"I got to recognize how the horrific conflict laid out, how the victim often found themselves in a life-or-death struggle and quite frequently how they would wind up meeting a gruesome end in an unexpected but surprisingly satisfying way," he said. You know we had never done a big TV ad before in our entire 18, 19 years of being a band. It must keep you going as a musician to have these kinds of interactions with fans and being creative in this way. I think most artists wouldnt mind recorded music being free as long as no one was getting paid for that music. Well, it worked out, though, didn't it? So when the police come and bust the party, we werent invited to the party. You have Joel Fry jamming on the guitar, too, so that had to have been a thrill. Though the single sounds inspired by our current polarized landscape, McCrea reveals that hed actually been sitting on Sinking Ship for more than a decade. That is my advice. John McCrea's 's top tips for aspiring performers 1. And I think that's what makes this film so wonderful. I mean, I'll tell you - there's crazy stories about the world being . But I do remember Glenn Close in the live-action "101 Dalmatians" and just being absolutely terrified of her. So, cheap rent is an amazing gift for musicians that are trying to make a living at their craft. So I take it Cake fans arent bashful? You have to have a job thatll let you tour all the time. Unfortunately, the Internet hasnt lived up to its promise. Thats a tall order for people that are busy indulging in the emotional duplicity of music. The reason why its a good thing is hard to pin down. [Ed. Sure. So theres been a very obvious thing thats been happening. According to the most widely accepted account of her death, Jane was murdered by Wyandot scouts working with the British Army. "So there was considerable pressure, and every time I sent in a design or a page of a story, I waited with creeping terror for the email that confirmed, yes, I did suck, and I was fired! Upon request, McCrea sung the steamboat song, "Blow Cornie Blow" for the interviewer John Avery Lomax. Now that "Cruella" has been released, McCrea has his eyes set, long term, on a dream remake of another classic vampire thriller. An introduction to the five-factor model and its applications The five-factor model of personality is a hierarchical organization of personality traits in terms of five basic dimensions: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience. I just think that the Earth cant support popular culture in the way that weve come to expect. Not very many artists can get billions of streams, so its a math thing. Mostly, I just think about discarded leather jackets in a landfill that are no longer in style. Walking down that street, making tea a couple of weeks later, is there something that made you sit back and say, "Boy, that really surprised me about Emma and the way she performed in that scene?". To me, we can argue about gay marriage a lot, but we dont even get to do that unless we have clean air and water. LISTEN: APPLE PODCASTS SPOTIFY STITCHER It's amazing that he got there. Release Calendar Top 250 Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Movie News India Movie Spotlight. Theyre Wall Street. But thats yesterdays CAKE. In Flanders Fields, one of history's most famous wartime poems, written in 1915 during the First World War by Canadian officer and surgeon John McCrae. Im just saying. I think that is wasteful and disconnected from the real sort of power, which I think, is musical. Career [ edit] In 1989, after a few years of drawing television and toy tie-ins, he illustrated Ennis's debut, the political series Troubled Souls, in Crisis, as well as its sequel, the farce For a Few Troubles More. What items have gotten the most reaction? It occurred to me that there are all these songs that we have that we should probably formalize in sound recording. They tell you when theyre not happy. It just blew my mind, and it just dwarfed my sense of time. I think just like anybody else. The gatekeepers of the label, we can go around them now. Our first visit there, we didnt know that we had become popular there. And it was sort of fun to see how different those characters were, in terms of how she played them. Other articles where John McCrae is discussed: Canadian literature: Modern period, 1900-60: John McCrae's account of World War I, "In Flanders Fields" (1915), remains Canada's best-known poem. McCrea added that his father made him a deal: "My father had given me 12 months in which to prove myself in pictures. Can you tell me a little bit about that and how all that got started? I think we need to be just straight-out blunt about whats happening. He's a wonderful director. Should I fail, I was to 'go out and get a job.'. But it's such a wonderful introduction to him because it sounds sort of funny and sassy, but it really is the way he lives his life. . Speaking ahead of the launch of Disney's Cruella origin story, the film's star John McCrea revealed that his Artie character was at one point actually intended to be a drag queen. It always felt hyperbolic and too negative, but it somehow it feels appropriate now. note: Age Of Aquarius was released in 1969.]