'Wanted' judged, found...

'Wanted' judged, found...

Post by Bill Crawfor » Tue, 02 Aug 2005 21:50:51


...to cause epilepsy in small children and the elderly due to
ridiculous editing.  (Seriously: it's the Speed Force of TV
editing--it's so gratuitous it makes the last couple of Michael
Bay films and _Walker, Texas Ranger_ look almost lethargic.)

Okay, this is TNT's attempt at an action/cop show.  The
initial advertising definitely hinted that they were going
after the _Shield_ audience with this--and considering that
the series creator/executive producer worked on both _Oz_
and _***: Life On The Street_, you'd THINK they would.

The problem: Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent are also
executive producers on the show.

Strike one.

The concept: an elite supersquad goes after L.A.'s 100 most
wanted criminals.  That's it.

The cast breaks down like this:

Gary Cole: the Leader with Family Problems (LAPD)
Rashida Jones: the New Girl and Hottie Profiler (Naval Intelligence)
Ryan Hurst: the Clean-Living *** Gun-Bunny (ATF)
Benjamin Benitez: the Slick ***(FBI)
Josey Scott: the Tattooed Tech Guy (LAPD)
the Bald Goldberg-looking Redshirt that died in the first episode
  (DEA--at least it was unexpected)
Lee Tergesen: the Replacement for the Bald Asskicker (next
  week: U.S. Marshals)
Joaquim de Almeida: the Boss (LAPD--the first time in something
  like a decade where he's played a good guy, AFAIK)
Dedee Pfeiffer: the Ex-Wife (***)

Judging from last night's pilot episode, the show is comparatively
lightweight in this post-_Shield_ environment.  Or you could call
it old-school, I suppose...the good guys chase the bad guys, and
that's about it.  The only real conflicts were between Cole's
character and the hottie (yup, the old trust-issues-because-he-
didn't-select-her-his-boss-did chestnut), and between him and his
ex-wife and his entirely-too-freaking-precocious son.  Though a
young girl did get***d by the villain-of-the-week, and there was
a scene in a *** bar (no actual on-screen nudity), so YEAH!
it's a TOUGH AND GRITTY SHOW!  ***!  SHIT!

Only three characters got any actual development in the pilot: the
Leader, the Bald Redshirt, and the Hottie.  In that order.  I'll let
that go for the moment: it's the first ep, after all.

Ultimately, _Wanted_ seems like ***age jailbait playing dress-up...
in the right light it looks good, but sooner or later it goes and
does something that screws the illusion up.  In this case, it's the
hyper-ADHD editing style (with blurs, speed ramping, stutter-speed,
the works) that almost literally cuts the show off at the knees.
That, and to a lesser extent the overall feeling of gratuitousness
that fills the whole thing; a lot of the dialogue, for instance,
has that feeling of wanting to push the envelope for the sake of
it, but not QUITE backed up by that relative feeling of realism we
usually get from, yes, _The Shield_.  It's not overly pretentious,
though, and it just might have some potential--and it's on a night
where nothing's on anyway until football season starts--so it's at
least worth a look just to see how the competition tries to play
the game (n. HHH).

- bill, oddly verbose this morning

 
 
 

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Post by Bruins7 » Tue, 02 Aug 2005 22:32:26


Quote:
> Josey Scott: the Tattooed Tech Guy (LAPD)

I haven't seen the show and I heard it wasn't very good. I just noticed the
above on the cast list and went and looking it up to confirm. Josey Scott is
the lead singer of the band Saliva. This is the same Josey Scott. I guess
he's getting into the acting biz too now. It just proves the old saying
"Actors want to be rockstars and rockstars want to be actors".

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Post by Bill Crawfor » Tue, 02 Aug 2005 22:44:53



Quote:


>> Josey Scott: the Tattooed Tech Guy (LAPD)

> I haven't seen the show and I heard it wasn't very good. I just
> noticed the above on the cast list and went and looking it up to
> confirm. Josey Scott is the lead singer of the band Saliva. This is
> the same Josey Scott. I guess he's getting into the acting biz too
> now. It just proves the old saying "Actors want to be rockstars and
> rockstars want to be actors".

Ah, dinna know that.  For what little he had (pretty much minor
technobabble and walking around), he did all right.

