I watch two television shows: Battlestar Galactica (the 3rd seaon premiere is this Saturday) and Trailer Park Boys.
The CBC has an amusing interview with the trio from The Trailer Park Boys:
CBC: Now that you’re movie stars, have you noticed any perks?
Bubbles: We haven’t seen any yet. You’re looking at it. Old tray of dirty f—–g croissants.
Bubbles: Some free pop.
Julian: No liquor here.
Ricky: We’re in these small hotel rooms and we get these little gift baskets but they just have wafers and crackers …
Julian: Fancy chocolates. No liquor.
The Trailer Park Boys movie debuts tomorrow. I think I may go see it.
I like the Trailer Park Boys because it’s filmed where I grew up, I know (of) the guys who created it and star in it (we went to the same high school), and it’s funny.
Last night on Showcase a documentary about the show’s history was on, showing how the producers have to negotiate with the network about how many fucks-per-minute they can get in an episode, trading the use of 3 “cocksuckers” for 1 “fuck”, etc. There are SERIOUS negotiations over that type of thing.
For the movie they have a video for I Fought The Law, featuring Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush.
An interview with Neil Peart (link no longer works so it was removed) where he talks about being a drummer, writer, and motorcyclist. When asked what his favorite Rush song is:
“Tom Sawyer” is certainly one of our best known songs, but it’s always hard to play. It’s always a challenge, so how can that be boring? There’s still an exciting thing about playing “Red Barechetta.” There’s still elements of that song where you feel the audience elevate. There are those genuine dynamic peaks and those genuine organic responses.
I gotta try some of his books. He has his own website.
Rush fans will get a kick out of this thread at FARK.com:
Rush guitarist files suit against Ritz-Carlton over altercation, claims his freewill was abused because he’s in the limelight. He went on to say the lawsuit was not about the big money, but rather justice which is closer to the heart.
Some of the responses are just as creative.