The End of Fish? More Sundance discoveries……

I met these folks from Greenpeace on Main street…they had a special fish campaign fellow with them.

http://endoftheline.com/

http://www.blogger.com/www.seafoodwatch.org

http://festival.sundance.org/2009/film_events/films/end_of_the_line

According to their studies we will all be out of fish by 2048.

Please check it out! Support our fish…and our planet….it’s the only planet we got!

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Party Blog for Sundance =Opening weekend-

http://www.facebook.com/v/56348491017

DJ AM- killed the sets at the AXE parties every night!  I think everyone appreciated my old school “Iron Maiden” t-shirt.

Tao- was great old school hip hop-rap!

The Kenneth Cole- HBO party was crazy tight- tons of A-listers all over.  We froze outside for a bit with one of the folks from Showtime’s “The Tudors”.  A nice fellow.

The Hollywood Life Magazine parties were great fun- good djs all the time, Saturday night they had the Hard Rock Vegas -after-hours DJ who was super awesome.

There were about 5 other clubs we hit-and I am not including daytime gifting suites-

Paris Hilton was at most all the clubs I was at.

Michael Cera was at some HLM parties.

Kevin Sorbo was everywhere in the clubs or on the streets.

The wifey’s old friend Shar Jackson was around too, who was as always a real sweetheart… (I might also add that she has one of the most well behaved teenagers I have ever met).

Too many other parties, scenes and others to write about….

Peace out all-

CV

The skinny on SPIKE LEE’s-”Passing Strange” -and Happenstance in my own life…at Sundance…

“Spike Lee’s new documentary-”Passing Strange” is amazing. It’s also amazing how sometimes Karma steps into our lives unexpectedly.

I was randomly walking around Park City for the day on Friday, the first official day of the festival, people were still setting up booths and getting their networking hats on.

I wandered into the Park City library because I am crazy enough to go into a library on a vacation…and I wanted to see what was happening.  Mind you, I am not Joe Hollywood.  It turned out that it was the premiere of Spike Lee’s new film, “Passing Strange”.  Spike had always been a hero of mine etc.. so I jumped at the chance to see it.

Low and behold, it was the documentation of a NYC Broadway show titled, “Passing Strange”, which is the most powerful musical I have ever seen.  It is the story of a young black boy who lives in suburban-urban LA and he just doesn’t fit in, all based in the 1970s. The boy’s story is incidentally based on the original writer-performer of the play named “Stew”.

A link to Stew : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stew_(musician)
A link to the musical: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passing_Strange

I watched further and noticed a man who looked familiar, one of the lead musicians by the name of Christian Gibbs.  Low and behold it was my Christian Gibbs, a long lost friend/pal I had known for the past 10years!
Mr. Gibbs was one of the first kind people to me during my humble-troubling beginnings in Los Angeles. This was during what I will say was a ‘dark period’ for myself . At a time when I had no car, and barely a roof over my head which happened to be in the roughest part of east Hollywood, Christian gave me rides and helped me like a true friend.  That was my life then, and it’s much later now and my life is much improved.

This musical will change your life if you allow it to.  Let it inside your heart and soul, and to quote Mr. Spike Lee: “it’s 25years in the making.”

This story is proof that we make our best and worst decisions in life when we are just lost teenagers trying to become something great/important in life.

Sundance and beyond into the wild blue that is 2009……….

I will be attending the Sundance film festival this year. I expect that I might see some movies and hit the slopes for a bit. I will write a few Sundance blogs and hopefully give you all the skinny on what’s going on.
I hopefully will see Bret Easton Ellis’s new film “The Informers” with any luck at all. I dig Mr. Ellis, he’s a talented fellow.

I was very happy with the Globe winners, all nominated were very deserving of the coveted Globes. Heath Ledger deserved a Globe for his role in Brokeback Mountain but at least he got some final recognition for the talent he showed while he was with us for his final film-The Dark Knight.  Mickey Rourke for sure deserves a second time around the old Hollywood express.  My last favorite film he acted in before “The Wrestler” was his 1997 film “Bullet” which co-starred the late great 2-Pac.  Seth Rogan was a tool for saying what he said about Mickey but at least he didn’t lie.  We all need some insults every now and then, insults, they keep us human.  Although, Mickey Rourke is more human and humble these days than most of these other Hollywood folks.  I really liked how Mickey thanked his dogs.

I was happily surprised that a few other of my favorites, “Slumdog Millionare” and Colin Ferrell’s performance in “In Bruges”, won him a Globe.  Bruges is a brilliant film to say the least. “Revolutionary Road” was another film that earned tons of my respect on many levels, and I feel that all who were involved in this film deserved many awards. I did feel however that a great mentally unstable actor by the name of Micheal Shannon did steal a few scenes from the talented Leo & Kate. I have a feeling there are some great things ahead for Micheal Shannon.

Finally, I not-so-secretly wanted Anne Hathaway to win something for “Rachel Getting Married” but maybe she might just steal an Oscar away from Kate Winslet. Who knows?

We will all see very soon………………

I am sick of travelling though….I have to say. I look foward to being home and getting some new work done in the next few months…..

Peace-

CV