Friday, June 26, 2009

Ok. The buzz in town is the opening of the new Johnny Depp movie, "Public Enemies" that had several scenes shot in my neighborhood of Beautiful Downtown Wisconsington.

I mean, literally in my back yard. The wardrobe trailers, directors RV, all that stuff, was parked right behind Oblios. The old bank on the corner was used for one of the 'robbery' scenes and the coffee house across the street was done up as a dinner. The Scene crew and set decorators were in town several weeks before the shooting began and they soon found out that Oblios was a cool place to hang out and I got to meet several of them. It all made for interesting conversation.

Most of the actors, including Depp, were housed at a boutique hotel twenty miles from town but that didn't stop a army of onlookers from besieging the neighborhood. Some days it was difficult to walk home without two or three rent-a-cops stopping you.

Anyways! On one of the last nights that they were shooting in town the director and a bunch of the actors stroll into Oblios. The word had gotten around that there was good top-shelf booze available and not at California or New York prices.

Schultzie was drinking with some of the actors who play Dillinger gang members, Spencer Garrett and Stephen Dorf. He introduces me and we down a few shots of really really good tequilla. We chat and I score a couple of autographs for Max. Michael Mannn, the director strolls in with Marion Cotillard, who had just won an best actress Oscar. I said, "Hello". Later I shot a game of pool with another gang member, Michael Vieau. He's originally from Chicago and had to tell me that the Packers Suck, several times.

Well the night went on and there came a time they all needed to leave; I guess there was an early scene shot the next day, but that is when I had the most fun of the night.

The bar was full of gawkers and tourista types.... It's the kind of bar where strangers stick out like a stalk of celery in a Bloody Mary. Just as I was getting ready to leave one of them comes up to me and asks for my autograph.....seriously. Must of seen me talking to some of the actors and playing pool with Michael and just ASSUMED I was connected to the movie. Well, I had a moment when I was going to explain that I wasn't, but then thought better of it and quickly scrawled some in decipherable bull shit on her bar napkin. Then she asks me, "What role do you play in the movie?" Again, a moment of truth swept across me as quickly as a mosquito in August. I dismissed it and said, "Just a guy in the neighborhood." Her face lit up and she said "Cool!"

A special showing of the movie starts here this weekend. I have to go and see if I am in it.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Every once in awhile I get a song stuck in my head..... usually one that is poetic even without the music....

Boulder to Birmingham

I don't want to hear a love song
I got on this airplane just to fly
And I know there's life below
But all that it can show me
Is the prairie and the sky
And I don't want to hear a sad story
Full of heartbreak and desire
The last time I felt like this
It was in the wilderness and the canyon was on fire
And I stood on the mountain in the night and
I watched it burn
I watched it burn,
I watched it burn.
I would rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham
I would hold my life in his saving grace.
I would walk all the way from Boulder to Birmingham
If I thought I could see,
I could see your face.
Well you really got me this time
And the hardest part is knowing I'll survive.
I have come to listen for the sound
Of the trucks as they move down
Out on ninety five
And pretend that it's the ocean coming down to wash me clean, to wash me clean
Baby do you know what I mean
I would rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham
I would hold my life in his saving grace.
I would walk all the way from Boulder to Birmingham
If I thought I could see, I could see your face.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Same sex doughnuts linked to decline of USA morals

Global Warming blamed on doughnuts

Doughnuts thought to be cause of Global Recession

Obama vows to crack down on doughnuts.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Killer Klowns

FOX News' designated flamethrower, Bill O'Reilly, slammed Rosie on "The O'Reilly Factor" last night, calling her "nutty" and "irresponsible," and suggesting that ABC should fire O'Donnell for her provocative remarks about Iran and the war in Iraq..

..... boy that is some killer comedy, Bill!!

Frankly, speaking of Rosie, I would have added 'shrill' to nutty and irresponsible..... but O'Reilly doesn't seem to get it that he is nutty, irresponsible and asinine.

I just don't understand things these days. I am really sure that I don't want to, either.

Talking heads... hemorrhoids that speak.

And then in real news... Neda Agha Sultan.

Just google the name. I have nothing to say.

The more things change..... the more they stay the same.

Some days I just want to move to Montana

Monday, June 22, 2009


Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Yuppers, I gotz no time. I was out of the office for three days and I just feel like I have a lot of catching up to do. Next week I only have three days IN the office, with the July fourth holiday coming up.

Time has come today
Young hearts can go their way
Can't put it off another day
I don't care what others say
They say we don't listen anyway
Time has come today

I spent most of the weekend biking and working on my 'flip-flop' tan.

I almost feel that I might have something important to say........... I hope that feeling goes away soon.

Time flys when one is having fun.

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