even coming home, Eddie Birdlace is lost
from the 'Are You Even Kidding Me With This?' Files: I used to have this cool Russian guy I’d work with occasionally do my scans for me (he was a scanning wizard with all the skillz and scanning voodoo) but alas he went back to the motherland so I finally did a couple batches of scans myself at a local establishment, and for the second batch I just did, they were temporarily offline so she put the images on a USB for me…and I’ve lost it. And by “lost it” I mean I haven’t actually lost it, I’ve just spaced on where I put it after taking it out of my coat pocket so I wouldn’t lose it (hahaha, irony - River would probably find it funny). Anyway I finally did some scans from the only Japanese ‘in memoriam’ program that I never managed to get my hands on somehow (‘lonely boy’) until recently, so they should be some good quality classics for River’s bday - I just need to find that pesky little black thumbdrive :-/
I rarely dream about river but when I do it seems as if he's really there and he's my friend but he's always seems to be younger in my dreams it makes me feel like he knows that I'm here .
Asked by Anonymous
Well that’s a great feeling isn’t it, to feel that kind of friendship and acknowledgment (I think they’re called ‘hyper-real’ dreams, the ones that feel so lifelike, as opposed to the surreal kind where things feel weird and off-kilter, something/someone morphs into something else, etc). People seem to derive such comfort from River and his memory, I can’t help but think that would please him somehow, since life can be harsh and lonely at times. I don’t relate them often but my last dream with River was wacky good fun: for some reason we were driving around in an ice cream truck (and he was wearing that type of old-style white hat/cap that a 1950’s ’ice cream man’ wore in ads over his long hair, super dorky) and I must say that dream Riv is real space-cadet driver too so it’s always a little crazy — and I remember saying, “this is ironic, neither of us eats ice cream” and he laughed and said ‘We have to make the kids happy”, so we stopped and handed out ice cream to all these children, and it was melting all over their hands and messy on their faces, it was really lovely. That’s all I could remember from it. <3
iysvlvoel said: “I got nothing but blessings for ya . I would have given you some cash if I had a job. #highschoolife “
Aw, that’s so sweet, maybe when that education pays off you can help donate to the fight against factory farming or some other great causes <3 (cars are endless money pits unfortunately, I need a new one, an electric/hybrid would be great)
Have you seen Dark Blood?
Asked by Anonymous
Yes, fortunately I got one of the limited edition DVDs that Sluizer Productions gave out as part of the fundraising effort to finish the film (hopefully some sort of DVD release is still in the cards for Dark Blood, which will be available on VOD (video on demand) in the US sometime in the coming months - still no exact date as far as I know). <3
Do you think river and those guys were high or drink in those videos in the towel?
Asked by Anonymous
Hi, ha well they were having a few beers to be sure - at one point River goes off to get more beer and babbles something about going through another 6pack, maybe a buzz on but nobody seemed out of it to me (and I think I’ve seen it all); possibly high, certainly a lot of talking, philosophizing and soul-baring going on, but all pretty level-headed so it’s hard to say just from that — and River’s just a natural babbler anyway, always talking, boy loved to blather (I always think of Richard Harris’s story of River coming over during the ‘Silent Tongue’ shoot and sitting on the toilet at like 3 in the morning going over his lines and babbling away, and Richard would be in bed shouting ”Shut the fuck up and go to sleep!” at him, hahaha I can only imagine - I’d be like, ‘boy, just you hush your mouth’ and put my fingers over his lips, which is super annoying of course :-P ). My take on it anyway <3
I’ve spent more than I should buying River goodness online lately, so I’ll have to make do with the pesky Producers Library time code versions for now — not very nice I know, but my car has gone to shit and I need more cash money, so much for retiring several decades early! :-( <3