ten, so I don't usually wear much of heel, and my feet aren't used to it. It's a satisfying pain though. Makes a girl feel alive. They do give me a nice swish when I walk, too. I can feel my IQ dropping with every step.
I could look Keanu Reeves straight in the eye in these boots. And I sure hope there would be something to that eye contact, because I'll be depending on him to pick my ass up off the ground once I inevitably fall off of them when I take a step.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:03 PM | comments (7)
January 21, 2003
More smiley goodness

Here's a happy story I found on the web:

Pop quiz, Keanu Reeves is standing behind you in line to buy popcorn. What do you do?
(June 16, 2001) One day a friend of mine, Matt , and I went to go see an early morning showing of Tomb Raider. I got up early that day (6AM) to get in an 18-mile run as part of my training for the SF Marathon in 3 weeks. I finished the run in 2 hours 50 minutes. Really good for me. So afterwards, I get home really tired and call Matt up to ask him if he wants to go see a matinee of Tomb Raider at the AMC 1000. I fully expected him to not even be awake, since he's been out of work for four months. But he was up early since he just got a job and he's starting the following Monday. Not only was he awake, but he was fully showered and ready to go. So he shows up at my place around 10:35 just in time to catch the 11:00AM showing. We get to the theater and Matt drops me off to buy the tickets while he parks the car. I get in line and I see a kind of tall skinny guy by himself wearing a black sports coat with a major case of bedhead in front of me. And I'm all like what kind of nut wears a sports coat on a hot day like today. When he turned around after buying his ticket, I immediately recognized him as Keanu Reeves.

And all of a sudden, I'm all freaking out. I'm actually more freaked out that nobody else is freaking out from the fact that the guy who starred in the Matrix is in the same building! "Like why is nobody freaking out that Keanu Reeves is here?" I think to myself. It must not be him. But it *could* be since I knew they were shooting the Matrix 2 here right about now. After I buy our tickets, I meet Matt at the parking garage elevators and tell him that I saw a guy who looked exactly like Keanu Reeves. The guy taking tickets at the escalator of the theater overhears me and confirms that I did in fact see the star of Point Break. "Whoah!" I think to myself, doing a mental impression of the man who was in such movies as Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and My Own Private Idaho. I wasn't sure what movie he was there to see though.

After we find our theater (AMC 1000 has 16 screens), Foster leaves to use the restroom while I buy popcorn. While I'm waiting, I turn around and see the star of Speed behind me, talking to another movie patron. The patron asks him if he's shooting the Matrix sequels over in Alameda. The Rivers Edge star confirms this. I order my large popcorn meanwhile. As I'm waiting for my popcorn, the concession worker opens up another register and the patron talking to Keanu leaves him to place his order at the newly opened register. So I seize the opportunity and continue the other patron's converstation with Keanu, all the while hoping for Matt to hurry up and get out of the restroom so he can see me talking to the guy who was in Feeling Minnesota.

So, when are you guys going to finish shooting?

Around August 12th or 13th.

Cool. When's it coming out?

Sometime in like 2003.

Wow, that's like a long time from now.


My popcorn is finally ready at that point and I pay for it and get my change and I'm still hoping Foster would hurry up and come out and see that the guy who was in Bram Stoker's Dracula was behind me in line to buy popcorn. I walk slow enough away from the line to hear Keanu order a medium popcorn. Finally, Matt comes out and I'm like totally motioning for him to look behind me to see Keanu without making it look obvious that I'm freaking out over the fact that the guy who was in the Devil's Advocate is going to be seeing Tomb Raider with us. Matt sees him and is like, "yup, that's him." And I'm like, "Duh, dude. I just talked to him about the Matrix 2!"

Anyways, Tomb Raider sucked. And Keanu left early.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:46 AM | comments (8)
January 17, 2003
Decisions decisions decisions

Being a corrupt dictator is hard work!

Currently up for debate in Keanugolia:

The Issue: In a bid to provide a new revenue stream for Keanugolia's Beef-Based Agriculture industry, it has been suggested that Dogstar could be added to the menu.

The Debate

#1 ) "The fact is, the Dogstar population is out of control," says Beef-Based Agriculture spokesperson Violet du Pont. "We have to do something about them anyway, so why not market them as tasty snacks? We could have dogstar kebabs, dogstar pies, dogstar-on-a-sticks--the possibilities are endless! Let's not pass up this golden opportunity to provide a feast, if you will, for our economy."

#2 ) "I agree that something needs to be done about Dogstar over-population," says random passer-by Anne-Marie Chicago, "but eating them? That's kind of gross. Let's just shoot the ones we have to and shovel their bodies into ditches like normal."

#3 )"I am shocked and appalled!" declared SPCA President Jessica Hanover. "If anyone needs to be culled, it's us humans. The Dogstar were here first, remember? We need to take this as a sign to get our industry--agriculture in particular--to back off. The Dogstar is part of what makes Keanugolia a great nation!"

I'm having a little trouble getting behind the "overpopulation" arguments. As far as I can tell, Dogstar has been more of a rare and endangered species these days.
I'm leaning toward supporting position #3, in spite of the fact that Ms. Hanover continues to annoy me by referring to them as The Dogstar.
I think she may be on the crack.

So...what do you say?

Shall I pass a law making it okay to eat Dogstar?

I don't know if I could do it after looking in their little eyes

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:54 AM | comments (17)
January 16, 2003

This amuses us.

Made by Margaret of modestypanel.com
Thanks to Kelly for spotting it on b3ta.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:37 PM | comments (5)
January 15, 2003
Scoping things out


Here's what Rob Brezsny has to say this week for Keanu's sign, Virgo.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the video for her song, "I'm Gonna Getcha Good," Virgo singer Shania Twain portrays a flying robot chased by the devil. The powers-that-be at MTV were so impressed that they awarded it "Most Demented Video by a Country Artist" for 2002. I hope that in the coming weeks the rest of you Virgos will unleash your imagination with the same fervor that Twain summoned. Not only is there no need for you to stick to humdrum traditions; your best chance at being happy and fulfilled between now and February 15 is if you think way, way outside the box.

And if any of you new-age hippy freaks would like, Rhonda found a site that has a whole natal reading of Keanu.
Here's part of it:

Sun in Virgo
How is it that people tend to associate perfectionism with you? Can it be that people think that you're essentially level- headed? Do you have a flair for statistics and analysis? Is it that you're highly selective and discriminating? What about your inquiries and examinations? Probably, you are more practical and methodical than the average person. You are not prone to brag or boast and can handle money well.

Click here to read the whole thing.

You can also have your own natal horoscope done at that site. I'm not sure about my time of birth, I'll have to call my mom to get it. If anyone does theirs, let me know how accurate you think it was.

Oh, and sorry about the "hippy" crack.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:05 AM | comments (4)
January 14, 2003

More pricey Keanu wardrobe up at eBay.

The AWITC shirt is getting up there, too.

edited to add:
GAH! How did I let THIS get by me?
I need one of those.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:39 PM | comments (8)
I'm a student of life, does that count?

So, I was looking around this morning for any Keanu-related news and came across this.

If you want to prove yourself to a real audience -- this campus -- enter our spring "Make Keanu Reeves Laugh" humor writing contest.

However, upon further reading, I am disappointed to discover that that making Keanu Reeves laugh isn't the prize, it's the point.
And it's really not even the point, it's just a clever tag line.

Plus, I assume that the contest is really only for BGSU students.

But I'm going to email a submission of the papparazzi diary (pg-13 version) anyway.

Because I'm kooky like that.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:41 AM | comments (7)
January 11, 2003
It doesn't even look comfy

click to go to auction page

Currently up at the Sotheby's section of eBay is this shirt from A Walk in The Clouds. Anyone? Anyone?
This is pretty much for the serious investor/collector, I'd say.

Cat hair and sleep drool would probably really effect the value so I'm going to pass.

I totally want the dogtags, though.


| from inside the mind of krix at 03:03 PM | comments (10)
January 09, 2003
Greetings from Sunny Keanugolia! (get it? goalie-a?)

Kat turned me onto NationStates.net, which is some sort of game. I think.
All I know is that I got to create my own little country, to rule as I see fit.
Every day you address issues that effect the development of your nation.
There's also a whole R P G thing going on in the forum, I don't know if I'll get into that. Seems like a good way to get invaded if you ask me, and I'm happy off in my own little corner of the world at this point.
Of course, that could all change once I amass my army of genetically engineered Jack Travens.
::maniacal laughter::

I'm particularly proud of the flag.

The Rogue Nation of Keanugolia
Motto: "Be Excellent to Each Other"

UN Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights: Good
Economy: Good
Political Freedoms: Excellent

The Rogue Nation of Keanugolia is a tiny, devout nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 6 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government is mainly concerned with Religion & Spirituality, although Education and Social Welfare are secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 19%. A substantial private sector is led by the Trout Farming industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Cheese Exports.

Surveillance cameras are banned. Crime is a problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Keanugolia's national animal is the dogstar and its currency is the duder.

Oh, and Kat's nation is Momdom.
I should probably send her some of our fine cheeses to be diplomatic.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:14 PM | comments (24)
January 08, 2003
He blinded me with science

From Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?" Philosophers long ago stopped trying to solve these questions, says biologist E.O. Wilson, believing them to be unanswerable. Scientists subsequently stepped forward to fill the vacuum, and now act as supreme arbiters of the mysteries that once belonged to philosophers. I regard this as a loss. Though the scientific method is a tremendous tool for understanding the world, many scientists refuse to use it to study phenomena that can't be repeated under controlled conditions or that can't be explained by current models of reality. And I say it's impossible to explore the Big Three Questions without taking into account all that stuff. Which brings me to the crux, Virgo: Your assignment in 2003 is to bring the disciplined objectivity of the scientific method into areas of your life that are invisible, subtle, secret, and soulful.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:14 AM | comments (3)
January 01, 2003
first (edited) post of 2003...


2003 the year of The Matrix

As per a request, here's a wallpaper..

800 x 600
1025 x 768

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:01 AM | comments (16)
December 23, 2002
dammit 'ette!

I wanted this!

I may have to pay through the nose and secure a SKIF sweater somehow.

I actually have a sweater that would probably fit right in on the Neb, but I totally covet an authentic one.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:49 AM | comments (9)
December 18, 2002
Practically Joking about Sex

Here's what Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology says for this week...

VIRGO (Keanu's sign): Happy Holy Daze, Virgo! I've been meditating on the perfect holiday presents for you. What might inspire you to be in closest alignment with the cosmic currents in 2003? One recurring vision I have is of cheap gag gifts like whoopi cushions, fake ice cubes containing plastic flies, metal cans that purport to contain shelled peanuts but erupt with spring-loaded toy snakes when you open them up, and pencil sharpeners shaped like a human nose. Why these? It's not so much that I think you need to liberate your inner child in the coming months, though that would be beneficial. What I'm even more interested in is inspiring you to be a bit more mischievous and a lot less literal. You'll be amazed at how much your chances
for success will improve if you don't follow the rules quite so strictly.

And I really don't intend to get in a habit of posting mine, but they go together so nicely:

ARIES: Happy Holy Daze, Aries! I predict that you will be more lighthearted about love in 2003. I see you taking yourself less seriously as you seek riper versions of romance and intimacy. I envision you injecting more humor into your sexual experiences. Here, then, are my suggestions about what holiday gifts you should give yourself: 1. a bumper sticker that reads, "I am no longer looking for the perfect partner. I am my own perfect partner." 2. Steve Penny's booklet, "How To Have Great Laughing Sex." 3. White boxers or silk panties on which you've used a felt-tip marker to write a goofy prayer or love spell.

So, you see Keanu, we really should get together next year...

Just for laughs.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:51 PM | comments (4)
December 16, 2002
I know I said I wanted to see him as a blonde, but....ummm

Thank you to Kelly for sending me this link to
Worth1000's Celebrity GenderBender Photoshop contest.
Funny, funny stuff.
Scroll down, you'll barely recognize our guy ;).
That's some mad photoshop skillz goin' on there, dawg.

I think that Batgrl would enjoy the last one.

edited to add:
Bwah! They got Kiefer, too!

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:38 PM | comments (11)
December 15, 2002
The Keanu Days of Christmas

~On the first day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

A Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the second day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

Keanu's Boots photo by S. Phillips

2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the third day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the fourth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the fifth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the sixth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the seventh day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the eighth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the ninth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the tenth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the eleventh day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

11 Johnnys Surfing
10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeves

~On the twelfth day of Christmas~
my true love gave to me:

12 Nelsons Singing
11 Johnnys Surfing
10 Scottys Hustling
9 Conors Coaching
8 Jacks a-Running
7 Shanes a-Scoring
6 Teds a-Grinning
There Is No Spooooon!
4 Bullets Dodged
3 Bass Riffs
2 Scuffed-up Boots
and a Christmas Song about Keanu Reeeeeeeves!!

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:14 AM | comments (17)
December 05, 2002
My Andy Rooney impression

This caption is weird

The captioned picture above is from EW.com's version of the lastest news on the three movies that Keanu has slated for 2003. The caption just struck me as a bit bizarre. Does EW always put stuff like that? LUFF? Sounds like the copy writer has a crushy-wushy.

Not that that's a bad thing.....

Also, has anyone else noticed that since you've gotten a computer that your handwriting sucks? I'm trying to write some holiday cards and I'm appalled at my own scribblings.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:46 AM | comments (7)
Stars and VCRs

I don't have cable. Here is your assignment.
At 4:30 today Keanu is going to be on some new MTV show, Movie House, talking about The Matrix Reloaded. If anyone happens to catch it, please let us know in comments how it was. Thanksverymuch.

