Music¡Dudes! IAmA Professional Drummer named Harry Miree. Sometimes I play #1 songs with artists you’ve heard of and sometimes I play crappy songs you’ll never hear. Let’s Dude This. ¡AMA!
Jan 21st 2018 by harrymiree • 46 Questions • 92 Points
I’m Paul Thomas Anderson, writer and director of PHANTOM THREAD, which opens nationwide this Friday. The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps. I’ve also written and directed There Will Be Blood and The Master.
THIS IS MY CLOSING STATEMENT! I've got to run and eat lunch....will try and come back and answer a few more later if I can....this was fun. Thank you all very much.
Watch the trailer for Phantom Thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNsiQMeSvMk
Dear Dude, I’ve dealt with severe depression for most of my life. After finding your channel and watching your video, “Journal of a Suicide Survivor” it really moved me because of the parallels between your situation and mine. It inspired me to pursue instrument performance education/music school. I didn’t do well at all in high school and I’ve never had any post-high school education. I’m 24 years old. Any tips for a dude trying to make his passion for drumming into a career? Thanks!
My grandmother is 75/just had a myasthenia crisis after a mild heart attack. Is she gonna be ok? :,(
Any chance Alexandra York comes back and gives Dana Brooke some pointers?
Do you think John Joseph secretly eats White Castle sliders?
Will you do any type of reconstruction?
I hope no one thinks I'm joking--I'm curious how a man feels about how a mastectomy has affected his body, and if you'll feel comfortable going shirtless. And good job to you for spreading awareness about this!
Does it feel weird that you get to go on TV and be famous for cooking with cannabis while other people are still getting locked up for it?
For fucks sake. $20K is a big fuck you. I'm sorry you had to deal with that.
Have you still been able to lead a successful life due to these bs charges on your record?
What made you choose Brahm's Violin Concerto in There Will Be Blood?
Dearest Duderino, thanks for watching. Wait, is this me from the past? I sucked at high school! I went straight into a mediocre college right after and struck out even harder. Something about that experience liberated me. When you're inside academia, every signal around you is designed to make you think the school game is all that matters. Speaking from the other side of all that, I can tell you with certainty that nobody in my life gives two shits about any of my college experience. My true saving grace in music has been that people succeed together in this thing. If I had not surrounded myself who value music in the same ways I do, my passions could not have been nourished the way they are now. For some, those people are waiting at the punk club a few blocks from your house. For others, the haven is Los Angeles, CA. Whatever scale you can reach for. Make sense? <3
I honestly don't know how to answer that.
Hopefully! I certainly always hope so with everyone. Medicine is getting better, a new medication was just FDA approved for MG a few months ago, the first one in more than 50 years. Is she seeing a neurologist? If you want to message me I will get you links to our FB support groups.
My Mg is not controlled well, but this is a relatively rare thing. Today I had trouble walking and had to be carried to my car.
I know people with MG who are in their late 80's, but this month alone 13 people have died because they got sick and then had MG complications. My dad died this time last year from MG complications. Sadly with this disorder, we just never know.
I wish I had better news... What do her doctors say?
Hmmmm...very interesting...you and everyone else will have to wait and see! I think she is doing a great job as is! :)
Nah I don't plan on any reconstruction. I have recently started trying to lose weight (definitely needed) so hopefully it will kind of just even out. Fingers crossed!
Totally, it really blows. There is almost nothing I can do for those individual people other than change the laws to help them get out and have a shot at a decent life again by making sure minorities are not only represented, but carved out opportunities for those that were incarcerated in this industry.
My heart breaks for them, but what can I do other than push forward and get this yuppies to change the law in favor of the people?
Excellent question, thank you so much for asking.
For those that are curious who I trust and have worked with: http://www.drugpolicy.org Cat Packer is one of the awesome people that ran it. Here is when I had her and Ophelia Chong on my show to talk about the policy reform and release of incarcerations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xDFCjXTE18&index=6&list=PLsRq_2H1A2tE4QmYEMRn4PilaJtVuZ6Mn
Yeah, I mean, I feel like $20k is a lot of money, but when I look back on it, I don't think it really made up for anything.
Everyone's juvenile records were all erased, however I met a kid in the detention center that I wound up hanging out with afterwards. We did get into adult trouble together about a year after I got out. Bumpy start to adulthood. Used most of my settlement to repay restitution and court costs for adult problems.
Since then I've turned my shit around. Own a business, father of two kids, ran for mayor, lost, do a lot of volunteer work, run lots of community events. Deep down, I think those places had both positive and negative effects on me.
It's fucking rad! And sounds great played loud.
Hi. I'm a breast cancer survivor currently in the process of my reconstruction (DCIS, bilateral mastectomy). I wanted to ask if you have had genetic testing?
It's very rare to have breast cancer so young and and as a male. It is possible to have a genetic condition even if cancer is not in your family history. For example, I am suspected to be the first in my family to have my genetic condition.
I would strongly suggest that you push for genetic testing. If you have a condition it could save your life to know what to look for.
Check out this site for more info. http://www.hereditarycancer.org/
I think he means that he wants to hire people that care about food, are able to provide excellent service, technique, and that have a passion for cannabis. If they meet that criteria, having prior issues with arrests for marijuana possession would not preclude them from employment. Merit based but not contingent on past legal issues.
I work closely with kids in mental health treatment centers that come off as being similar to detention centers.
What could staff have done to help your stay there?
I saw that there was a lot of abuse but were there staff members that helped you at all?
What made you switch between anamorphic lenses on your earlier films, and the spherical lenses on the later films?
I had genetic testing done after my mastectomy. The oncologist told me it came back with nothing.
I really liked a lot of the staff. Like anywhere, you have dicks and genuinely good people.
Some staff went out of their way to be personal with the kids. Share life experiences, get to know them, give advice, etc...
For clarification I was in four different places. With four drastically different methods to their systems. One was a very not strict bland type of detention center with cells where the kids wore provided sweatsuits and followed a schedule for the day. I remember nothing significant of the staff there.
Another was a very laid back place with more of a home atmosphere aside from the locked doors and fences. The staff there were generally nice and took the time to get to know the kids. This was also a VERY new facility when I went there. I was probably the 12th kid ever sent there.
One was an INSANELY nice place from the outside, with a pond, bicycles, riding paths, gym equipment, etc... Got there and found out it was all broken or no longer allowed. Lol. Most staff there were seasoned vets. Mostly irritable. Some were decent, but a majority of them had been doing it for so long and didn't care to get to know the kids anymore since the place held a few hundred and staff usually juggled around.
The last place was very strict. I got cocky about pushing in my chair silently one time and wound up being restrained on the floor for about three hours.
Shift change came and they literally switched out. I only struggled for about 10 minutes of it. They screamed in my face and I pretty much cried the whole time.
It's fucked up, but I feel like that last place kinda helped me a lot.
I wasn't cocky again after that. Lots of yes sir, no sir out of my mouth. After that, the place got investigated from kids being hurt.
One staff member in one of the lighter places would bring in his guitar and teach us. Another brought his xbox and played with us. I really liked when it felt more like a big brother or sister rather than a staff/inmate.
Nerd Questions! My Favorite! Well, the first time we shot spherical was on the Master...it seemed like a good fit, evoking the old 50s films like Vertigo and North By Northwest...large format films but in a boxy frame....it was a nice change from the earlier films....I wanna shoot scope again though...maybe next time...
