keep your eyes open!
Friday, November 30, 2007
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The Times of India
25 Nov 2007,PARAG MANIAR ,TNN
In Depp Trouble! - Casting Hollywood star Johnny Depp in a film is a luxury that director Mira Nair cannot afford, perhaps.
According to our sources, Nair’s ambitious project, Shantaram , has been shelved because the actor demanded a huge price. “Mira Nair will be unable to go ahead with the film because Warner Productions has decided to back out of the project. Also, the amount quoted by Johnny Depp is very huge. The producers don’t see how they will be able to complete the film with such big money involved,” says a source.
Mira Nair had announced her ambitious film, Shantaram , based on Gregory David Roberts’ book of the same name, earlier this year. Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan had been roped in to play key roles.
She had also approached Vishal Bharadwaj to score the music of the film. Our source says, “Mira Nair was to start shooting with Amitabh Bachchan from January 2008. Unfortunately, that will not happen any more.”
Deals with all the other actors had fallen into place but things did not somehow work out with Depp. Our source says, “Depp loved the novel by Gregory Roberts. He even invited the author to visit him in London. Gregory Roberts did go and meet him. Everything was going fine until Depp quoted his price! All activity related to Shantaram came to a screeching halt after that.”
It may soon be officially announced that the film has been shelved. Our source says, “Warner Productions will hold a press conference announcing the cancellation of their Shantaram project in the second week of December.”
The official spokesperson of Warner Productions kept mum about the film being shelved because of the sky-high money quoted by Johnny Depp. The spokesperson just mailed the production house’s official statement that says: “Production on Shantaram is being postponed due to Hollywood writers’ strike and the inability to guarantee a February start, which would then place the production in India in an inclement weather corridor.”
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me: is dan zanes your favorite rockstar?
lande: dan zanes is my favorite - or hannah montana - no dan zanes is my favorite THEN hannah montana THEN hilary duff
me: who's your favorite ryal?
me: are you gonna be an accountant like your dad when you grow up?
lande: no a rockstar
me: what instrument are you gonna play?
lande: the microphone
Saturday, November 17, 2007
he caught his flight
he hailed a cab
he rode his bike
he walked a mile
a million times
with shoes wore down
he heard it all
the tragic spring
the comic fall
the coldest days
he hummed the song
Friday, November 16, 2007
the vet called with holden & nacho's blood tests & they're both "pretty much perfect" which is great but she's recommending surgery to take off holden's tumors.
she stuck a needle in them to test while we were at the office and said she's 99% positive they're benign.
the tumors have been there for about 4 years now, starting with one - the biggest golf ball looking one - now there are 4, all on holden's ribcage (cheetah chest) and don't get in his way.
they'd have to put him under for the surgery
he's 9 1/2 years old, which is like in his late 60's people years
it would cost $500-600, which really means $750
i don't want these to get to be the size of grapefruit & put stress on his other organs
if i wait much longer he'll be too old for surgery
but they're not cancerous and he's in great health and that's a lot of fucking money
anybody with tips, experience, advice, pointers, a rusty razor, let me know
holden votes "no"
Thursday, November 15, 2007
drove back and forth to chapel hill yesterday thrifting along the way. it was great to get back to tar heel country after 5 years. got a tuna sandwich at foster's and it was just as good as i remember. here's a driving & clicking photo from around 730 am coming down off the mountain.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
"After ten great years on the road as a touring musician, I have come to the realization that this life is not for me. As a result, I have decided to leave Tea Leaf Green to pursue some of my life's other passions. I wish my brothers in the band only the best. Their future is surely bright. Most of all, I am so grateful to my family, friends, and fans. You've always encouraged my free spirit; thanks for your continued support.
In any band, there exists a dynamic between the collective's goals and those of the individual members. At times, aspirations that were once aligned, diverge. This is one of those times. We support Ben's decision without reservation and wish him only the best. We know he put his heart and soul into thinking this through, just like he did with Tea Leaf Green these past ten years; we admire Ben for staying true to himself.
As one chapter ends, so another begins. In this moment of transition, we've reached out to our good friend, Reed Mathis, who enthusiastically accepted the torch. Please join us in Santa Cruz as we welcome Reed to the band. Let's get this show on the road!
Tea Leaf Green"
he went by many names - milky chambers, the weed, franz hanzerbeak, & more - he was hard to photograph because he moved too constantly, always grooving head bobbing chicken walking plucking his bass hard and when they passed the mic to him he rapped heady funky goodness and the dancefloor was instantly transformed from manic schwirly chaos to a community getting down to ben c. all together now.
and today he's off to pursue other passions and i wish him extremely well but my heart aches with i feel like we let him down, i as a fan let him down, he wasn't happy enough playing for us to keep doing it. i shouldve gone to more shows, shouldve burned cd's for more people, all that stuff a band as talented as tea leaf green deserves but i also feel like could be they're tilting in a different direction from the planet of green love into the rock n roll band and they're playing 100+ shows a year back and forth and back and forth across the US and canada & a lot of those shows are short festival sets and opening for other bands, and hardly ever do they pass the mic to ben c. in a show like that. life on the road for these people is never easy i imagine. i'll always have a biscuit from NYE '05 to remember him by, and the memories, good god the memories, and the live music archive.
can't wait to see the new tea leaf green, hope they come this way soon.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
here is a shirt they could give out instead
in related news, a dunkin donuts just opened nearby, with plans for more to spread into the area soon.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
i went to see porter batiste & stoltz at the garage at biltmore and was impressed with everything, the music, the place, the reconstructed vintage clothes store attached to it, all cool
wheels chipotle got a tarheel tattoo - tar tattooed onto his heel
he said it didn't hurt at all and we agreed that it's magical
i went to see dan zanes rock out this afternoon with some '21st century all ages folk music'
and lande lost a tooth at the orange peel!
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angel from montgomery (john prine)
just like heaven> (the cure)
don't let it down
? 'water, wind and wine' -tg on harp and guitar
16 tons (merle davis)
where the forest was
'i wish i was innocent'
i've got a truck
edge of the world
blackbird on a wire
brokedown palace (hunter/garcia)
drink of streams
taped & posted by AG of jambase