And here's Keanu's horoscope from FreeWillAstrology.com:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The choice between seeking mere survival and stalking interesting success will be thrust in your face again and again in 2003, Virgo. I'm sure you're already getting a taste of the intensity. Here's my suggestion for what you can do to get yourself in good shape for it: Become very clear about your deep inner definition of success, as opposed to the
superficial, inappropriate, and deceptive definitions that various people have tried to foist on you over the years. Here's your future rallying cry: *Be your own genie in 2003.*

And although I don't usually post mine (I always read it, Breszny rocks) I'm going to this week, because I really want to heed it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Expect the unexpected or you won't find it." That's an epigram formulated by the ancient Greek sage Heraclitus; it's also the name of a book by creativity expert Roger Von Oech; and now it's the centerpiece of your horoscope, Aries. As smart as you are, your steel-trap mind sometimes
closes prematurely. And you can't afford to let that happen now. Open your expectations as wide as they'll go. Be as fresh and innocent as you can stand to be. Make yourself fully available for the novel fun that's brewing at the frontiers of your world.

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:22 AM | comments (7)
December 01, 2002
Quick Miscellany

photo by Deborah Feingold

This cute boy with flowers is from Elsinore's Daily Thud.

Still no news on new Dogstar shows, but here's link to some photos of Dogstar during the Thailand show and press tour. Some really nice concert shots there. Thanks to Jena.

Lastly....Keanu appeared vividly and briefly in a dream last night. He kissed me on the stomach.
I have no idea what it means.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:06 AM | comments (10)
November 27, 2002
A few things I'm thankful for


It's been such an amazing few days that I couldn't list all of the things I am thankful for.
And....I'm pretty thankful for that.

But here are a few things that come to mind.

-My health, and that of my family, friends and pets and the love of the same.

-That I have a roof over my head, 2500 evening and weekend minutes of free long distance, a gas card and that I can smoke AND surf the net on my job.

-Keanu Reeves.

-Everyone I have met and connected with through Keanu fandom and through blogging.

-Everyone that visits this site, and the wonderful comments and emails I get that help keep me going.

-Bret Domrose and Rob Mailhouse.

-The Wachowski Brothers.

-That I continue to find inspiration, sometimes in unlikely places.

-Kiefer. And the cast and crew of 24


-All of my ex-boyfriends, because I learned something from each of them, even if it was just that the visiting booths in jail really do have glass and telephones, just like in the movies.

-That none of the stupid situations I've allowed myself to get into have killed me yet and that I've started seeing which situations were stupid and stopped getting into them.

-That through luck, karma, blessing...whatever you want to call it...I have pretty much everything I need and some things I merely want, and I'm happy.

-And at this very moment, I'm getting ready to go out with one of the most important people in the world to me, my best friend (since kindergarten!) Eric.

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:52 PM | comments (7)
Um......whoa. I've been blogspotted.

So....I'm doing my usual blogsurfing today and I end up over at aka cooties, who is now famous.
Boy, that was fast.
Anyway, Mike is welcoming visitors from MSNBC's Weblog Central, a weblog of weblogs and bloggers that I have checked out before and thought was pretty cool. A nice feather in any blogger's cap.
And I'm thinking about that kind of notice and what it might be like and I mindwalk a gamut of emotions in the space of about 10 seconds, tapering with a general freakout and a "sheyeah, right....as if".

Then I'm reading the MSNBC page, and right after Mike's mention....I see this:

Past Best of Blogger Nicole replied to my query about fan blogs with Keanuvision which she calls “one of the funniest fanblogs.”


So, welcome to those of you who have stopped by via MSNBC.
I wasn't expecting anyone, but feel free to browse the archives in search of the funny. You'll have to wade through some general swoonery and a few pictures of his ass, but that's certainly not going to kill you. You might even check out the media category, and read something to dispel the notion that Keanu Reeves isn't that bright*. Quite the contrary.
Frankly, if just one of you gets THAT....it's all worthwhile.

And a big *hand to heart gesture* and thank you so much to Nicole and to Will Femia.

*(my brightness is questionable however, as I had to look up "da spelling" of "dispel"....twice)

*Update 12-02-02: Not only did I get a mention in the column, I'm in the Best of Blogs box! Whee! (click for screenshot)

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:14 PM | comments (13)
November 26, 2002
Oh my god! I woke up in Keanu's clothes!

I slept really well last night. I dreamed, but the damn cats started practicing their tumbling on the bed at about 5:30 am and woke me up. I barely remember dreams when I get woken up.
I'm quite disheveled, however.
So it's entirely likely that I felt myself up.

| from inside the mind of krix at 06:43 AM | comments (14)
November 25, 2002
Today needs to go by very very fast

I have reason to believe my Eddie shirt is sitting at home waiting for me to fondle it.
To love it and squeeze it and name it.....well...Eddie.
Gah! Five and a half hours left at work!

So, of course, I'm torturing myself by popping Chain Reaction into the office VCR....

Is it SIX YET???????

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:25 PM | comments (7)
November 23, 2002
I tink I hab a code

The first cigarette of the morning was not the blissful experience it usually is, what with all the hacking and all.


I think I'd like to make a cup of tea and crawl back into bed.

someone needs a snuggle

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:44 AM | comments (9)
November 20, 2002
This bodes well for Bill and Ted 3

From FreeWillAstrology.com

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): After writing more than 30 stories about Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle got tired of him. In 1893, the English author killed off his well-loved character, sending him plunging off Reichenbach Falls while in a struggle with his arch-enemy, Professor Moriarty. Readers were unhappy with the decision, though, and nine years later Conan Doyle felt compelled to revive Holmes for another long run. I nominate him to be your role model for the next few weeks, Virgo. You, too, will find good reasons to resurrect an influence from the past or bring an old character back into your life.

If not Ted "Theodore" Logan, what other role would you like to see Keanu reprise?

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:43 PM | comments (9)
I love bass players

The first boy I ever kissed grew up to be a bass player.

Hoopty got a new bass and is going to be playing tonight up in S.F. If you live nearby, you should go and throw panties at him.

Then there's this guy.

Keanu in Santa Clara

I love bass players.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:21 PM | comments (12)
November 19, 2002
Diary* of a Lowlife Tabloid** Photographer***

. . . . .

Monday 6:38 am
So fucked. Got shanghaied with dumpster watch this week. Nothing profitable has come from dumpster watch since Courtney Cox-Arquette bought a whole new underwear wardrobe and trashed her old ones, and even that wasn't the jackpot I had hoped. Damn eBay and their hygiene guidelines. It's not like the good old days when that Sheen kid would carelessly toss his wallet along with the trojan wrapper, either.

7:02 am
When the hell does Starbucks open anyway? I can see three of them from my vantage point in this oleander. Something itches. I need a fucking latte.

7:34 am
My left asscheek is completely asleep from crouching. Going to walk over to see if I can get that latte yet and try and get back circulation.

8:08 am
Could holding up the coffee line so you can yak on your cell phone be any ruder?
Newsflash, buddy. We've ALL got a screenplay. Just get your stupid Frappucino and talk while you drive like everybody else.
I hate L.A.

8:25 am
Two pigeons and a squirrel are stalking me. It's creeping me out.
They must want my scone. Goddamn vermin. What's that smell?

8:41 am
They need to do something about the lack of noise from those electric cars. This is the third time in a month that Ed Begley, Jr. has nearly run me over. He doesn't even bother with the "I'm sorry!" wave and shrug anymore...
At least he scared those pigeons away.
The squirrel remains. Parasite.

9:09 am
Ka-ching! The day is looking up. Managed to snap one shot of Keanu Reeves throwing something out. I wonder what it is. Plan on going to check it out once coast is clear. Where'd I put my scone?

9:14 am
Found scone then GAHHH!!!! Attacked by DAMN SQUIRREL! Bleeeeeeding! PAIN!
Had to dump the rest of (now cold) latte in my own lap to repel squirrel.
Oh, the pain.....

9:23 am
Reeves comes back with more trash. He looks directly in this direction and flips the bird. Miss shot because of blood, fur and latte foam on the lens.
Either he knows I'm here because of the screaming or he has squirrel issues, too. Got the lens pointed in time to get him retrieving earlier box. Damn.
At least I got these pictures. I'm sure they'll be able to spin something out of them.
As long as I get paid.

9:37 am
Pack up camera. Make appointment for rabies shot.

. . . . .

*purely fictional and written in response to this.

**Any offense to tabloids or the people that work for them is absolutely intentional.

***Please find a more noble profession, like spammer or telemarketer.

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:00 PM | comments (14)
November 14, 2002
My ego knows no bounds

It's all kd's fault for reminding me just how easy it is to register a domain.

I'm now the proud owner of krix.org.

It doesn't go anywhere yet (although I'm trying to get it to forward to this here blog). But it was available and I couldn't pass up the opportunity. It's nice and short, something attractive in a domain.
krix.com is for the speaker manufacturer and krix.net is taken and "under construction".
I really don't have plans to do anything with it. But it's nice to have, just in case I get a letter from Erwin's office, Keanu retires or becomes a $cientologist or something.
And of course, if he should ever make me an offer of a position as personal jester/sex-kitten, I really couldn't maintain a public website about him, right?
Not that ANY of those things will happen.

As of right now, I just have it to have.
And it feels good.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:40 PM | comments (7)
November 13, 2002
krix is...

...better now.
Still not totally awake, though and I don't know why.
I brought Chain Reaction with me today, so if I get some free time, I might watch and write a little snarky commentary.
Or, you know...just list all occurrences of the undershirt.
I also think that one of these days I need to recap The Watcher, don't you?
Of course, that would involve actually watching it, and I haven't gotten that masochistic yet.

And on a totally unrelated, yet space-filling tangent.....

One of the posts I lost during the Server Upgrade Fiasco of '02 last June was that little "* is" meme entry.
Now, thanks to Googlism, I don't have to go through the results myself. They're all laid out nice and neat.
The really cool thing is, some of these are actually about me!

Googlism for: krix

krix is spectacular
krix is a daring little minx
krix is just now getting established in the united states
krix is now concentrating
krix is certainly fast establishing itself in the category
krix is a complete and total babe
krix is an icon of australian loudspeaker brands
krix is obsessed with keanu
krix is constantly exploring new market opportunities and this year will be the first australian company to exhibit at the ifa consumer electronics show
krix is back
krix is at the cutting edge
krix is a major keanu fan and has all kinds of stuff including a blog so go check her out if you like
krix is short for kristiina
krix is a incredibly large shaggy brown canine
krix is about 5'7
krix is kinda annoying
krix is looking to penetrate the us market with a speaker line starting at $499 per pair
krix is wearing? i made that for her
krix is sending me her webcam
krix is never lacking for ideas
krix is not the only one who has fun with her s!ms
krix is a lovely
krix is the bomb

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:09 PM | comments (7)
November 11, 2002
Guess who just got new jammies?

Boo-YAH! Mine, ALL mine! bwahahahaa!


Yes, I'm shaking just a little.

*update...read on...*

Thanks to Rhonda for sending me this pic of just where this shirt has been....


It shall never be washed.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:33 PM | comments (18)
November 09, 2002
I need guns, lots of guns....

this would solve the problem

Sometimes I wish I had a Neo to deal with idiots for me.
This morning, as Roi (he says "Hi" btw) and I were coming off the freeway, there was a weird noise coming from my car.
I'm all, "It's freaking me out!"
and he's all, "I think it sounds cool"
and I'm all, "Idiot! get out and look!" (once we stopped at the bottom of the exit ramp.)
So it's a flat, on a brand new tire I bought 10 days ago.
Luckily, not 50 feet from the exit is the place I bought the tire.
So I limp around the corner and pull into their service lot.
I explain to the freshfaced little tiremonkey "Um, yes...I just bought this tire here 10 days ago and I just got a flat coming off the freeway and I'd like you to replace it"
Get this...monkeyboy sez: "Well, this is a 'ride-on'. You drove on it so it's not under warranty."
Me:"Excuse me?"
The steel-belted gibbon goes and calls his manager. They'll replace it at cost.
Fuck that.
This makes no sense at all! How on earth are you not supposed to drive on a flat tire at all? It's not like it was flat when I left the house.
It's not like it was losing tread or wearing out so I knew I needed to have it replaced. It's 10 days old!

So I have them put on the spare, and leave the tire there so I can come to my office, and find my receipts. I've bought three tires from these people in the past two months.

Ok, as I was typing this out, monkeyboy calls and tells me that they don't have my tire in stock. He's going to put a used one on my rim for nothing and I can come down monday and deal with the head assratchet.

I just don't get the logic of "you drove on the tire so it's your fault."
I came off the freeway and pulled into the lot.
God, I'm going to let the manager have it on monday.

Because something's defective and it sure as shit isn't me.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:22 AM | comments (13)
November 08, 2002

Dear Dogstar,

Please play again soon.

And please drive safely in the rain today, guys.

a fan

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:20 PM | comments (3)
aesthetic friday

Something special for today....

© J.Barile

This was done by a friend of mine. It's the first piece of her artwork she's ever sold and I was honored to purchase it.
It's hand painted over the famous Gorman backside print and came with a handpainted frame as well.
The image looks a little crooked because I had to avoid getting a glare from the flash, but I assure you, it's perfect and I love it.

And aslo a HUGE thank you to Jena who sent me a wonderful package today.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:25 AM | comments (4)
November 07, 2002
More free will than you can shake a stick at

This week from freewillastrology...

Virgo Horoscope for week of November 7, 2002
This week's counsel is extreme. Don't read another word, Virgo, unless you feel ready to carrying out a task that will require you to be daringly rebellious and brazenly optimistic. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you're being asked to revise your attitudes, change your habits, alter your behavior, or do whatever else it may take to arrive at a radical new way of looking at your life: You must be able to sincerely believe that the cosmos or fate or God -- whatever you want to call the Vastness -- is on your side and wants you to succeed at the thing you enjoy most. Here's a big hint about one way to proceed, courtesy of author Paulo Cuelho: "Know what you want and all the universe conspires to help you achieve it."