Why do you think there were so much less girls playing in hardcore bands in the 80s?
What were you tested for? Make sure it was a full panel not just BRAC, and CHEK. (There are allot of genetic conditions out there that can increase your risk of cancer that aren't always in the panels. If you did Myraid you should be covered though.) Assuming it was a full panel I'm glad to hear you are clean.
Best of luck with your recovery. Fuck cancer.
There is tons you can do. You can donate proceeds of your restaurant to legal defense or various activist groups. You can use your platform for education. You could help by employing former prisoners and people with felonies. You could provide a work-study program for former convicts or something that helps with reintegration into society.
Fuck that judge.
What movie have you watched more times then any other ?
What did you eat when you got out the second time ? first meal out I guess I mean.
How did you and Jonny Greenwood first meet and decide to collaborate? You're both geniuses at what you do and this ongoing collaboration is an absolute treasure.
Big fan of your work, keep it up.
PS. Favorite Radiohead album?
It was WONDERFUL in the beginning, then it got a little muddled once he had so much on his plate to take care of! He did such a great job with Dustin and for Dustin!!! :)
I don't think there was a lot of women playing in rock bands, period. My aunt, Denise, was one of the first on the punk rock scene in NY. Sadly, its always been a bit of a boys' club, She was one of the best guitarists around back then, and didn't get half the credit she should have.
I'm not entirely sure to be honest. Thank you for bringing it up though, I go back to the doctor Monday and I'll ask him again just to be sure we checked everything. Good luck with the reconstruction! Fuck cancer!
Definitely! Excellent suggestions. First off I mainly use my platform for education. Currently we are too small to donate profits (because we haven't hit profitability yet), but we do employ a couple convicted felons with non-violent marijuana charges. And Currently we take in stages for a few days at a time but due to the structure of the company (we travel a lot for speaking engagements, dinners, etc) so it is hard to have a work study program until we have the restaurant up and running. When that is a reality, I look forward to having those things in place. And hopefully more! Right now, I try to help as much as possible. Both patients and non-violent offenders.
I've probably watched Talladega nights way too many times.
We stopped at McDonalds. Lol. It was about 8 months since I last had fast food.
I also met my now Stepdad on the ride home.
Favorite Radiohead album...........ugh...i Hate this game. today....In Rainbows....tomorrow....something else...KId A perhaps?
Dude! What's the worst gear failure you've had on stage and how did you finish the set?
What would you say had been the biggest challenge about living your life with GRMG?
What was your favorite storyline that how were involved with during your career? Any you don't look back on fondly?
It definitely seems like there were more women involved in 70s punk bands, no wave bands, anarcho punk bands, etc. Do you think there's a reason USHC bands had practically none?
I raise the horns to your question and your username dude. Dig this. When I first moved to Nashville, I started playing for this talented local feller named Samuel Lee. At the time, he was just getting started on the road so he signed up for one of those college booking conventions (NACCA? something like that). The schedule you end up with is a total crapshoot: some nights you play in the corner of the school's b-cafetria at 2:00 PM when it's closed for maintenance, and sometimes you play these HUGE homecoming events in the quad - but either way, you can bet the thing is being run by student volunteers. So we set up our gear on the front steps of the campus' biggest building (right in front of the massive doors into the building), and they gave us a little green room setup just on the other side of the doors in the buildings main lobby. We sound check, goes fine, we go inside and get fed. What they don't tell us is that while we're eating, the 'lighting committee' is about to set up $10,000 worth of lights all over the stage, and since there's no ceiling to hang lights from, they put them on tripods. Then the emcee radios back for us to come out. "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SAM LEE!" I bust through the door like an obnoxious overperforming asshole and immediately knock down at least $5k worth of lighting. 8,000 people stop mid-cheer and just go "AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!". The first three songs were the most hilarious and awkward songs I've ever played in my life to 8,000 silent people. <3
Umm, there are actually quite a few things... 1. I have had to have open heart ( for lack of a better term its pretty much the same procedure) surgery twice now to get of a MG related tumor called a thymoma... That was extremely difficult. 2. Feeling the loss of independence I have felt over the past three years since being diagnosed. 3. I think the most heartbreaking and difficult thing is/was the only person who really understood what I was going through die from RgMG ( my dad also had MG and died at 46, a year and a week ago). Even though they say it's not supposed to be hereditary. It was in my case.
Hands down MARLENA & Goldust! While I loved Jackie and do to this day...I hated the name PMS that Vince gave us!
From what I saw, there were a lot more women and young girls on the scene in the Punk days in NY. But the slam dancing kind of chased them off the dance floor and it turned into a bunch of adolescent boys (and some girls) swinging their fists around.
First, I'm glad you caught it before it got any worst....
Being that males are not usually associated with breast cancer, what were some of the strangest reactions you have recieved after revealing that you were a young man fighting a rare form of breast cancer?
Again, I'm soooooo happy that you kicked chemo's ass!
Edit: Fuck you auto correct! Once again you make a fool of me. For all you folks who were able to decipher this gaggle fuck of not-so-good English words and look past the misspelling, congratulations.
And thank you for proving that reason will prevail!
How did you get banned twice from r/trees?
I'm from the area(Luzerne County, which is near Scranton, PA. Yes, the Scranton from The Office)
A lot of people want the gist of the story, more answers, etc.
So here it is, from someone who has experienced first hand Luzerne County's "Culture Of Corruption".
First off, let's establish that the two judges who went to jail, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan were gushed over by plenty of officials/staff on Luzerne county. Notice that the same papers blasting those who stood by and did nothing were also those who praised Conahan/Ciavarella for their "tough" sentencing style. I don't recall which off the top of my head, but one of the two won the Newspapers "Man Of The Year" award.
A property developer, Robert Mericle, had gotten a prison contract and in exchange for cash bribes, the judges would sentence the kids harshly for often nothing crimes. One girl received 3 months for a fake mocking facebook page of her principal.
The story on the books is that two judges went rogue and that was that. They were caught, got jail sentences, public condemning, and that was that.
But that's not where it actually ended, or even started.
To understand how corrupt this county is, you have to take a look at it in context.
Take Anthony Lupas. Anthony Lupus was a local attorney, and the chairman for his towns Democratic Party Board. His son, David Lupas, became the District Attorney(DA). The son is now a judge. What's wrong with this? Well, Anthony Lupus was a ponzi scheme artist. A pretty damn successful one, too, with over $6 million missing. Now, the sins of the fathers don't always transfer to the son, but they do when the son borrows $400,000 to run unopposed.
What you witnessed in Kids For Cash was not justice finally taking place, but rather a coup that took place for others to rise high.
The situation hasn't gotten better, it's actually gotten worse as the new criminals are actually competent compared to the two failures of human life that were Conahan and Ciavarella.
Proof that the uppers don't really care about what happened? The most exclusive and expensive private school in the areas sports field is the Robert Mericle sportsfield. This came up after Kids For Cash, and while you could argue it would be OK if he was just accused, he wasn't. He was convicted. Convicted. Anthony Lupas name is still up at our local Casino, take a look.
One of the worst areas is Dupont. Dupont was(is?) pretty much the Wild West. There were 3 cops in the area. One is in jail for being a drug addict, one is in jail for molesting children, and the DA who was elected following the outing of the criminals will no longer recognize the old Chief of Police as a cop.
