Mark Strong was wonderful. E.J. Would you say that we live in a culture of mass A.D.D. I mean, what a great line. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Yeah, I was so lucky. Fury of the Gods Special: Shazamily Matters, First 10 Villains To Become Heroes In DC Comics, 10 Marvel Relationships That Overstayed Their Welcome. It is hard for me to understand where we fit in. Jane McCrea was a Loyalist who was killed and scalped during the American Revolution on the way to meet her fianc in a British camp. John McCrea, the West End's newest star, is talking about the schoolboy drag queen at the heart of Everybody's Talking About Jamie. What you ??? "I love writing short-form comic stories, especially ones that pack a visceral punch in the style of Creepshow," Dini said before adding that they were an important part of his formative years. MCCREA: To be really honest, I had kids. You'll find it in their live performances, defined by a unique brand of audience interaction. STEREOGUM: Yeah, at what point did you start writing this collection of songs? In a previous interview with CBR, Langford revealed "Shingo" was originally pitched by him and Dini for the Creepshow television show, but it ended up finding a home in the comics. His mother is a homemaker, while his father is a military commander. A theme throughout the movie is family and she really goes on to create her own family. Now what about Cake fans? As a young boy, he had overflowing energy, which often led him into mischief. You've got to be hoping that Artie is going to come back with a sequel. Make sure that your music is still something that you like. He was given a life sentences for raping and molesting women, plus 4 more life terms and 50 years for the murder. According to the most widely accepted account of her death, Jane was murdered by Wyandot scouts working with the British Army. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Red Carpet News brings you all the latest Film & Entertainment News. New Movie News, Movie Trailers & upcoming Movie Reviews, Paul Dini and John McCrea Discuss Creepshow's Scary Short-Form Comic Style, I Hate This Place Turns Terrifying Real Life Events Into Campy Fun, The Image Comic Barry Windsor-Smith Decided to Re-Write as He Drew It, REVIEW: Frank Miller Presents Ancient Enemies: The Djinni #1 Crafts a Compelling Origin Story, REVIEW: DC's Shazam! Well known for his smart and often caustically funny lyrics and his trademark half-spoken, half-sung delivery, McCrea and CAKE exploded out of Sacramento, California in 1996 when the single "The Distance" from their second album Fashion Nugget saturated the airwaves. It's like a stealth way to influence people's. If there is anything in your way then you have to get rid of that. Thats a rather hopeful song with a very unhopeful song on the other side. Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky. It doesnt matter what town you live in now. I just had an opportunity to visit the Google campus not too long ago. 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 "It's the luckiest gift that . I went in and I auditioned like everybody else. So, that is 45% fewer people able to file taxes as musicians, call themselves musicians professionally. And I took care of it for a while, but then my life went on, and the band started touring a lot. They try to work it out into their early adulthood to find a more secure emotional space for themselves, but ultimately I think thats a fucking luxury right now. Im a pragmatist. Cheap rent. However, McCrea recalled how God opened a door that would eventually lead to a . After the tour for their popular 2004 disk Pressure Chief, McCrea could . I think its all over the map. Interview: John McCrea of Cake. The touring doesnt pay if youre not a big enough artist. I thought maybe wed just play new songs and do it that way. They tell you when theyre not happy. It was seven years since the album before. "Interestingly . I know its a busy year. STEREOGUM: As a band that got its start pre-internet, how else do you see technology as beneficial to the music industry? Its more important to me than any of the other issues because you dont get to have any of the other issues if you dont have a working environment and ecosystems. But as the group sets out on yet another tour that on July. I think it's the closest I'll ever come to feeling like a rock god. I talked with Craig Gillespie about the film, and I'm wondering, how did you get on his radar for this role? It's so often nowadays, you do auditions and it's just you and the casting director, or you do self-tapes. John McCrae was born on November 30 th, 1872, in a small limestone cottage in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. That is my voice. Your 2011 album, Showroom of Compassion, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. Its creating incentive to be satisfied by a nuanced victory. John Joseph Joubert IV (July 2, 1963 - July 17, 1996) was an American serial killer convicted of the murders of three boys in Maine and Nebraska . Check out our other videos for more exclusive interviews and west end theatre coverage, thanks for watching and dont forget to subscribe. His taste in music and his knowledge of music is palpable throughout the film. Everybody needs to organize. Well, I dont know if youre permitted to say, but Id love to know what else you talk about in the songs you plan to roll out this