- bill, still wondering who the Bald Redshirt was

 
 
 

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Post by Squa » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 00:54:09


Quote:

> Ultimately, _Wanted_ seems like ***age jailbait playing dress-up...
> in the right light it looks good, but sooner or later it goes and
> does something that screws the illusion up.  In this case, it's the

    That could possibly be one of the greatest sentences ever made by man.

Squad, for that alone I will nominate this post for POTYC.

 
 
 

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Post by Slaya » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 01:39:25


Quote:



>> Josey Scott: the Tattooed Tech Guy (LAPD)

>I haven't seen the show and I heard it wasn't very good.

That's what I thought and kept flipping channels over to Paulie Shore's show,
but then...I dunno, I kinda got into it and then finally liked it. At least I
can say I enjoyed it. I can also say they are totally ripping off both Shield
and Rescue Me. But that's ok too.

Bill, if you can see my post, newsguy is not showing your original post!! Can
someone copy and paste it into this reply? Thanks.

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Crawfor » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 02:27:29


Quote:



>>> Josey Scott: the Tattooed Tech Guy (LAPD)

>>I haven't seen the show and I heard it wasn't very good.

> That's what I thought and kept flipping channels over to Paulie
> Shore's show, but then...I dunno, I kinda got into it and then finally
> liked it. At least I can say I enjoyed it. I can also say they are
> totally ripping off both Shield and Rescue Me. But that's ok too.

> Bill, if you can see my post, newsguy is not showing your original
> post!! Can someone copy and paste it into this reply? Thanks.

Strange.  But net weirdness is definitely afoot this weekend/week...
in a nutshell, I KINDA liked it, but the sheer gratuitousness and the
near-terminal editing style just irritated me.

Because I like you, though, here's the original post all over again.

Quote:
> ...to cause epilepsy in small children and the elderly due to
> ridiculous editing.  (Seriously: it's the Speed Force of TV
> editing--it's so gratuitous it makes the last couple of Michael
> Bay films and _Walker, Texas Ranger_ look almost lethargic.)

> Okay, this is TNT's attempt at an action/cop show.  The
> initial advertising definitely hinted that they were going
> after the _Shield_ audience with this--and considering that
> the series creator/executive producer worked on both _Oz_
> and _***: Life On The Street_, you'd THINK they would.

> The problem: Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent are also
> executive producers on the show.

> Strike one.

> The concept: an elite supersquad goes after L.A.'s 100 most
> wanted criminals.  That's it.

> The cast breaks down like this:

> Gary Cole: the Leader with Family Problems (LAPD)
> Rashida Jones: the New Girl and Hottie Profiler (Naval Intelligence)
> Ryan Hurst: the Clean-Living *** Gun-Bunny (ATF)
> Benjamin Benitez: the Slick ***(FBI)
> Josey Scott: the Tattooed Tech Guy (LAPD)
> the Bald Goldberg-looking Redshirt that died in the first episode
>   (DEA--at least it was unexpected)
> Lee Tergesen: the Replacement for the Bald Asskicker (next
>   week: U.S. Marshals)
> Joaquim de Almeida: the Boss (LAPD--the first time in something
>   like a decade where he's played a good guy, AFAIK)
> Dedee Pfeiffer: the Ex-Wife (***)

> Judging from last night's pilot episode, the show is comparatively
> lightweight in this post-_Shield_ environment.  Or you could call
> it old-school, I suppose...the good guys chase the bad guys, and
> that's about it.  The only real conflicts were between Cole's
> character and the hottie (yup, the old trust-issues-because-he-
> didn't-select-her-his-boss-did chestnut), and between him and his
> ex-wife and his entirely-too-freaking-precocious son.  Though a
> young girl did get***d by the villain-of-the-week, and there was
> a scene in a *** bar (no actual on-screen nudity), so YEAH!
> it's a TOUGH AND GRITTY SHOW!  ***!  SHIT!

> Only three characters got any actual development in the pilot:
> the Leader, the Bald Redshirt, and the Hottie.  In that order.
> I'll let that go for the moment: it's the first ep, after all.