Also, I just want to say that even though I sometimes post at this forum, and I might have said something about some silly poll*, you really can't hold me accountable for this.
Ow, stop hitting me.
Of course, it also doesn't mean that I'm not sitting back and laughing at the fracas.
C'mon, neither of these guys really gives a damn about this stuff.
Plus, I think that Keanu knows how attractive he is. He plays it down, in fact.
But Kiefer has said in interviews that he's "wished he was beautiful."
Which he is. I don't think he's reminded of that enough.
But in any case, I abstain. Have at it.

Besides, the only battle that really matters is a GoogleFight.

*This is NOT a confession!**
**OW! I said stop hitting me!!!

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:53 AM | comments (3)
November 04, 2002
Blue Funk

blue funk

I'm in a "blue funk" today, so here's a picture of Keanu all...well, blue and funky.

I have a dentist appointment tomorrow so I have high anxiety over that. I'm pretty sure a root canal is in my future....ugh.

I'm thinking about doing something drastic to my hair....but then I'd have to find a new Sim.

"I'll take 'Things people might actually give a damn about' for $200, Alex."

Miho has more stories from Japan's recent Dogstar shows, so you might want to go check those out.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:01 PM | comments (9)
November 03, 2002

Sorry for the lack of updates today, but we had a little bit of an "incident" here at keanuvision headquarters.

click for larger view

The situation remains unchanged after a tragic shelf mishap.
Lobby Neo is noticeably upset after rescue efforts were hindered by a pizza delivery and aren't expected to be resumed until at least after tonight's new episode of The Simpsons.

Winona could not be reached for comment.

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:24 PM | comments (7)
November 01, 2002
Call me, Reeves

The Huntridge Theater, a historical movie theater here in Las Vegas turned concert venue re-opens today with a Best of Las Vegas concert. I remember seeing movies at The Huntridge when I was little, and also went to many a gig (including Jane's Addiction, and Mary's Danish) a few years back during its first run as a concert hall.

The roof collapsed in 1995, and the fate of the theater was up in the air for a while, but hopefully this new rennovation and re-opening will be the start of a successful run, bringing the edgy and punk scene back to Las Vegas.

So...here's the deal.
Keanu, I'm asking you out on a date.
Check the calendar. This month's big names are The Damned, The Vandals and the DKs (no Jello, though, so really...why bother?). How long has it been since you've caught a gig? I bet we swing it so you wouldn't even get recognized and hassled. Trust me, I can deliver the line "Of course he's not Keanu Reeves...what the hell would I be doing with Keanu Reeves?" with certain conviction.
Afterwards we can go back to your hotel and fill the tub full of fudge.
C'mon! It'll be fun!
Act now, Reeves. I may not be this bold again.
Have your people call my people.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:50 PM | comments (4)
October 30, 2002
halloween wishes


I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween tomorrow.
Expect it to be quiet around here.
I recommend surfing some of the blogs in the sidebar, some people are "dressing up" their blogs and everything.



By Cracker-from the Forever CD

You could never be
What you wanted to be
'Cause sweetheart it takes time
Someday you're gonna shine
You'll see

You'll be a Russian acrobat
You'll be like Burt Bacharach
You come to the party, you say "What's new pussycat?"
Someday you're gonna shine
You'll see

Don't wanna talk about it
You come around to tell it
You're beautiful can't you see?
Someday you're gonna shine
You'll see

Someday you're gonna shine
Someday you're gonna shine

Someday you're gonna shine (you're gonna shine)
(aaah) Someday you're gonna shine

Someday you're gonna shine
(aaah) Yeah someday you're gonna shine

You're gonna shine (Someday),
you're gonna shine
(you're gonna), you're gonna shine (shine)
(Yeah), yeah, you're gonna shine
(aaah) Someday you're gonna shine
(Someday) Yeah, someday (you're gonna)
you're gonna shine (shine),
(yeah) you're gonna shine,
someday you're gonna shine
(aaah) Someday, You're gonna shine

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:36 PM | comments (1)
This Week from Brezsny

(cool, I can put links in the titles...)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I figure you've served enough time as a scapegoat to last you forever. You've shouldered the blame and accepted the responsibility far more than your fair share. Therefore, dear Virgo, in accordance with the laws of karma and by decree of the cosmic enforcers of balance, you are hereby authorized to be a prince or princess this Halloween. You're further entitled to corral a volunteer to dress up as your "Prugelknaben." In old Germany, this was a companion who served as a stand-in scapegoat, getting spanked every time the prince or princess misbehaved.

I volunteer to be Keanu's Prugelknaben, but only if he does the spanking.

| from inside the mind of krix at 06:05 PM | comments (3)
October 25, 2002
So what am I holding if that isn't the ripcord?

I had strange and exciting dreams last night.
I have now changed my position regarding doing a tandem skydive with Mr. Reeves.
Please update your notes.



Here's a little something for Ass Friday...

Oh, he's packin' heat alright...just no gun

(pics from kcrl.net's capture collection)

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:00 AM | comments (4)
October 24, 2002
This and That

This is some sort of trading-type card that I came across on eBay...no, I didn't buy it.

click for larger view

I can't make any sense of the ratings system on this, and yes, I had to look up sartorial.

That article below is a humor piece that can be found on the back page of this month's issue of WIRED magazine (thanks to "t"):

"FOUND: Artifacts from the Future"
~by Thomas Goetz

November 14, 2081

Rebirth Announcements
KEANU REEVES / Actor - Director

Keanu Reeves, an actor once revered for his gift of nuance and a director who helped usher in 4-D film, was reborn yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Medport in Los Angeles Metroplex. Doctors said Reeves will be rapid-raised to 31 years of age, and allotted the customary 15-month Celebrity Lifespan. After era orientation, he will star in the remake of "Johnny Mnemonic", planned for Imax release next spring.

Now scarcely remembered outside film-studies learning networks and 2-D revival houses, Reeves was one of the leading actors and filmmakers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In "Little Buddha" and "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", he played on anxieties of the day like enlightenment and time travel. His role in "Point Break", though overlooked at the time, is cited by historians for its portrayal of pre-secessionary Californian culture. And in the three prescient "Matrix" trilogies, Reeves portrayed Neo, a messianic hero who battled a malevolent artificial intelligence - a scenario that eerily foreshadowed the failed AI Uprising of 2033.

In the final film of the nine-part series, Neo is revealed as an artificial agent himself: the plot twist incited the General Strike of 2013, which shut down the tri-nation area for four months. After three years in seclusion, Reeves returned with the epic "Life of Geffen", winning Academy Awards in 2017 for Best Audience-Participation Segment and Best Cross-Platform Marketing Campaign.

In March 2025, whiles Reeves was directing the sequel to "A Man Called Biffy", his first Best Picture winner, he suffered a fatal cloud-surfing accident. "A Woman Called Buffy" was released posthumously and also won a Best Picture Oscar; the film now stands alongside David Fincher's "Cinetubbies" and Ang Lee's "Dolemite" as a classic of '20s experimental 4-D cinema.

After wrapping "Johnny Mnemonic", Reeves will reside at the Santa Fe Metroplex Post-Rebirth Chill-Out Centre. Upon rebirth, Reeves' first word was: "Whoa."


| from inside the mind of krix at 05:02 PM | comments (3)
October 23, 2002
Dude! You're gettin' a....shut up already.

Blatantly stolen from Wil Wheaton, who blatantly stole it from BBSpot, and since they're friends, I expect to be hunted down and flogged. Which is OK, although in my fantasy it's actually Worf, not Wesley who....erm, I digress.

Reasons Steve from Dell Should be Fired

11. Michael Dell tired of hearing "Dude you're getting a... you!"
10. Addiction to canned air becoming a real problem.
9. Was seen near the HP headquarters wearing a cow costume.
8. Too many girls are buying computers.
7. More "computer savvy" Wil Wheaton close to signing a deal.
6. Consumers feel Steve talks too high tech.
5. Bidding war with The McLaughlin Group quickly reaching stratosphere.
4. Simon Cowell thinks his performance is complete rubbish.
3. His MENSA wrap parties get too out of hand.
2. Keanu Reeves threatened identity theft lawsuit.
1. Market research show dude market completely saturated.

Exsqueeze me, but Steve "Dude, you're gettin' a Dell" guy is SO not Ted.
Any idiot can see that he's Bill.


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:12 AM | comments (4)
October 21, 2002
50 Questions answered

Oh, what the hell. I don't have anything else to blog today...

It's everywhere, I found it over at Veshka's.

1. Your name spelled backwards: NITSIRK

2. Where were your parents born? Minnesota.

3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? Not counting pictures, a Hoopty mp3.

4. What's your favorite restaurant? something Lotus, it's a Thai restaurant my brother and I always go to when he's in town.

5. Last time you swam in a pool? It's been so long I can't remember, a couple summers ago.

6. Have you ever been in a school play? Yep, a few

7. How many kids do you want? None.

8. Type of music you dislike most? I like all kinds of music, but I can't listen to speed metal for very long.

9. Are you registered to vote? Yes.

10. Do you have cable? No. shocking, huh?

11. Have you ever ridden on a moped? Yes. I've spilled on one, too.

12. Ever prank call anybody? Hasn't everyone? I think I was around 9 or 10 at the time. Why did we think that was fun?

13. Ever get a parking ticket? Yes - my car broke down and was maybe a foot into a business driveway. I was away for maybe 10 minutes to call AAA and got a ticket. Finks.

14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? I've bungee jumped and have to say I would never EVER do it again. And I can't see the point of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, either.

15. Furthest place you ever traveled? Minnesota when I was a kid.

16. Do you have a garden? No, I'm bad with plants of any kind...

17. What's your favorite comic strip? All time? Bloom County. Current? Get Fuzzy

18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Yes. And I can name all the states in alphabetical order, too. I cannot, however, pronounce the state that Boston is in without tripping over my tongue.

19. Bath or Shower, morning or night? Shower-morning. I wish I had a nice tub, I would take luxurious baths more often.

20. Best movie you've seen in the past month? I actually enjoyed Monsters Inc. quite a bit.

21. Favorite pizza topping? Olives

22. Chips or popcorn? Chips, salt and vinegar. yum

23. What color lipstick do you usually wear? When I do, it's red.

24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? Are you smoking them right now? That's a weird question.

25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? No, but I won "Most Beautiful" costume in an Easter parade once. I was a chick hatching out of a egg.

26. Orange Juice or apple? Orange, with lots of pulp.

27. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with and where did you dine? Roi, we had Mexican at Robertos.

28. Favorite type chocolate bar? Dark choclate

29. When was the last time you voted at the polls? Last year.

30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? A few months agao, from my Dad's garden.

31. Have you ever won a trophy? No, I have a couple plaques and certificates, though.

32. Are you a good cook? I'm a great cook.

33. Do you know how to pump your own gas? Yes. Keeping my blinker fluid topped off continues to elude, however.

34. Ever order an article from an infomercial? Ack! No, but I bought a purse from the Home Shopping Network once.

35. Sprite or 7-up? 7-Up. Although not so much since Orlando Jones was replaced.

36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work? I had to follow the Starbucks code for a year or so.

37. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy? Cigarettes.

38. Ever throw up in public? Hasn't everyone? It has been quite a while though.

39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love? Love. Love. Love. I'd sleep in a ditch if I loved someone enough.

40. Do you believe in love at first sight? It can happen. Just not every time you think it is.

41. Ever call a 1-900 number? No, but I worked at one for a while.

42. Can ex's be friends? Only after a certain amount of time, I think. I still loathe my most recent ex, but am friends with some of the others.

43. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital? My ex's grandma.

44. Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby? Yep, and it was blonde.

45. What message is on your answering machine? Generic Robotic Sprint PCS voicemail message. I never bothered learning how to change it.

46. What's your all time favorite Saturday Night Live Character? Dan Akroyd's creepy salesman, can't remember his name.

47. What was the name of your first pet? A poodle named Michelle

48. What is in your purse? Way too much crap, and a layer of tobacco at the bottom

49. Favorite thing to do before bedtime? Um, I'd say have sex but these days it's read email.

50. What is one thing you are grateful for today? That the spider on the ceiling of my office remains in his corner of the room.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:05 PM | comments (4)
October 19, 2002

I'm taking the day off.


You can't make me blog...nope...won't do it.


| from inside the mind of krix at 03:23 PM
October 12, 2002
OK, so I bought more DVDs


OH! My dirty mind....

And yes, I'm still just taking pictures of the TV.

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:52 PM | comments (11)
October 11, 2002
I really want to go off, but I won't.

It's called boundries, people.
Just because the media don't (doesn't?) seem to mind them, doesn't mean a little common sense can't be shown.
That's all I'm going to say. If you don't know what I'm talking about, good.

That being said..
Happy Ass Friday

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:20 PM | comments (9)
October 10, 2002
Misc. blogfiller

keanuvision.com is a DVD player that bounces up and down and keeps your breath fresh for up to twenty-four hours.

via bitchery.net
Rob Brezsny's Virgo Horoscope for week of October 10, 2002

The other night I met a Navajo medicine woman who showed me the "squat of power" practiced by the Pleiadean star people. She said it would free me of any urge to watch TV, and it did. She also gave me a karma-free spell to unbind me from my enemies (it worked!), and slipped me some hot financial tips she'd gleaned on the astral plane from a departed spirit that used to work at Goldman Sachs. Sorry I can't reveal any of these useful hints to you, Virgo; the medicine woman swore me to secrecy. Don't feel deprived, though: You'll soon tap into equally exotic sources that will provide you with equally practical advice.


And here's a couple more pics from Thailand (click for pop-up image)
Thanks, Jena.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:42 PM | comments (11)
October 02, 2002
This week for Virgo

Rob Brezsny says:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Is it true that you're fantasizing about being possessed by blind, reeling obsession? That's what my spies tell me, Virgo. They say you're so weary of the meticulous approach you usually cultivate that you secretly wish you could be taken and shaken, flipped and flopped, zoomed and boomed by a flood of uncontrollable feelings. While I appreciate your yearning for an outbreak of head-spinning passion, I believe you can arrange for it to occur in less drastic fashion. I beg you, therefore, to dream about indulging in a refined spree, a discerning bacchanal, a measured mania.