. What John loves about this is that every day it was something completely different. I didn't get to spend any time with Emma Thompson, which bums me out every day, but hopefully one day. Well, I'm going to put the word out there that John McCrea wants to work on "The Lost Boys." Yeah. There are some people that think its terribly hippy just to be concerned about toxins in your drinking water. I mean, if you want to do "The Lost Boys.". The McCraes had military blood. Its like a stealth way to influence peoples attitudes. He was given a life sentences for raping and molesting women, plus 4 more life terms and 50 years for the murder. Comic book artist John McCrea has officially launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Mighty World of McCrea, a collection of creator-owned work spanning the Belfast-born artist's 32-year career. It seemed like the right thing to do. He was flying Buccanneers at the start of his career. If I hit a wall, I just move on to a different song. He's a fountain of knowledge and he's got a lot of experience doing this. Tell me your origin story if you dont mind. Artists havent really been able to organize, but I think ultimately we should be able to say, Altogether, wed like to say that .0006, whatever it is, of a penny Maybe wed like .005. We cant do that. In Yondu #2 by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler and John McCrea, it's revealed that after the Fallen One's death, Thanos had his remains turned into an Urn that allows its holder to use the Power Cosmic themselves. Its not a clean victory; its a nuanced victory, isnt it? MCCREA: I think no matter what happens, we have to keep our eye on the ball for a while. I think for that reason it spurred me into action after a period of not feeling particularly compelled to put out recorded music. People can repost that story and that would be great if that happened a lot. The most important stories and least important memes, every Friday. Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. This terrific cover brought to mind a classic Jay Ward character "Super Chicken" who was featured on the "George Of The Jungle" Show. Featuring exclusive content and interviews for Game Of Thrones, Sherlock, Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and so much more.Visit our homepage at http://www.redcarpetnewstv.com or follow us on Twitter @RedCarpetNewsTV for exclusive daily updates, reviews, photo galleries and more. And I am still waiting -- thank goodness!". And I just thought, "I could barely say lines and just do that." You've got to be hoping that Artie is going to come back with a sequel. The first issue features the terrifying tales Take One," by writer/artist Chris Burnham, colorist Adriano Lucas, and letterer Pat Brosseau, and "Shingo," from writers Paul Dini and Stephen Langford, artist John McCrea, colorist Mike Spicer, and Brosseau returning for lettering duties. Who knows what might happen next? It used to be impossible. I do think that that could be called community. MCCREA: You know, holy shit. It's between Jasper, Horace, and Estella, but Artie joins that family, too. I think its time we stop strategizing individuality at the expense of humans. Last week, the Bay Area print edition of The Onion published my interview with Cake 's John McCrea, in advance of their big NYE show at the Warfield. Do Cake fans kind of fit into what youre describing, or do you think its a different sort of community? When people think of Cruella De Vil, hopefully some of them will think about Artie. Ive got dozens of songs going at once. I think Nadia Stacey, the makeup designer, was obviously influenced. Im really intrigued by what you guys are doing on the web. He is the vocalist and primary lyricist for the band, in addition to playing acoustic guitar,. Yeah. I think that it has worked for us because I still find it interesting and exciting sometimes. ", However, McCrea did have another unexpected concern working on the story -- one that shows even the most seasoned artists also experience moments of self-doubt. The popular alt-rock group combines caustic lyrics with pulsing guitar music and is influenced by. At the same time, literally the whole thing could be flushed down the toilet. For instance, Sinking Ship I wrote probably 10 or 15 years ago. Aside from that, I think its very cool to be able to have a musical idea and put it out there quickly. Im curious, how have you been spending your time in the last few years when you werent touring with CAKE? Red Carpet News brings you all the latest Film \u0026 Entertainment News. "Interview with Uncle Billy McCrea, Jasper, Texas, 1940 (Part 1 of . To add more books, click here . MCCREA: Well, the B-side or the A-side I dont know which side is which of the vinyl single Sinking Ship, we do a cover of the old Age Of Aquarius song from the early 70s. Theres more of a feedback loop. Yeah. The band includes trumpeter Vincent DiFiore, bassist Gabriel Nelson, and guitarist Xan McCurdy. Do you have any advice for an up-and-coming artist trying to make it in the scene or a musician just starting out? Thats right, but there is also good music thrown away because people wear a different kind of pants. Disney and Pixar's Luca is a coming of age story that is truly a love letter to real friendships, according to the Director, Enrico Casarosa. But its interesting hearing passionate hostile voices right now. In Flanders fields the poppies blow. I just had an opportunity to visit the Google campus not too long ago. Theres sleep deprivation. Thats particularly difficult if youre playing non-commercial music like bluegrass or all kinds of valuable genres of music. Tracking Down is a Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute. Im not trying to diss anything or any genre. Fury of the Gods Special: Shazamily Matters, First 10 Villains To Become Heroes In DC Comics, 10 Marvel Relationships That Overstayed Their Welcome. for a onetime additional fee on Friday, May 28. For some reason, this song worked out rather easily. That the people who I think should be the most concerned and aware in our society tend to be the ones who are just sort of tuning out. He is an