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Amie Penwell, Music is Cheaper than Therapy!
Do your part to keep guitar driven rock ALIVE... join Loudini LIVE! Go to http://LouLombardiMusic.com/InnerCircle to find out how you can be a part of our LIVE online audience and get access to exclusive music and video! Amie Penwell music is alternative, piano pop, with enough soul to dip it's foot into alt. country and gospel, joining the likes of Ray LaMontagne, Annie Lennox, Melissa Etheridge, and Peter Gabriel. I believe all of us are trying to better navigate and understand our roles, plights, masks, defenses, and reactions to a world in an increasingly, desperate need to experience more of ourselves in these confines, real or imagined. Giving voice to our own truths, our realities, our power, our fear of that power, and the paradox of the need to admit powerlessness before true change proceeds. I’ve spent the last few years working on a collection of songs that came out of conversations I had, and experiences I’ve shared, with women of diverse ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds. With the help of my collaborators, that collection has become my new record, Windows. It’s an intimate, firsthand look into the lives of nine women on nine different journeys. Each song is a portrait of individual and collective exploration through acceptance, power, will, humility, denial, willingness, faith, surrender, and freedom. The ultimate goal of this work is to stimulate conversations with one another, to help each other and the upcoming generations be more awake, objective, vocal, and free. To walk with one another through the sometimes brutal inventory of facing of ourselves, through the society we find ourselves in. My main objective as an artist is to focus on what the moment has to teach me, to extract truth, the lesson from the beastly, the beautiful, and every ordinary passing in between. My experience has made clear to me that the more honest I am with myself, the more connected I can be with others. I believe there is no work worth sharing that won't at least try to be of service to another. With this in mind, when I began working on Windows, the songs were in charge the whole way through. They arrived one by one like premonitions pushing and pulling against each other. The first one pulled me out on a rainy night to catch Maia Sharp (Bonnie Raitt, Dixie Chicks, Art Garfunkel) live at a show in Berkeley CA. As soon as I heard Maia sing her song Underneath, I knew I wanted to write with her. I worked up the courage to send my song “Dogfight On The Moon” This led to my sending the first iPhone recording of “Window” about a successful executive woman in the middle of a meeting for a moment baring witness to the stark contrast of reality right outside the window. I remember standing in the middle of a playground watching 5-year-olds at work listening to the way she changed some phrasing at the end of “Window.” I knew it was special. Maia sent along a verse, chorus and melody for a title she’d been kicking around. It was "Noticing Place.” a song about a middle-aged woman realizing what she is allowing herself to become. I sent back “This Ain’t Happening To You,” an alt-country song about a woman in her late 30’s diagnosed with MS expressing how angry she is at everyone telling her what to do and how to feel when all she wants is to be pissed off. Lastly, we wrote “Angels In The Sand” about an older woman who has reached a place of seeing the spectrum of her experiences both joyful and at times horrific and how they have made up the mosaic of her life. It felt like an effortless songwriting tennis match—or like having a new pen pal. The remaining songs I wrote alone. To raise enough funds to begin, I set out to do a small crowdfunding campaign. After a first go of recording the record, I decided I needed to set them aside and approach the work more organically. Songs can sound perfect, but not feel right. I took another big gamble. I booked six days at Tiny Telephone Recording in San Francisco to record and mix. I will be forever grateful to John Vanderslice (founder and owner of TT) for building his version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, for maintaining an affordable creative oasis for DIY musicians to work in the midst of one of the most expensive cities on the planet. Partnering up with Engineer, Multi-Instrumentalist and Arranger Adam Hirsch, (Ex Eye, Sam Amidon). Drummer Jason Slota, (The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice) Bassist Matt Penwell, Guitarist Jeri Jones, (Blame Sally) Jeff Oster (Will Ackerman, Deepak Chopra) on Trumpet and Flugel Horn, Pianist Adam Rossi (Luce, Brad Brooks), Cellist Marissa Dietze, and myself on piano, Rhodes, pedal organ, vocals. Over four days, we recorded nine songs on analog tape, leaving the last two to mix. I later re-recorded my song “Mercy” about a young woman who has had faith but lost it, with producer Adam Rossi for Notes4Hope, a breast cancer benefit compilation and decided to add it to the record. Finishing up one of the tracks “Unstoppable” with my long-time collaborator, Drew Pearce, and engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Gawain Matthews (guitar, organ, bass) about woman willing to stand in her full unedited strength, calling on other women to unite in mutual respect, to stand together in the face of everything. The song immediately caught the ear of Director Windy Borman, making it the credit song for her film Mary Janes The Women Of Weed. Lastly, I called on Jim Greer (Foster The People, Yoko Ono) to mix Unstoppable and Window, and master the record. I was raised in Massachusetts by an Irish/Italian family the youngest of four siblings, all avid music lovers. My upbringing was full of religion, poverty, love and the savior of stereos blasting the likes of The Police, U2, Van Halen, Rush, Journey, Prince, Pavarotti, Kris Kristofferson, and Fleetwood Mac, among many others. My core influences are Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, and Prince. My underground hit single, “Mercy,” was featured in the award-winning 2012 documentary, The Eyes of Thailand, which was narrated by Ashley Judd. In 2013, my EP Under City Lights was featured on Season 2 of Web series “Bloomers” and The Ask BonBon Show. In 2015, I was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (ISC) in the Adult Album Alternative category for my song “Dogfight On The Moon”. In 2016, my song “Somewhere The Sky Is Blue” with Grammy Award-winning Producer Ricky Kej, in the Dominica Scorsese film Almost Paris.