> Ultimately, _Wanted_ seems like ***age jailbait playing dress-up...
> in the right light it looks good, but sooner or later it goes and
> does something that screws the illusion up.  In this case, it's the
> hyper-ADHD editing style (with blurs, speed ramping, stutter-speed,
> the works) that almost literally cuts the show off at the knees.
> That, and to a lesser extent the overall feeling of gratuitousness
> that fills the whole thing; a lot of the dialogue, for instance,
> has that feeling of wanting to push the envelope for the sake of
> it, but not QUITE backed up by that relative feeling of realism we
> usually get from, yes, _The Shield_.  It's not overly pretentious,
> though, and it just might have some potential--and it's on a night
> where nothing's on anyway until foot> ball season starts--so it's
> at least worth a look just to see h> ow the competition tries to
> play the game (n. HHH).

- bill, being nice
 
 
 

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Post by Slaya » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 23:08:13

I got this one emailed to me too. So pardon the lack of proper attributions.

Quote:
>Because I like you, though, here's the original post all over again.

I'm flattered!

Quote:
> ...to cause epilepsy in small children and the elderly due to
> ridiculous editing.  (Seriously: it's the Speed Force of TV
> editing--it's so gratuitous it makes the last couple of Michael
> Bay films and _Walker, Texas Ranger_ look almost lethargic.)

I must have been brain dead when I watched it, because seriously I did not even
notice that!
Come to think of it, I had taken some nighttime allery stuff. True story.

Quote:
> Okay, this is TNT's attempt at an action/cop show.  The
> initial advertising definitely hinted that they were going
> after the _Shield_ audience with this--and considering that
> the series creator/executive producer worked on both _Oz_

I also thought it had some Rescue Me.

Quote:
> The concept: an elite supersquad goes after L.A.'s 100 most
> wanted criminals.  That's it.

Please. Strike Team they are so NOT.

Quote:
> The cast breaks down like this:

> Gary Cole: the Leader with Family Problems (LAPD)

Just like Tommy from Rescue Me. Including the truck he drives.

Quote:
> Rashida Jones: the New Girl and Hottie Profiler (Naval Intelligence)
> Ryan Hurst: the Clean-Living *** Gun-Bunny (ATF)
> Benjamin Benitez: the Slick ***(FBI)
> Josey Scott: the Tattooed Tech Guy (LAPD)
> the Bald Goldberg-looking Redshirt that died in the first episode
>   (DEA--at least it was unexpected)
> Lee Tergesen: the Replacement for the Bald Asskicker (next
>   week: U.S. Marshals)
> Joaquim de Almeida: the Boss (LAPD--the first time in something
>   like a decade where he's played a good guy, AFAIK)
> Dedee Pfeiffer: the Ex-Wife (***)

Who is the mini-skirt-wearing redhead? Glenn Close wannabe?

Quote:
> Judging from last night's pilot episode, the show is comparatively
> lightweight in this post-_Shield_ environment.  Or you could call
> it old-school, I suppose...

Or Shield Lite.

he good guys chase the bad guys, and

Quote:
> that's about it.  The only real conflicts were between Cole's
> character and the hottie (yup, the old trust-issues-because-he-
> didn't-select-her-his-boss-did chestnut), and between him and his
> ex-wife and his entirely-too-freaking-precocious son.

"Dad... I love you, knucklehead." OH***ME ROYAL!!!!!!!!

 Though a

Quote:
> young girl did get***d by the villain-of-the-week, and there was
> a scene in a *** bar (no actual on-screen nudity), so YEAH!

What? There was? I totally missed it, or have forgotten it already. I do
remember the very cute panties on the girlfriend of the bad guy that Rodriguez
was getting it on with though. Would he have completed that mission, btw, given
more time?

Quote:
> it's a TOUGH AND GRITTY SHOW!  ***!  SHIT!

LOL

Quote:
> Ultimately, _Wanted_ seems like ***age jailbait playing dress-up...
> in the right light it looks good, but sooner or later it goes and
> does something that screws the illusion up.

That IS a great sentence!

  In this case, it's the

Quote:
> hyper-ADHD editing style (with blurs, speed ramping, stutter-speed,
> the works) that almost literally cuts the show off at the knees.
> That, and to a lesser extent the overall feeling of gratuitousness
> that fills the whole thing; a lot of the dialogue, for instance,
> has that feeling of wanting to push the envelope for the sake of
> it, but not QUITE backed up by that relative feeling of realism we
> usually get from, yes, _The Shield_.  

