Saturday, August 18, 2007

If any of you have read this recent article, you have probably come to the same conclusion I have - Ethan Hawke is a sniveling little child. In the article, he talks about the stress and pressures of a celebrity marriage such as the one he had with actress Uma Thurman. "It's unfair when one person's career is taking off and the other is really suffering," he said. (You mean when HER career is taking off and YOURS is not?) "The person you share your life with isn't in the mood to support," Hawke says. "You want to have a pity party for yourself, but they're off to the Golden Globes and you don't want to go because everyone is going to think you are jealous." Right...everyone will THINK you're jealous, but you're really NOT. I wonder when he gave this interview if he really thought he'd be able to pull this off as one actor talking nonchalantly about celebrity marriages in general. Hawke continues, "Joanne Woodward put her career on the back burner for that marriage (to Paul Newman) to last. And something's got to give." Stupid, stupid Uma for getting rid of poor, sensitive Ethan. (By the way, Ethan, I hate to point out the obvious, but you're no Paul Newman).

A guy I work with is in a band. I know they've been playing around a lot and getting known a big. He has cool Duran Duran hair that he somehow pulls off right in 2007. Anyway, they're called Folio and they're inspired by early 80s synth pop music. Check out their MySpace page and give them a listen. As I'm sure you could have predicted, I like their sound. (You can purchase songs on iTunes if you happen to like it, too). It does have that retro 80s sound but still manages to sound new. They're playing a free show up at Universal Citywalk next Saturday for an Indie 103 thing. I think I may go to check them out.

The song of the day is The Cure's "Let's Go To Bed," released as a single in 1982 after the release of their album Pornography. The song would later appear on a compilation album. As with much music of this type, I was never a huge fan of the band but loved, love this song.


Blogger LA said...

Damn, he's a straight-up tool!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

More importantly, what's up with Uma's hair?

4:36 PM  
Blogger Kings Fan said...

Ethan Hawke is a big doucebag!

I might come with you next Saturday to check out the band. It's my last free Saturday night until we start football season.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Kelly J. Compeau said...

So many marriages fail because of this. It was partly to blame for the end of my marriage.

Back in the 80s & 90s my husband was on top of his game, a mini-celeb in the world of broadcasting. Free tickets to the best shows, the best table at the hottest restaurants always waiting for him, women sent him naked pictures of themselves hoping to score a place on his arm at gala events. Pretty much anything and anyone he wanted was his for the taking.

Then he met me. Young, feisty, strongly opinionated and very talented in many respects, I already had my own gaggle of groupies, fans and friends. We were unimpressed with each other's "celebrity" so it took the two of us a little while to warm up to each other, and less than a year into our relationship, his jealousy and delusional suspicions were already creating tension. He was so used to having all the attention, and as his career waned, mine really started to take off. I was making 5 times as much money as him, had long-reaching connections, men slipped me their phone number -- even though they knew I was married. Finally, after 12 miserable, pathetic years together, I gave him the boot.

Free at last!

KJC (who is now dating a TV star, a movie star and a rock star)

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Kathryn said...

I probably have that original 12" single on vinyl in my garage! That was one of my favorite cure songs of all time -- and I know them ALL!

4:43 PM  

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