By the way, the one who was molesting the children had his wife beg officer John Saranchuk for help. Saranchuk's response? Telling her that if she kept pushing, she'd be arrested. The drug dealer? Well, I can't say if Officer Saranchuk has a drug problem. I can say that when the FBI raided the Dupont police office, that a pretty large amount of cocaine was missing. After the drug user(or one of them) was gone.
The new police chief had to give up his gun because of a PFA filed against him.. This is "progress" in Luzerne County.
The current assistant DA is the reason many of the Kids For Cash cases went through.. So when you ask "But why didn't you do X? The answer is that a lot of the time the assistant DA would say "just let this go, you'll only make it worse by fighting." Hey give him credit, they would have made it worse.
These days the Luzerne County Courts are basically Kangaroo Courts. Go into court and observe. Play Bingo with any of the following:
Refusing to have certain parties go under oath.
Threats of contempt of court.
Refusal to even hear certain motions. Can't appeal something if it was never legally denied. Pretty clever, right?
A person involved in the Kids For Cash scandal but still somehow with a law license.
Now, Luzerne County is somewhat split. No one will say anything bad about the Kids For Cash victims, but you'll get the occasional "just some troublemakers who got to spend some extra time" in juvy. Others want to speak up but can't. Others speak out, and are punished for it.
There is a ton of stuff I won't go into here in depth, but feel free to look the stuff up if you're interested:
The fact the old court administrator was the brother-in-law of Conahan(meaning the guy who can decide where cases go was related to the guy who judged the cases.)
Gas Gate(In which thousands of dollars of gas was stolen, and seemingly disappeared)
Leo Glodzik, a corrupt businessman who had cars illegally towed. Poor people were essentially left to walk in the cold. Nicer cars were towed. Off duty cops were caught multiple times driving cars possessed in this way. The man was convicted, the cops were not.
The fact that one of the judges, the honorable Lesa Gelb, stole her firms client list when she went off on her own, and then had this squashed.
The pay-for-play DUI system, in which the mayor of Laflin(the town where both judges for Kids For Cash lived, as where Lupas lived, his son lives, and Sanguedolce live) wasn't charged for an obvious DUI.
I can answer other questions, assuming I don't get a knock on my door.
Favorite David Lynch movie?
Thank you so much! A ton of people didn't believe me. They all thought it started somewhere else and just spread to the breast. I had to explain that it was just in my breast and nowhere else. Some people didn't know that men could even get it either. I told them that they definitely can it just is less common for men.
The first time i posted a dish I thought people would enjoy but it was considered self promotion.
And the second time I answered someone with my website and that was considered a violation :/
But I’m back and will be a good boy
So accurate. I've put my story out there before once or twice locally...
People here wouldn't believe the amount of "It was your own fault" or "It's not the judge's fault".
For some reason, the corruption is not only ignored but accepted locally.
Blue Velvet Wild At Heart
It’s sad but people don’t know men have breasts period. Not breasts like boobs, but still.
I’m glad you recovered okay. Good luck with your future!
EDIT: I know about gynecomastia, a hormonal condition where men can develop breast tissue. I’m speaking generally, that its sad people don’t know men have breast tissue (hello nipples).
What’s more, it’s sad that people reacted to “I have breast cancer” with “yeah right, you’re a dude” rather than “oh, I didn’t know that could happen. Is there anything I can do to help?”
I know people aren’t bound to understand everything that isn’t common, but biology/sexuality/anatomy courses through school should make people at least aware enough to understand that the human body is anatomically female during development until the point where sexual differentiation occurs.
Alright so as a weed chef I'm hoping you can shed some insight on this crazy shit that I've been chasing for years:
The year is 2010; my roommate is prepping some ganjabutter for some ganjabrownies. I leave for a while and do i-cant-rember-what. When I come back I see that the butter has reduced and is currently BUBBLING LIKE CRAZY. Way too many bubbles, seems like the butter overheated and we were worried we burnt the product. So we take it off the heat immediately, mid bubble, and proceed to make some brownies.
They were insane. Hands down the most significant effect I have ever had from edibles. One brownie put me on the floor. Two brownies and I couldn't swallow food I had pasties so bad, and I must have been at a . I needed confirmation and gave a brownie to a coworker in his 30's, a chronic smoker. Told him they were intense but homemade, and that there was only weed in them. The next day he thanked me for this caveat, as the high was so intense he would have thought there was acid or something on them.
The marijuana we used was normal. Smoking it gave normal effects. We didn't put any spectacular amount into the brownies, I think it was somewhere between an 8th and a quarter ounce.
I have tried to duplicate this butter/brownie method but to no avail! I have never been able to buy an edible of similar potency either.
Do you have any idea what happened here? I mean I guess the effects had a lot of scratchy throat/dry eyes/negative side effects, but god damn it was insane. If you know what I did and how to do it again I would love a link or instructional or something.
Anyway all the best! Thanks for the AMA.
How did your first "conviction" happen? The one where you got sent away for six months - did you have a trial, did you plead guilty?
Did your mom try to get a lawyer when you were incarcerated for six months?
And what about your second offense? Same questions.
I understand there was a corrupt system (no defense attorneys? That is really messed up), but I'm familiar with the juvenile justice system where I live and you'd have gotten next to nothing for those offenses where I am.
What's your favorite memory of David Foster Wallace?
Oh man, I’ve been here dude. In fact, I thought that when people said they hallucinated from Cannabis they were lying for attention or something...until that day..
To answer your question, first off, you had some potent bud. Point blank. Second, by leaving that butter to boil, you had cooked off all of your Terpenes and Cannabinoids and been left with just THC. Ingesting just THC is kind of crazy, it is basically the same as a band only playing one note the entire time, super fucking loud. There are no supporting elements, nothing to direct that raw psychoactivity. CBD counteracts the psychoactivity from THC and the Terpenes give the type of high (giggly, contemplative, body, etc). You had none of that. So it was straight THC.
Hope that helps a little!
Edit: I've been corrected on the DMT information. u/Damienslust pointed out my terminology was incorrect and has a great explanation below of how DMT is correlated (or not correlated I should say) with this particular instance.
There was no real trial. I stood there with my mom in front of the judge. No defense attorney. My mom cried. She said she wanted me to get help with my issues at home but didn't want me taken away. The judge didn't care and sent me away. My mom called lawyers and elected officials. Everyone she could for 6 months. One day out of the blue I was told to pack my things up because I was getting out.
The second time, it was basically the same. No defense attorney. Me and the judge. The juvenile court room was much different than any other court room. The judge and the other workers there all seemed like buddies. There was no feeling of fair justice. No telling your side. Just the judge putting you away. Scary to a kid, and even scarier to me as an adult knowing that it happened that way.
He turned me onto Don DeLillo. And he looked at us like we were all failing him....sweetly.
I'm glad to hear that you're doing well and that you're sharing your story.
I had a similar scare a number of years back. I was an 18-20 year old guy and felt a lump. Thought nothing of it for a few years and finally got it checked out. Had to get 3 mammograms over a year. Finally turns out it's just female breast tissue. Apparently 1/5 men or so have this, it just never develops because of the lack of estrogen. But I'm so glad that you're raising awareness about this. Men check your man titties for lumps!
Also have to have a question so what's your favorite food?
How prepared are you to only receive tips of $4.20?
On a more serious note how do you think this will affect other franchises that already exist? Do you think they will start implementing edibles or cannabis to their menus?
$20k doesn't make up for your years lost, and that's obviously understandable. Have you ever thought about what would help the past injustice sting less? For example, an apology from the judge, or new laws to prevent this from happening again?