I think the only way to enjoy this show is to not compare it to The Shield. To
do so will only induce derision, then we won't enjoy it for what it
is...whatever it is.

It's not overly pretentious,

Quote:
> though, and it just might have some potential--and it's on a night
> where nothing's on anyway until foot> ball season starts--so it's
> at least worth a look just to see h> ow the competition tries to
> play the game (n. HHH).

- bill, being nice

Yeah, why not. I'll be tuning in again.

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Crawfor » Thu, 04 Aug 2005 01:10:47


Quote:

> I got this one emailed to me too. So pardon the lack of proper
> attributions.

>>Because I like you, though, here's the original post all over again.

> I'm flattered!

>> ...to cause epilepsy in small children and the elderly due to
>> ridiculous editing.  (Seriously: it's the Speed Force of TV
>> editing--it's so gratuitous it makes the last couple of Michael
>> Bay films and _Walker, Texas Ranger_ look almost lethargic.)

> I must have been brain dead when I watched it, because seriously I did
> not even notice that!
> Come to think of it, I had taken some nighttime allery stuff. True
> story.

Watch it again while you're sober.  Either that, or your tolerance
for it is far higher than mine.

Quote:
>> Okay, this is TNT's attempt at an action/cop show.  The
>> initial advertising definitely hinted that they were going
>> after the _Shield_ audience with this--and considering that
>> the series creator/executive producer worked on both _Oz_

> I also thought it had some Rescue Me.

Judging from the promos for that show, maybe a tiny tiny bit.

Quote:
>> The concept: an elite supersquad goes after L.A.'s 100 most
>> wanted criminals.  That's it.

> Please. Strike Team they are so NOT.

>> The cast breaks down like this:

>> Gary Cole: the Leader with Family Problems (LAPD)

> Just like Tommy from Rescue Me. Including the truck he drives.

Somehow, that figures.

Quote:
>> Rashida Jones: the New Girl and Hottie Profiler (Naval Intelligence)
>> Ryan Hurst: the Clean-Living *** Gun-Bunny (ATF)
>> Benjamin Benitez: the Slick ***(FBI)
>> Josey Scott: the Tattooed Tech Guy (LAPD)
>> the Bald Goldberg-looking Redshirt that died in the first episode
>>   (DEA--at least it was unexpected)
>> Lee Tergesen: the Replacement for the Bald Asskicker (next
>>   week: U.S. Marshals)
>> Joaquim de Almeida: the Boss (LAPD--the first time in something
>>   like a decade where he's played a good guy, AFAIK)
>> Dedee Pfeiffer: the Ex-Wife (***)

> Who is the mini-skirt-wearing redhead? Glenn Close wannabe?

The A.D.A. running legal interference for them?  I know she had a
name, but all that I recall at the moment is their nickname for her:
"the Beast."

Quote:
>> Judging from last night's pilot episode, the show is comparatively
>> lightweight in this post-_Shield_ environment.  Or you could call
>> it old-school, I suppose...

> Or Shield Lite.

It's almost an apples-to-lemons comparison: _Wanted_ is more clearly
an action show first and a cop show second, while _The Shield_ is the
exact opposite.  Somewhere, I made a vague comparison to _Fastlane_
for this show...

- Show quoted text -

Quote:
> he good guys chase the bad guys, and
>> that's about it.  The only real conflicts were between Cole's
>> character and the hottie (yup, the old trust-issues-because-he-
>> didn't-select-her-his-boss-did chestnut), and between him and his
>> ex-wife and his entirely-too-freaking-precocious son.

> "Dad... I love you, knucklehead." OH***ME ROYAL!!!!!!!!

>  Though a
>> young girl did get***d by the villain-of-the-week, and there was
>> a scene in a *** bar (no actual on-screen nudity), so YEAH!

> What? There was? I totally missed it, or have forgotten it already. I
> do remember the very cute panties on the girlfriend of the bad guy
> that Rodriguez was getting it on with though. Would he have completed
> that mission, btw, given more time?

Damn, woman, that alt.nyquil must have laid you out.  There was an
entire scene in a hospital after the kid (the daughter of the villain
of the week's former co-conspirator) was***d.

Oh, and you bet your sweet little bum Rodriguez would have "broached
her canyon" (to paraphrase him from the beginning of the same ep) if
he'd had the time.  He's the Slick ***of the show, remember?