Or, you know...just take a nice warm bath.


| from inside the mind of krix at 04:07 PM | comments (4)
October 01, 2002
Pick me up

I really do have things I should be doing besides browsing eBay, but I just can't help myself. I haven't bought anything for a while, but I like to make sure I'm not missing anything. One of the items that comes up every once in a while is a guitar pick.

click image to go to the auction page

Twenty bucks plus will get you a tiny piece of plastic that once rode around in his pocket (maybe). I'll pass.

Now, I do have one of Bret's picks that I got at the Santa Clara show (April '01). Yes, I admit that I tipped the bouncer 10 bucks to snag it off the stage for me, but in my defense a) I was actually at the show, so it has actual memories attached. b) I was hella drunk AND it was my birthday. c) I actually use it to play with (when I get around to playing).

I can't see buying one at auction, though.
Picks and drumsticks are great souvenirs from a show, and I bet with a little feminine effort, you could get one from the source.
Here's my suggestion: Go to the boys department of your local whatever-mart and pick out the smallest white t-shirt that you can still squeeze into. And grab a pack of iron-on paper for your printer, too.
Click the image below for a reversed, ready-to-print iron-on, print it out and apply it across the chest.

click here

Get creative, slit the collar, cut off the bottom and make it a belly shirt, go nuts. As long as the message can be read. Now, wear it under whatever you wear to the show and wait for a good opportunity to flash your message. The mere act of taking off your shirt is sure to get some attention.
Timing is key. Your odds are better toward the end of a song at the end of the set.
A smile and a shimmy can't hurt either.

Good luck!

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:23 PM | comments (7)
September 29, 2002
One year

How nice of FOX to air The Matrix to celebrate my One-Year Bloggiversary. Also, Keanuweb reports (thx Janice) that Keanu and Laurence may be guest voices on The Simpsons tonight? I'll have to tape it just in case.

In a bit of nostalgia and a dressage teaser, this was the original picture at the top of the old blogspot blog.

I'm working on a full dressage post for you people.
However, I do need more beer,....get the creative juices flowing and all.
So for now you can celebrate my 1 year bloggiversary and pass some time by taking this little quiz...

So...how well do you think you know krix? Click here.

Post your results, comments and love letters in the comments!

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:28 PM | comments (19)
September 26, 2002
Can bad news be serendipidous?

Say it isn't so, Liz!
Read this.
Which I found via allergic2love, whom I eyespied over in a's comments.

The weird thing is, I started reading the article (and after my heart sank) and decided I wanted to post about it before I even saw the Keanu reference.

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:01 PM | comments (7)
September 19, 2002
Scoped out

Here's Keanu's sign, Virgo from Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology this week...

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the course of human history, many other things have been used as money besides paper currency and precious metals. Among them have been tulips, seashells, cows, velvet, tobacco, elephant tusks, beetle legs, cheese, and giant stone wheels. I hope, Virgo, that these poetic variations on the theme will inspire you to designate a new form of legal tender in the coming weeks. The cosmic omens suggest you'll be exceptionally creative whenever you turn your thoughts to financial matters. Here are some questions to guide your explorations. What useful but undervalued beauty do you produce? Which of your unsung talents are finally ready to generate income? What hidden assets or neglected treasures could you turn into sources of wealth?

Here's my horoscope if you're interested...

ARIES (March 21-April 19): No more sour desserts for you, Aries. No more lovable danger or stylish sickness, either. In fact, once you get the hang of rejecting all the double binds that have squeezed you recently, I predict you'll also say no to crippling luxuries, barren discipline, stupid truths, wasteful desires, and irrelevant courage. The liberation that erupts in the wake of these rebellions will no doubt make you hornier than you've been in weeks.

Great....just great.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:00 AM | comments (4)
September 18, 2002
Thought for the day

from SPEED-Thanks to Jena

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:25 AM | comments (7)
September 16, 2002
thought for the day

be here now

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:35 AM | comments (5)
September 12, 2002
Pop quiz, hotshots

I just got this email.

Can you tell me the name of the book and author of the book that was given
to the little boy in "Little Buddha"?

I have no idea. But I bet one of you do!
Help me out here.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:03 PM | comments (1)
September 10, 2002
Auction info

I did hear back about the sneaker auction.
Click here for the info they sent.
I'm sure it'll be too rich for my blood, and they wouldn't fit me anyway.

No response on the Golden Chuck. My email was wonky last night so I hope they got it. If I don't hear from them in a few days I'll resend.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:03 PM | comments (2)
September 09, 2002

Thanks to angel0164 (yet another Lori) for this pic and the news that a pair of Keanu's sneakers are going to be auctioned off down in Australia to benefit a youth charity. I don't have any details, but I've emailed the contact. They haven't gotten back to me.

Boy's got him some big ol' feet, huh? Yeah, baby.

Anyway, speaking of Keanu footwear...
QUICK! What movies has he worn Chucks in??? I know he and Alex both did in Excellent Adventure....any others?
We've GOT to get him on this list.
(via another Golden Chuck honoree, Wil Wheaton)

Update: Success! Lori O found me a picture of Tommy in the craptacular Teenage Dream wearing his Chuck Taylors!

This Just In
!-- The character Chris in Permanent Record has been spotted boarding a train wearing white Chucks.

Hot damn, I'm gonna write me a letter.

One last update
: read on for the letter I just sent off with pics attached


I submit to you evidence that the actor Keanu Reeves should be added to the honorees of the Golden Chuck award.

In addition to his appearance in Chucks in 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure',
Mr. Reeves' has at least two more characters that have chosen Chuck Taylors to don while making those first steps to superstardom:

Tommy, in the craptacular 1986 Olivia D'Abo vehicle- 'Flying' aka 'Dream to Believe' aka 'Teenage Dream' (the movie so bad they renamed it three times!) wore dashing red Chucks as he pined over the insipid Ms. D'Abo.


Chris in 1988's 'Permanent Record', wore white canvas Chucks on the train right before the real angst kicks in....A heart-rendering tale of teen suicide and why it really sucks to be the best friend of the kid that cacks it, this movie has an ending that screams "After-school special" Yet, it's a feature film! http://us.imdb.com/Title?0095853
Thereby qualifying for your criteria, no?

I submit photographic evidence courtesy the faithful readers of my site:
www.keanuvision.com and my patented technology of taking pictures of a paused video with the digicam.

I thank you for your consideration and look forward to sending you lots of hits and business (Keanu fans love Chucks! and Videos!) on the occasion of Keanu receiving the Golden Chuck honor.


| from inside the mind of krix at 02:44 PM | comments (16)
September 07, 2002
One more

I couldn't resist adding a caption to this one.

click for larger view

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:16 PM | comments (7)
September 06, 2002

click for larger pic

No reason for this besides it's a very cool picture and at the moment I feel that I could do with a primal scream, myself...
Thanks to Rhonda for sending it to me.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:40 PM | comments (8)
September 05, 2002
Man, that's deep

Rob Brezsny of Free Will Astrology has this to say for Keanu's sign, Virgo, this week

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): When I scream "GET NAKED!," I don't mean you should immediately fling off all your clothes. (Though I'm not opposed to you doing that.) What I mostly mean is: strip away your defense mechanisms; dismantle the armor around your heart; slip off your boxing gloves before making love; remove the shoes that don't belong to you -- you know, the ones you were going to walk a mile in but have ended up wearing for a million miles; shed knee pads you put on so as to kiss anyone's butt; dispose of the chastity belt; get rid of the aluminum foil hat you donned to protect you from telepathic mind-control experiments; take off the blinders that are diminishing your eyesight, as well as the rose-colored glasses, for that matter.

I don't think any of us would argue this advice literally or otherwise.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:01 PM | comments (6)
September 03, 2002
What the hell day is it?

I'm feeling terribly lazy today after the long weekend, so I thought I'd just surf around a bit and report my findings...

KeanuWeb has a most wonderful Picture of the Month, featuring stubble!

The Matrix Online has a few bits of spoilerish news and you can also catch a showing of The Animatrix teaser trailer there, as well as at the official site.

Keanuette still has the blogging bug, and while zel has been slacking off on her Keanu love, she more than redeems herself by being a great mom, interesting-as-all-get-out blogger, and educating the blogosphere about some truly important stuff.
I refuse to comment on this Tobey person.

No word on if my Sim has knocked boots with the Keanu Sim that Skits created, but I'm still hoping for steamy screenshots.

Lots of birthday wishes and assorted kookery over at the Official Dogstar Message Board, and my concert pal, AhNutts posted an awesome panoramic-style pic of last year's Sonoma show.

Jenn at illusionaire claims I've inspired her to consider doing a Chris Issak site, AND she's mailing me a Keanu clipping from 1993 that she found in her scrapbook and thought of me!

Oh yeah! You can get September's Dogstar calendar and some spiffy wallpapers over at DogstarFans.net.

I'm sure that's not all, but that should keep you busy for a while.

update: I came across this site: intothematrix.net, that I hadn't seen before.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:01 PM | comments (11)
August 30, 2002
Evers Print

This print of a drawing of Keanu really caught my eye. I really like the drawing, but the bright blue background (which you'll see on the auction page) I'm not crazy about. I'm tempted to ask the artist if he'd do a desaturated version of it, but I don't want to offend him.

Copyright Michael Evers

Mr. Evers does really nice celebrity portrait work with a pop/warhol feel to it.
He has quite a few up for auction, and you can also check out his website, MichaelEvers.com.

If I had the money I'd ask him about custom work.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:01 AM | comments (3)
August 29, 2002

pic from kcrl.net

According to this quiz, found at Keanuette's, The Keanu character I am is Ted.

Most Excellent.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:49 AM | comments (12)
August 28, 2002

Don't tell Lori, but this has a "buy-it-now" price.

(girl, I will kick your ass if you shell out for that ratty thing....)

Speaking of eBay, I'm keeping my eye on this auction, seeing as I have about 5 copies. There were STACKS of them at the hotel, and they were free.
Buy 3 things from the keanuvision store and you can have one, along with a CD and a Bill and Ted comic.

And speaking of comics (heh, I could go on and on with this association stuff) I got my Hellblazer issues in the mail this week and there's one duplicate, #90, I think.
I could be persuaded to part with it.

Oh...and one more thing, here's what Breszny sez for Virgo this week..

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Now is actually a better time to trot
out your New Year's resolutions than January 1. Here are a few
to get you started. 1. Resolve to stop fantasizing about work
while you're making love. (Vice versa is OK, though.) 2. Resolve
to learn the difference between interesting puzzles that inspire
you to mutate and boring riddles that numb your soul. 3. Resolve
to stand on a hilltop and belly laugh in the direction of heaven
until you have a spiritual orgasm. 4. Resolve to not let what you
*can't* do interfere with what you *can* do. 5. Just in case you
are what you eat, resolve to eat chickens only if they've spent
their lives running free.

I think that's it.

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:40 PM | comments (4)
August 26, 2002
back to business

It seems Rhonda knew I would need something to yank my mind away from BlogCon shenannigans and back on topic, so she took it upon herself to make sure my (in)box was full of Keanu tongue(-themed pics....*snerk*) this morning. Here's just a small sample....guhhhh...Hoopty who?????


ahem....I'm off to find out if there's any news I should be posting about.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:28 PM | comments (9)
August 21, 2002
Farkin' horoscope

This week, Rob Brezsny at beautyandtruth.com has this to say for Keanu's sign, Virgo:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Are you brave enough to invite
reality's messy richness to replace your pristine but inert fantasies? Are you mature enough to renounce your naïve hopes and fears so as to see the raw truths that are right in front of you? Are you crafty enough to shed the part of your innocence that's based on delusion even as you strengthen the part of your innocence that's rooted in your love of life? Here's my answer to those questions, Virgo: Maybe you weren't brave or mature or crafty enough to pull off these heroic feats in the past, but you are now.

Elsewhere, today's photoshop thread over at Fark.com had a couple of Keanu/Matrix themed entries so I felt compelled to add one of my own. Scroll down, WAY down to see it (Fark user=Mtrxhzu). If you're on dialup, you'll have to reload a couple times to get all the entries to show, otherwise you'll have a bunch of real broken image "X"s...

Oh, and if you've never been to Fark.com, consider this a tacky/tasteless warning.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:13 PM | comments (6)
How weird am I?

Last night I dreamed I was at someone's house and they had a talking kitten.
What's the first thing I asked?

"Can it say 'Keanu'?"

It did. And was very cute.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:49 AM | comments (6)
August 19, 2002


Ever since the horrible cassette death incident, I've been limited to listening to whatever is on the radio during my drive time. As I cycled through the presets this morning (which is my general habit since most of the radio here in the Las Vegas valley sucks) I ended up listening to some Beatles on one of the "dinosaur" rock stations. My fingers took on a life of their own, thumping on the steering wheel.

Long story short, I'm thinking of learning bass.

My old guitar teacher is located right around the corner from my job and it would be so easy to pick up a weekly lesson. If I can curtail my eBaying for a month or so (gasp!) I should be able to swing buying an instument.

It just looks like so much fun, and I could enjoy "getting my Reeves on".

Oh stop. You know what I mean.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:57 PM | comments (11)
August 15, 2002
Blah Blah Blah

No reason for this pic, I just like it

So, this morning I was reading over at Billegible, and I decided not to wait until this whole Hellblazer thing is confirmed or not. Even if Keanu doesn't do the film, I'm intrigued. So about 10 minutes and 25 bucks later (including s&h) I've eBayed a few issues. They should be in my hot little hands by next week.

Just a week 'til BlogCon, and I haven't given too much thought about what to wear, but it looks like the bar is raised and I may have to reconsider pulling a Keanu and looking like a slob.

Maybe I'll just spit shine the Docs and leave it at that.