How often does Maya make you fall over laughing?
I'm glad that everything turned out fine! Pizza is definitely the most superior food in the world.
Haha I hadn’t thought about the tips. Perhaps the decimal will be moved over a space or two..
I think they will have to remain separated through licensing. Not every restaurant will be able to serve THC. Only those that have the on-site consumption licensing.
Time helped a lot.
As I've said in other answers, the places weren't all bad. Aside from the obvious negative aspects, I did learn a few things and the experience did make me grow into the person I am today. Better or worse.
I don't want to hear from the judge, but I suppose an apology would help. I think I'd rather just let him know that I no longer blame him and explain what I was put through.
How do you dose edibles carefully enough to create a whole cannabis restaurant? Plus, your clientele won't be high until after they leave. I just don't understand your business model.
Sounds like you did something a little bad but not as bad as some kids in there...
Did you meet anyone who did less than you? I mean... what's the stupidest thing you heard that someone did to end up in the detention center?
What was Thomas Pynchon like when you met him (if he's actually real)?
Dude. How are you? I'm on a nice kick of trying to take care of myself and I appreciate you encouraging me on that front.
1.) I know this is some East Nashville Whole Foods Hipster shit to say, but I am actually digging these Quinoa chips made by Late July. I am the only male in my house so I eat a lot of tasty stuff that my dude friends wouldn't let me buy without punching me in the balls in the parking lot. Sneak out and buy some sometime.
2.) Nice attention to detail my son. The key is using a clamp that pivots. I mention it by model number shortly thereafter in that video and it will surely provide the angle you seek.
Thank you! It took a while for the shock to go away. About a week after he told me I just broke down for a bit. I was really mad at myself for waiting as long as I did to actually go get it checked out. It took about 2 weeks before I finally accepted it and got a more positive outlook on the situation.
Our guests are at our dining experiences for 2-3 hours. If they stay in the lounge, perhaps even longer.
The dosage is coming in over 10 courses, so the way we have structured it is that the first two courses will serve as the initial take off, by course 4-5, 45 min after ingesting is when the effects start to creep on. The remainder of the meal is guiding them into a nice euphoric high zone rather than keep sending them to the stars. For us, it is about balance. We finish the meal with CBD before sending the guests into the lounge to decompress.
Essentially, everything is timed.
I don't remember asking any other kids what they did until I was in the last place I was in. It was a really strict place with intense therapy groups and pretty bad physical punishment for the kids. (Staff broke a kids arm and gave another rug burn from head to toe for an escape attempt.)
In a Balanced And Restorative Justice group one day, we went around and said what we were there for. Kids were saying drugs, theft, robbery... The kid before me says he forgot his gun at someone's house so he went to go get it and brought his other gun, and when he got pulled over by the cops he forgot a third gun was under his seat so he was arrested for having two of his three guns on him.
I said "I told my teacher my dad would fire her..." Lol.
Dude, what tips do you have for developing my double bass speed?
Did you smoke cigarettes before cigars?
When you're writing scripts on MS Word do you use the screenplay template or do you write out the characters names every single time?
P.S. That scene in the Master when Freddie rides off in the desert is hilarious.
Haha. When I get asked this question, I always think about visiting Mike Mangini during his office hours. He had a double pedal under his desk, just going BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR while he answered emails and talked to me about the lab material. If you've got an extra double, you know where to set it up now : )
I've been playing a lot with just my left foot lately. I believe that if I can get my left foot even half as agile as my right, I could make music much more confidently with my double pedal. It's been paying off. Best of luck in this quest my dude
Never...with one exception! When I was 13 I would sneak my grandfather's cigarettes that he left in his ashtray. I made a tiny hole in the screen window of the guest room at my grandparent's home...and would go into the bedroom, open the window, take one or two drags (however much was left on the cigarette in the ashtray) then push the butt of the cigarette out of the little hole in the window. It never occurred to my STOOOOOpid 13 year old brain that a mound of cigarette butts were accumulating outside that window! :O :( :D So, my mother calmly asks me if I had been smoking, to which I said "No ma'am!"...she then walked me outside to the little mound of cigarette butts and asked me if I still wanted to maintain my story! CLASSIC! Great Mom! Never smoked another cigarette! :D
To be honest, I really don't know because that whole era, things were done behind my back and I wasn't really a part of what was going on.
When I think of dialog, it sounds good in my head. But when I put it on paper it becomes garbage. How would you solve this problem?
Is that true? Sounds like you know more about it than I do. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Is it all drummers or just the guys who try and make a life of it? I know a lot of successful musicians who have vices (myself included, just not drinking or drugs), and the lifestyle has a way of facilitating unhealthy decisions, but surely that's not what you mean, is it?
Dude. Techniques and riffs that elude me? 1,000x yes. We did a gig with the Chainsmokers last year. Their set is basically a DJ, two front guys, and a drummer who just goes completely apeshit over the track. I don't even understand the language he's up there speaking. But I intend to learn it!
Also, what the hell is Danny Carey doing on drums? I love Tool so much and still can't tell you the first thing about how he plays.
The bone pain from the shot of Neulasta I had to get after chemo was the worst pain i've ever felt in my life. Other than that the nausea and tiredness was all the chemo did to me really.
Nano technology is a fancy way of saying that the THC or CBD molecules are suspended in a water soluble solution making it homogenize with anything water based (where as usually it’s only fat soluble). Our epidermis can absorb things that are 40-60 nanometers wide so the nano technology also breaks the compounds from being 4000 nanometers wide to being 40-60nm which allow it to be ingested and metabolized much quicker than a normal extraction.
hmmmmmm. good question. what's it sound like when you say it out loud? it doesn't need to look good on the paper if it's a script....a novel maybe, but a script is just a temporary thing....good for the actors, not for reading....
Do you really need to be a perfect drummer to score a gig? I.e., never missing a beat such as never being off by a smidgen in some areas.
How much freedom do drummers have with their sound in the studio?
How can you be exactly perfect on time all the time? That's one of my number one struggles is always landing perfectly on clicks 100% of the time.
(Edit) Why do people like their snares to be cranked? I always thought it sounded bad because it all sounds like PVC pipe being smacked together. I've always left mine low, not too low to sound sloppy or fat, but not to high to get nasty overtones. Just an aggressive lower tuned snare on both heads. About the same tension except the top is just slightly higher than the bottom.
(Also edited) Have you heard of Aesop Rock?
I remember in the Divas 2001 issue,you posed in body paint,did you come up with an idea of wearing nothing but body paint in that issue?
Have you looked into using lecithin, sesame seed oil, or glycochocolate in your recipes to potentiate the cannabis?
Did you get into any fights inside?
Any time you genuinely feared for your safety? Did you get bullied or picked on?
Did the people inside split along racial lines like they do in prison?
If you could go back, what’s one thing you’d tell yourself while making Magnolia?
Dude. I love question #1 because I have learned the hard way that the answer is no. I did one of the biggest auditions of my life last year and had nearly three weeks to get myself together for it (that's unbelievably rare, to have that kind of heads-up). My strategy was to win by trying the hardest, so I learned every song he'd ever released, note for note. I learned every live variation I could find from peoples' crappy iPhone videos on YouTube. I went in and imitated every note their previous drummer had every played, down to the stroke. Guess who won! The guy whose approach was, "Here's what your band sounds like when I play on it. Yes, I know the form, but this is what the form sounds like with my unique voice on it." Do you dig the difference? I will never go into another audition again as a robot. If I don't get the gig because they wanted a robot, I don't want the gig anyway. Feel me? Great question.
