Archive for March, 2008

I love you Lou Dobbs.

I know I bagged on Lou Dobbs in an earlier post, but he just did something that made me love him. A gentleman just said something that he didn’t quite agree with, so Lou screamed “Balderdash”!!

And he meant it.

And I like that.

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Last Friday I went to Lawrence, KS to see Explosions In The Sky play at the Granada and once again they played an amazing show.

Be sure to check out their amazing music at http://www.ExplosionsInTheSky.com and http://www.Myspace.com/ExplosionsInTheSky

If you happen to already be a fan of Explosions In The Sky then I suggest you check out Pelican, The Spirit of The Stairs, Kinski, and The Appleseed Cast.

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If you were a fan of Paul Giamatti’s work in Sideways, American Splendor, Man On The Moon, Private Parts, or Cinderella Man then you’ll love him in “PRETTY FRANK: THE MUSICAL.”

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Paul Giamatti as John Adams.

It just doesn’t get much better than Paul Giamatti. Does it?

Daniel Day Lewis is always called the ‘greatest living actor’… I would argue that Giamatti could give him a run for his money any day. Sideways, American Splendor and now this? I know everybody hated “Lady in the Water” (I didn’t), but he was amazing in that, also.

A more normal looking guy you will never see, but he is able to bring out a real charisma, proving that it’s ‘all about heart’ in the long run.

I’ve only seen 2 episodes of John Adams on HBO, but it really is amazing and moving. You get to see how “human” our founding fathers were. And how fragile…. I mean, back then, it’s not like ‘medicine’ was very cutting edge… I’m guessing people lived with A LOT of pain…. wooden teeth for God’s sake??!!

Giamatti plays complicated very well… there is a lot going on behind those eyes.

It has a very unique way in how it’s shot, also. They use a lot of long lenses. The director (Tom Hooper) keeps an almost voyeuristic view of some things… always looking at dialogue from behind objects (half the screen with be blurred and so on). Maybe they wanted a slight documentary feel?

The cast is amazing, especially Laura Linney and Sarah Polley. And I felt a chill when David Morse walked onto the screen as George Washington. He looked “spot on” and it was eerie. And, Stephen Dillane is really great as Thomas Jefferson.

But, in the end, it’s all about Paul Giamatti. He’s the star and nobody could do it better. He should have an Oscar by now.

Hell, I would actually watch “Dancing with the Stars” if he was on it.


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New franksters.

It’s Sunday morning and I waiting for my coffee to brew.

Gooding is crashed on my couch, he usually stays at my place when he comes through Wichita with his band The Angel/Devil. He got in at 4:30am after his gig. I have no clue how he does it. I stayed up until 2:30 am the night before with A. Friend when we went to see The Angel/Devil and that about killed me…. and the 6 or 7 beers probably didn’t help.

Anyway, Gooding is a fantastic friend and artist and he is going to start contributing to Pretty Frank… his screen name will be “Goob”…. I’m excited to see what he has to say, because he is one bright and funny MOFO…. oh, check out his sites… the links are on the right.

Last night my dear dear friend Maha and I went to our favorite restaurant Passage to India. She just got back from London where she was a line producer on a “mini- series”. She had a freekin’ blast and I couldn’t be more happy for her. She has always been amazingly talented and I think this may be her “calling”.

She has also said that she wants to contribute to PF, and her art and her mind will be a great addition to our little family

*Fuel, you will no longer be the only “bride” on PF!!!

Anyway, this is all good news.

Welcome Goob and Maha (Patoonia Boom Boom)!!


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creepy jelly


luuuuuuuuuv creepy jelly

its creepy

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