year. MCCREA: Age Of Aquarius will come out in January, probably like March or something for another single. And the Republicans are bringing back the Styrofoam cup and dont want recycled stuff. Did I do that?" Not really. I guess that is a good thing, to be busy. It always felt hyperbolic and too negative, but it somehow it feels appropriate now. We thought we would give it a try. I think for musicians increasingly, it is a matter of getting to spend more hours doing the thing that you want to do which ostensibly is music and fewer hours having to wait tables, drive trucks, and/or whatever else you have to do to pay the rent. John McCrea Interview Everybody's Talking About Jamie Subscribe to Red Carpet News: Red Carpet News TV talk to Bryan Cranston, Andrew Scott, Victoria Hamilton, John. STEREOGUM: What can you tell me about your new song, Sinking Ship? Featuring exclusive content and interviews for Game Of Thrones, Sherlock, Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and so much more. My wife and I had kids. Culturally, we are living in the era of the single. Was it over the period of six or seven years since the last CAKE album? Its an altruistic and adult thing to do. 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. He had a sister, Geills, and a brother, Tom. But we have new gatekeepers: the giant multi-billion dollar companies that rule the internet. Our first visit there, we didnt know that we had become popular there. But who doesn't love a villain, you know? I think having seen the film, the scene that is added is really necessary and it wraps up a lot of stuff for that character, so I am so glad they added it. Yeah, totally. Mostly, I just think about discarded leather jackets in a landfill that are no longer in style. It was just that one audition. Ive since found that it comes up in conversations; it was just a factoid that once I knew it, it kept coming up. And she is just multitasking away like nobody's business. I think theres a sense at least of shared aesthetic. "Interview with Uncle Billy McCrea, Jasper, Texas, 1940 (Part 1 of . If you look at our website or Facebook page, whether you agree with them or not, theyre really engaging. That is my advice. Artie is very much a part of Cruella's life now. What made you decide to donate to that particular organization? 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. MCCREA: I think no matter what happens, we have to keep our eye on the ball for a while. John A. Lomax: Where that salt come from? Id imagine that it must really add to the vitality. But what about Craig Gillespie? Did you find more opportunity back home? Im feeling that way myself. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella. MCCREA: Thats the way I really feel. Theres also more two-way communication between musicians and listeners. But a lot of people felt betrayed by us as well. We never have been part of a big movement, cultural phenomenon, or explosion. The culture that usually surrounds me, Ive always found it very vain, narcissistic, and immature. With the massive success of CAKEs 90s singles, to what extent have you seen some extra income via streaming services? 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. Theres more of a feedback loop. 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. Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae and Bonneau. It broadens your ability to show more of your range, too, doesn't it? As it turns out, everyone is monetizing it. You definitely feel that. The Mighty World of McCrea includes existing work, as well as never-before-seen material, and serves as the first in a four-volume series of such collections from McCrea. I dont know. I dont feel that Im ever actually getting that much done. That's a memory that sticks out for me. If you cant make money doing something that you like, you might as well do some other job and then keep your music pure. The part that I really love is musical, but also part of it is cultural. Not your music, but clearly your actions, seem almost punk rock in your desire to maintain your own control over how it sounds and the videos look. 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. In this exclusive interview with Looper to discuss "Cruella," McCrea shares his thoughts about Stone, co-star Mark Strong and director Craig Gillespie, reflects on his "rock god" moment in the film, and reveals how he'd like to parlay his appearance in a recent vampire miniseries into a role in a dream remake of an '80s horror movie classic. Yeah, totally, and not just from that core group of people, but from everybody. 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 . But its scary for us when people threaten to take away our livelihood not that its enough people to actually close us down. Literally, they dont have food if they stop touring. If Democrats are not able to take the House [Of Representatives], the truly horrific events have only just begun.. John McCrea (born 1966) is a comic book artist best known for his collaborations with writer Garth Ennis . Doctors Without Borders is just such an amazing organization, so much bravery. What items have gotten the most reaction? 