Whatever, I have great hair today (new conditioner, wheee!) so I was in a good mood already (I'm so shallow) but what made it even better was I see ERIC left me a comment.
Sigh... It's a fine day. Hope everyone else's is as good or better.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:06 PM | comments (0)
August 14, 2002
Brezsny sez

From BeautyandTruth.com, here's this week's horoscope for Keanu's sign, Virgo...

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Many smart, educated people think astrology is bunk perpetrated by quacks. For any stargazer with an ego, this threatens to be depressing. We want to be loved and appreciated like everyone else. On the other hand, I've found that being in a field that gets so little respect has for the most part been liberating. It has been impossible for me to get all puffed up with overbearing pride; I've had to learn to practice astrology primarily for the joy it brings me, not as a means of seeking recognition. In a backhanded way, then, a seemingly demoralizing curse has become an invigorating boon. I predict that you, Virgo, will soon harvest an analogous mutation.

In other news, I've added some links to the blogroll, including a nifty "I'm feeling lucky" random blog link.
Also, some crapweasel in the suite next door has been hammering for the past half hour and I'm going mad.

Oh wait.....he stopped.

Nope. Augggghhhhhh!

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:30 PM | comments (1)
August 09, 2002
It's Friday, I'm in love

...with life, really.
It's just a lovely day.

I dreamed about Mr. Keanu Reeves last night, but I can't remember any details. I woke up in a good mood though, and intend to keep it.

It's not too hot out.
Today's vet visit brought good news and was free of charge.
We were afraid that there might be a tumor involved with his recent eye trouble, but that is not the case.
Something got in his eye, worked its way behind it, caused an infection. And that's all. Otherwise he's just spiffy. One more trip and we're done.
He has staples instead of stitches now, I may take pictures tonight if I can get him out from under the bed.
He hates the new carrier, and he hates the trip. I sang a little countdown song on the way home to calm his nerves.

little Humphreys
singing in a cage
on the way home...

I don't know if it helped but it was fun for me.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:48 AM | comments (4)
August 04, 2002
Another no-content Sunday


Check out the "EXCELLENT" links for Keanu news, or the "ADVENTURE" ones for creamy bloggy goodness.

Spotlight on yadda.org. Laura has a yummy new Keifer look!

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:06 AM | comments (4)
July 30, 2002
Things to do on eBay when you're bored

I'm bored out of my skull today, so I've been cruising around eBay a bit.
I'm hoping to get this cool creepy postcard.

plugged-in baby

It'll be neat framed in the bathroom.

I saw these loveley Tibetan embroidery pieces, apparently screen used in Little Buddha. They're nice. If it were in US dollars I would consider bidding. They would be nice to frame individually. Maybe as gifts.

Lastly, I want to point out that there are a ton of Matrix II 3-D teaser posters out there.
DON'T bid on the one that has "unloaded" in the title. That's mine, dammit (mtrxhzu).

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:41 PM | comments (4)
The only thing I will say on this....ever.

Open letter to whom it may concern.

Regardless of the validity of some rumors floating around regarding someone very close to someone we adore, I would like to suggest those of you wrought with concern, or seething with ire at the tabloids, to use this energy productively.

Find out what you can do to help.


Say your prayers, send your positive energies to anyone who may be facing this.
And count your blessings if you are not.
If anything good can come of this type of thing, it's awareness and a push into action.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:14 PM | comments (6)
July 28, 2002
Eleven eleven Sunday night


| from inside the mind of krix at 11:11 PM | comments (7)

Well, the internet is still working against me today.
I can't stay connected and I'm sick of losing work so I'm not going to fight it.


Have a loveley Sunday, everyone.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:18 PM | comments (3)
July 24, 2002
Brezsny sez...

Keanu's horoscope this week from freewillastrology.com...

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If I were your psychotherapist, I'd urge you to talk to me about control and manipulation, about dominance and surrender, about how to transform power struggles into exercises in mutual empowerment. Whereupon maybe you'd blurt out, "No way, man! I'm bone-weary of you always trying to regulate what we discuss. In fact, I'm sick and tired of *everyone* who tries to move me in the direction they want to go without any regard for where I want to go." And this, Virgo, would be the exact response I'd have hoped to elicit from you. It would blast away your excessive humility, maybe even purge the compulsive aspects of your desire to be of service. I bet you'd then set out on a quest to claim the authority and command you have forbidden yourself from owning all these years.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:49 PM | comments (4)

I want this.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:12 PM | comments (13)
July 17, 2002
Brezsny says

Keanu's horoscope this week from freewillastrology.com:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon was once asked why 90 percent of the books in his chosen field were so bad. "Ninety percent of everything is crap," he replied (or, by some accounts, "Ninety percent of everything is crud"). My own estimate of the crud factor is in the 75 percent range, but I do agree that most fields of endeavor and spheres of activity are dominated by mediocrity. That's the bad news, Virgo. The good news is that the rare pockets of excellence are now far more visible to you than usual. They're also more available and usable. And so I say unto you: Pluck and enjoy all the non-crappy treasures.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:44 PM | comments (2)
July 16, 2002
because I feel like it

I just remembered that this was in the Keanu cartoon post that was lost into the ether. So I felt like reposting it.

Keanu kartoon!

I think it's cute in a creepy sort of way.

| from inside the mind of krix at 06:59 PM | comments (2)
July 14, 2002
Random Thought

So I'm watching Chain Reaction this afternoon.

Sweet Eddie, before he gets a taste of blood

And I have to say...it doesn't suprise me one bit that Eddie grew up to be a serial killer.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:27 PM | comments (6)
Keener Suave

Oh, joy. Sundays are frequently "phone-it-in day" so in keeping with the tradition of craptacular posts I give you:

Anagrams of "Keanu Reeves"
thanks to this site

Eureka! evens. (Um, I don't really think that his name has an ! in it, although it should.)
Eureka! seven. (see above)
Suave keener.
Sake revenue.
A severe nuke. (Yeah, to my cervix.)
Ever nuke sea.
Keen as revue.
Keen rue save.
Keen suave re.
Ears nuke eve. (what?)
Even eurekas.
Eve nukes are.
Nukes ear eve.
Eve nukes era.
Even sake rue.
Knee as revue. (now these are just getting stupid.)
Knee suave re.
A revue knees.
Reek as venue.
Knee rue save.
Avenue reeks. (Those are just rumors!)

"Gosh! These anagrams are swell! Got any more?"

uhhh, sure.
Just click "MORE"......

Veneer ukase.
Ever, 'e's a nuke.
Ever a keen us.
Re sake venue.
Use keen rave.
Rake even use.
Ever use a ken.
Snake rue eve.
Sneak rue eve.
Nuke veer sea.
Nuke rave see.
Sure! a ken eve.
Ever keen USA.
Ever sane Uke.
Veneer as Uke.
Never! auk see.
Even erase UK.
Never ease UK.
Rave keen sue.
Seek 'n' a revue.
Nuke re as eve.
'e's rake venue.
Avenues reek.
'e's auk veneer.
Knave rue see.
Ever. Auk seen.
A nukes re eve.
Knee use rave.
Ever a knee us.
'e's a nuke veer.
Rake even sue.
Revenues ake.
Nuke sear eve.
Seek rue vane.
A venues reek.
Ever knee USA.
Nerve auk see.
Nerve ease UK.
Veer a keen us.
A ken user eve.
Nuke ere save.
Kea revenues.
Ken revue sea.
Seek revue. An.
Nuke eve eras.
Ark venue see.
Veneer UK sea.
Nuke re eaves.
Ever a ken sue.
Sake rune eve.
Knee rave sue.
Seek run eave.
Nuke ease rev.
Sure! even Kea.
Sure ken eave.
Ken rue as eve.
Saner Uke eve.
Ever sun akee.
Sure ake even.
'e's a ken revue.
Ever seek UNA.
A. Seek run eve.
Evens ear Uke.
Never! a see UK.
Revenue's Kea.
Even Uke ears.
Revenue's ake.
Ea nukes ever.
Never! akee us.
Nuke serve Ea.
Nuke verse Ea.
Evens Uke are.
Evens Uke era.
Seven Uke are.
Seven Uke ear.
Seven Uke era.
Never! Uke sea.
'e's a veneer UK.
Use veer a ken.
Veer keen USA.
Eurekas 'n' eve.
Sake rue 'n' eve.
Ask ere venue.
Ensue ark eve.
Keen rue vase.
Suave ere ken.
Nuke ear's eve.
Nukes re eave.
Veer sane Uke.
Knee a veer us.
Nuke sever Ea.
A reek us even.
Ever an UK see.
Akee runs eve.
Ake never use.
Ken rue eaves.
Seek rue nave.
Even re ukase.
Veer auk seen.
Sneer auk eve.
Even ease Kru.
Ever a seen UK.
Ake even user.
Nerve akee us.
Never use Kea.
Eureka! even S.
Even auk seer.
Nuke ae serve.
Nuke ae verse.
Nuke rase eve.
Nerve Uke sea.
Uke earns eve.
Nerve a see UK.
UK 'n' ever ease.
Even Kea user.
Serve keen AU.
Verse keen AU.
Ken user eave.
Eureka! v seen.
Severe. An Uke.
Use a keen rev.
Ae nukes ever.
Aves keen rue.
Reek use vane.
Auk 'n' ever. See.
Nuke eve Ares.
Uke raven see.
Use veneer ka.
Use Karen eve.
Ever ensue ka.
Ear ken us eve.
Nuke a Reeves.
Sever ae nuke.
Even erase Ku.
Never ease Ku.
Sever keen AU.
Veer a ken sue.
Ever snake Eu.
Ever sneak Eu.
Seek venue AR.
Never seek AU.
Reek even USA.
A veneers, Uke.
'e's even UK are.
'e's even UK ear.
'e's even UK era.
'e's ka revenue.
Use ere knave.
'e's erk avenue.
Nuke a rev see.
Knee veer USA.
Ken us eve are.
Ken us eve era.
Use keener Av.
Sure knave EE.
Reek an us eve.
Never! sake Eu.
Use nerve Kea.
Reek a sun eve.
Ake use nerve.
Knee rue vase.
'e's a nerve Uke.
Ever, 'e's an Uke.
Ake veneer us.
U keener save.
Ever seek Anu.
Ake evens rue.
Never ake sue.
A ken ruse eve.
Ever seek a nu.
Eureka! eve SN.
Uke as even re.
Veneer Kea us.
Ensure ka eve.
A keen sue rev.
Evens Kea rue.
Seven Kea rue.
Never! Kea sue.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:11 AM | comments (4)
July 13, 2002
Stock Up

Anyone into the Hollywood Stock Exchange?
I signed up ages ago, watched it for a couple days and got immediately bored. Maybe because I wasn't playing to make "money", but just to invest my imaginary riches in Keanu.
Now I check in about once every 3 months or so.
Last time I was there I dumped all my Matrix 2 & 3 stock, bought my limit of Kiefer, and used what was left over to put into one of Kiefer's upcoming films...because it was cheap.

Yeah, I know. Dumping an interest in the sequels wasn't particularly smart, but I liked the idea of having 50,000 shares of Kiefer more for some reason.

Go figure.

I haven't made a "killing" but you can check out my portfolio and see that I'm still in the black. Which is a nice change from my 3-D stock situation. (technology, D'oh!)

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:11 AM | comments (5)
July 12, 2002
Keanu Vino

There's a signed bottle of wine currently up on eBay

1995 Chateau Pichon Longueville Pauillac signed by Keanu Reeves

No telling what the reserve price is, and it's certainly not something I'd bid on, because you know me...

I'd just drink it.

The wine itself, a 1995 Chateau Pichon Longueville Pauillac, is worth noting (though the seller seems to have overestimated the value of the wine itself).
I can't imagine that Keanu would give anything as a gift that he didn't enjoy himself, so you might want to invest in a bottle, just in case you're ever lucky enough to have him over for dinner.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:20 PM | comments (3)
July 11, 2002
Shame on Me

I just inadvertently sniped an auction.
(ok, I knew what I was doing, but I hadn't planned on it...it was just how it worked out...)

I'd had this film can on my watch list. I figured it'd be handy to keep the few photographs that are currently kicking around loose or stuffed in some bubble mailer.

ill-gotten gains

Anyway, so I go to my watch page and see that there's one minute left in the auction.
I have no idea what came over me but it was quite a rush.
The auction page comes up and now I have 53 seconds. *whirrrrrr!* Scroll down to the bottom! How much to bid? Guh! just put something in the box! Submit! Argh! password! I thought I'd stored that! *types frantically*
::ENTER:: Wait for page to load with those lovely words..
"Congratulations! You are the high bidder!"
Go back to auction page...
I DID IT! Yay, me.
*Wham* The guilt hits.....

I'll get over it.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:35 PM | comments (10)
Muy Picante

I woke up exhausted from dreaming this morning.
Of course, I don't remember most of it. I had to take a test of some kind, and it had to be turned in on CD-ROM.

Um, hello

Dream Keanu made an appearance, though.
He spilled salsa on me. On my favorite pants. Then rubbed it in.

Who wants to take a whack at that?

It might have something to do with the above picture hitting my inbox last night.

In a totally unrelated tangent (except for the fact that his images remind me of my dreamscapes), Bobby Burgess doth rock muchly.

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:51 AM | comments (18)
July 09, 2002
Ah, but it's a DRY heat...

The temperature is supposed to get up to 117 degrees here today.

hot enough for you?

Which means I'll have to be very VERY careful when transporting my new copy of TMBG's Flood (THANK YOU RHONDA!) home, where it shall never EVER see the light of day again.

I've lived in Vegas almost my whole life, and I suppose I'm used to it, mostly...
It's the car seats and assorted brand-you-if-you-touch-it metal bits that will kill ya. Don't ever wear dangly metal earrings in the summer in Vegas or you'll actually burn yourself on the neck. I'll pass on the accidental body modification, thanks.

I think Keanu should retire here. He always seems to be dressed warmer than necessary. I think he has body heat issues...I think many of us would be willing to serve at human heat sources should the need ever arise.
Although on a hot summer Las Vegas night, nothing's worse than someone else's body heat making it even hotter.
Working up a sweat is one thing, but afterwards?
I'd be all..."Stay on your side of the bed and don't touch me! Auugh!"
Although, that's what ice play is for.