As for questions 2 and 3, infer from the answer above. The artist rules all - some camps want you to be you, others aren't even going to learn your name. Be able to smell that in the air and act accordingly!
Yes! I was actually pretty disappointed that mine and Dustin's "painted" cover turned out to be some "artist" that came in and charged the company a grand $1000...simply painted us completely gold! My idea was something like Demi Moore's when she was on the cover of Vanity Fair, with a painted on suit! So when I did get the chance to actually produce the image, I went for what I thought would be cool in the Caribbean...FRUIT!!! :D
I'm sorry, I couldn't hear your question lol. Hardcore shows have definitely gotten louder because Hardcore bands have better gear now. But I think anybody who plays in bands or goes to shows will suffer a certain amount of hearing damage/loss over time.
I, myself, haven't been able to hear shit since I toured with Motorhead in the 80's.
I wouldn't call it resistance but every doctor I talked to when I told them how long I had it the first question they asked was "why did you wait so long?". Other than that everyone has been wonderful every step of the way!
I've seen the lecithin as a bio availability agent, however I need to do more research into it all. I've been focusing on the nano tech but this is a really good read, thank you for citing it!
I was bullied at times. Other times I was the bully. I got into a few fights.
In the place where fighting and bullying did occur, there wasn't much staff intervention and there were definitely groups and a sort of hierarchy.
There was some racial tension. At the one place, I was the only white kid and the only kid not from a big city with bad crimes, which felt a little intimidating, but after a while we all got along great.
Chill The Fuck Out and Cut Twenty Minutes
Are you still cool with Doug Holland? No one ever talks about him and he never gets brought up in the Cro Mags beef. Always thought he was the second coolest looking member of the classic line up (you being the first)...
Do you by chance live near a military installation? There has been documentated cases of an increase in infant mortality and male breast cancer near military installations due to hazardous chemicals contaminating the local water supply.
What goes through your mind, at 15, when you realize you're going to jail for two years? Was anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts a big factor? How did you adjust and calm the sudden impact of this?
Werner Herzog says you can't be a great filmmaker if you don't read, read, read. Any books currently sitting on your nightstand?
Your music will live and die by the friends you make at music school. Cherish the fellow musicians you meet! The professors may or may not teach you anything useful in class, but I was always glad I made friends with them too.
I live about 20 miles from a military base. That's pretty interesting do you have any links?
Thanks for the question!
42 oz Bone in Ribeye with all the sauces,
Wurrug dawali (stuffed grape leaves) made my my grandmother
Chocolate cake with a milk chocolate ganache and dark chocolate mousse.
Well, they don't tell you how long. In fact, you never know how long it will be. At any point. There was no "finish line".
The places had systems of treatment and let you out when you were ready.
It sucked at first. Then it still sucked but you got used to how things were. Then it still sucked, but you dealt with it and it became normal.
The stack next to my bed is embarrassingly High. the one on my desk right now is "3 Ingredient Cocktails" by Robert Simonson. Great Read!
What was the main lesson you took away serving as your own (collaborative) DP on Phantom Thread? Will you continue to shoot your own movies in the future?
This might be my favorite question of this entire AMA, because I want to talk about my favorite new band. They are called The Maine. They put out a record called "Lovely Little Lonely" last year and it is the epitome of what I wish I had made when I was in a band. I would cut off a finger to play drums with them. I LOVE what they are doing. Their previous record had some bangers on it as well Frosty. Thank you for the question!
At that point, Medicated
I did not for a long time.
Since then I've gotten a hobby of police/fire photography and run a journalism page locally so I have a close relationship with local police.
I actually spend a few hours every week or so hanging out a the local police station.
It's been a long road though with law enforcement.
My main takeaway was hire extreme proffesionals to surround you and point like you have a lot of confidence and know what you're doing. Would I do it again? I think I might.....but I also wanna work with Chivo, Bob Richardson...tons of others...
So I just started a keto diet and I'm missing my edibles dearly, any chance you have some low-carb low-sugar recipes?
My question is this, what do you think about the US prison system?
Edit: my fist comment was deleted, here's what it said. In the US private prison industry, the corporations have contracts with the government, the corporation gets a certain amount of money per prisoner, but if the government doesn't keep the prison full enough, usually like +90%, the corporation FINES the government millions.
That's a major part of why we have a small portion of the world's overall people, but 25% of the world's prisoners.
We are not free. This coutry sucks.
There's a song credit at the end of Phantom Thread for a Jonny Greenwood piece called "Puck Beaverton's Tattoo" (obvious reference to Inherent Vice) that doesn't appear on the release of either OST.
Any story here? Just a left-over piece from IV?
My answer may sound like a joke, but dig this, in all sincerity.
I know people understand that Carter Beauford is one of the all time greats. And yet, I still think he is underrated.
I've been to nearly 80 gigs with Carter on the drums, and I own hundreds of his live recordings. And every year, as soon as I think I know what he's about to say over that Warehouse outro, he plays something I've never heard him even hint at before. That man is 60 years old and still innovating the language of drumming. People are still watching "Under the Table and Drumming" or the old Tripping Billies from Woodstock and they think that's the whole story. Mother fucker, that's just the PRELUDE!
Thank you so much for the compliments! I did ask my mom and sisters to take the genetic test but they didn't seem concerned. It scares me but I can only ask them so many times. The only thing I've noticed is i'm a lot more scared of random things. If I cough too much I start thinking like "is this lung cancer?". Or if my throat hurts "is this cancer too?".
We have a few. If you don't mind, I would love to PM you the recipes when we are wrapping up the cookbook because they will be in a better format and for 4-6 people.
As a juvenile, I was in places that generally focused on rehabilitation and therapy. They all varied in how they did it, with some more physical and some more emotional, but they still focused on fixing issues and making you a better person.
I did get into trouble as an adult and was very let down that it was literally just a time out with no steps towards corrections, despite being a "correctional facility".
I feel like jails and prisons should focus much more on the individual inmates and work to recover them.
Well, yes.....good spotting....it's an Adaption of an old cue....Jonny took it and played it with an orchestra - instead of his computer....we fleshed it out and made it sound spooky ....
Do you have any power to also implicate the people that are responsible for "KARS 4 KIDS"? Specifically the people who created the advertising jingle.
What was it like making Junun? Did you like the digital filmmaking process and making a documentary for the first time?
I played The Gorge in 2015 with Joey Hyde on a bill with Carrie Underwood. When I walked off stage, I had this overwhelming feeling that I didn't need my arms anymore - I had fulfilled my purpose in life.
I think I answered 'least favorite' somewhere else on this thread. I'll circle back if not. Duder.
I have no recollection of practicing with them. I've heard about this before.
Hah! He is working in the house as am I :)
It was so much fun. I loved working with my little Blackmagic camera and filming people pay music...it was stress free and inspiring...more of a home movie than a documentary. I"m so happy you saw it - wish everyone would see it. I'm really proud of that film.
I have a lipoma in my chest and needed an ultra sound to get that confirmed. Unfortunately, my local hospital wouldn't do an ultrasound until I had a mammogram. I found the whole procedure to be very embarrassing and emasculating. How has dealing with breast cancer as a male affected you?
Are you aware that edibles can trigger psychotic breaks even among people who have no issue smoking flower (tiny percentage but)? How do you plan to mitigate this? Quick google search results.
