Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Jian vs. Billy Bob

Things got awkward then hostile as Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters were on CBC's Q being interviewed by Jian Ghomeshi:

Apparently he is not an actor and repeatedly likens himself to Tom Petty. "Would you say that to Tom Petty?" Also, Canadians audiences suck because we don't throw enough stuff at the band (though I'm sure Noel Gallagher was thrilled when he was assaulted on stage in Toronto). Entertaining in the most cringeworthy way. Poor bandmates... at the 9:05 mark of the video, watch Billy Bob offer up another zinger answer then the reaction shot of his bandmates says it all.

Check out the amusing tags on the youtube video:
billy bob thornton blow up cbc tv qtv jian ghomeshi radio vs ass of himself crazy joaquin phoenix boxmasters perez hilton willie nelson actor music oscars

The National Post talked to Jian after the interview here.


Also, next Sunday is the last weekend of The Wright Stuff in Toronto, the month long series of film screenings curated by Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright who's been in T.O. filming Scott Pilgrim. Fittingly, the final screening is a double feature of David Cronenberg's The Brood and Don McKellar's Last Night. Last Night is one of my favourite Canadian films, sort of the anti-Armageddon as several characters (including Cronenberg himself) prepare for the end of the world. It was cool to read that Last Night was an influence on Shaun of the Dead! Don McKellar will be a special guest at the sceening. Details here

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