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Love The Way You Lie
From workhouse connect in a j Benza. Vein, he liked to be walked on a leash and play really dirty kinky sex camps is the guy put the cop and the peacock network. Okay. Bitch, hey, everybody AJ Benza here for famous bitch. It is Tober twelve twenty eighteen on. Crazy day today. A lot of running around. Found myself is a late late last minute replacement to go. Hang out with Adam Karol and the crew. I Barron holes in the house. He's one of those halls. It's one of those guys that you know the comedian barrels who's done a ton of TV and movies. And you know, I'm always in that position when I see people that. I don't know who knows me, you know, you never know. And he was very nice when he came out of the studio to seem very nice very far, very big hand, hell big, hey, hey, hey, man. I don't know because he liked me. I don't fucking know. It's always I want to say, hey, man, big fan, but then I go away that word fan. Can I use that word fan? 'cause we're kind of on this same plane. I'm on Corolla. He's on Corolla. I mean, he's way bigger than me, but what do you say? I don't know. You know, I don't know. So I didn't say anything. I played it cool. Which meant we didn't talk much after he said, hey, how are you? Sa-. Great. Whatever. Warm icon. Yay. West shirt today. And I had no idea. Connie was gonna talk to the president to be as crazy was. So people were looking at me all day today with my Conny west t shirt. Then I went home and read what he said he out of his fucking mind, but I love him. I love that. Connie is just saying what he wants to say and you don't want. I saw Don lemon the other night and to African American. Fuck in talking heads who use the word negro Kanye is the negro that you know we don't want to know and who can we trade to get back. Another negro. You fucking kidding me. You guys are just throwing this word around when you're not throwing the word nigger around, throw negro around, really, and Don lemon is laughing, sits funny to use the word negro, you know, meanwhile Conyers got fucking four hundred million dollars and you assholes have to show up and talk on CNN for no money. Go, fuck yourself. And there was a white guy. I don't know who he was. He looked. I mean, he was like flabbergasted. Like to laugh at this, these people are saying negro. I wanna. Why do a really big and Barrett? Terrible, terrible, television. Thank you. CNN. Excuse me, you know, I told you a day or two or three ago that. This is a lot of good publicity being thrown around k. hear me out here. There's a lot of. There's a lot of big power players names of home. You've never heard these people who are behind the big guys who were taken down by the me too movement, and they have hired and fired and rehired and fired. And now that metoo year year old, there are some major people. Crisis manages crisis PR ages. Crisis attorneys that are handling a couple of these big guys, namely less moon is Harvey Weinstein. I tell you, I should. There's gonna be some articles that are gonna come out that are slanted positively toward the men who did the alleged assaulting. Now, lo and behold, you know. Yesterday, or shall I say this morning because I'm recording this on Thursday, the Manhattan DA's office dropped one of the six criminal charges against Harvey Weinstein because prosecutors found a written account by this chick Lucia Evans of her counter with Harvey and it sounds awful lot like he always explained it to me this way that it was consensual. And I remember being. On my porch. One Harvey called me, and he said, he, this is back in maybe November. He's AJ. Everything was consensual, and even I doubt it and I'm sure everything wasn't consensual, but this might be the kind of shit he's talking about. So during a hearing. In Manhattan supreme court Justice named James Burke. If that's important, he granted the defense request to dismissed account related to allegations by the Chia Evans and if optics count for anything. Well, let me just say seeing Harvey Weinstein without handcuffs in New York supreme court. Yesterday, even flashing smile, a faint smile. I even know his dentist. Dr the to cheat. I know too much. It's are fine. It's a huge change from the previous appearances where Rb looked awfully silver and was shackled and in net in the expose published by the New Yorker year ago, Lucia Evans accused Harvey of forcing her to perform oral sex on him when they met in his Tribeca office in two thousand. And four to discuss her fledgling acting career when she was a twenty one year old college student. Now that she is one of three women who has alligators of sexual assault that are being prosecuted by the been Hatton DA and the DA the guy doing the prosecuting is Cyrus Vance, junior. All right. So the prosecutors didn't oppose dismissing the count involving Evans because they still insist that the rest of the case is strong. They said, in short, your honor, we're moving full steam ahead. Yeah, but you're fucking case just got very weak k the way this was all found out by the way was Lucia Evans. She left some personal writing on a company computer at a job she used to work at and the shit that was in those writings contradicts her. Grand jury testimony. The words indicate whenever she and Harvey had was in fact consensual and friendly. It's so friendly and consensual nature that it's basically caused the split in the Manhattan DA's office. Some people believe the charges should be dropped. And that's, that's a problem. A lawyer for GM says, she feels like the DA is abandoning her. The lawyer had to say something. You can't stay quiet when you charge and six hundred bucks an hour for your client. So Lucia, this lawyer said, let me be clear the decision to throw away my client, sexual assault charges, say nothing about once things, guilt or innocence, nor does it reflect on Lucia's consistent allegation that she was sexually molested with force by Harvey Weinstein. She says the DA's. Mishandling her case badly. Not only that the judge also lifted the protective order that allowed prosecutors to file. Dampening disclosures under seal. Now, Harvey's yacht, a defense lawyer, a very famous one named Ben Bronfman, and he told the judge the other day that he believes Evans lied to the grand jury. He also said he believed the lead police detective was corrupt. You know, he tried to influence the case by discouraging witness who contradicted Evans account from coming forward and Harvey's lawyer Bronfman who I told you earlier this week. I warned you that they're going to start coming on hard coming on real hard. He ain't going down a fight, man. Those books he was holding when he did that walk. Okay. The light blue shirt. Okay. So Bronfman says the integrity. The proceedings have been compromised now and he also flew. This up the flagpole. He saying that Evans basically committed perjury last may inner testimony to the grand jury, and by the way, I'm wonder how they got to this person. How did they get to her prior employer, the guy who turned over the personal writings that Evans left on the company computer which appear to contradict her grand jury testimony. How did that man? That is some fascinating attorney