When Ben Affleck was speaking, he mentioned that Jason Mewes seemed like a kid with a weird sense of humor when they first met, only to discover that he is some kind of "genius," which was a serious compliment. A lot of people give Kevin Smith all of the credit, which he deserves the most of, but Mewes is responsible for some of the most iconic moments in those movies from over the years and basically created his own language. Jason Lee was the smart ass in the movies, while Mewes was his own thing, influenced by his small world around him in New Jersey. … [Read more...] about Watch Ben Affleck Honor Kevin Smith at Jay & Silent Bob TCL Handprint Ceremony
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“I happen to believe that the whole subject of income inequality is very, very real. That companies like the Walt Disney Company and other large companies have a responsibility to look for solutions to improve the lives of the people who work for us. And we’re doing just that including things for the roughly 90,000 employees in the United States, paying free education for them, whether its high school equivalency, college, graduate degree, vocational, and we’re looking for more opportunities there. So, I happen to believe given where we are, societally today with a fair amount of challenge both political, social and economic, companies like Disney have a responsibility to step up and do their part.” … [Read more...] about Disney’s Bob Iger Defends $66M Pay Package But Says “Subject Of Income Inequality Is Very, Very Real” – Vanity Fair Summit
Now, half a century after the famed producer got his start selling ska singles out of the back of his Mini Cooper, Blackwell shows no signs of slowing down. Rolling Stone called him in Paris and he paused to chat about the new wave of Jamaican music, being saved by Rastafarians, making rum and how Fats Domino helped pave the way for reggae. … [Read more...] about Q&A: Chris Blackwell on Anniversary of Bob Marley ‘Catch a Fire’
The most powerful mystery of Dylan’s songs is the way that, decade after decade, they shift with each new context. Every Dylan listener has had the illuminating, unsettling sensation of hearing a familiar song suddenly wrap itself around a new situation, with a well-known line suddenly revealing a whole new meaning. “All Along the Watchtower” applies to countless gatherings: economic summits (“Businessmen, they drink my wine”), political rallies (“Let us not talk falsely now”), battlefields (“Two riders were approaching”), rock festivals (“There’s too much confusion”) and every physical and existential dead end (“There must be some way out of here”). Universes of possibility – the potential of apocalypse and salvation as “the wind began to howl” – are tucked into just three chords, 130 words and a mournful incantation of a melody. … [Read more...] about What Makes a Great Bob Dylan Song?
The Rolling Thunder Revue is still unlike any tour ever conducted by a major rock star. It began when Dylan, months after the release of his 1975 masterpiece Blood on the Tracks, wanted to stage the antithesis of the big money stadium tour he’d conducted with the Band the previous year. Feeling restless and a bit nostalgic, he invited longtime friends and associates like Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Allen Ginsberg and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott on a tour of theaters on the East Coast and into Canada. Ticket prices were kept low and shows weren’t announced until a couple of days before they happened. … [Read more...] about The Inside Story of Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese’s New ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Doc