EDIT: I'm all for legalization but I had an experience where a gf ate half of pea-sized piece of cannabutter and was "attacked by wring wraiths" trying to suffocate her for 40 minutes afterwards. So I looked up and it turns out it's a thing.
Paul, I've always loved your story about leaving film school and the films you've made since then, so I have three tough questions for you:
Was Phantom Thread primarily inspired by your marriage?
Would you ever consider making a television series?
What does a PTA story need to have?
Nashville is a huge music city, m'dude. I've played everything here from big band read-it-down corporate gigs to Andy McKee style guitar smacking stuff to, of course, straight up Music Row Country. If I were in college here, I'd be looking to the desks to my left and right - no doubt you are surrounded by aspiring artists who need your drumming services. Do great one the first one, and the rest will come to you. I am not kidding.
I wish you the best in your dudely journeys!
This is an excellent question! One that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about.
The answer is three fold. 1st is that we know how much we are dosing people and we ask extensive questions to better understand our guests needs and tolerances to avoid the issue in the first place. If that doesn’t work as planned, At Herb Restaurant, we plan on having “Guides” (not servers) that are trained with detecting mannerisms of people that may be starting to feel uncomfortable. CBD will be given immediately. Then we plan on having a psychiatrist/yogi in the lounge where if someone is feeling overwhelmed, they are able to drink fresh juices, talk through their heightened state with the yogi and be calmed through CBD.
1) Inspired by my marriage? Not really. But kind of sort of....we're not that weird.
2) Yes, television. sounds good. but....I like makin' movies more i think.
3) What does it need? hmmmmm. Characters. good venue. and some tasty tunes by Jonny G?
we all know you love some goood screenplays--- who are some of your favorite AUTHORS (short stories, poetry, novels...)??
Dude! Thank you so much for watching.
1.) I watch TONS of YouTube, but never drummers. It's mostly video game stuff. Some dude named Mark has been making these Zelda dungeon analyses called "Boss Key" and they're fuckin' sweet. OH! I KNOW! Game Chaps. Watch Game Chaps play the top 10 hardest Mario Maker levels. Hilarious voice overs.
2.) The Lonely Island (I think their understanding of structure is genius). The guys in NOFX (check out "The Decline"). Andy McKee ("Joyland" and "Art of Motion" are great records). All three of these guys influence my attitude on the drums hugely.
3.) Check out ShadowBoxers. Their drummer Cole McSween is a fuckin' boss. Justin Timberlake has taken them under his wing. I hope they are the world's next huge band. Their live show is the second coming of the lord.
4.) I like Pearl's 'El Negro' cowbells because you can REMOVE THEM FROM THEIR HARDWARE MID ROCKING, which I do every night during the drum solo to great effect, great effect.
The nicest "most" famous person I ever met was David Bowie. I hung out with him for a day and we stayed in touch for years after. He used to call my grandmother's house and talk to her when I wasn't around and gave us a shoutout on MTV after an interview he did. He said "I'd like to say hi to Harley Flanagan and his grandmum." He was a really nice guy, a class act. I'm glad I got to meet him.
But of course, I'm very fortunate that I got to spend as much time with Lemmy as I did. He is one of the people I really looked up to.
Being fat it made it easier to flatten it. I have no clue how they would do it to a man that had a flat chest.
Yo! I may not be the Dude himself, but I happen to be a fellow Harry fan who plays the drums and just so happens to cohabitate with an animal behaviorist and have a quite neurotic pup myself.
The best advice I can offer, if you're not going to go the muted or silent route, is:
-Let your pups outside while you're practicing if you can. Seems like a no brainer, but prolonged exposure to loud noises like that will probably just make them anxious.
-If they have to be inside while you're playing, try to help them form a positive association with your joyful racket by giving them a special treat before you start. For example, you could maybe give them some rawhide to nom on while you're playing, which will make them happy and distract while you're bringing the percussive destruction.
What’s your history with The Misfits? And it would be killer to see your band and Doyle’s band go on tour together
First off, I love your shower curtain! Second, how are you coping with your body change? I know when women have a mastectomy they tend to have a hard time dealing with their breast(s) being removed. As a male do you think it affects you the same way? Are you considering doing anything to the site when this is all over like a tattoo or anything?
A psychiatrist might be a bit expensive ...
Hello Paul! So excited to read your responses to these great questions.
1) What do you think the filmmaking industry will look like in 50 years? Do you care?
2) What's your favorite film from the silent era?
This is my favorite answer of the entire Harry Miree AMA. It feels poetic and fitting that it was written by someone other than Harry Miree.
Probably less expensive than calling 911 like some suggest.
But seriously, it’s just a measure to make sure people are comfortable.
Lemme get my crystal ball........
it says, we'll all be watching movies in Movie Theaters...on film....weird.
Congrats on fighting it. So we have this false perception that as men we can’t get breast cancer. Did it sink in right away or did you kinda tell the doctor; but I’m a man this can’t be.?
Are you worried at all about Jeff Sessions and the reversal of the Cole Memorandum? If not, do you think that this decision has the potential to get the ball rolling on Nationwide decriminalization/legalization?
Hi Paul. You've worked with a lot of the same people since your early 20s (Bridges, Elswit, Tichenor, Sellar etc). Did you pick these people very carefully out of admiration for their work, or was it more coincidental? Especially with Elswit - did you immediately know this was your guy?
If you don't mind digging around, all but the Meinl question have been answered, so I'll hit you right now with that. And I appreciate you asking in a similar way to the 'famous people' question above.
I am not that worried as my lawyers have really set up my business structure in the best way possible for this sort of outcome. I think that it could urge congress to make decisions quicker which could be a huge success for us all. However in the meantime, he is scaring the shit out of small businesses and forcing many of them to operate even further in the gray zone or perhaps illegally. The bigger companies in the industry can afford to hold out, the smaller companies cannot.
Here is what my law team from Frontera said:
The Cole Memo was a memo that set forth the enforcement priorities of the Federal Government relative to cannabis. In layman's terms, it basically said, if you complied with state law and didn't run a cartel, organized crime ring, traffic cannabis interstate or out of the country or otherwise be a bad actor, you were not the Federal government's enforcement priority. Instead the Federal government's priority was going after these bad actors. Sessions decision to overrule the Cole Memo means that there is no enumerated Federal enforcement priority (i.e., the Federal government should treat any CSA-violation by any cannabis operators like any other Federal crimes). Meaning, there is no have a preference as to who to prosecute, so the DEA could conceivably go after anyone that violates the CSA (i.e., all cannabis operators).
At least until the new budget goes into effect (perhaps later this month), the Rohrbacher Blumenauer budget amendment still provides cover. The Rohrbacher Blumenauer budget amendment provides that the Federal government is defunded from spending money prosecuting state- compliant medical cannabis operators. Case law interpreting this provision says that the Federal government can spend money prosecuting a case against operator, but, if the operator can show state-level medical cannabis law compliance, the case is dropped. It is unclear if this will be renewed in the next budget.
Whether Sessions intends to go after California operators is unclear. It does seem that this move was intended to be directed as a shot at California, given that he changed a 5 year enforcement policy 3 days after California's new program went live. Practically, it doesn't seem to be a good use of Federal resources given the U.S.-wide perceived popularity of cannabis (pursuant to polls). Additionally, this does not seem to be a move that would be supported by Trump's base (which likely would prefer the fund to go towards say, the wall/immigration issues).