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. We have played other cities but weve never played there. Check out our other video for more exclusive theatre interviews, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe. Yes, that is me, but I am still doing my best Iggy Pop impression. McCrea added that his father made him a deal: "My father had given me 12 months in which to prove myself in pictures. Theres all kinds of like weird rites of passage that they dont warn you about beforehand that can actually just really impact all kinds of things in your life. Writer Paul Dini and artist John McCrea chat about the excitement and challenges of short-form storytelling in Skybound's Creepshow #1. Im not disconnected from whats going on. Maybe theres some innovation that can occur that can make that easier, especially if we used some of the tools of the internet and the kind of interconnectivity that could occur. I think that's a testament to him really knowing what he wants. We need to create institutions of organized labor. Father: Not Known Mother: Not Known Marital Status: Single John McCrea Favorites But then, a couple of weeks after, you'll just be walking down the street or making a cup of tea and you'll be like, "Wait a minute. Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. Other articles where John McCrae is discussed: Canadian literature: Modern period, 1900-60: John McCrae's account of World War I, "In Flanders Fields" (1915), remains Canada's best-known poem. sort by * Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. Is that a fair description? But there is a sense of shared aesthetic, and maybe shared experience, because some people have been to the same concerts and seen some of the same things. If I hit a wall, I just move on to a different song. He recently relocated to the United Kingdom's capital, London. So, cheap rent is an amazing gift for musicians that are trying to make a living at their craft. Skybound 's Creepshow takes all the fright from Shudder's hit anthology series and brings it to comic book readers who want to get the Halloween festivities started a little earlier this year. I mean, yeahit is. On the scale of how youre trying to help the environment and change the world, do you see yourself more like a Neil Young, a Willy Nelson, or a Bono? Tell me your origin story if you dont mind. In February of that year, he left the White House to become the first commanding officer of the USS Iowa, the country's newest and largest battleship. Who knows what might happen next? Uncle Billy McCrea: When slavery was over, let me see if I can't tell you about that. Everythings beautiful, but its also challenging. MCCREA: Oh, yeah. John McCrea Interview Everybody's Talking About Jamie Subscribe to Red Carpet News: Carpet News TV talk to Bryan Cranston, Andrew Scott, Victoria Hamilton, John McCrea, Dominic Cooke, Sheila Atim and Dan Gillespie Sells at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards 2018 in London. Do you feel that it operates like that? We were able to release Sinking Ship rather quickly in that way. 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. So we can still exist I guess. Uncle Billy McCrea: Yes, yes. Well, I found cheaper rent when I came home. Are you on the road more of the year usually than at home? Theres just nothing rebellious, as far as Im concerned, about a leather jacket. . Its like, youre in this van, and you get paid a few hundred bucks. PopMatters talked with John McCrea, the main song-writer and creative force behind Cake, discussing self-reliance in the music industry, satirical song-writing, and the "petulant, bulbous . Yeah, we have sort of jealousy guarded our autonomy. Yeah, we took a risk on self-releasing our album during a time of precipitous decline in music sales. 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. There were also then-contemporary horror comics like the Warren magazines Creepy, Eerie, and DC's House of Mystery and House of Secrets. People can repost that story and that would be great if that happened a lot. Short days ago. In terms of the world we're in, obviously we never mentioned him, but I like to believe that maybe, on some level, if he didn't exist, Artie was on the same sort of spiritual journey. Let's hope we get that. I think I was just amazed at how he interacts with the actors, which is wonderful. Smirking alt-rock troupe CAKE havent always used music as a platform for political change. In this film Luca meets a new friend, Alberto, but they are . Right? doing? In a certain respect, would you consider yourselves an anomaly? But yeah, you want to get information out, especially information that can possibly help us - especially information that maybe dislodges fake information. Uncle Billy McCrea: Toting salt. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Critics Choice Association, Hollywood Critics Association, and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association. Well, it has allowed us to survive. I mean, certainly you must have been inspired by them to want to be involved in "Cruella.". At one point, you're rocking out on stage at a Cruella fashion show. "I got to recognize how the horrific conflict laid out, how the victim often found themselves in a life-or-death struggle and quite frequently how they would wind up meeting a gruesome end in an unexpected but surprisingly satisfying way," he said. John A. Lomax: Yeah. And in this case it really seemed like it didnt. Ive never really wanted to get my hands icky with direct support on candidates, but Ive made an exception this time, McCrea says in a phone call. I understand what its like. Academy Award winner Emma