shit. You know, Bronfman has people working nights and weekends, and fact I know a little about the efforts of Harvey's team. All right. Hobbies turns and prosecutors have been wrangling over the part of the indictment concerning Evans allegations over the last few weeks in closed door meetings and seal court papers. You know, this is I mean, look, Harvey, you know, he's denied all ellegation 's of nonconsensual sex, but he still faces charges of allegations that he raped an unidentified woman in his hotel room in two thousand thirteen. And he allegedly performed the forcible sex act on another woman in two thousand six. Yeah, he's looking in life in prison for rape, predatory sex, assault, criminal sex, acts. The judge has set the next hearing for December twentieth right before fucking Christmas. Can you imagine this shit, man and defense attorneys have to like three weeks, November second to file additional motions to dismiss. But these little these little things here in these little dents they make you wonder. And by the way, if another case begins the fall apart, like it looks Evans case is falling apart. Will there ever be defamation claim against Ronan Farrow and the New Yorker? I'm excuse me for bringing this up. I know I'm talking about fucking sainted ground. I mean, these fucking people might as well have an office in the fuck that again. But if the court continues to have evidence of lies, which is basically what's happened. Well, then, you know, when can we say a reporter had intent to harm very serious charge an and intend to harm his criminal. And that seems to be what's happening lately, whether it's Weinstein or moon this or or Cavanaugh by the way, the media has been awfully quick to explode certain people. And I'm just saying, like, I always do. I just say if a lot of these charges and accusations don't stick or continue to get tossed out, when do we have the big conversation that the fucking media has been guilty of promoting criminal intent to harm? When do we have that talk America and the list of offenders will be talking as long as my arm starting with the sainted and anointed one with the blue blue is the old blue eyes. And you can toss Diane, Diane Feinstein on that pile too. And by the way, save spot for Michael avenue as well. I'm just warning here articles like the ones we've seen explode off the pages of the New York Times, Washington Post, the New Yorker. They've been awfully good at developing an outline of source. Okay. An outline. But if they continue to be short on physical evidence. Listen than people like Weinstein, we're gonna fucking walk. The upside is we get a media. Again, we get a real good media again, a media that spends time reporting not helping to prosecute. Right. Let me let me stop here and thank my tippy top. Might cream of the crop. And by the way my crop is growing and I'm very happy because I think you folks have told some of your friends get your s on the patriot for God's sake. When he hit the next door. Gonna talk about breaking shit left and right. Let me thank Angelique Heller or DRA, fortune candy Welsh, Chris Lewis, Chris star. By the way, Chris star is a patriot fanatic. This guy listened to a bunch of shows talk to him on the phone. He's fantastic guy, a love, Chris. Dr. Debbie ends Eric from Narsey the infamous Eric, you know him, you love him. He's out of his mind. We can't live without Eric Myers, Freddie Smith, really. She's probably right now, baking chocolate bunnies for me and Michael LeVine of God bless her Gabby, scotch polling. Janey Fumio who's an Italian that doesn't take any shit my to Catherine's speed and Stuart Kelly on seaport, and I will call you this week Kelly. I promise Leslie Wyatt, Lisa young us, Matthew Valentin, NAS, Mattie, was affiliated with the motion picture an open secret fantastic film about pedophilia in Hollywood, Ryan, Wolfe, Chris, alise. When you see my man when you go on Facebook and look at crystalise, my Frenchman, he's out of his mind. I love him. He's out of his mind is guy lives life to the fullest, Melanie howl, my two new ones, Melanie howl and Patricia Markel. Thank you guys for stepping up and doing the right thing and let me thank everybody right now for for letting your friends know. The patriot is busting balls. And breaking stories. Okay. Let's let's let's let's get more people on the goddamn patron because the next story I'm going to tell you when I tell you nobody fucking knows. Nobody knows it's coming after what I'm going to finish up with the Harvey story. Okay. Because listen. I'm gonna be honest, which I went back and I looked, we're talking about Harvey dies. This is very difficult and weird for me. I. You know Harvey's you know how I feel about Harvey very weird thing. If one of the things they claim he did, he did, then he's a bad dude. You know, he if you jerked off in the potted plant, which I'm sure is not a lie, that's bad, but there's something about this dude that I care about, but I'm not in favor of any chickening rate. So if anybody got raked, fuck you, Harvey, but listen. I went back and looked at one case in particular. I always found curious that Ashley Judd charged that you know it was because of Harvey that she was denied a role in the Lord of the rings as she needs more fucking money, whatever she said he ruined her career because he told the director Peter Jackson, not to hire her. She's a nightmare. You don't wanna be around or at cetera, but knowing how much power and final say, Peter Jackson has on his movies. I always found it hard to believe that Peter Jackson could be swayed by Harvey. I know their ideas and suggestions that Bob and Harvey Weinstein, both through Jackson during the start of the film, and even throughout the filming, that's what they do. The very hands on. But Peter Jackson held his ground on very decisive. Think the longer Ashley, judge accusations, just hung there. The less and less I believed and now we're into this year later, and I think you'll see her civil suit against Harvey. It's not gonna go anywhere. Listen. I'm just some asshole sitting home with a good memory and fucking Google that that's who I am. Okay. And I can see right now. Why have claims or bullshit. And I think she just wanted to pile on as soon as Harvey hunting season opened up. If you remember early on going back to very, very late last September and early last October when me too was a baby. I strongly mentioned three women who I called bullshit on AUSSIE our gen don't rose McGowan and Ashley Judd, we all know our Gento is that complete, fuck fucking topsy. Turvy up and down. Fulla shit, liar. And hypocrite rose. McGowan has certainly shown himself to be absolutely full of cow shit. And now allow me to lay out my case against Ashley Judd. After Ashley Judd said, Harvey got her fired from Lord of the rings. Her claims were bolstered by by Peter, Jackson self in December of twenty seventeen. He said, yes. Harvey blackballed, Ashley by stating he told me not to hire her for Lord of the rings. I call bullshit on that. I think Peter Jackson wanted to be in the good graces of fucking beautiful actors. Like Ashley Judd, I call bullshit and I'll tell you what here are some of the facts that are left out of Peter Jackson's December