This might be a big deal, and could signal a line of high profile cases brought by Sessions and the DEA (if Rohrbacher Blumenauer is not extended). I would imagine they would target big operators (like Harborside) to make a splash in the news cycle and to scare and deter smaller operators. But, you never know with this administration. On the other hand, it very well could be not a big deal at all. The backlash from politicians in the 29+ green states will push this issue into the national spotlight, in a way that the Trump administration might not want. Only time will tell here.
Elswit was the only one who had a resume. The rest of us all found each other and started getting to work - big dreams and all...
Elswit was nice enough to work with me and teach me everything. He was and is my hero.
Here's hoping it's all good news from here. I didn't have any questions at first but then I scrolled through your pictures and HOLY FUCK that scar is a lot bigger than I expected. How has it healed? How do you feel about it these days?
How to I integrate cannabis into my menus so that I can accurately judge the amount of cannabis I am serving?
How can the home cook use cannabis flower?
How do you reduce or eliminate that distinct cannabis funky flavor found in many edibles?
How can I use flower in my BBQ rubs or spice blends?
Have you ever had a milkshake with Daniel Day-Lewis? If so, did he try to drink yours?
Dude. Catan is SO popular on tour here. You're in the right place! For years, I had a monthly Catan in my drum room. The standard expansion gives you a maximum of 6 players, and I think that's the best bang for your buck if we're just talking Catan.
Consider this alternative: Play "Coup" as a dessert to Catan. It's simple (15 cards total; that's the whole game), fast, and deeply psychologically with the right crowd.
I've also been playing Seasons and 7 Wonders, which are interesting variations on the Catan 'resource management' style of game.
Thank the dear lord I have a guru who recommends great board games to me.
edit: spelling of "dessert" d'oh
It all starts with what you are using to infuse the menu. What I recommend doing is (if you live in a medicinal or rec state) going to your local dispensary and picking up extract that you love and asking for the lab testing with it. That way you understand how much THC is in it. From there you can extrapolate how much THC is being used based on the volume/weight of ingredients you are putting into the recipe and devising it by servings. That is not exactly how we do it, but this is sufficient for home use.
The home cook can use flower in a few ways: you can extract it in a fat, you can extract in ethanol, you can vaporize it (or smoke it but smoking defeats the purpose of tasting your food), you can pulverize it into a dust and use it as a flour (mixed with AP flour), you can rub it on your body while wearing lingerie, you can finish a BBQ dish off by using the flower to smoke the dish, and more. Although I’d be weary using top shelf nug for these types of applications.
The first thing I would do if I were you to get rid of the taste is lower the dosage. Most people don’t need 500mg THC in the brownie pan. It is overpowering and really doesn’t taste good. Second is to use a highly concentrated form of THC, if you are using a super concentrated extraction, you’ll only have to put in a few drops for the whole pan. Third is to balance the flavor so it doesn’t come through. Here are some things that balance it: Tomatoes and tomato sauces due to their high acidity and sweetness, Cacao, high acidity fruits.
I wouldn’t recommend using the flower so much. Because you really aren’t going to get the most out of the bud by using it in this type of application. However I’ll tell you a little secret. Use the fan leaves from your plant. Each strain has a distinctive fan leaf flavor and when you dehydrate it and grind it, it can be used as an excellent spice.
He'd drink mine for sure.
I feel like I wanna hug you right now. Good for you for getting over that. I am sure It has been a very difficult thing to go through. My question is: how did all this change the way you see life, the things we were previously complaining about and your relationship with people?
Are you using your celebrity in this field as a platform for those currently in prison for using the same plant? Have you considered ways you could positively influence that population?
Hi, have you ever been to Ireland, did Daniel invite you when you were working on Phantom Thread?
Greetings Willy the Dude. I relate to not liking school man. I get this question at every clinic I do with young people. Sometimes parents are present, and I have to say it anyway:
Your life is not up to them. It's up to you. If they are currently CEO'ing your life and it's time to fire them, fire them. You are the board.
To some, the less exciting side of that coin is that if you run your life into the ground, it's all on you, right? That's the side of the coin I find more exciting. When I fired my parents, my primal instincts to not starve kicked in to a degree I didn't know I had in me. It's complicated because in a loving relationship, everybody wants what's best for you, but I trust you with your life more than I trust anybody else in the world.
Smash: Link main
Kart: Koopa Troopa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Make sure you are financially stable to make such a decision. Make sure it aligns with your heart and what your truest passions are in life. Then go for it. Stay fluid and realize that your path may change directions, but your overall goal is what is guiding you.
Call Me By Your Name. City Of Ghosts. Wonder Woman. The Post. Lost City of Z. Star Wars. Baby Driver. I'm missing some and haven't seen a lot....I"m still catching up....
Dude! First off, I love the channel. I’ve learnt so much over the past year of watching!
My question to you is:
I’m a left handed drummer about to foray into the world of touring and open mic nights. Am I destined to fail unless I switch over?
What’s it like rolling with Renzinio?
In my experience touring, you are best served to hone your kit the way it feels best before it leaves town, memory lock it, and really lean into the homework you did. Translation: tour lefty.
As for the open-mics: everyone will hate you if you move anything. Source: everybody hated me at open mics from 2008-2011
Cooking has always been a passion, but when I started to think about how to de-stigmatize this plant so people all over the world would be able to have access to its benefits, the people incarcerated could get out, and we could start using industrial hemp to spare earths resources. Food was the easiest way to break the stigma since all that was out at the time was brownies and rice crispies.
Its hard to complain or fight when you are served delicious food and drink and its even harder to carry a stigma about a plant in a dish with other plants. That at least was my original thoughts about it.
The Birdcage! or anything by Steven Spielberg.
Did Daniel Plainview ever truly love H.W or was it always just a facade?
I was on Bong Apatite the first season episode 3. I like to get inspiration from nature and other great chefs.
I don’t currently grow my own but I have for years.
I prefer organic soil because it gives the plant such a great diversity in CBD and Terpenes. The bacteria in the soil really help to provide a distinct energy for a healthy plant. I’ve asked many high profile growers and most of them prefer soil as well.
For sure he loved him. for sure, for sure. don't you think? He just didn't know what to do when HW grew into his own man....
Who is the Master? Is it Freddie or Lancaster?
If Von Miller called you the GOAT, you're okay in my book.
Would you mind explaining the context behind this? Did you meet up with him or cook for him or something? I'm a huge Von Miller / Broncos fan so I'm just curious how this went down.
Exactly how close did you get to filming Freddie decapitating Master?
I have not cooked with cannabis for him. Just regular non-infused Foods. But we became acquaintances after that and text every once in a blue moon. Solid dude with good taste
Deep Cut Question! I forgot about that.
We didn't get very close at all. Ditched that idea in pre production.
What is your favorite DDL performance? (other than TWBB and Phantom Thread)
It's always possible.
Hey Paul, Phantom Thread was a Beautiful film. I was lucky enough to see a 70mm screening of it.
1) why did you choose to shoot in 35mm and then blow it up to 70mm?
2) Jonny Greenwood's score gorgeous, maybe his best yet. I noticed that there are 1-2 pieces of non-original music that you used in the film: some oscar peterson and debussy’s string quartet. Those pieces blended in really well, to the point where if i didn’t know jazz and classical i wouldnt have noticed that they weren’t Jonny’s music. Was this intentional? did you pick the Debussy quartet? i was really excited to hear it pop up!