Stone (La La Land) stars in Disneys Cruella, an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious and notoriously fashionable villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. Cake is an American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. Its like a stealth way to influence peoples attitudes. Well, maybe we can explore a little bit of more of that storyline in a sequel. If you are paying a bunch of rent for a nice apartment, live in a shitty apartment. But its interesting hearing passionate hostile voices right now. "It's wonderful to create a role," McCrea shares. We have to put some of our agenda aside in order to do whats best for the group. STEREOGUM: Do you have an album release date in mind at the moment? This week on The Show On The Road, a rare career-spanning interview with the ever-curious frontman, activist, and rock hitmaker John McCrea, who founded Cake, one of the most beloved and yet misunderstood bands of our time in Sacramento in 1992. STEREOGUM: Right. What were you thinking about when you wrote it? McCrea found immediate footing on "Shingo" after reading Dini and Langford's script, though, stating: "After reading the story, our titular chap seemed to me to be the bastard love child of Dr. Seuss, Sesame Street, and H. P. For instance, Sinking Ship I wrote probably 10 or 15 years ago. But one that affects, like in the case of schools, a bunch of children. It was incredible. He is an actor, known for Giri/Haji (2019), Cruella (2021) and Dracula (2020). Lovecraft. In a revealing interview for John Kobal's book People Will Talk, McCrea makes it obvious that a big part of why he wanted to be in the movies was the chance to meet and bed beautiful women. Just to have anybody remember you that long is pretty amazing. To tune out like that - its sort of like the housewife in the 60s on valium or something. Its a high-stakes adventure right now. McCrea is descended from a prominent British family. John A. Lomax: Where from the boat to the bank? In other words, there is a massive transference of value and wealth from people who make things over to people that distribute things over the Internet. Would be interested to know. In Flanders fields the poppies blow. Aside from that, I think its very cool to be able to have a musical idea and put it out there quickly. And trying to find some sort of emotional satisfaction in that, you know, even though theres a litany of negative concerns around those politicians. This unique sound first reached a small cadre of in-the-know fans in . Last updated: June 7, 2022 John McCrea stars as Artie in Disney's Cruella and in this interview we talk about the music, the sets, and the bonus scene he filmed. Theyre Wall Street. Pratt created a distinctive style both in lyric poems of seabound Newfoundland life (Newfoundland . I guess television is still incredibly powerful, so yes, in some ways. Thats a tall order for people that are busy indulging in the emotional duplicity of music. To volunteer, visit our Volunteer Sign Up page. Author: Published Date: 08/05/2022 Review: 4.72 (231 vote) Summary: 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. Qualification: High School Graduated John McCrea Career. Youve licensed Short Skirt Long Jacket to Apple for an iPod Nano commercial. Was that career changing just in the short term? Q&A. by Matt Wolf Nov 27, 2017 "Everybody's Talking About Jamie . Truly terrifying things can happen even in the United States when you dont have checks and balances. He rose to fame after playing a gay man in the Disney Live-Action film "Cruella," which will be released on May 28, 2021. I think it did to a certain degree. It's not one of the scariest things in the world, but I'd like to give that a go. He was flying Buccanneers at the start of his career. But anyways, so people felt like it was a big betrayal, a lot of people, and that weve somehow changed our ideals. Check us out on Interviewing John McCrea (Jamie New) Matt Seaman and Grace Myers from @jamie.musical, the Instagram fan account for the West End musical -. Okay. 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. STEREOGUM: Cool. MCCREA: The elephant in the room is its nice to get paid for something that youve worked on for a year or two. I was thinking people have to, first of all, disassociate themselves in a sort of way from "101 Dalmatians," but there are certainly elements of it in "Cruella." At the age of fourteen, he joined the . The musical, a sleeper hit at the Sheffield Crucible earlier . You know we had never done a big TV ad before in our entire 18, 19 years of being a band. I know bands that have lost interest because of feeling that many of those things have been taken away. John McCrea is the lead singer of CAKE, a group that mixes rock, funk, country, hip-hop and jazz into one gorgeous kaleidoscope of sound. He rose to fame for his appearance as a gay in the Disney Live-action movie named 'Cruella', which released on May 28, 2021. The quirky, sardonic, half-spoken/half-sung vibe of Cake's music extends far beyond their recorded material. Tracking Down is a Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute. When we release enough, well put them all on an album. I was just thinking about Yemen and Saudi Arabia and all the culpability of the United States in that situation and just how much worse things will probably get and how humans are going to be killed. Yeah, thats the thing. And especially the Deadhead type, or hippy sort of people that have checked out, really should be the most engaged and should be the most concerned about political issues because maybe their views run more counter to the mainstream. Uncle Billy McCrea: ??? Well, it seems like you can handle the vampire stuff, though. The attention to detail is amazing. 