twenty seventeen accusations, which are extremely dismissing of just about everything else. He ever said about the Lord of the rings. Early on development process of that movie before it found its eventual home at new line. Cinema's, the Lord of the rings trilogy was being made it near max with Harvey and Bob Weinstein, fine. And I remember at one point, Bob Weinstein, really thought he said, you know, one of the four main hobbits should die. And said, well, we can't have that Bob. And Bob was like, well, we've got a kill a hobbit. I don't care which one you can pick on telling you who should be you pick out? No. He said, I'm not telling you what should be. You'd pick out who you wanna kill, but we've really got to kill one of the hobbit. Imagine them this conversation this because on fucking Hollywood, we've gotta kill hobbit. Listen that right there shows how easy. You know, Peter Jackson was able basically pita her. The argument goes, well, that's something we can consider down the road Bob. So that sentence right. There should show you how easy it is. Oh, how easy it was for Peter Jackson, to dismiss bombs opinion and he can go on to determine his own cause. In other words, if if Peter Jackson really wanted Ashley Judd, he could have cast Ashley Judd. Anytime he wanted. But here's what really happened that makes Ashley Judd's claim kind of ridiculous in Ashley, Judd civil suit against Harvey Weinstein. She claims that Peter Jackson quote showed me all the creative, the boards that costumes, everything they asked me which one of the two roles I preferred. And then I broadly never heard from them again. They showed Judd details. Detailed plans of their upcoming trilogy, and they asked which one of the two potential roles she would prefer to play indicating that they clearly plan to cast her. And after she conferred with Vigo Mortenson friend of hers who was also asked to star in the movies, Ashley decided to accept the offer. Okay, grin. But here's the thing, and this is a big thing. Vigo Mortenson who was obviously part of the trilogy cast in the lead role as Aragon you know, but the time line, the fact is that Vigo only joined the cast after it began filming once new line already owned it when Jackson realized Stuart Townsend is our was not working out. Okay, listen, here's the thing. When Lord of the rings was it mere max? The initial idea was. Let's let's make two scripts for seventy five million bucks after Jackson spent. I don't know how much time is Sesing vision and his budget. He determined he would need one hundred and fifty million to complete the project. So why steam went to Disney and fought hard to get in the money he needed. And in fact, pita chances wife, Fran Walsh, even admitted, it wasn't really his fault. Disney ran the numbers and they said, fantasy films don't make money. And at that point, Peter Jackson said, Harvey's heart was in the right place. Wine seen discussed making one movie has an option in order to stay within the allotted budget. And at this point they'd spent twenty million bucks developing the scripts. So Peter Jackson right rightfully wanted to. He wanted the ability to shop the script to another studio and both parties agreed. You can do this. You got four weeks to go shop. Any shopped a two movie scenario to new line films and eventually new line pick it up, and it was new lines idea to do a trilogy. It was never a trilogy in practicality or in concept while at Miramax, nor was there ever a solid script to even cast any actors while it near mass. And in fact, and this is just me, this is me home with Google and a good memory. You know a lot of the important casting for the movie of curd late in the game when they already started filming. And when you hear the revolving door of the casting choices, it's insane. Ashley, Judd suit claimed at a nineteen ninety eight. She spoke to Viggo Mortensen about the film and asked if he was willing to commit to the long shoot in New Zealand. He told the, yeah, I'll do it, you know? And then she claimed she will do it all so, but she didn't hear back from Peter Jackson or or anybody. And she said, well, I don't know what I'm doing yet. Listen, the time line shows that by the time Vigo Mortenson was brought in the movie was well into production at new line, not near Mex. And Peter Jackson has claimed interviews that he worked on. Kathleen when the project was at noon. Line, not at Mira. Matt's. You get where I'm going with this. There are media reports that Oma Thurman was Jackson's first pick to play our one, but she pulled out because she was pregnant. He offered the role, but she didn't want to be on. Okay, shin for so many months because she had a young child at the time, you know, in this article and I forget what article and what, but what? What magazine I read ou said, you know, I was asked to do it. I wish I'd done it, but you know, I couldn't do it at the time. A typical actresses response. And you know, Jackson, I looked at having her and Ethan, Hawke husband, wife. But didn't work out. And among the very first female casting choices was Kate Winslet, but she had reservations about the scope of the work at the time that was required of her. And there's an Email that I found that was acquired from new line cinema people, the president of new line. My buddy of mine Mike DeLuca, and he wrote Kate Winslet is unavailable. I think she passed on the project due to the length of time. It takes eventually maranda Otto played the role and as far as the role of our win, you know, listen all this shit. If this so many ups and downs and around in a bounce that you get the picture that Ashley Judd is just full of shit. The filmmakers even approach live Tyler after seeing performance. Some movie we never heard of and you know, new line cinema wanted her bed and she turned it down. And then even Helena Bonham Carter expressed interest in doing the role. So the casting process for the female roles were absolutely clearly done while at new line had nothing to do with Miramax. And these are just the hard facts. Ashley Judd's claims are purely subjective subjective. I mean, bullshit. One of her claims is that she had the role of our win which was played by live, Thailand it, she, she's all over the map. It's just bullshit. You know she was trying to claim that her not getting the role destroyed a career in the derailed or career. But at this point in time, Ashley Judd had fifty one film credits. You know she was doing fine. And the other people in this movie had thirty five credits sixty eight credits, fifty, nine credits. So her claims were really full of shit. In addition. Ashley Judd continues to say she was blackballed by Harvey Weinstein, but she still did to Weinstein films in two thousand two and two thousand nine. And then in two thousand nine, she put her own career on hold to go back to school which she talked about previously and in two thousand twelve. She was very vocal about considering going into politics. Listen guys. This is me doing a most basic investigation of the facts. And the way I see it. Harvey Weinstein did try and champion her work. And approved her casting opportunity. But the trajectory of her film career demonstrates she had a steady stream of opportunities and personal