Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Lancelot Links, Secret Chimp

Two links from me... to you.

The first features an amazing amount of CGI to turn Gene Kelly into a hip hop dancer. Cinematic blasphemy or wave of the future...

You be the judge.

British VW Golf commercial featuring Gene Kelly

The second is from my legacy to the Los Angeles comedy theatre scene "Fake Radio". The website features a better picture of me (which I'll post here someday when I can figure out how to get the file I have to rotate... sigh) as well as info for upcoming dates of the show.

When I die, this will be my "Rosebud".

Speaking of upcoming shows, David Koff has a few words to say on the subject. Just remember the italics are mine!!!


Radio made history on October 30th, 1938. That evening, Orson Welles and his Mercury Radio Theatre Company presented "The War of the Worlds" on CBS radio. The cleverness of the programme created a massive unrest: people actually thought that aliens from Mars had invaded Earth. The panic was so huge that it made the front page of the New York Times the following morning (http://members.aol.com/jeff1070/wotw.html). This Sunday, July 10th, Fake Radio will re-create this classic moment of radio history using the EXACT script that Orson Welles and his team used during the original broadcast (http://members.aol.com/jeff1070/script.html).

We invite you to come celebrate with us as we pay homage to the day that radio made history. Tix are $10 each with a discount to $8.00 for groups of ten or more OR if you show up dressed in military or alien gear. Cocktail "hour" begins at 7pm with free wine and beer. Shows begin promptly at 7:30pm with a running time of 90 minutes.

We perform at The Fake Gallery which is located at:

(323) 661-0786

Just East of Heliotrope on the North side of Melrose

The press acknowledges us!! See our article online at: http://fakeradio.c.topica.com/maadHWWabinR6bPGOkKbaehn4o/

For more information, please visit us online at: http://fakeradio.c.topica.com/maadHWWabinR7bPGOkKbaehn4o/

The rest of our "season" includes the following shows:
Sunday, July 10th – War of the Worlds
Sunday, August 14th – Christmas in July
Sunday, September 11th – Around the World in 80 Days
Sunday, October 16th – An Evening of Jack Webb: Dragnet & Pete Kelly's Blues
Sunday, November 13th – The Third Man
Sunday, December 11th – It's a Wonderful Life

See you at the theatre, kids...!

So remember, when in Los Angeles on July 10th, see Fake Radio! You'll be glad you did!


Mona Buonanotte said...

Wow! I mean...uh...wow! That Gene Kelly deal is freaky! Really good CGI! But how dare they, now??? Ta-tay-tee-tow-too. Moses supposes his toeses are roses....

Fake Radio is right up my alley! I'm calling my cable guy right now! (Nice photo of you, BTW. Anyone ever tell you that you look like Gary Sinise?)

your fiend, mr. jones said...

I have been told throughout my life I look like the following...

-Andrew McCarthy. This was during his "St. Elmo's Fire" popularity, which was good, because at the time, his character was my favorite.

-Chris Elliot. Again, at a popular moment in his career, when everyone I knew watched "Get A Life" and went to see "Cabin Boy". All five of us. Interestingly, I was neither out of shape (at the time) or balding. I was, however, a very snide, bitter jackass.

-Christopher Walken. When my hair is short, I tend to blow it into a 50's-ish pompadour (or comb forward into a Steve McQueen-style. I'm so vain, I know the song is about me). I think this has something to do with that. Also, the fact that my face shows no emotion when I talk and I tend to put the wrong emPHAsis on the ODD word or syllAble.

Thanks for the complement on the only decent headshot I ever had.