Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I'm a fan and admirerer of Tim Robbins. Although I haven't seen too many of his movies, I was totally moved by Dead Man Walking, which he directed. I just think the way the guy handles his career and his life is really admirable, his politics are right on, he's got a great relationship with Susan Sarandon, (who not only ROCKED in The Rocky Horror Picture show, but also did a cool duet with Eddie Vedder on a song called "Croon Spoon" on the soundtrack of the Robbins-directed Cradle Will Rock soundtrack) he is the rare actor who "gets" rock and roll and I just like him. His list of top albums (at his website) includes Tom Waits, X, The Clash, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles and Rage Against The Machine. He also showed that he doesn't take himself too seriously with his appearances in films like High Fidelity and Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny.

He recently made the keynote speech at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. He's an odd choice, being so progressive - the radio industry is so old-fashioned and, well, it isn't progressive. Tim railed against right-wingers, urged broadcasters to "appeal to our better natures" and denonced the obsession with celebrity culture. Read more about it here. Good on you Tim. If acting, directing and softball and activism don't work out, I can use someone to help me write for No Expiration.

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