I came home for a night with my parents in the Quad Cities, and it is straight up snowing. Pretty hard. Wild!
Archive for November, 2008
Sorry I got behind on my postings. I hope to do more tonight, even though I know that is cutting it close for people. It’s better than nothing.
I’d like to point out that while this general election has made me ill in its divisiveness – within country, church, and family – I am happy to not have the controversial ballot measures that California does! I spent the weekend there, and my boyfriend had a very nice booklet delivered to all by mail that went through each of the issues, including all of the language, as well as overviews of the pro and anti arguments and which groups were supporting or fighting the issues. If you are interested, go back to the ballotpedia main page and click on Cali. Yikes.
So Joaquin Phoenix has announced he is leaving the movie industry for the music industry. He learned how to play guitar for the Johnny Cash Walk the Line movie and has produced some music videos since then. I saw the movie, and he did a good job with the music, but seriously? He’s a greatactor who has done some solid movies. Anyone else think this move is a little heady? A little like, I’m a famous cool person so obviously I can make it in music. Dude, not that easy.
“It’s like greener pastures, you know what I mean?” Phoenix said Saturday. “And so, I’m just going to try and like, I’ll just be doing the other thing. … Hopefully, I will emotionally impact you with that, as well.”
Yeah, yeah, I get it. And maybe he will. But I can’t help but think of Michael Jordan and golf (and baseball). In the end, he came back to the thing he was phenominal at and where the money was. Should one spit at an amazing talent they’ve been given? Ok, maybe he isn’t spitting. But he’s 34, and I think it’s a bit much to say it’s his last film and write “Bye” “Good” on his hands (see the pic). I predict Joaquin will be back, and I will be happy to see him.