Anyway, in other news, The Daily Thud! COMPLETELY lives up to its name today.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:48 AM | comments (6)
July 07, 2002

I can't seem to stay connected for more than 8 minutes at a time so I'm going to chill offline today.

Go visit jaylincoln.com

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:10 PM | comments (4)
July 05, 2002
I'm Trin, yo!

Heh, I hate quizzes.
BUT I took this one.....

Trinity and Keanu

Which Keanu Sidekick are You?
this quiz was made by Zel

Zel rocks.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:59 PM | comments (8)
July 04, 2002

I Hope everyone has a Happy Independence Day...

And now, a Public Service Announcement from keanuvision.com:

1) Have you missed classes or work because of Keanu Reeves?
2) Do you have trouble refusing Keanu Reeves?
3) Do you need Keanu Reeves in order to have fun at a party?
4) Do you use Keanu Reeves to build up your self-confidence?
5) Do you use Keanu Reeves to help you relax?
6) Have you tried to give up Keanu Reeves and failed?
7) Do you crave Keanu Reeves as soon as you wake up?
8) Do you get into trouble because of Keanu Reeves?
9) Do you crave Keanu Reeves at a definite time daily?
10) Do you lie to others about how often you partake in Keanu Reeves?
11) Have you gotten into financial difficulties because of Keanu Reeves?
12) Do you often wish people would just mind their own business about you and Keanu Reeves?

Do you have a problem with Keanu Reeves? Only you can answer that question for yourself. However, taking the above quiz may help to put your relationship to Keanu Reeves in perspective for you. If you end up answering "yes" to three or more questions, you may want to take a good look how your life is affected by Keanu Reeves.

Of course, the correct answer is :
If Keanuholism is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

But watch yourselves this holiday. Don't Keanu and Drive.

(12 questions via brunching.com)

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:53 PM | comments (1)
July 03, 2002
Recent eBay Acquisitions

What the hell is it?
It's a lit Excellent Adventure video ad or something.
I needed it.
It'll make a spiffy nightlight.
'Cause, ya know....I'm afraid of the dark, too.

I also totally needed this Johnny Mnemonic clock...

Shut Up.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:50 PM | comments (0)
June 29, 2002
Saturday night

Oh, hell yes. Staying home tonight isn't so bad after all.
Tom Waits is on Austin City Limits.

In other news...Keanu?

Still incredibly fucking hot.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:43 PM | comments (0)
June 12, 2002
bad idea

I can't even begin to describe how tacky and tasteless this is.

Yet, I'm compelled to blog it.

Roi would love it.

Other eBay goodies today include this prop from Speed and this thingy from The Watcher.
I don't know what it is, but it's actually kind of cute for 15 bucks.
And of course, everyone needs a Ted Logan bobble head doll.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:25 PM | comments (4)
Brezsny sez

From this week's freewillastrology:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "My house is stuck in fast forward," begins a sixth-grade student's response to a creative writing assignment. "The moment you walk in, you are sucked into another dimension. It reeks with sound and motion. Stillness does not exist. TVs are babbling without being watched. Music is blaring without being heard. Tomorrow night's dinner is cooking. Schedules on the wall shout deadlines through 2004." I present this testimony, Virgo, in the hope that it will move you to undo and dissolve anything in your own sphere that resembles the mood it describes. You can't be even mildly successful in the coming weeks unless you slowwwww wwwwway down.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:02 PM | comments (1)
June 09, 2002
Day off

this pic's from Milwaukee last year, I think.

Hey, look over there.

I'm taking the day off, there's some links in the text above to amuse you.

Cha cha cha...

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:01 PM | comments (11)
June 05, 2002
This week's horoscope

From freewillastrology.com:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you enter a bubble gum bubble-blowing contest this week, you'll definitely win. A 14-incher is within your grasp. Your chances of succeeding at other activities involving expansion are also at a peak. I doubt if anyone will mind if you allow your ego to swell a bit, for instance. You'll have excellent luck whenever you branch out or overflow. The shapes of the clouds will remind you of royal castles, magical animals, and conquering heroes rather than struggling insects and the insides of clocks. The only potential downside of the current archetypal trend is that you may blow small problems out of proportion. Fortunately, your billowing imagination is likely to come up with creative solutions that will dissolve the resulting karma.

Also, a new link, the German site keanusite.com has been added to the links. Thanks Penelope.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:00 PM | comments (9)
June 03, 2002
On the Block

Got some money to blow?
There's a few interesting items up at eBay.

Topping the "Highest Priced" category is this prop from A Walk in the Clouds.

Dude, it's not even real chocolate.

If wardrobe's more your thing, how about a totally trashed vest worn in Bram Stoker's Dracula?
Note to Lori: Don't Do It!

If those are out of your price range, you might want to pick up this check written by Keanu from years ago.
Notice that it's made out to "Willy's Bail Bonds"....

Don'tcha wanna know the story behind that?

Heh, me neither.

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:27 PM | comments (20)
May 31, 2002
Brezsny sez

From freewillastrology.com, Keanu's horoscope for this week:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It's the Rock Star Phase of your
astrological cycle -- a time when you have license to inject your confidence with the metaphorical equivalent of steroids. Therefore, I'm pleased to grant you the authority to whisper or bellow the following truths thousands of times in the coming week.
1. "I am a graceful genius who motivates people to do what's difficult but right."
2. "My well-hung mind is a fount of healing surprises."
3. "I am a fascinating fertility god/goddess with a knack for continually reinventing the art of liberation."
Now make up ten more affirmations to add to these, Virgo.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:48 PM | comments (8)
May 27, 2002

Well, thank you to Rhonda for giving me the idea for this entry in previous comments. I got to wondering about how being a fan of Keanu Reeves has affected me and my life. The first thing that comes to mind is the friendships I have made. I've become very close to several of the people I have met through online fandom. Their friendships mean the world to me. I've been fortunate to meet a few of them in person, travel with them, and lean on them when I needed to. That's probably the single most important thing that I've gotten out of fandom.
There are other ways I feel my life has changed and improved because of it. Being a Keanu fan, creating wallpapers and a website really gave me a creative outlet when I needed it. There's a special thanks to someone, Sailor Ji, over on the side. She used to have a site called The Keanu Sanctuary, and it was to her that I sent my first wallpaper designs. She was the one that first told me I should make a site. The Sanctuary is no more, and I don't know what ever happened to Sailor Ji, but I will always be grateful for her encouragement.
I've discovered new music, like Liz Phair and Archers of Loaf, thanks to Keanu mentioning them. I probably would never have gotten around to reading any William Gibson, either. I had all but forgotten about my guitar until I got the urge to learn some Dogstar songs, although I still don't practice as much as I should. I've re-read some Shakespeare, something I hadn't wanted to do ever since high school. I'm reading more in general, in fact. Things that I wouldn't normally read or even know about.
I guess there's some other things about me that have changed or evolved, too.
But a lot of them are personal, so I won't be talking about them.
It's a discretion thing.
Guess where I picked that up?

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:56 PM | comments (4)
May 25, 2002
Fear of Heights over 6'1"

I bungee-jumped once.
Hated it.
Really hated it. It wasn't so much the jumping as the bouncing and flailing about afterwards. Well actually, it was the jumping, too. I remember the guy doing the "count backwards from three" about 5 times before I actually stepped off the edge. I really did not want to do it. But the only option was backing out, and well, that really was NOT an option. (I'd shot my mouth off pretty hard about the whole thing about 2 hours before.)
I was really suprised at how fast I was falling. For some reason I thought I would fall in slow motion or something. I didn't scream, but I'm not really a screamer, more of a moaner (Shut. Up.). I moaned that panicky "Huh-oh-Unhhhhhh" sound as I dangled on those strands of elastic and bounced for entirely too long. I didn't have contacts back then and I couldn't wear my glasses since they would fly off, so the horrible part was the blurry-blind disorientation.
Well...that, and hearing my wiser, still-on-the-ground friends below, laughing their asses off.
On the elevator ride down from the jump platform (they reeled you back up after you jumped) there was a little boy who was very upset and crying because he chickened out. I kneeled down and told him "Don't you feel bad, I didn't want to do it and did it anyway, and I didn't like it at all. I wish I'd chickened out."
Looking back, that probably wasn't a good lesson to teach. For all I know the poor boy let fear rule him for years to come. But I hope at that moment it made him feel better, that it was okay to go with your instinct. I mean, who jumps off a perfectly good building anyway? It's not natural.
As far as sky-diving....No Way.
Nope. I don't even think I'd do a tandem jump with Reeves if the opportunity presented itself. And that's saying a lot.

Have you ever jumped out of a plane? Para-sailed? Bungee-jumped?
Did it suck?

If I remember correctly, didn't Keanu actually learn to sky-dive for Point Break?
I like that movie, it lets me get my adrenaline rush vicariously.
Which is just fine.

Now, fast cars? That's a whole different story.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:18 PM | comments (10)
May 24, 2002

I had a long week of training on new business software which was not especially fun for a creative spirit such as myself. Though I did spice it up by using Keanu movie characters (Lomax, Kevin - address: 666 Devils Ave., etc) and 24 characters (You are about to remove Meyers, Nina from the active database. Please state reason in comment line: "She's the mole!!!!") as entries.

I guess there has been a little activity in the Matrix news department this week.
Video Games and set reports and such. As always I recommend you check out matrixonline and matrixfans for up-to-the-minute news.
I hear the segment on Matrix stunts that aired this week on Access Hollywood was pretty interesting.

In Dogstar news, there's some info from Jem about Bret's show, his bit part in the sequels, and about Dogstar's upcoming album over at the Official Dogstar Message Board. And if you haven't gone by DogstarFans.net recently, you may want to check it out. There's some new fan stories and a new audio section.

Hopefully, I'll get a chance to work on some new wallpapers this weekend.
If anyone has any requests, I'm always open.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:24 PM | comments (2)
May 19, 2002

Here's another question.

Which Keanu co-star role, besides Trinity, would you like to have played?

Well, assuming that Bill S. Preston,Esq. isn't a fair choice, with me being a girl and all, I actually have a hard time answering this one (which is why I took Trinity out of the equation, too easy). I think if the role of Jane in Johnny Mnemonic would have had more Molly (the Gibson character she's based on) in her, I would choose her. I also really liked Feeling Minnesota as a movie and I think that Freddie would have been a fun character to play, too.
But if I let my heart and hormones rule me (as I sometimes do...), I'd have to go with Sara in Sweet November.
Because, Keanu ? Singing? To Me?
Oh....yes, please.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:23 PM | comments (8)
May 15, 2002
Brezsny sez

Keanu's horoscope from freewillastrology.com

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "I asked if I could have a purple light saber," Samuel L. Jackson told Maxim magazine in discussing his role as a Jedi knight in "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones." "I just figured a purple light would help me find all the lint on my robes so I could pick it off." That's pretty funny as a dig at the seriousness with which some people treat the Star Wars mythos. But it won't be funny, Virgo, if you let it become a metaphor for your life in the coming weeks. Please don't do the equivalent of using a light saber as a lint remover, or a diamond brooch as a doorstop, or a silk prayer cloth as a rag to wipe the kitchen table.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:47 PM | comments (1)
May 11, 2002

Last night I dreamt about singing, and I woke up hoarse.
Your mind does make it real.

| from inside the mind of krix at 09:07 AM | comments (1)
May 10, 2002
Freaking Yahoo

In order to serve you better, I signed up with Yahoo's email alerts server so they would send up a flare whenever there is news containing anything about Keanu Reeves. I don't know what kind of crackmonkeys are in charge over there but I have gotten 14 copies of this story since 4pm yesterday. It's not even anything new, really. Just that Keanu is no longer attached to Billy Jack.
I can understand 2 or 3 but 14? I thought about unsubscribing, but I guess I'll just keep on deleting them. I hope that it won't be like this once Reloaded draws nearer.
It's better than no news, I suppose.

I checked eBay for the first time in a few days. Jonathan Harker's Vest is on the block. The price is pretty low considering it's wardrobe, but I really don't have any intrest in it. Dracula wasn't one of my favorites.
Which reminds me, Roi asked me the other day why I never got into Gary Oldman. I really couldn't give and answer. Just like I really couldn't say why precisely I am into Keanu. Or Kiefer for that matter. It's more than talent or looks or even the "it" factor. I guess it's the correct sum of all parts, factored with heart, soul and that which is undefinable.
Or maybe I just have a fetish for Canadians.

| from inside the mind of krix at 10:58 AM | comments (11)
May 08, 2002

This week's horoscope from freewillastrology.com really seems appropriate for Keanu with the time travel and superhero references, not to mention the genius:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Behind your back, your imaginary friend is plotting with your inner child to overthrow your guilty conscience. And that's not all, Virgo. Your future self has time-traveled into the past to enlist the spirits of your ancestors in a conspiracy to unlock your sleeping genius. But wait! There's more. The superhero you used to fantasize about being when you
felt most helpless has been brought to life by the mad scientist in your psyche's basement. Sounds like fun to me!

In other news, there is a tentative Bret Domrose show on June 20th at the Viper Room. So if you are in or are planning to go to LA, be sure to catch the show, Bret really rocks.

Oh, see that little collage pic on Bret's splash page? It can be seen on his Bio page, too.

Guess who made that?

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:14 PM | comments (4)
May 05, 2002
Things to do in Best Buy when you're bored

A really good way to get a Best Buy techno-minion's attention is to go to where they have the nice computers and bring up all the DVD demo screens. Then turn up the volume and start the Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure clips. It's pretty short so you have to keep restarting, but if you do it right, you should have at least 2 clerks' undivided attention in a matter of minutes.

Cool, SPEED just started on my local FOX channel.
I have a minute to post before sexy, gum-chewin' Jack Traven shows up to make me swoon.
Why is it that even though I own this movie, I'm all excited to watch it aired (edited even!) on TV?
OOOHH There's Rob! Gotta go!

