Sunday, October 25, 2009

On Friday night Brent Meador & I got to see Crispin Glover at the Capitol Theater. I have to say I was really excited at first, then I got a little nervous cause I had heard a lot of bad things people were saying about the film he was showing (which is the 2nd installment of his trilogy) IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE! Also it cost $18 which is quite a bit... but we got really good seats and I immedietly felt like I got my money's worth when stepped on stage and went straight into about 12 different slide shows, which are basically him narrating books he has written aloud. It was really great. I had never seen anything like it and I felt like I was lost in a time warp.

His film was actually not nearly as disturbing as I had imagined it might be and after hearing about the way the film was written (written by the Steven C. Stewart, the man who plays the villian in the story, who actually died before the film was finished) during the Q & A it became a lot more intesting in retr0spect. The film was really well made though. Excellent cinematography and set design. Also, both of Crispin's parents were in the movie and they looked so bizarre, especially his father. The Q & A was really interesting and it went on forever.

After the Q & A we stood in the longest line ever to get a chance to get his autograph and ask him some questions. I couldn't believe how slowly the line was moving! He literally talked to everyone for at least 10 - 15 minutes! .... and later Brent, Ness, & I watched that Simpsons episode DEEP SPACE HOMER to cleanse the palate of the mind.


Kendra said...

woa! I like the idea of simpsons cleansing a gloverian palette! thanks for sharing about the event, I was pretty curious about it.

I guess he used to come to oly a lot back in the day, I heard he was a big Thrones fan...

J. A. Brazzel said...

Kendra! you would have loved his slide shows! it was really interesting that Olympia is one of the only U.S. cities he is performing on this tour... he went to Finland right after Olympia!

I almost bought one of the books, but the show was kinda pricey so I didn't. I think you would really like his books. They're really pretty and they look so old and strange.