considerations entirely of her own making. I sit at a make these claims, I guess people think, well, AJ, you know, we know that you know Harvey for years, and we've read the New York Times article, you guys friends, blah, blah, blah. Of course, for friends. I haven't talked to Harvey and almost a year. Do you think I'm gonna continue a friendship with a guy who is. You know in and out of jail or doesn't know he Harvey cannot possibly help me. I'm doing what I'm doing because I really see holes in the people who want who want to sink him and I'm fucking sorry. That puts me on the bad side of people's karma or whatever the fuck. I don't care. It's obvious to me again. I'm just a guy with a good memory and Google, and I can look at these things and look at interviews and call up ex articles and read on decipher and come to a judgment actually judge full shit. She's full of shit. She jumped on a bandwagon and tried to jump on a guy when he was going down. I can't stand people like that. I really can't this too many of them. There's too many people looking for a free, fuck and ride or to make their life easier as they glide upstream. I can't take. Can't. So that's the way I feel about this situation. And. I don't know. You know, I'm a half hour into this show. I don't have a thousand things to say. I do wanna tell you about the economy. Gregor could be controversy. It's a long story, and I've got really important exclusive information about why that fight occurred and why it became the Malay became and why it can really put a strong dent in the u. of c. and hurt Dana White's operation because. Let me just say this. The people behind could be an if anybody can see that fight just go Google it. It was an atrocity, but there's a man who is a quote on quote trainer of the fighter who beat Conor McGregor. And this man has complete absolute times to terrorism. He's a man that has been a confidential informant to the United States government. He's a man who's been absolutely connected to the first World Trade Center bombing. The shoe bomber and also the Daniel Pearl beheading, and I'm gonna tell that story on the patriot show, and I urge all of you if you really want to hear the kinda shit on exploding with and exploiting and getting out there. Get on patriot, we're talking about five dollars, skip the fucking coffee for month. You're going to like what you hear. Okay. I'm sorry to be so blunt and so hard core, but listen. The Dow to go record. The patriot episode that scribes exactly what happened in that Conor McGregor UFC fight and nobody but me has this information. So if you want it, you know what again. K. g. Benz. And this was famous.
Fame is a Bitch
Aired 2 months ago 31:55
Mini Crush #36
Hi, I'm Daniel and I'm more and we're here to tell you all about our brand new podcast, Daniel and hor, hey, explained the universe in this podcast. Gonna talk about a lot of things mostly met physics and the universe. All those big mysteries scientists. A lot of things left to figure out even pretty basic stuff like what is space, what is time, but his stuff made out of which movie gets time travel. Right. That's an important question scientist. Are we alone in the universe? What is a black hole anyway, with inside a black hole, that's the bad. It's mostly me and hor horrific on stuff. We find fun and fascinating and hilarious. Look for Daniel and more, hey, explained the universe. We'll try to cover just about everything in the everything every don't the whole shebang from cats planets, two black holes and tiny particles. Hey, everybody welcome to movie, crush special dish. It is Monday morning. I am drinking a triple lot with with a healthy splash of booze. No, no, no. I'm not a morning drinker. Noel now, man. I don't know. Can you imagine those madman now? Man, I would be asleep by lunchtime. I'm not a big day. I can't do it. Well, here's the thing. Nothing better than a day. Buzz a day drink or two is great. Like sun is out. You're on a patio. Nice. Get a get a couple of drinks in you. That is the best. Yeah, but you're on a boat. Great. But you know, I get so tired now and it's like this kind of thing where unless you just keep that train going. Saving. You have a few drinks at two and then at by four thirty I'm out what do I do? Yeah. And then keeping that trend going, that's a dangerous game to very dangerous. The most dangerous game gambit is, is that the word is absolutely a word. Anna marvel character who through fire cards and he's from New Orleans. Yeah, trenchcoat I used to like him a lot. What what's the definition here? Device action or opening remark typically one entailing a degree of risk. Okay. Yeah, that is calculated gain advantage. I don't know about that may may not be again, but it's a living language. My friend malleable, someone posted a picture of Justin Bieber. Looking like HI from raising Arizona. Do you see that. Then that funny, that is pretty funny, Hawaiian shirt. Everybody look that up. That's very funny, and his hair is long and he's got him instead. Yeah, thank thank jazzmen spearing for this on the movie Crushers page she posted, I guess Justin Bieber tweeted stop sending me this shit, and it's a picture of that side by side of Nick cage as h. i. mcdonagh from raising Arizona and himself looking just like him. So that's pretty funny. I guess Justin be the beads is getting barraged and is upset unless he's just kidding around, but either way. That's great. All right, everyone. This is a very special edition like I said, and I'm going to tell you what's going on here. I have in my hand piece of paper series of pieces of paper. Awkward way to say. Secca paper and this is I came, here's what this is. This is from nineteen the mid nineteen ninety s I got to be very vague with this, I think. And this was a letter. To a Hollywood director. And it is from a Hollywood producer. With the subject line. Wish I could name these names. It's a memo to director Mimmo from producer, subject, line character casting, and it is a inside look at at least in the mid nineties. How men talked about women in Hollywood and about casting women in Hollywood. I came into ownership of this memo. Let's call it the casting memo. It sounds salacious. I came to acquire this many many years ago probably about. Probably only a few years after this memo was was sent, and I've always read it and it was sort of funny, but now in the age of the metoo movement and Hollywood creeps jerks being exposed, it's a bit of a different light. So here's we're going to do everyone. This episode. I'm just gonna read this whole thing to give everyone an inside peak of what Hollywood is like on the inside or at least how it wasn't the mid nineties and still is in. Okay. How about that. Oh, I'm ready granted thing word for word, and I'm going to read the actresses names because you know, I think that's important. This is a one-two-three one-two-three four five page memo everyone. Here we go. Dear name redacted in the wake of Elizabeth shoes decision. So here's what happened, I guess is Elizabeth Shue backed out of a movie and they need to recast this part in this film in the wake of Elizabeth shoes decision thought it'd take a moment to recap. Some of the character potentials we discuss last