Oh, one more thing. Happy Cinco de Mayo. Who brought the Coronas?

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:02 PM | comments (2)
May 03, 2002
Super Heroes

So, tomorrow is free comic book day.
I've already printed out a list of stores in my area to visit in hopes of getting the Matrix Flip Book from El Capitan.
There is a whole lot more to the story of The Matrix covered in comics and the upcoming anime project. It must be very weird to play a character that is a comic book hero and action figure. Of course it's pretty neat, too.

So, ever wonder what your Super Hero alter-ego would look like? Well, thanks to The Hero Machine you can find out.
I had serious fun making myself into a Bad-Ass nemesis for Neo.

Or maybe a rival for Trinity. C'mon, how cute are we together?

(hero machine link via batgrl & Crazy Purple Rubber Squeaky Octapus)

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:23 PM | comments (2)
May 01, 2002
Best of krix - episode I

For reasons I won't get into, I don't think I will be importing any archives. I do want to get some "Best of..." entries over here. Partly for those who may have missed them first time around, and partly for some damn content.
(*denotes update)

----Oct. 2, 2001-----

Because I'm in the mood to blog...I am going to list all the Keanu movies I own and possibly comment on them....aren't you thrilled?

*Hardball....I really thought I was going to hate this movie, and I've never been happier to be proven wrong. Conor O'Neill is absolutely one of my favorite characters. From the car window to the church, every scene was full-on fine, fine work.
Sweet November...."It's a HOT DOG". Romance/tearjerkers aren't my thing..but Charlize was great in this.... I thought Nelson, when he was jerk, was interesting, I'm not sure where he kinda lost me... I blame the PG-13 edit....I would love to see what was cut out, because there's surely something missing from this movie....Keanu singing was pretty sweet, though....
The Gift....LOVE this movie, love Giovanni Ribisi,... Keanu is great as Donnie "motherfucking" Barksdale...that bastard...
The Watcher......SO bad....really amazingly bad, although Griffin looked great in that sweater....Left the theater wanting to kick Joe Charbonic in the nuts... in fact, I still do....however, I bought this movie anyway, just so I can see the "devil-bunny dance" whenever I want to...
The Replacements.....my nephew likes this one...It's a fun movie...Shane Falco is just dreamy.... and it's got Jon Favreau, whom I LOVE.
The Matrix......The best movie ever....my secret shame is that I never saw this on the big screen.....but it has such a big place in my heart, my vanity plates say MTRXHZU and a 6"Neo doll rides around on my steering column.
The Devil's Advocate....a great one...Mr. Reeves should be proud of his work in this...accent be damned.
The Last Time I Committed Suicide....being a fan of Kerouac and Cassady. I thought this film did pretty well capturing the beat feeling...Harry was disgusting....I loved him.
Chain Reaction....An action flick....I hear this one also was butchered....I like him with some meat on him, and Eddie Kasalivich is a nice slavic boy my dad would be happy if I brought home.
Feeling Minesota...another one of my favorites...funny funny film...My birthday present to myself this year was his director's chair canvas from this movie...complete with stageblood stains....I'm sitting on it right now...wheeee!
Johnny Mnemonic.....I LIKED this movie, but I didn't read the book *OK, I have read the book now, and while it's very different than Gibson's original story, I still really liked this movie...I think it gets a bad rap.
A Walk in the Clouds....Another Romance....beautiful cinematography....Keanu was pretty good in this, I was actually convinced that he couldn't sing.
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues...I am a big Tom Robbins fan and I really liked this book....the movie sucked. I could barely sit through it once so I really can't comment on Keanu in it.
Little Buddha...I didn't think I would like this but I loved it. ...another performance he should be very proud of.
Speed......ACTION!....BOMBS!!!.....Gum-chewin' FBI agents and DENNIS HOPPER!!! This is a good movie to make your Keanu-hatin' boyfriend buy for you.
Much Ado About Nothing....leather pants..mmmm...Branaugh is a genius...Don John is simply diabolical.....he makes me want to donate to PBS.
Bram Stoker's Dracula...I saw this in the theater with my best friend, Eric....I think we were stoned because the shadow thing freaked us out...Richard E. Grant and Tom Waits alone make this a great flick in my book.
My Own Private Idaho....saw this in the theater with Eric, too...I have only been able to watch the video once since I got it...I miss River so much.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey...the better of the 2 Bill and Ted movies...I had a traumatic eBay experience regarding Ted's smileyface jacket from this movie...I'm sure I'll tell you about it sometime.
Point Break... Rocking good movie, lots of running....Johnny Utah is my hero for jumping outta that plane with no chute...balls the size of grapefruits, baby.
I Love You to Death....FUNNY, funny movie....quirky River (sigh)...and Marlon cracks me the fuck up EVERY time I watch this...
Tune in Tomorrow...I've only watched this once since I got it...I'll have to give it another look, because I have heard a few people just rave about it.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure....a classic of course, but I actually liked Bogus Journey more.
Parenthood....I had a boyfriend like Tod once, he never became endearing, though...
Dangerous Liaisons.....Great movie.
Permanent Record....He made me cry in this one, but the ending was a litle too "after school special" for me.
The Prince of Pennsylvania....Pretty funny, I hated his hair in this....the opening made me fall in love with his feet.
The Night Before...Winston is just about the cutest thing ever...."it's a little owl, and...its eyes wiggle"....handcuff me to the bed, you silly boy.
The River's Edge....This is one of my favorite movies of all time...a great film for a young actor....creepy.
Babes in Toyland....when I've done something really bad, I punish myself by watching this movie.
The Brotherhood of Justice...another "after school special" type deal....BIG crush on Keifer Sutherland in this one.
Teenage Dream....If still don't feel punished enough after Babes....I watch this.

I'd like to get my hands on a copy of Freaked if anyone has a spare laying about....
*Ditto on Under the Influence.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:44 PM | comments (2)
April 15, 2002
Kiefer, Keanu and Ko-stars

Oh, my my MY.
You know, I'm really trying not to lust after this Kiefer Sutherland guy, but it's so ...SO ehem...hard not to..
This is from the current Esquire mag that I will be racing out to get shortly...Rwowrrrrr

I mean, really.
He's just asking for it.

By the way, Dennis Hopper joins the Jack Bauer Power Hour tomorrow night.
That makes 5 Keanu ko-stars, including Kiefer.
For those of you keeping score, Al Leong, John Hawkes, and Tamara Tunie are the others.
I'd sure like to see Keanu do a guest spot on 24 next season. Something gritty.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:38 PM | comments (1)
April 06, 2002
Danger Boy Wanted

I like motorcycles and the guys that ride them. When I was little, I had step-cousins that raced dirt-bikes. I used to love to visit and ride with them. When I was about 20 I dumped a nice Jewish economics major for a motorcycle-riding-anarchist-danger-boy and it was the hellride down the Las Vegas Strip that sealed the deal. I even moved up to Santa Cruz with danger-boy and spent a good part of a year hanging out in his garage with him and our roomate while they worked on their bikes. The garage was nicknamed "Shop Kludge" after the Kludge-stick, which was something like a homemade sledgehammer that was brought out when everything else failed. Roomate had a Laverda that was surely possessed and had the ugliest paint job ever. Danger-boy rode a Yamaha FZ-750 but also had an old Norton that he was working to restore. I spent so much time in that garage I'd bet that under hypnosis I could rebuild a Norton myself. They tried to teach me how to drive, but I didn't enjoy tipping over and kissing the pavement so much, so I settled on the passenger position. I only got to ride the Norton once or twice because shortly after he got it running, danger-boy decided that he was man enough to not only ride two motorcycles, but to sleep with two women, and...well, fuck that. Anyway, Shop Kludge was very anti-Harley-Davidson. Roomate even had a t-shirt that said "If Harley-Davidson made airplanes, would you fly in one?" It resulted in at least one fistfight that I remember. I would probably still have a strong ingrained anti-Harley bias if I didn't know Keanu rode one. I mean, they couldn't be all bad then, right?
SO, speaking of Keanu and Harleys, I popped over to The Matrix Online this morning and found this story, about the Harley that Keanu will ride in Reloaded.
Of course, I'm still not sure if Harley-Davidsons are all that. I think that maybe someone needs to take me down the Strip on the back of one to seal the deal.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:33 PM | comments (0)
April 02, 2002
Bad Cat Good Dream

My fucking cat just nuzzled the ESC key and fucking DELETED the post I have been writing for the past 25 minutes.
I'm going to kill him.
Auuuggghhhh....I have to take it as a sign that maybe some things are better kept to oneself. And my cat is some sort of karmic vessel.
You buying it? Me neither. He just wanted to be fed, little bastard.

ANYWAY, yes, I am desperate for bloggage. Thankfully my sub-con came through with some content for today.
In a nutshell, I had a Keanu dream last night. In this dream, Keanu borrowed my guitar, kissed me really sweetly, and asked "Do you want to pet me?"(yeah,exactly what you're thinking).
And then I woke up.

When am I going to learn to use notepad and save my work?????

| from inside the mind of krix at 08:27 AM | comments (1)
March 31, 2002

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter.

Last Easter I was at the Dogstar show in Santa Clara.

This year I'm laying about eating a leftover ham sandwich and watching Mutant X.

So very glamorous, no?

| from inside the mind of krix at 05:18 PM
March 18, 2002

Desperate times call for desperate blogging.
Not too much Keanu news these days, aside from where he's eating and what he's driving while he's down in Sydney, taking his own sweet time getting these sequels done, dammit...
OH! Sorry...I know it's not his fault that it seems like forever and a fortnight that he's been away. Well...it is, but just because we love and miss him so much.

Luckily there's always celeb-match.com.
My results? I'm glad you asked..


And since I was there, I had to check my results with ...


So...basically, it looks like I'll be discussing philosophy with Keanu, and then going to fuck Kiefer's brains out.

Which doesn't sound bad at all, really...

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:10 PM | comments (1)
March 17, 2002
St. Pat's

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I tried to come up with something Irish to blog today, so here's Conor O'Neill

Roll me over in the clover, Conor...

Man, don't you just want to touch his hair???
...and that perfect amount of five o'clock shadow...

Hockey ranks high on the list of things I love.
Yesterday, Kiefer Sutherland (also on that list, just under Keanu), played in a charity game in Seattle.
The Kiefer, on ice. Much thanks to Cyn for sharing this pic and others. LUCKY GIRL!
I wonder what position he plays? Oh stop, you know what I mean....hmm, actually...
No really. I mean, he's no goalie. He's probably a forward.
Have I mentioned how much I want to move to Seattle?


| from inside the mind of krix at 12:08 PM
February 28, 2002
Hollywood sucks

OK, I'm 20 minutes into tonight's episode of FRONTLINE, and I'm officially appalled by the motion picture industry.

Please Keanu, take a break after Reloaded/Revolutions.......play some bars in LA with the band, do an independent film (if there still is such a thing), do a play, or just take a break.

(edited friday morning: what the fuck? I watch a little PBS and start throwing around words like repellent?)

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:15 PM
February 23, 2002
So very wrong

Still no time to sit down and watch the rest of Hardball, but I know how you get when I go a day without posting so I 'm gonna share this little experiment that I did a while back with you.

if you can't tell what's wrong with this picture, I want you to turn in your membership card

Sick and wrong, huh?
Thank jebus I never went into genetic engineering. Who knows what I would have ruined?

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:50 AM | comments (1)
February 09, 2002

Does this make sense to you?

"Goaltenders may not be checked even if they leave their creases."

If not, then you need to brush up on your hockey.

pic from keanuweb.com

You can go poke around at NHL.com, I suppose. Let me know if you find the whole concept of THIS as hilarious as I do.

If you just want to cover the basics,
this site is a really good place to start.
Fun to read, too.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:11 PM
January 28, 2002
Sexy Noses

Here's a page of stars with sexy noses (haha, gotta love the internet) that includes Keanu. He does have a sexy nose, of course. Makes me want to give him eskimo kisses.
By the way, I have NO IDEA what's going on with David Duchovny in that first pic...
Nice pants, dude....

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:30 PM | comments (3)

I feel like hell today and I don't know why.
Last night, I dreamed that I was chatting up Cuba Gooding, Jr. so he would give Keanu my phone number.
My subconcious is so bold..."Denzel Washington? I just don't see it in him, but you, Cuba...YOU are the man. So you'll tell him to call me, right?..." SHAMELESS, I tell you.

I have to find a new book to read because I've finished Ecstasy Club.

I ran a few quick google searches for some Keanu content to post today. "Keanu" and "politics" didn't yield anything of worth. "Keanu" and "reading" did give up a numerology reading, so if you're into that kind of stuff, check it out.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:29 PM
January 25, 2002
Archers of Loaf

Speaking of music, I hope my Archers of Loaf CD came in the mail today. When I get it, I'll make an mp3 of one of the songs and put it on the MISC page, so you can check it out. For the full "Being Keanu Reeves" experience, I suggest putting on some comfy jeans, a faded black t-shirt, kicking back in well-worn boots, and lighting up a Marlboro Red while you listen to it.
Oh, and don't shave for a few days.....

| from inside the mind of krix at 04:27 PM
December 31, 2001
End of the year retrospection

I suppose I should do some retrospecting or something today.
It doesn't really feel like the end of the year, or of anything, really. It just feels like Monday. Maybe that's it, it's the start of the week, which trumps the end of the year vibe for some reason.
The end of July was what felt like an ending to me this year. I suppose because after that, there were no more Dogstar shows to look forward to.
As I write this they are showing a montage of the films of the year on the Today show. I don't know why I even bothered to look. Of course there was no glimpse of The Gift, or Sweet November, not even of Hardball, even though it was #1 at the box office for a couple weeks. I should do a whole entry on Hardball. Maybe when the DVD/video is released. I should get a DVD player this year.
I had a lot of changes in my life this year. I finally put a terrible relationship out of its misery, or out of MY misery anyway. I dropped a ruinous ritual. I let my nails grow long, went blonde for the summer (mistake), got into the dotcom club. I acquired an oracle and started paying attention to the mentor that was always there.
I don't feel like making specific resolutions for 2002 (I like the symmetry of the upcoming year, it looks good), but I am going to try and keep on a positive path. That's all for now. I'll probably have more to add once I get some free time later.
If not, I hope everyone has a safe and happy celebration tonight.

| from inside the mind of krix at 07:30 PM
December 16, 2001
Email etiquette

I love getting email but please note:

a) I don't know Keanu or anyone in his "circle"
b) I can't get messages to him
c) I don't know if he is online or who he is "really" dating.
d) Keanu is notoriously private and I try and respect that. It's not my thing to speculate on his personal life.
e) Of course, I'm as shocked as you are that he doesn't spend his free time laying about his hotel room, doodling "keanu+krix 4ever" on the back of his Reloaded script in blue glitter gel pen.
f) If you don't get that (e) is a joke, please go away. Thanks.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:19 PM | comments (0)
December 15, 2001
Joey Ramone?