actor, known for Giri/Haji (2019), Cruella (2021) and Dracula (2020). John McCrea grew up in Surrey. In this exclusive interview with Looper to discuss "Cruella," McCrea shares his thoughts about Stone, co-star Mark Strong and director Craig Gillespie, reflects on his "rock god" moment in the film, and reveals how he'd like to parlay his appearance in a recent vampire miniseries into a role in a dream remake of an '80s horror movie classic. And although there is no way were going to save the world by giving away a few trees, it's just something that I think, maybe if a few more people can have that experience, it probably is a good thing. In a recent interview, lead singer John McCrea discusses the current state of music with the Internet, the benefit of a band to have cheap rent, and that the anomaly of Cake's continued survival is partially because they are outsiders. That is the thing to focus on. His father was Lieutenant-Colonel David McCrae, a man known for his high principles and strong spirituality. Joel McCrea, a tall, trim, ruggedly handsome actor who radiated a casual, amiable image in 80 movies, many of them westerns, died yesterday of pulmonary complications at the Motion Picture and. Back in the very beginning, we played these radio festivals where we were opening and it seems that everybody there was a way bigger deal than we were. Yeah, I was so lucky. I feel pretty overwhelmed by all the stuff that Im trying to do. First off, how familiar are you with HeadCount? Well, I noticed that all of the profits for Sinking Ship are slated to go toward Doctors Without Borders. Academy Award winner Emma Stone (La La Land) stars in Disneys Cruella, an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious and notoriously fashionable villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. Yeah, I lived not too far from The Wiltern. I'll be honest it's not one of the movies I grew up watching. Skybound's Creepshow takes all the fright from Shudder's hit anthology series and brings it to comic book readers who want to get the Halloween festivities started a little earlier this year. A theme throughout the movie is family and she really goes on to create her own family. "It's the luckiest gift that . Thats I guess really why I like that quote. Yeah, we have sort of jealousy guarded our autonomy. Cruella takes the story of 101 Dalmatians and turns it into a music and fashion extravaganza, thriving in its setting of the 1970s London punk rock scene. The touring doesnt pay if youre not a big enough artist. Because of the Internet, its blown open the walls that were there in terms of gatekeepers, power of the city, or sort of entertainment hubs of New York, L.A., and Nashville. He almost comes at things from sort of like he shot it like it was an indie movie. bigjeffoh said.. If there is anything in your way then you have to get rid of that. Yeah, I think so. For me thats the key issue. MCCREA: I think I resisted it for a long time, just because I thought music can subliminally get through to people who may overtly disagree with you. He casually reveals his track record with his early leading ladies (he got 'em all) before he married his wife of fifty years, the classically beautiful . I think probably because of current events. One day, Estellas flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson (Howards End, Sense & Sensibility). Theres a whole bunch of people that are threatening that if we bring up any subject thats not about music, that its over, were not gonna be able to put food on our table anymore. I dont feel like its hopeless completely, but it could be very easily. STEREOGUM: Yeah, definitely. One of the things that keeps me interested in music is that I dont feel obligated just to listen to one genre. Any good actor will tell you that doing the work is a learning experience. Probably every month or so there will be another single, then probably in a year well release the whole album. Don't forget to subscribe and thanks for watching Ive since found that it comes up in conversations; it was just a factoid that once I knew it, it kept coming up. He rose to fame for his appearance as a gay in the Disney Live-action movie named 'Cruella', which released on May 28, 2021. Or even just beneficial to CAKE itself? I mean, Ill tell you - theres crazy stories about the world being connected in ways that are so complex, you know that obviously its implausible. An ideological struggle is about leaving your mother out in the street or something, but this is a luxury product, and I dont see the point about getting really super upset about something like that. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. John McCrea was the first commander of the new USS Iowa. And the Republicans are bringing back the Styrofoam cup and dont want recycled stuff. MCCREA: The elephant in the room is its nice to get paid for something that youve worked on for a year or two. The part that I really love is musical, but also part of it is cultural. Cake is an American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. Truly terrifying things can happen even in the United States when you dont have checks and balances. When they initially broke out in the 90s with the sardonic Rock N Roll Lifestyle, the Sacramento-based band mainly sought to address things they regarded as inherently shallow and insincere, like, oh, the music industry itself (How much did you spend on your black leather jacket? lead singer John McCrea sniffed at the time). Well, I dont know if youre permitted to say, but Id love to know what else you talk about in the songs you plan to roll out this year. What part do those films play in your personal history? By telling