night and a bit more detail, and if you'll indulge me discussing approach to casting this role that I feel would favor us with a positive response. The next time we popped the question. I'm assuming he doesn't mean getting married to one another. This list largely the the product of brainstorming with name, redacted and name. Redacted does not take into consideration any availability issues, nor does it deal with a matter of price quotes like they're shopping for a car. It is designed merely to generate discussion on two fronts, the suitability of the actress for the role and the impact each actress might have on the overall profile for the film here goes an alphabetical order. Patricia Arquette colon when you indicated that she might not be any more interesting than Ashley Judd. I think I'm inclined to agree. However, my belief is at her profile is somewhat higher than Judd's, and that might help give the bigger names were considering for supporting casts the comfort level. They required a jump on board. All right. Let's not too bad. Maybe not very nice to call Patricia Arquette or Ashley Judd. Not super interesting, but that's fine. Drew Barrymore. Okay. What he got? Oh, no, no, I don't know. I just feel like this reads like some sort of horse-trading documentary, something like that. Yeah, it's a little bit. I mean, we'll just let people make up their minds. I'm just gonna read. It drew Barrymore. We didn't discuss her yesterday but fought. We'd mentioned her now she too young to tardy. We certainly could believe her as the sort who would bunk with the other character or anyone else in the film. For that matter after a first meeting. And by bunk with this producer means sleep with. But if she capable of holding anything in reserve or she simply too on the nose into out there. Sandra Bullock. She can do a good job with this, but I agree with you. When you say it's probably not in the cards. However, if you thought she was the one, don't see how it hurts to pop the question. I don't think it's producer next with pop. The question means basically means fucking ask him to marry. Yeah, but you know, but maybe like in Hollywood parlance at me. What was them to be in your moving? Yeah. What a dummy, see how it hurts pop the question. Her people at her agency can do give quick answers to the best analogies yet to work with a world class director. You never know Alexis. Cameron Diaz is. Believe she's on the brink of becoming a very big movie star and has resisted doing fluff parts and stupid movies for big money since her breakout role in the mask, the Jim Carrey picture, she really tries hard and it's very serious about her work one. That's very nice. This is no actress model Bimbo. She's good people to and for the age thing, remember the part is part girl, part woman switches easily between the two. All right. That's actually very kind candy has actress model Bimbo people. No good to know. Anne Heche clearly mid-nineties obviously, this is only if we go the no name route to know at this point is if such an option is even able to us, I've not seen her work, but I know a number of people with good taste thinks he's terrific, definitely a woman on the way up. Okay. An Heche by the way I didn't. This is not all. Indictment. This is just an insider peak. How did you choir this document shock? I can't say you can't say, no, I'm just gonna. I don't want anyone to ever get in trouble. Yeah. So I'm just. It it. I found it in a bottle on a seashore. I like it because that that is how Hollywood memos are delivered their ass. Right. Ashley Judd. I think she's okay. But does her participation, put bigger name, supporting potentials out of reach? Does she really have the chops? She the real stuff. I'm not yet convinced. I'm not sure she can bring the layers, the mystery and the. He says Magid, but I saw means magic to the character that would make her truly memorable. I think you should definitely look at a good bit of tape on her before committing troubles me a bit that her best reviews by a wide margin came in her breakout film her breakthrough film, ruby paradise, and that she hasn't garnered nearly as much critical praise sense. When it's Paltrow after Julia Roberts my personal number two choice audiences adore her. And more importantly, this girl is the real deal. I heard you and she said that she was incommunicado for the next three weeks and I wouldn't dream suggesting we wait for her to surface. Could we consider going outside regular channels? I e her family rather than her agency to get to her quicker. Julia Roberts everyone. We know this person wants Julia Roberts as the number one choice. Here's what he has to say. The name redact character redacted for the ages. To the manor born. Writes that, what does that even mean? Get to the manor. Born. No idea manner. MANNY are to the, is that it saying a manner like a like an estate, the no, I I don't know. I have no idea. Makes no sense. Yeah, I don't get that. Someone explain that to me on Facebook. If if you know what that means to the manor, born Julia flat out knows this girl, underlined. I promise you granted, we're talking money. We're talking agency, posturing, etc. But name redacted. I truly believe that if you laid out all the parameters were dealing with. To the agents with a phone call a prompt. Positive response is within the realm of possibility, do not forget for a moment that the girl adores you and has the utmost respect for you. She also guarantees a big opening weekend or two, and when we make a great film on top of that, you'll be in back in heaven. That sounds like fun to the manor born. Yeah, it is. It's like I think it's a sense, a British phrase, new destined to be suited to something by virtue of birth or custom and practice. So you actually spell it both ways m. a. n. n. e. r. or m. a. n. o. r. m. r. meaning more of the the birthright and the class kind of echelon of actress that yes, it's a little clue. Everyone would be out in Abby. It might be a Brit. Wrote this memo. I know that everyone's gonna take this is just a big like a puzzle to be solved. Well, you know and I don't like that. Everyone movie Crushers get on this. Do get a get a murder wall going on this. It'd be wonderful where where we hear, oh yeah, we were in back into heaven forgetting all, although I know that you could give a damn about that score. So another clue, I guess, director doesn't care about money in back in this is actually this could be a fun game. Please think about this one lips. When owner rider. In my book, the ultimate woman child child woman in movies today. Gye? What does that is that read. That I think so. Wow. I'm not really sure why you think she's not right for this character thinks she has real talent and works very hard. What do you got? REM it's crush with eyeliner. Oh, she's real woman's, right. That's on I. Since the collaboration between you two would be extrordinary and would result in her giving a memorable performance. Moreover, I think she's one of the handful of people on this list who had absolutely no problem holding her own with lead actor name, redacted. People like now just give us that glue. Sorry, everyone Mira servino an intelligent committed performer. Think she's about the work in not about