Would and could Keanu play Joey Ramone?

I think he could, with the right director.
I'm not sure he would, however....

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:16 PM | comments (4)
November 13, 2001
"The Face"

I've never met Keanu Reeves.
But some fans have, and they've asked him to sign an autograph or take a picture with them.
As far as I know, he is always as gracious and willing as the situation allows.
I've heard stories from other fans and have seen their pictures and one thing I've noticed in many of the pictures is what some refer to as The Face.
Keanu has a standard "picture with a fan" face.
I can't say as I blame him, I know I would probably get tired of posing with strangers all the time.
I don't think The Face is any kind of reflection on how he feels about the fan, in fact I have heard of him being very animated in conversation with a person and then, right as a finger presses a shutter button, he'll don The Face. I don't know why. I'm sure he has his reasons.
After giving it some thought, I think that I personally would want to spend my 30 seconds in conversation with him. I'm not sure what I would say but I think exchanging a few words would mean more to me than his signature on something or a picture with him. And hopefully the muse of witty banter would visit me in those 30 seconds and maybe it would mean more to him, too. I know I wouldn't make him swoon, and I doubt I'd be clever enough to make him think.......but I'd really like to make him laugh.
In any case, as a service to anyone who might want a picture with Keanu but might never have the chance, and to Keanu himself who might want a little less time on display, I give you this:


It's pretty self-explanatory....

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:00 PM
November 10, 2001
Attention Mr. Reeves

Attention Mr. Reeves

I hereby challenge you to a chess match.
I pick the board.
You pick the when and where.

Don't make me make chicken noises at you.

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:55 PM
October 31, 2001

I looked for some words to go with this, but there really are none....

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:11 AM
October 20, 2001
T-Shirt Mania

Due to the fact that there is ZERO new news about Mr. Reeves out there, I am forced to find other things to blog about.
SO....given my obviously pathological need to show you what a loser I am, I have decided to share this with you.

Aren't you thrilled?

This is my meager collection of Keanu-related t-shirts. Hey, I wanted to collect something and for the most part, t-shirts are pretty cheap.
I figured "why not."
I like the movie promos or ones that were supposedly given to "crew" the most. If it wasn't available to the general public, I want it.
THIS GUY is my favorite seller.
I passionately covet one from Hamlet but there's no way I'm paying $100 (the current going price on eBay) for it.
A Burly Man Produtions (Matrix) one would be awesome, too. I'm not sure they even exist, however.
I like the shirts because they are practical. I can wear them, and I do.....If I get sick of wearing them I can use them to wash the car or something.

You may notice a DISTINCTIVE VOID in my little t-shirt display. (if not, look for the mint green 'X')
I got a shirt in the mail today, but unfortunately it was the wrong one.
This is the design that I wanted:

It's not a movie promo or anything, but it's made by some company called Serial Killer and when I wear it, all the little skateboard dudes will think I'm very phat or dope or something....*shrug*
I won't bother showing you what I got. (some lame Goodfellas design)
I'm sure the guy will fix the mishap.I just hope whoever got MY shirt doesn't fall in love with it and refuse to give it back.
That would make me quite sad.
I guess I'll just have to wait, which you all know, I really hate to do

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:59 PM | comments (1)
October 18, 2001
Captain Dick

Um...someone that calls himself Captain Dick *snark* has quite the collection of young actors with their shirts off.
He has a page of Keanu with a a few pictures, I rather like the first one of him kicking...
There's a bunch of lovely pictures of River, also.
Or if you just feel like browsing young men with their shirts off, you can go to *snicker* Captain Dick's Homepage
Frankly, I feel a little dirty after looking at this site...and not in a good way.

I'm guessing this guy isn't as much of a fan as he is a PERV....

So enjoy the pictures and take a shower afterwards.

I know I did.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:57 PM | comments (0)
October 17, 2001
Top Ten

Top Ten signs that your email buddy isn't really Keanu

10. Says he “discovered” you on a message board, chat room or newsgroup.

9. Email address is IamKeanu@hotmail,
ChuckSpidena@yahoo, or anything@AOL.

8. Forwards you links, jokes and chain email.

7. I.M.’s you with “what’s up, chicken butt?”

6. Quote from Hamlet in sig line.

5. Tells you that playing with Dogstar “R0X0R$”.

4. One word: EMOTICONS :o)

3. Asks you to send him homemade porn.

2. Actually types out the word “WHOA”.

...and the number one sign that your email buddy isn't really Keanu :

1. After a long day of working on The Matrix Reloaded, he has time to email YOU.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:54 PM
October 15, 2001

Here's your dilemma:

You get the chance to sit down and have a meaningful conversation with Keanu Reeves but you just know he's not going to give out any personal info or Matrix:Reloaded spoilers so what do you talk about?

You can fall back on Shakespeare I suppose.
But I bet he sees through that that particular contrivance by now.

My suggestion is that you brush up on your superstring theory repertoire.
And hey, even if you don't get to talk to Keanu, you can feed your brain and impress others, brainiac....

| from inside the mind of krix at 02:52 PM
October 14, 2001
Two Neos Cont'd

A glaring example of the interconnectedness of things

It took the Buddha to make peace between the Neos.

This little silver Buddha was smuggled out of Thailand especially for me.
(I'm not trying to be dramatic, what was told to me is that it is against the law for images of Buddha to be taken from the country.
Of course, the alleged smuggler could have just been telling me that to make the gift more interesting and thereby getting me into the sack....it didn't work)
In any case, it's from Thailand and I JUST put it on my monitor last night.
This morning, it says in the newest Dogstar Newsletter that the band might be playing a gig in Thailand this December.

COINCIDENCE??? I think not.

My moods also effect the weather....more on that later.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:44 PM
October 13, 2001
Tale of Two Neos

Martial Arts (Dojo) Neo just came in the mail and Lobby Scene Neo is none too thrilled with it.
They can't seem to be able to share the top of my monitor peacefully.
I'm almost certain I heard Dojo mutter "pasty" under his breath at one point, and Lobby seems to have quite the 'tude...

OK, I'm not THAT insane.

But since my car seems to have an oil leak, maybe I'll stay home tonight and get really drunk and break out the digital camera for some kind of bizzare Keanu Doll photo drama.

Haha...you think I'm joking, don't you?

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:41 PM | comments (0)
October 10, 2001
Dojo Neo

If you're like me and really really really really want a spiffy new 12" Neo...
(Yeah, I know...we'd ALL like the 6'1" version....)
But if you want something to stuff your own stocking with this year ...*smirk*
then ebgames.com (put "matrix" in the search box) has got real world Neos and chop socky hottie Dojo Neos

for MUCH less than I have found them elsewhere....there's a few Trinity and Morpheuses ( Morpheii?) there, too.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:39 PM | comments (0)
October 05, 2001
No Forward

Once every couple of months or so, I get email that is intended for Mr. Reeves.
I guess I need to put one of those disclaimer things on the final version of the site.
I'm not sure how people make this mistake, but it happens.
I always feel badly when I have to write someone back and say
"Sorry, I am not the person this was intended for, and I don't know how to reach him."
I try to explain that I am just a fan....just like them.
It's too bad I don't have a forwarding address, because I have read some truly sweet and wonderful things that were intended for his eyes only.

There's a lot of love out there.

| from inside the mind of krix at 03:27 PM | comments (0)

Gloria Foster, known to many of us as The Oracle, has died.

She was 64 years old and her death was caused by diabetes.

As I read her obituary, I was struck by the fact that she had a long, successful career way before
The Matrix was even a concept.
I guess already there are concerns about how her passing will affect production of the sequels.

All I can say is that the american stage lost a great, great gift today.

| from inside the mind of krix at 11:00 AM | comments (0)
October 04, 2001
eBay addiction

"Hello, my name is Krix, and I'm an eBay addict...."

Actually, I'm a lot better now.
I started out just wanting to get some OOP (out of print) videos. But then I really needed that beautiful poster from Hamlet. I got a little crazy for a while there, it seemed like I always had a bid in on something.
And I am the type of person who really hates to lose, so I got very competitive with my bidding.
I remember the first time I was "sniped" I think it was for the script to Sweet November.
GAWD, I was pissed! I screamed and screamed and screamed.
I set boundries for myself.
No magazines or clippings.
No pictures unless they were different or "rare" (I got a couple of those black and white promos like they send to the press.)
No snowglobes or that kind of stuff, either.
A few of my "had to have" things were the Bill and Ted dolls, a really cool poster from Dogstar at the Fillmore, and Keanu's director's chair canvas from Feeling Minnesota.
I don't know why besides the fact that it's a one-of-a-kind type thing but I had to have that.
My "HOLY GRAIL" of Keanu memorabilia is his smiley-face jacket from Bogus Journey.
Every once in a while, some movie wardrobe comes up and for the most part it goes for WAY more than I am willing to spend.
Especially because I'm not looking for an "investment" that I am gonna frame or whatnot.
If I got a piece of clothing that had been in contact with him,....... fuck yeah, I'm gonna WEAR it.
So, one day, I'm searching eBay, not for Keanu, but for Bill and Ted....and I couldn't believe it.
The jacket was up for auction.
I call one of my closest keanuphile friends and say "Guess what's up for sale on eBay?"
She says, "The jacket...."
Many screams from each end of the line.
So I decide to bid on it. I email the seller and basically he tells me that it's one of SEVERAL from the movie, and was one that was rigged for some pyro effects. On closer inspection, I see that it has a couple holes and frankly wasn't all that well taken care of.
So basically it may or may not have actually been ON him....but at this point I'm already emotionally committed to the fact that the ONE thing that I REALLY REALLY want (or at least a facsimile of) could be mine.
I tried talking the seller into letting me have it for $100 above the starting bid and closing the auction early.
He wouldn't go for it.
So, I went ahead and bid....about 2 days before the end of the auction.
I checked it religiously....no bids....only me....things were looking good.
I only told a couple people what I was doing , and I hadn't told them the whole story that .."Well it may just be a stunt jacket" because it was INSANE of me to be paying so much for this thing, and I knew it.
As I watched the last minutes of the auction, refreshing the page over and over ......you guessed it.
OH, it was painful.
At least they were sporting enough to not do it in the last SECONDS so I had the chance to re-bid.
Which I stupidly did.
However, in the end..... I lost.
Now...... IF it had been a genuine Reeves' sweat-soaked one-of-a-kind loss, I have to say I would have been destroyed.
But after the initial personal insult of simply LOSING I have to say I was actually relieved.
It was quite a roller-coaster of emotions, though.

And now that I know that there are several of these jackets that exist, I hold out hope that someday I will have the chance to get a GENUINE Ted jacket.
What I REALLY want is the black and grey one that "dead" Ted wore.
Who knows where THAT is.

My eBaying has slowed down for the most part.
But I still keep an eye on the Keanu listings.
My weakness is for T-shirts. Either promo or crew ones, that aren't mass produced general public type things.
I just spent too much on a Replacements one today, but it'll be worth it when it comes it the mail.

Like christmas.

| from inside the mind of krix at 12:21 PM | comments (0)
September 29, 2001
First Post

This is an experiment.
I was never good at keeping a diary when I was young.
But at this point in my life and in my fandom I have the need to at least try to chronicle some things.
Some of the entries in this will be about me, some will be about Keanu, and others.....well, who knows.
I will probably be taking a big risk by connecting this to my wallpaper site. "Oh gawd, who CARES what's going on inside her head, make with the pretty pictures already!" but no one is forcing you to read this. In the first few entries I will try and fill in the basic "about me" stuff. Who I am, why I am a fan of Keanu Reeves....and possibly the story behind this whole Krix / Xia thing. This isn't a message board, it's a journal, a log, a diary. I don't plan on making it a Keanu information board, although I will post news I find interesting or have the need to comment on. I really don't know how this is going to go over. I do think that Keanu fans are a special breed, there's something different about us. We all share the common bond that we see that "something" that he has. That thing that is beyond looks or money or talent. That thing that those who AREN'T Keanu fans......(I don't like that term, most of us are something beyond a fan....I think I am going to use the term...."Keanuphile"...yeah..) anyway, those that aren't....they don't see. MANY if not MOST of us Keanuphiles have had to defend him, his work, his music, even his sexuality (!) to the Keanu-ignorant, not to mention the Keanuphobes out there. I always find comfort in the friends I have made thru Keanu. It's almost like a litmus test.
If they "get" him, chances are they will "get" me. He's a "Most Excellent" common thread. Anyway, if you are reading this, chances are I don't have to do a lot of "preaching to the choir". That's why I feel somewhat comfortable undertaking this little project. I'll make the blanket "EVERYTHING HERE IS JUST MY OPINION" statement now. If you disagree with my take on something, so be it. I'm not intending to share my views to be "popular", but I hope it might at least be interesting.

| from inside the mind of krix at 01:42 AM | comments (0)