Quote:
>> it's a TOUGH AND GRITTY SHOW!  ***!  SHIT!

> LOL

>> Ultimately, _Wanted_ seems like ***age jailbait playing dress-up...
>> in the right light it looks good, but sooner or later it goes and
>> does something that screws the illusion up.

> That IS a great sentence!

It just seemed like a good analogy at the time, I swear. :)

Quote:
>   In this case, it's the
>> hyper-ADHD editing style (with blurs, speed ramping, stutter-speed,
>> the works) that almost literally cuts the show off at the knees.
>> That, and to a lesser extent the overall feeling of gratuitousness
>> that fills the whole thing; a lot of the dialogue, for instance,
>> has that feeling of wanting to push the envelope for the sake of
>> it, but not QUITE backed up by that relative feeling of realism we
>> usually get from, yes, _The Shield_.  

> I think the only way to enjoy this show is to not compare it to The
> Shield. To do so will only induce derision, then we won't enjoy it for
> what it is...whatever it is.

It's lightweight.  It's filler until January, when we get our steak
back.  Or...just maybe...it might surprise us and get good.  But in
all fairness, I'll be surprised if it does.

Quote:
> It's not overly pretentious,
>> though, and it just might have some potential--and it's on a night
>> where nothing's on anyway until foot> ball season starts--so it's
>> at least worth a look just to see h> ow the competition tries to
>> play the game (n. HHH).

> - bill, being nice

> Yeah, why not. I'll be tuning in again.

I'm kind of curious to see just how much Lee Tergesen (judging from
the promos) comes off as a roided-up Kid Rock...

- bill, shrugging yet again

 
 
 

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Post by L Stern » Mon, 08 Aug 2005 10:13:53



Quote:


>> Josey Scott: the Tattooed Tech Guy (LAPD)

>I haven't seen the show and I heard it wasn't very good. I just noticed the
>above on the cast list and went and looking it up to confirm. Josey Scott is
>the lead singer of the band Saliva. This is the same Josey Scott. I guess
>he's getting into the acting biz too now. It just proves the old saying
>"Actors want to be rockstars and rockstars want to be actors".

Roger Daltrey, Sting, David Crosby, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Ringo
Starr, David Byrne, Elvis Presley, Cher, Deborah Harry, Frank Sinatra,
& Lyle Lovett have all acted on TV shows or in movies.

And I'm not counting "acting" in band movies like Sgt. Pepper or Kiss
Meets the Phantom or guest starring on the Simpsons or What's
Happening (The Doobie Brothers).

I'm sure there are plenty more I'm forgetting.

Bill Graham, while not a musician was a music promoter appeared in 6
movies.  

Quote:
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Post by Bruins7 » Tue, 09 Aug 2005 20:40:50


Quote:
> Roger Daltrey, Sting, David Crosby, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Ringo
> Starr, David Byrne, Elvis Presley, Cher, Deborah Harry, Frank Sinatra,
> & Lyle Lovett have all acted on TV shows or in movies.

> And I'm not counting "acting" in band movies like Sgt. Pepper or Kiss
> Meets the Phantom or guest starring on the Simpsons or What's
> Happening (The Doobie Brothers).

> I'm sure there are plenty more I'm forgetting.

> Bill Graham, while not a musician was a music promoter appeared in 6
> movies.

And right off the top of my head... Kevin Bacon and Russell Crowe (probably
many more I'm forgetting) are actors with rock bands.

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Post by Slaya » Tue, 09 Aug 2005 22:23:46


Quote:



>> Roger Daltrey, Sting, David Crosby, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Ringo
>> Starr, David Byrne, Elvis Presley, Cher, Deborah Harry, Frank Sinatra,
>> & Lyle Lovett have all acted on TV shows or in movies.

>> And I'm not counting "acting" in band movies like Sgt. Pepper or Kiss
>> Meets the Phantom or guest starring on the Simpsons or What's
>> Happening (The Doobie Brothers).

>> I'm sure there are plenty more I'm forgetting.

>> Bill Graham, while not a musician was a music promoter appeared in 6
>> movies.

>And right off the top of my head... Kevin Bacon and Russell Crowe (probably
>many more I'm forgetting) are actors with rock bands.

James Marsters!
 