price and perk jive. Her jive. You know, all that price in perk jive gimme perks. Give me money that jive jive now don't have no idea where this guy's from now don't know that she's among the more natural choices for this particular role, but with your help, I'm confident she would be more than credible if we use her, how do we keep her boyfriend off the set. Oh, wow. I don't even know trouble. I'm going to look up actually. We're gonna break and I'm going to come back in one second because I gotta look up this who this person dated in the mid nineties. We'll be right back. Hey, movie Crushers. If you're thinking about saving money this summer, why not start by paying less interest on your credit card balances? That's no good refinance credit card with a credit card consolidation loan from light stream. It's a very easy way to save hundreds to thousands of dollars in lower your interest rate by tree maverick's credit card, consolidation loans from five point, eight, nine percent APR with auto pay, get your funds as soon as the day that you apply, and that's pretty great. So say goodbye, high interest, credit cards this summer and start saving with light stream. And right now, listeners to movie crush can save even more with an additional interest rate discount on top of light streams. Already. 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You might pop, you know, was going to walk in and say like ones that camera there, maybe maybe man getting good everyone. Guys, reputation precedes him. Houma thurman. Other producer named acted as a big fan. I'm not so sure she's a bit of a cipher to me and I can never tell she's all on the surface or if there's something really going on there, maybe that's a plus for this part still don't know if she's a real actor but think she might work. Yeah, real actor at this. Great. A cipher. It was this person. It was this wizard using these weird term. Yeah, ciphers school ciphered is means sort of like a like a like a husk. Right? Like sort of like a well of thing and not the actual thing itself. True. Cipher is a is a disguising like a code. Right is so she just she's in 'nigma. Yeah, you know what else? I love the use of the word cipher for like a rap lyric like a free style is called a cipher really. Which makes sense. Because like, you know, there's a lot of double entendre Zain in rap and like a lot of like hidden kind of like messages that you have sort of know. Sure. You know the context or pull out, so that makes sense. They would use it for them like a good double on. All right. Charlie's in the girl he refers to them as girls that sort of annoying the girl from two days in the Valley. I didn't see it, but here she's really good. Definitely babe, definitely capable of defend fatale thing from everything. I've heard Tom Hanks, castor in the movie he currently has out and she's the female lead opposite either Christian Slater or Jason Patric have forget which in a high profile movie definitely Asare ascendant. Maybe two days in the valley is worth. You're having look. I kind of feel like the girl is sort of like a Hollywood trope in a way. Remember in Mahala drive. They're like, this is the girl. This is the girl I feeling like that's it is, but also just sort of an example of Hollywood's just sort of. History of ownership and misogyny and more than misogyny Misanthrope. He, you know, in general like actors or cattle, they're not even people. Well, they call it a casting call. Right? Which is like a cattle call. Yeah. I mean, and directors are not like that, but I know directors very famously that like the thing that always weirds me, I've never. I've never been to one, but you see him in in movies that are depicting the stuff like the casting call is so strange because you'll have like, you know, dozens of women or men. All look the same and they're all dishing for the same thing and they're all wearing the same kind of like outfit or whatever. That's a trope. Yeah, absolutely. True is true, but that's what makes it feel like a Cal. 'cause it's like all of these very modulus in creatures. Just they're moving doing their lines. You know what it's like to. It's very depressing, and that's the trope in movies is it's always very depressing because the actors all excited about the dish walks in in thirty of them in the room and just is deflated. They're also the ones. The ones they think it's so clever that they wore the vast or whatever. 'cause it's like roll or something. Went the extra mile. Everyone has actually, that's a specific one that's from, but that's been a bunch I think. So I occasionally the my old days is a is a PA would get wrangled into shooting auditions and casting sessions and stuff like that. And I always always just felt bad. There's nothing can't imagine anything in the film industry wise quite so intimidating as the process just awful. I'll never do it. All right. So that's Charlene, Robin Wright, one of producer name, redacted, faves, Fave raves. I, I want to do some more research on this person and their wizardry with the English language, one of the producers favorites. But I agree with you. When you say she's too old. No. Would you favor and look up how old Robin Wright was in the mid nineties. And for in by the way I'm gonna say like thirty two or thirty five the mo- dude I'm going to say twenty eight. Really? Yeah. Go find out. I mean it was born in sixty six. So do the birthday math. She was. She was twenty nine or thirty. Yeah. Hey, I'm not saying like, oh, she's saying she's, she may have been too old for this part, right, for sure. That's true. So I'm not. I'm not being overly critical time like with dudes. It's like that math doesn't seem to apply. Gets to play an old man or a young buck still. Absolutely. They're like, who cares these Leo? Yeah. Yeah, you're right. She's to. I also hear that she can be somewhat difficult to work with that. She can be a bit of a strange one, not necessarily a team player. Renee, Zellweger, the semi unknown who's about to break out and the Tom Cruise picture opening in a few weeks. He's Doug met. Jerry Maguire here, heard a lot of good things about her, but have yet to see your myself. I'm sure if you wanted to see the cruise picture, it could be easily ranged. Hi, I'm Daniel. And we're here to tell you all about our brand new podcast. Daniel, and hey, explained the universe in this podcast. Gonna talk about a lot of things mostly about physics and the universe. In all those big mysteries scientists. A lot of things left, figure out even pretty basic stuff. Like what is space? What is time? What is stuff made out of which movie gets time travel, right? That's an important question scientists are we alone in the universe? What is a black hole anyway, with inside a black hole that's about it's mostly me and hor horrific on stuff. We find fun and fascinating and hilarious salute for Daniel or, hey, explained the universe. We'll try to cover just about everything in the universe. Everything every dullish the whole shebang from cats planets, two black holes and tiny parties. So that's the list. Now let me take a moment to ask you to consider somewhat different approach to getting our character named acted. I think that we might have a few problems getting