We set up tables at the concerts to register voters and bring some information and socially conscious conversation to the shows. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Thats the way I preserve my happiness in writing: by doing it because I want to do it, not because Im trying to finish a job. It's a pretty boring story, but that's how it went. Id imagine that it must really add to the vitality. I'm a bit of a coward. The actor, who plays Artie in the hotly-anticipated Disney film, made the revelation in an interview with Attitude. I dont listen to a lot of rock, I guess. You have Joel Fry jamming on the guitar, too, so that had to have been a thrill. Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae and Bonneau. Following is the unpublished full-length version of our talk, in which we delve a little deeper into things San Francisco: Cake is a consistent band. While speaking with director Craig Gillespie, the creative had nothing but praise for the movie's composer,. He tries to walk around London like a walking art piece, and I think he succeeds. Would be interested to know. Yeah. Thats a tall order for people that are busy indulging in the emotional duplicity of music. Youve licensed Short Skirt Long Jacket to Apple for an iPod Nano commercial. 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. John McCrae as Artie in Disneys live-action CRUELLA. Like I said, one of my favorite things to do is go to the makeup truck in the morning and see Artie bare bones every day before we put some fabulous clothes on. Having to somehow interface with this huge industry was very stressful and sort of unnatural for us. And then there are people who think we dont go far enough in terms of taking a stance. 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. I think most artists wouldnt mind recorded music being free as long as no one was getting paid for that music. I'd love them to make a remake of "The Lost Boys," for sure. Check us out on www.instagram.com/jamie.musical Interviewing John McCrea (Jamie New) Matt Seaman and Grace Myers from @jamie.musical, the Instagram fan account for the West End musical -. So taking the reins of our own record label and running that business and sort of being able to make that into a creative process an extension of the creative process that happens in the studio - everyone was very happy we made that decision, and it makes a lot of sense right now. Yeah. Right? Thats just a fact. Are you on the road more of the year usually than at home? I finish it when I feel like finishing it. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. But theres something about music and music listeners that is sort of an escape from pragmatism. So theres been a very obvious thing thats been happening. I just know that this isnt something you always did with the band. 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. Should I fail, I was to 'go out and get a job.'. Or even just beneficial to CAKE itself? 1 on the Billboard charts, Cake and McCrea have found a new audience eager to participate or, at times, complain. Well, I found cheaper rent when I came home. I didn't get to spend any time with Emma Thompson, which bums me out every day, but hopefully one day. The attention to detail is amazing. It is hard for me to understand where we fit in. What has passed for gritty rebellion is really just like fucking foam on a cappuccino. Was that by happenstance or design? He is so collaborative, as I've said before, but I think I was always just really impressed by his vision. Not an NFL football victory, but a tiny bureaucratic victory or a negligible victory even. 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. Im not disconnected from whats going on. Its a collective thing that we do together. MCCREA: The elephant in the room is its nice to get paid for something that youve worked on for a year or two. And I think it does to a certain degree, Im not sure how much. We thought we would give it a try. The popular alt-rock group combines caustic lyrics with pulsing guitar music and is influenced by many different styles: rock, funk, synth-pop, mariachi and cuban. RELATED: I Hate This Place Turns Terrifying Real Life Events Into Campy Fun, It isn't always easy to create short-form comic stories due to space constraints. You've got to be hoping that Artie is going to come back with a sequel. John A. Lomax: Toting salt? We are the Dead. Yeah, yeah, he really joins that gang at the end, doesn't he? 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. STEREOGUM: Yeah, and Sinking Ship has a real evergreen quality, thematically speaking. I think it was a usual audition thing. It seems to be taking the audience participation - thats so integral to your live show - and bringing it to the web. We have to put some of our agenda aside in order to do whats best for the group. (Image source: WikiCommons) In 1943, McCrea, 52, embarked on a new career path - one that would take him much closer to the action. Theres sleep deprivation. Interview with Uncle Billy McCrea, Jasper, Texas, 1940 John A. Lomax: What do you remember about the, when slavery was over? There could be an organized labor app. So when the police come and bust the party, we weren't invited to the party. Maybe he went on to become one of the biggest rock stars of all time. Well, I'm going to put the word out there that John McCrea wants to work on "The Lost Boys." The other thing people get angry about, that I dont think should be a partisan issue, is when well post something about an environmental issue. Now that "Cruella" has been released, McCrea has his eyes set, long term, on a dream remake of another classic vampire thriller. John McCrae, a Canadian doctor and teacher who is best known for his memorial poem " In Flanders Fields ," was born on November 30, 1872, in Guelph, Ontario. ", Dini explained how he "read them all for the chills," but he also used them to learn more about story construction. I don't believe I went back again. It's under the wings of the '70s fashion icon that Estella learns of the Baroness' cold and calculating ways and worse yet, how she's involved in a dark secret involving her new boss. Not very many artists can get billions of streams, so its a math thing. "Strong, Righteous, and Rustic": An Interview with Joel McCrea Gerald Peary April 30, 2009 "I told Hitchcock, 'I do miss my horse.'" Twenty-five years ago, Joel McCrea, the most retiring of Hollywood actors, was invited to appear at the 1982 Telluride Film Festival for a career tribute. Oh, that was my favorite thing to do by far. He has also sung a song in a 'Cruella' movie named 'I Wanna Be Your Dog'. [Ed. Well, it seems like you can handle the vampire stuff, though. Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. The gatekeepers of the label, we can go around them now. Consisting of singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Gabe Nelson and drummer Paulo Baldi, the band has been noted for McCrea's sarcastic lyrics and deadpan voice, DiFiore's trumpet parts, and their wide-ranging musical influences, including country music, Mariachi, rock, funk, Iranian folk music and hip-hop. You'll also find it on the Web, where the band constantly engages its fans with advice, links to news stories, and sometimes heated discussion. Yeah, it is sort of mind-blowing that music can kind of communicate over some huge cultural boundaries and differences. "It was actually my academic teachers that suggested taking up some extracurricular activities," he recalls. So when the police come and bust the party, we werent invited to the party. Im just saying. 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. 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. 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 like old hard rock, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Mexican Ranchero music. Thats I guess really why I like that quote. John McCrea: I know what you do, but I dont know how you started. 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. Its not a gritty sort of subversive thing its actually a sort of coddled pudgy thing. The David Bowie and Mark Bolan-inspired Artie marks a landmark moment for Disney, as he historically becomes the entertainment giant's first openly queer character in a live-action production . Yeah, they play us on stations where many times, personally, I cant listen to a lot of the music around our music. He's one of Britain's finest actors, for sure. Should viewers feel safe, the attention to detail in the production design, the costume design, the makeup designs the bigger you can get, the better!. For instance, Sinking Ship I wrote probably 10 or 15 years ago. 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. For Dini, though, it's something he embraces. I think he's the bee's knees. 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. Qualification: High School Graduated John McCrea Career. John McCrea, the West End's newest star, is talking about the schoolboy drag queen at the heart of Everybody's Talking About Jamie. Intent on dismantling the Baroness' empire, Estella embarks down a dark path that leads to her villainous metamorphosis into Cruella de Vil. John McCrae was born on November 30 th, 1872, in a small limestone cottage in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. By telling the story of a teenage boy who dreams of becoming a drag queen, the new play wants to send . Estella begins working at the store at the bottom, and she appears to be going nowhere until a happy accident leads Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson) to offer her a job as a fashion designer. After the tour for their popular 2004 disk Pressure Chief, McCrea could . On the heels of an iPod commercial featuring the seminal hit "Short Skirt/Long Jacket", and with their most recent album "Showroom of Compassion" debuting at No. Yeah, I think so. "It's wonderful to create a role," McCrea shares. One of the things that keeps me interested in music is that I dont feel obligated just to listen to one genre. They varying scale of the movie is really quite something to behold because its massive and its loud, and its quiet., When it comes to Disneys Cruella, there is so much about it that begs to be seen on the big screen, which is something John agrees with. Is that what you are trying to accomplish - to inform debate - or is this more just about creating conversation in your community? Just to have anybody remember you that long is pretty amazing. So, cheap rent is an amazing gift for musicians that are trying to make a living at their craft. Writers have the same issues. There are some people that think its terribly hippy just to be concerned about toxins in your drinking water. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. I think those people mentioned are more idealistic. Check out our other video for more exclusive theatre interviews, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe. STEREOGUM: Yeah, definitely. And I guess it occurred to me that everyone should have some sort of experience that does that. Then the next day you show up instead you will be in that tiny tiny shop surrounded by beautiful clothes. Yeah, exactly. Theres more of a feedback loop. If there is anything in your way then you have to get rid of that. 