 
 

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Post by Bruins7 » Tue, 09 Aug 2005 23:21:10


Quote:



>>> Roger Daltrey, Sting, David Crosby, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Ringo
>>> Starr, David Byrne, Elvis Presley, Cher, Deborah Harry, Frank Sinatra,
>>> & Lyle Lovett have all acted on TV shows or in movies.

>>> And I'm not counting "acting" in band movies like Sgt. Pepper or Kiss
>>> Meets the Phantom or guest starring on the Simpsons or What's
>>> Happening (The Doobie Brothers).

>>> I'm sure there are plenty more I'm forgetting.

>>> Bill Graham, while not a musician was a music promoter appeared in 6
>>> movies.

>>And right off the top of my head... Kevin Bacon and Russell Crowe
>>(probably
>>many more I'm forgetting) are actors with rock bands.

> James Marsters!

Really? I didn't know he had a band.

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Post by Slaya » Wed, 10 Aug 2005 02:23:40


Quote:






>>>> Roger Daltrey, Sting, David Crosby, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Ringo
>>>> Starr, David Byrne, Elvis Presley, Cher, Deborah Harry, Frank Sinatra,
>>>> & Lyle Lovett have all acted on TV shows or in movies.

>>>> And I'm not counting "acting" in band movies like Sgt. Pepper or Kiss
>>>> Meets the Phantom or guest starring on the Simpsons or What's
>>>> Happening (The Doobie Brothers).

>>>> I'm sure there are plenty more I'm forgetting.

>>>> Bill Graham, while not a musician was a music promoter appeared in 6
>>>> movies.

>>>And right off the top of my head... Kevin Bacon and Russell Crowe
>>>(probably
>>>many more I'm forgetting) are actors with rock bands.

>> James Marsters!

>Really? I didn't know he had a band.

"Ghost of the Robot."
http://www.ghostoftherobot.com/home.html for mp3
 
 
 

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Post by Bruins7 » Wed, 10 Aug 2005 03:52:10


Quote:






>>>>> Roger Daltrey, Sting, David Crosby, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Ringo
>>>>> Starr, David Byrne, Elvis Presley, Cher, Deborah Harry, Frank Sinatra,
>>>>> & Lyle Lovett have all acted on TV shows or in movies.

>>>>> And I'm not counting "acting" in band movies like Sgt. Pepper or Kiss
>>>>> Meets the Phantom or guest starring on the Simpsons or What's
>>>>> Happening (The Doobie Brothers).

>>>>> I'm sure there are plenty more I'm forgetting.

>>>>> Bill Graham, while not a musician was a music promoter appeared in 6
>>>>> movies.

>>>>And right off the top of my head... Kevin Bacon and Russell Crowe
>>>>(probably
>>>>many more I'm forgetting) are actors with rock bands.

>>> James Marsters!

>>Really? I didn't know he had a band.

> "Ghost of the Robot."
> http://www.ghostoftherobot.com/home.html for mp3

Yikes! I listened to a couple of the samples. I think it's safe to say that
he shouldn't give up his day job. Then again, I though he was good in OMWF.
The singing in this band is horrible though.

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Post by Slaya » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 06:49:24


Quote:









>>>>>> Roger Daltrey, Sting, David Crosby, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Ringo
>>>>>> Starr, David Byrne, Elvis Presley, Cher, Deborah Harry, Frank Sinatra,
>>>>>> & Lyle Lovett have all acted on TV shows or in movies.

>>>>>> And I'm not counting "acting" in band movies like Sgt. Pepper or Kiss
>>>>>> Meets the Phantom or guest starring on the Simpsons or What's
>>>>>> Happening (The Doobie Brothers).

>>>>>> I'm sure there are plenty more I'm forgetting.

>>>>>> Bill Graham, while not a musician was a music promoter appeared in 6
>>>>>> movies.

>>>>>And right off the top of my head... Kevin Bacon and Russell Crowe
>>>>>(probably
>>>>>many more I'm forgetting) are actors with rock bands.

>>>> James Marsters!

>>>Really? I didn't know he had a band.

>> "Ghost of the Robot."
>> http://www.ghostoftherobot.com/home.html for mp3

>Yikes! I listened to a couple of the samples. I think it's safe to say that
>he shouldn't give up his day job. Then again, I though he was good in OMWF.
>The singing in this band is horrible though.

Yep, pretty cringe worthy.