the answer we want if we go through go through the through channels agent route by simply submitting the offer and the script and leaving it at a realize that quote, how it's done in quote, but it's not how you've always done it. How many times have you cast major talent over the years without the benefit of a completed. Finally, polish script a lot, and you didn't always know the actor have previous working experience with either. How did you do it by telling them your vision of the film and your take on their character? I'm telling you when you communicate in this fashion with an actor, it is truly compelling stuff, and they get really excited. You know, it's funny is that at this point in this director's career, he's sort of legendary already, and this producer's talking to this director about something that he's sort of already mastered. Very funny. They're seduced not just by your vision, name redacted, but also by your considerable charm, a senior in this mode. When you've got it going, you could sell rice to the Japanese. Lorde. I can't help, but think that if you had the opportunity to meet with shoot and then handed her a script. That we would have received a different answer in such an approach will give a performer, the backbone to stand up to their agents managers when the sons of bitches till their clients to stay away because they're not getting their rate because they don't think the script is quite there yet the sons of bitches. I like that. Yeah, I think that this can work, and I think this is valid way to proceed. But I think that way because I know that you are all capitals. The man. Just don't you forget it ellipse. Never forget. Oh, man. That's it. Everyone. The casting papers. And how about this? If we have any Hollywood insiders, listening out there in you have internal memorandum's or letters that are in this spirit, sin them to me, I will not out you. I will redact all the names. I think this gives people a really interesting inside look at kind of what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood, and I love to do more of this stuff and I'm going to look up right now. I don't even know who ended up playing this role. And I don't think. I don't think I could tell you because that would be. Probably too much. In of a clue, but I'm gonna look right now. Fairy interesting. Well, they went with an actress that is not very famous at all still to this day. And dare I say, is a bit of a niche actor and did not become some big superstar, a fine actress to be. Sure. Very interesting. All right. I'm sure that frustrates you even more and that's a part of what this is all about. Everyone to kind of tease you bit. This episode is subtitled movie crushed Gration. Because trae shit. I like it. That's that. Should it should be titled movie crustacean, colon, the casting memo redacted redacted. I love it, art everyone. Thanks for listening. I hope you enjoyed that above to hear some feedback if you were like now, and that was kind of a big stupid waste of time. Chuck prefer the regular crushes. Don't worry. We're not going to like change up the format. I just thought that was kind of a fun thing to do today, so that is it for this week, everyone. Oh, can I kind of plug a plug real quick? Oh, no. Plug away. Plug today in the actual day in real time and space where we occupy currently a show that I've been working on for the network called happy face as episode and it's, it's, it's it's sort of a true crime show. It is a true crime show, but it takes a much different approach than you might expect. It's about a killer out of the Pacific northwest known as the happy face killer. But the story centers around his daughter and her experience growing up, not knowing her. A father was a killer, and then turn her life took when she found this out, and it's just it's got a beautiful score from an amazing band from Athens called hope for a golden summer. It's got this real melancholy kind of very beautiful sad and horrific story. But it has a lot of heart and in really the way we captured it. I'm just so proud of the work. Everyone that worked on it is done and I really think he guys dig it. It's just it's a very cinematic story and it doesn't lean heavily on like the gory details all that stuff in there, but it's really just kind of the story about the human cost of these kinds of crimes. Yeah, buddy. Have been the web in describing it is like a true crime story told through the eyes of a different kind of victim. Yeah, which is the daughter of this monster? Yeah. And the story has twists and turns it's not what you might expect story progresses. Yeah. So by now there should be a handful of codes out, but we're doing one a week. I think for. Twelve episodes, check it out. If you think you guys will dig it. Yeah, big shot out to Noel in Chandler. Who else you wanna shout out? No, man. I mean, Melissa more killers daughter who's was amazing subject and amazing person to work with Lauren Pacheco who is a producer working with on this out of New York. Fantastic. Matt, riddle. My pal who we were able to freelance out to help right the thing, and it's just been destroying it and doing amazing work with story, editing will, and main gash from part time. Genius who have EP the thing. And I've kind of been overseeing the whole thing with them and it's just been a really joyful thing to work on despite how dark material is it really it? It it. It's got a lot of hope to the story crazy because the ban that worked on it is up hope for a golden summer. Something goes hand in hand. What do you feel like that Melissa has? She may have already gotten some substantial closure in her life previous to this, but you think this helped her cathartic. Oh, hugely. And she just texted me a few minutes ago saying how thrilled she was with what we had made together and how you really experienced her growth on the show. I mean, I don't wanna diminish anything by calling these subjects characters, but it's almost like the way a character in film has to change and growth the ark of the film. That's reluctantly feel that in movies. Yeah, that's all right. I'm just beyond proud of this thing, so check it out. Awesome. Everybody goes support, happy face. Another one of our great shows as we expand our network, very proud of Nole in the work he's doing here and we get your support on all fronts. So with that, we bid, you ado Nolan, I are going to go back to the manner in which we had been born. Yes, to amend born born. I always thought of myself as that I was born on the manner with a silver spoon in my mouth. All right, everyone. We'll see next week. Hello earth actually. Hello universe? Yeah, we are here to tell you that in addition to Tuesdays and Thursdays, when you can get your regular stuff, you should know episodes just as you always have the last ten thousand years await tenure tenures. We're now adding a whole new episode of spin off show. That's really the same show. It's just a shorter episode. It's called short stuff. Yeah. We said, hey, sometimes we have topics that maybe aren't robust enough to fill out a full forty five minutes stuff. He shouldn't have pursued, but we don't wanna shortchange these topics these people. 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