the story of a teenage boy who dreams of becoming a drag queen, the new play wants to send . I need to think of a tag line, don't I? STEREOGUM: Yeah, I identify as a liberal, but Ill be the first to say that I think its way too easy for liberals to get caught up in rhetoric and fail to see the bigger picture. McCrea is descended from a prominent British family. We thought we would give it a try. He is also the author of various short stories, the fantasy comedy novel The Not-So-Grim Reaper, and the co-screenwriter of the drama film, The Lifesaver. So we can still exist I guess. There's a lot of pressure on Tony, and a lot of pressure on Craig to get it right, because this story isn't a one and done. And especially the Deadhead type, or hippy sort of people that have checked out, really should be the most engaged and should be the most concerned about political issues because maybe their views run more counter to the mainstream. As big labels struggle, its not something we want to be strapped onto that huge sinking ship. As it turns out, everyone is monetizing it. All I'd heard was how personable and lovely, down-to-earth and normal she is. I think that everybody involved in this project will tell you that they probably wouldn't be interested in the production if not for that original "101 Dalmatians" animated film and the live-action reimagining. I know bands that have lost interest because of feeling that many of those things have been taken away. Speaking of talking about something, the conversation of Everybody's Talking About Jamie arose as the film adaptation of the West End musical is coming to Amazon Prime in October. How The Gift of Fear Inspired Barbarian, 5 Most Memorable Rick Grimes Moments (The Walking Dead), Ben 10 vs. the Universe: The Movie Coming To DVD. John McCrea (born 1966) is a comic book artist best known for his collaborations with writer Garth Ennis . She is also a Freelance Writer. Conspiracy theories that the whole thing is rigged - they really run rampant. I just know that this isnt something you always did with the band. Its creating incentive to be satisfied by a nuanced victory. Plus, reacting to that range, you have to make adjustments yourself as an actor. I had a lot of freedom, but I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised with how this is done. So, that is 45% fewer people able to file taxes as musicians, call themselves musicians professionally. My wife and I had kids. And trying to find some sort of emotional satisfaction in that, you know, even though theres a litany of negative concerns around those politicians. We can individually say, Were gonna try to extricate ourselves from this system, but it would be better if we had [unions]. I have a better studio situation now, so its a lot easier for me to record. He has written reviews, lists, and features for the likes of CBR, Screen Rant, IGN, Looper, Ranker, Grunge, SYFY Wire, Wrestling Inc., and Fortress of Solitude, while also hosting a podcast and scripting YouTube videos for a variety of highly acclaimed channels. We never have been part of a big movement, cultural phenomenon, or explosion. But as the group sets out on yet another tour that on July. We were able to release Sinking Ship rather quickly in that way. John McCrea is an English actor, musician, internet phenomenon, and media figure. Interview: John McCrea of Cake. It was crazy, really. That's a memory that sticks out for me. Even after more than 25 years in the industry, there are still few voices like Cake lead singer John McCrea's droll . In a "Cruella" movie, he also sang the song "I Wanna Be Your Dog." He also appeared in the film "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" as Jamie. On the scale of how youre trying to help the environment and change the world, do you see yourself more like a Neil Young, a Willy Nelson, or a Bono? MCCREA: Oh, yeah. MCCREA: Thats the way I really feel. Did he make you more confident? There are Cake fans that threaten us that if we post one more non-music related story on our website or Facebook site they will never buy our music again - they will only steal our music. HeadCount provides voter registration assistance on a strictly nonpartisan basis to any U.S. citizen age 18 or over without regard to political affiliation, race, religion, or age. In a certain respect, would you consider yourselves an anomaly? STEREOGUM: I think youre right. I guess television is still incredibly powerful, so yes, in some ways. With the massive success of CAKEs 90s singles, to what extent have you seen some extra income via streaming services? It's going to lead somewhere. He recently relocated to the United Kingdom's capital, London. Well, it seems like you can handle the vampire stuff, though. Sergio Pereira has been writing about pop culture for over 15 years, specializing in the areas of comic books, film, television series, pro wrestling, and video games. There are many things to love about Disneys Cruella, and John McCrea playing Artie is near the top of that list. Known for their hits, "The Distance," "Never There," and "Short Skirt/Long Jacket," Cake's 2011 self-release, Showroom of Compassion, hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album charts, proving not only the band's longevity, but also their cultural relevance as a pioneering and prodigious staple of contemporary music history. In a series of interviews and re-publications, we venture into the past to see where this exciting virtual reality ride began. I think theres a sense at least of shared aesthetic. Theres just nothing rebellious, as far as Im concerned, about a leather jacket. I think it's the closest I'll ever come to feeling like a rock god.