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. Did he teach you anything about yourself as a performer? Yeah, totally, and not just from that core group of people, but from everybody. He almost comes at things from sort of like he shot it like it was an indie movie. Ive never felt so much positive possibility as I do now. Follow him on Twitter at @sergiowrites or find him on Facebook, and get in touch with him via his official website to discuss everything from the endearing greatness of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to why Nightwing is the most underrated comic book character of all time and deserves to be the true leader of the Justice League. She is also a Freelance Writer. Today, we interview John McCrea who had the opportunity to try the . Its sort of becoming the 21st century technology and service of feudalism, really. I tend to stay away from the horror genre. Forming in 1991, the band crafted a sound that fused an array of genres as diverse as rock, folk, and elements of hip-hop and spoken word, with dynamic horn parts. It always felt hyperbolic and too negative, but it somehow it feels appropriate now. John McCrea stars as Artie in Disneys Cruella and in this interview we talk about the music, the sets, and the bonus scene he filmed. I think Nadia Stacey, the makeup designer, was obviously influenced. I would like stuff like that to leak out off the website, into the office, the water cooler dialogue. I think it's the closest I'll ever come to feeling like a rock god. And I was so lucky. 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. I just dont know when they became marginalized into political issues at all. What John loves about this is that every day it was something completely different. This terrific cover brought to mind a classic Jay Ward character "Super Chicken" who was featured on the "George Of The Jungle" Show. MCCREA: To be really honest, I had kids. Copyright 2023 All Access Music Group All rights reserved. John McCrea is an American singer and musician. Where journalists, independent filmmakers, artists, musicians, photographers and the like are expected just to produce work because we love what we do while other people monetize it. Thats particularly difficult if youre playing non-commercial music like bluegrass or all kinds of valuable genres of music. Whatever the reason, I think partially we were allowed to survive because we are outsiders. Yeah, it was not so much about hormonal rage or fighting the man so much as just being able, personally, to remain interested in what you are doing. 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. Knowing that the Power Cosmic would still reside in the Fallen One's body, Thanos had the corpse brought to the Dwarves of the Asgardian realm of Nidavellir, the greatest . It's between Jasper, Horace, and Estella, but Artie joins that family, too. The idea is that as years pass people will send in more photographs as the trees get bigger and they get older, and we can watch them slowly die, and watch the trees get bigger. Without the villain, you have no story. "It's the luckiest gift that . There are many things to love about Disney's Cruella, and John McCrea playing Artie is near the top of that list. He was flying Buccanneers at the start of his career. Red Carpet News brings you all the latest Film \u0026 Entertainment News. Bands are sort of flushed down the toilet really quickly by the fickle whimsy of an overfed cultural marketplace. I think its time we stop strategizing individuality at the expense of humans. 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). We can individually say, Were gonna try to extricate ourselves from this system, but it would be better if we had [unions]. I'll be honest it's not one of the movies I grew up watching. Im really intrigued by what you guys are doing on the web. Theyre Wall Street. You wouldnt want to pigeonhole yourself within a genre. I mean, if you want to do "The Lost Boys.". Sure. McCrea isn't the only person involved with Cruella we talked to about the music. 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. John McCrea on Creating the West End's Newest Hit: 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'. You know we had never done a big TV ad before in our entire 18, 19 years of being a band. The most important stories and least important memes, every Friday. I lived in Koreatown for a little bit. John McCrea Interview Everybody's Talking About Jamie Subscribe to Red Carpet News: http://bit.ly/1s3BQ54 Red Carpet News TV talk to Bryan Cranston, Andrew Scott, Victoria Hamilton, John. You know were not saving the entire world, but maybe like 100,000 kids will be better educated. Once the video was done, we were able to just pop it up. The reason why its a good thing is hard to pin down. STEREOGUM: Cool. I guess that is a good thing, to be busy. We really feel grateful that there were still enough people who think its not foolish to buy an album and support us. Right. Aside from that, I think its very cool to be able to have a musical idea and put it out there quickly. Artie is very much a part of Cruella's life now. "We are not part of a 'next big thing.' I thought maybe wed just play new songs and do it that way. He was nominated for a Olivier Award for the role Jamie New in the coming-of-age stage musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie , [1] and portrayed Artie in the 2021 Disney crime comedy-drama Cruella . Its not a clean victory; its a nuanced victory, isnt it? Lovecraft. 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. Stop by the HeadCount table at Cake shows throughout the United States this year. John A. Lomax: Yeah. Ive always sort of been - at least when it comes to communication - about populism. It doesnt matter what town you live in now. You know, as long as were talking politics, Id love to know at what point you decided to use CAKE as a platform to raise awareness? note: Age Of Aquarius was released in 1969.]. When we release enough, well put them all on an album. STEREOGUM: Right. Not really. STEREOGUM: What can you tell me about your new song, Sinking Ship? Today, McCrea is far more interested in raising awareness about causes he cares about, like world poverty and global warming. Well, I noticed that all of the profits for Sinking Ship are slated to go toward Doctors Without Borders. 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. All I'd heard was how personable and lovely, down-to-earth and normal she is. 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Well, maybe we can explore a little bit of more of that storyline in a sequel.