3) I love those “Thom, Jonny and a Cr78” videos that you made with radiohead. What was their reason for making those? What was the process like? How much work did thom and jonny do to prepare those new musical arrangements?
I was getting my hands on all that stuff as it was coming out, places like Bleecker Bob's and a couple other stores used to get their hands on a lot of that stuff.
I finished my last dose of chemo on 1/11 and I go back to the doctor this Monday. Last time I saw the doctor he said we would discuss our next plan after all the chemotherapy was done. It's kind of a mystery right now for me.
1) We didn't want to shoot 70 in the first place - not the right feel for this one. Blowing up to 70 gives you a really nice grain structure and a sturdy print - and there are lots of great places to play those prints now thanks to the master, hateful 8, dunkirk - it's the new 35! 2) thanks for that compliment.....yes, it's nice that they sit side by side together well - that was the idea - but also to have a little break here and there from jonny's score was good too - i picked debussy...it's a good one 3) those are my favs! great memory of filming in my backyard when they came through town on tour - just a couple cameras, a couple takes as the sun went down - the real reason was for posterity - and fun - maybe we should do some more....
Where was it exactly? I asked my doctor about it and he just said that having small breast tissue right under my nipple is normal.
Have you reconciled with David Fincher and Kevin Smith?
It was directly under my nipple and areola. Also, it was hard to the touch.
We're all good.
First of all congrats, secondly I don't mean to be a jerk, but I'm legitimately curious if you were overweight when you found the lump? I know that excess fat causes an increase in estrogen and estrogen can cause you to develop breast tissue so basically I'm curious if any of that might have been a factor. Again, congrats on finishing up chemo and I hope it's only good things from here.
If you could raise one actor from the dead to work with, who would it be?
Thanks! Yea I was overweight when I found it. I read online that weight does play a factor into it but my doctor never told me it was a factor for mine. He did recommend I lose weight and I definitely am trying harder now than I ever have!
Oh ! Oh ! Humphrey. Cary Grant. Ida Lupino. Joan Fontaine. Charles Laughton. Myrna Loy. Carole Lombard. James Mason!!!!!!! We don't have enough time to play this game. Jason Robards!
Thank you for being so open and I hope you get amazing news on Monday.
I have a friend that was recently diagnosed with cancer and would like to offer as much support as I can without being overbearing, intrusive, or inadvertently offensive. From the biopsy procedure to the last round of chemo, is there anything your friends or family did that was especially helpful or touching? On the other hand, was there any point where you really wish you had someone to talk to, a sudoku puzzle, etc.?
Any advice for the lazy aspiring writer?
My family made it clear they would support me no matter what. I think the biggest thing was when I wasn't feeling like eating from nausea my mom would make me some of my favorite food that she makes and bring it to me. It really made my day and it made eating easier.
keep sleeping.....then get off the couch.
You wrote a draft for a RDJ-led Pinocchio movie. Have you written or doctored any other scripts in between your directorial projects?
We talked about doing it - and still might - it's a great idea but very hard to get right. I'm an RDJ fanatic. Here's hoping.... I don't have much that I haven't filmed already....one or two things....(that should probably stay hidden in a drawer...)
Thoughts on "Lady Bird"? Maybe cast Greta Gerwig in your next film?
I haven't seen it yet - but it's next in the que. Greta I love! Greta Greta ! she's amazing.
Hey Paul, You're a huge music fan and it shows through your films, so I'm curious what the record was that meant the most to you in your teenage years?
I loved listening to John Williams music as a teenager. (nerd) I loved Oingo Boingo, X, The Specials, The Motels -- all the great new wave stuff here on KROQ in Los Angeles.
Hi Paul, proud three time owner of TWBB here.
Early last year I spoke to a crew member on the set of Phantom Thread and essentially begged them for a job as a runner.
It didn't lead to anything unfortunately, but it did motivate me to go and make my own short film that I'm now about to put out into the world.
My question is, when you were first starting out how did you go about breaking into an industry that is seemingly closed off to outsiders? Is there a way you think would still work in today's age for getting noticed? (One better than walking onto one of your sets).
Stoked to see PT!
It seems to be that the most sought after position in Hollywood with the least amount of competition is...writing....writing is the best job if you can get it....people are hungry for scripts...keep writing. Writing, writing, writing....
Kasi Lemmons! Kathryn Bigelow.
Hi, Paul! I wanted to ask you about romantic love in films. How do you show relationships in movies and people falling in love without going into cliched elements like montages? How do you portray love and how is it influenced by other artists?
Thanks in advance, I'm looking forward to seeing Phantom Thread when it premieres in Colombia.
I think Hitchcock had a good idea - he said shoot Love scenes like Murder Scenes and Murder Scenes like Love Scenes..maybe he felt that falling love was scary as shit.....? I think we've all felt that way sometime...
Do you ever watch your old movies if they come on TV?
usually for a split second ...and then....switch....
Hi Mr. Anderson! I’m the manager of a non-profit art house theatre in Princeton and we would love to have you visit us during a screening of Phantom Thread (or any film you’d like!) if you’re ever in the area.
Additionally, what has been your favorite movie-going experience in a cinema?
Don't get out too much but thanks for the offer.
My fav movie going experience? ARGH. Um......... Raiders of the Lost Arc at the La Reina Theater. 1980. Friday Afternoon. Opening Day.
I love you Paul. Have you ever heard about Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival in Portugal? Would you consider visiting Portugal in the near future?
I love Portugal was there a few years ago.
was in Porto many years ago and loved it. ever heard of the festival - but it sounds nice - i'll bring my bathing suit.
Huge huge fan. Thank you for doing this. Saw Phantom Thread last night, listening to the soundtrack as I type this (holy shit Jonny), astounding stuff. I have a few questions:
1) How much of yourself do you see in Reynolds Woodcock? I was troubled by how much I identified with him by the end of the film.
2) Are you currently working on (or are there any plans to begin work on) any new editions with The Criterion Collection? I want to buy them all.
3) We're you at LAX the week of May 22nd of last year wearing a SF Giants cap? If so I'm sorry for staring, I wanted to come say hello but I could've sworn you were a Dodgers/Angels fan.
Thanks again for doing this, and for all of your work.
1) I see lots and a not much. I'm not as fussy but I do like to be in charge 2) No Criterion plans. would be nice to do another one... 3) I wouldn't be caught dead in a SF Giants hat. I bleed blue.
I have always enjoyed the "Transportation" Documentary you made on the set of Sworn To Vengeance as a PA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuyEi7cBbMc
Who was behind the camera doing all of the filming? A number of internet sleuths think it is John C. Reilly, but I didn't see him listed on the credits. Also, are there experiences and lessons you remember from being a PA and working on sets that impact how you make films today?
Phantom Thread comes out in my town this week, and I can't wait to see it. I'm a huge fan of your films, thanks for all the years of great movies.
A HA AHA AH! Yes, that was filmed by a guy named Devon who worked on the crew with me....I hadn't met John C Reilly at that point....
Why don't you participate more in the blu-ray releases for your film? Why is Boogie Nights the only movie you ever did a commentary for?
I'm lazy and the sound of my own voice makes me ill....
But I recorded a 5 minute commentary for the Phantom Thread disc!
What is your favorite cinema and why is it the Castro Theater in SF? (Norcal represent!)
I"m kinda partial to the Aero. So Cal represent. Against all my better judgement I like the Castro....because I love San Francisco..but hate the Giants. I"m sorry, but that's just the way it is....