Good [appropriate time-related greeting], everyone.
I just found out that TRON is coming out on special-edition DVD on Tuesday. Holy crap!! How many of you, if you're near 30 or so, left the theatre, got a frisbee, and began battling with your friends as soon as you got home?
When I was in 5th grade, there was this kid named Brad. Brad's mom made him a TRON costume, by drawing blue lines all over some long underwear, and painting blue lines on a hockey helmet. I thought Brad was certain to win the school costume contest, but he lost...to some kid who was dressed up as "David"...that's right. "David", is in , "David and Goliath". Complete with sling. I guess the parochial school I was attending thought that "David" furthered their agenda a bit better than TRON did. Besides, we all know that computers are sent stright out of the mouth of hell, right?
I think the only other movie from my childhood that I wanted to emulate as badly at TRON was Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not even Star Wars did it for me the way those two films did. I think it's because there were action figures for Star Wars, so I could play with them, and, while there were toys for Raiders and TRON, they weren't as cool.
Wow, that was one hell of a TRON tangent.
I recorded my VO for the A&E Biography of River Phoenix yesterday...it was really tough. I had to stop a couple of times, because I felt like I was going to cry. I haven't thought about him, really, for years. I didn't know River when he was a messed up. I only really knew him when we were kids, working on Stand By Me. I don't know what drove him to be a drug addict, because it's different for everyone...but I suspect that a big part of it was a desire to numb the pain that often comes with being a professional actor and celebrity. River hated celebrity, and had a very hard time with it...that I do know. There are times when I don't like celebrity, either, but I am lucky enough to have survived my teens and early twenties, and now that I'm almost 30 (!) I can put stuff into perspective.
I often wonder what would have become of River, if he'd lived. I think he'd be giving actors like Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt a run for their money, man.
The producer told me that it should run sometime in March. I think it's going to get noticed.
I'm having SHOUTcast problems. When my stream has been going for awhile, it freaks out, and just starts broadcasting static. I can't seem to figure out what's triggering this, and the help forums don't seem to have any info about it. If you've experienced this problem, or know how to solve it, would you drop me an email? I'd like to get the RFB going again.
Have a great [day, evening, night, walk through the park], everyone!
Oh, if you're bidding, don't forget that the Star Trek lunch box auction ends tonight at about 8PM PST.