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Posts Tagged: Henry Rollins
a casual conversation between two very interesting friends
the oldest and most prestigious Misfits Country Western cover band’
Echo Park Rising 2017 will take over my neighborhood
‘Corré showed great disrespect to the artists who created all the things’
We shouldn’t be sad, it’s something we have in common forever’
I was lucky, beside Ringo Starr’s 75th birthday (above) I have attended a lot of concerts and events.
‘While carrying out the research, we informally referred to the creature as ‘the muscle worm’ due to its preservation in almost pure muscle,’ said Dr Jakob Vinther of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences. ’Part of the reason why it’s preserved so well by muscle is that it was, in real life, a very buff little worm.’
You may wonder why Gutterdämmerung is advertised as the loudest silent movie on earth, since a cast like this one is sure to bring lots of decibels to the soundtrack, but the concept of the movie borrows to the tradition of classic movies of 1920’s Hollywood: the film is mostly silent but instead of a piano accompanying the screening, a rock band will perform live.
Rollins is really excellent in the role of this dark character, flesh-eating vampire, suddenly turned superhero despite his beastie tendencies. He is extremely strong even invincible, and has taken more bullets in his body than he can count, but he plays Jack with a lot of ambiguities, in the sense that he is never the bad or the good guy, he coldly kills and eats humans but saves his daughter.
Jack’s routine of bingo and cannibalism is severely hampered when his past returns to haunt him as Andrea is kidnapped by men intent on killing him. With a history of murder to reference, Jack heads out on a bloody rampage of revenge and redemption. Rollins’ force-of-nature performance in a rare leading role is a weird and wonderful joy to watch.’
Helen Bach called me to announce she was after Henry Rollins for another interview. Alright by me but if ever a guy seemed to have places to say whatever he wanted to say, that man is Rollins. Personally, I appreciated the first interview he did with us but if Helen wants to double down, so be it. I will say one more thing: I tend to be closer to his opinion about Barack Obama in 2015 than I am to my own in 2012. I would love to hear his take on the Nuclear T
What does it says about you when your face can be used in cartoons and comics, when your mug has reached this level of familiarity that everyone instantaneously recognizes who you are once sketched by more than three dozen of different artists?
‘Fuck suicide. Life isn’t anything but what you make it. For all the people who walked from the grocery store back to their house, only to be met by a robber who shot them in the head for nothing — you gotta hang in there’,
‘If we legalize marijuana, then you’re legalizing a ‘brown person’s drug. And we don’t really let the brown people do what that want in this country, if you look at the history. If marijuana is legal, then your kids will be imbibing in what those ‘jazz jigaboos’ used to get up to.”
‘As being successful doesn’t mean just having a good voice, it takes much more than this,…’ he adds, saying this has to do a lot with the content of his lyrics. But how is this possible when the western audiences do not understand? I am not sure, but US audiences have been very good to him, they ‘have fulfilled his wish’, ‘Everybody dance and is happy’…
May be I am blessed with a brain which does not exclude one to make room for the other, may be some people are unable to appreciate both at the same time, but I see as much greatness in science than in art. Of course there’s bad science, but there is also bad art so they are equal for this point
I don’t know who got this idea but they were onto something,… Henry Rollins as an action figure talking like the real deal? This could work or even be a bit dangerous if you believe this video.
May be this weirdo cannibal character is a bit too close of what we expect Henry Rollins to be in a movie, intimidating, lonely, pissed off at people and damn scary, but it looks interesting nevertheless. Expect to see this film during next summer/fall in the indie festival circuit.
When he is saving third world countries with water or spitting political venom you can rest assured he will be as predictable as tea time. This lends to his credibility and brings us full circle- this show is tailor made for his talent.