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. I think it was a usual audition thing. The band includes trumpeter Vincent DiFiore, bassist Gabriel Nelson, and guitarist Xan McCurdy. In a recent interview, lead singer John McCrea discusses the current state of music with the Internet, the benefit of a band to have cheap rent, and that the anomaly of Cake's continued. We thought it wouldnt take that much effort to get this kind of community engaged. But releasing it now feels like part of his civic duty, which also includes performing at benefit concerts for grassroots politicians like Andrew Janz and Beto ORourke. Speaking ahead of the launch of Disney's Cruella origin story, the film's star John McCrea revealed that his Artie character was at one point actually intended to be a drag queen. "When I was growing up, the great EC horror titles were long gone, but I would find them in reprints or anthologies. It will be like that first single of creating a balance between the abyss and hopeful utopia. The odd thing is, McCrea revealed, he is not a fan of horror. What a great way to introduce your character, especially with the sense of style that Artie has. I mean, its not like an old world village or anything, but it definitely has certain traits of community within it. On October 10, 1992, John McCrea was born in Aldershot, England. 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. [1] [2] is a great British stage and television actor and singer [3]. It seems difficult to get music out there without, on some level, having to conform to somebody elses idea of what they want from you. I think thats amazing. 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. Obviously you were part of that project, but if you had the opportunity, is there any other horror character, like a Frankenstein, Mummy or whomever, that you would like to explore? There are some people that think its terribly hippy just to be concerned about toxins in your drinking water. I think the chaps name was John McRea. 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. Any good actor will tell you that doing the work is a learning experience. Today, we interview John McCrea who had the opportunity to try the . Unfortunately, the Internet hasnt lived up to its promise. John McCrea was the first commander of the new USS Iowa. Last week, the Bay Area print edition of The Onion published my interview with Cake 's John McCrea, in advance of their big NYE show at the Warfield. It was just looking around me and feeling like I [would] vomit a little bit. The McCraes had military blood. Weve never done a TV ad, you know, for a product. It was crazy, really. Not only do you look like Bowie, but Bowie prepping to transform into Ziggy Stardust, because I noticed those lightning bolts by your eyes. While speaking with director Craig Gillespie, the creative had nothing but praise for the movie's composer,. Let's start at the beginning. So when the police come and bust the party, we werent invited to the party. Theres sleep deprivation. "It was actually my academic teachers that suggested taking up some extracurricular activities," he recalls. Interview: Cake's John McCrea - HeadCount Interview: Cake's John McCrea The quirky, sardonic, half-spoken/half-sung vibe of Cake's music extends far beyond their recorded material. Uncle Billy McCrea: Yes, sir. We were still there. Its not a clean victory; its a nuanced victory, isnt it? I dont think whether people have clean air or clean water I dont see how thats a political issue. Did he teach you anything about yourself as a performer? ", RELATED: The Image Comic Barry Windsor-Smith Decided to Re-Write as He Drew It, Short-form stories can also bring their own unique set of challenges for artists since they need to hit the ground running immediately and get the designs right from the get-go. People need to understand that its work. Its mostly just made things more smoother in terms of announcing shows and things like that. Is that actually your voice that we're hearing doing that? If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. To me, we can argue about gay marriage a lot, but we dont even get to do that unless we have clean air and water. Right. Register to vote, sign up for our issue eNewsletters, or take the Who are We? survey. The Democrats changed a lot of things, like using CFL bulbs [at the Capitol building], and tried to make their whole existence a little bit more environmentally friendly. But I do remember Glenn Close in the live-action "101 Dalmatians" and just being absolutely terrified of her. I think whats really unsettling for me is that for most artists, especially artists that are not pop artists, they cant stop touring. 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. (Image source: WikiCommons) In 1943, McCrea, 52, embarked on a new career path - one that would take him much closer to the action. Writer Paul Dini and artist John McCrea chat about the excitement and challenges of short-form storytelling in Skybound's Creepshow #1.

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