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  posted on 4/11/2009 at 07:00 PM
Folks be fired up, 80-plus responses and counting;


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  posted on 4/11/2009 at 07:37 PM
We've been talking about this in da Lounge...what a jerk ... the QTV interview he did (well,kind of did) w/the band is a must see....

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  posted on 4/11/2009 at 08:33 PM
Number one A-Hole!!!! Everyone knows you put butter on Mashed potatoes and gravy on French Fries

 

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By the way, in the video, the member of Billy Bob's band named Danny Baker is none other than - (think vampire).

 

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  posted on 4/11/2009 at 09:23 PM
Toronto crowds may be reserved but Canadian crowds in gereral no way , Roger Waters was blown away at the response he got in Edmonton and said even back in the 70's Canadian crowds were the best . Tom Petty played Edmonton this past summer and the wife and I were row 1 , let me tell you he was blown away by the crowd you could see in his response that he was taken aback with the crowd .
Maybe Billy's band just isn't that good so no one got into them , that would not surprise me , I saw one of his bands on Farm aid and they really were so so .

 

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Billy played down here a few weeks ago, a friend of mine went to see him because ZZ Top was doing a freebie with him, he said Billy Bob at BillyBobs had about 96 guitar players on stage.

 

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I'd like to believe Billy Bob has the musical clout to pull off such a stunt but the fact is, he's a famous actor who got his start in music and he wants us to suddenly forget his famous acting roles? I don't think so.

 

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BBT showed up in Columbus 4 or 5 years ago and sat in on drums two songs with Mr. Betts ....actually did a great job. Mingled with the crowd during the rest of the gig--very cordial and approachable. However, I've been hearing about this interview...heard it rivaled the guy on Letterman--Juaquin Phoenix--a few weeks ago for weirdness. Maybe he's on 'dope'.

 

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1st of all, BBT is from Arkansas. Need I say more! 2nd, he has had a history of mental instability, that has been well documented. I think he is just on weird SOB. He is one hell of an actor though!

 

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Didn't he make out with his sister at the oscars?

 

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I don't think it was dope or anything like that. You can see in Billy Bob's eyes at the beginning that he didn't like the presenter going into the acting thing after the producers agreed not to, and after that moment he was hell bent on going all Johnny Lydon on him. He should have made his point quickly and then moved on.

I see both sides of it. If he is serious about his music and doesn't want to be seen as simply a famous actor attempting to make music, I can understand it. His band was right there with him in the studio and Billy Bob, to his credit, would rather the conversation be about them and the music instead of about himself and "Sling Blade." On the other end of it, being a famous actor will get your band in the door when other bands and musicians, even better musicians in many cases, can't get that same attention or break. Actor/comedian Steve Martin has referred to this in recent interviews about his wonderful new bluegrass album, and look at the flak that Bruce Willis took when he recently sat in with the Allman Brothers in New York City. Billy Bob, to his credit, began in the music biz and was doing it long before the acting thing. And, in a lot of cases, famous folks like Steve Martin, to his credit, can get bluegrass music on worldwide and nationwide TV shows where there is no way the music would be featured otherwise.

If an agreement was made beforehand about not talking about Billy Bob's acting and sticking to music only and one of the first things referenced is the acting, I can understand why he would bring it up. On the other hand, here is an interview with Billy Bob released yesterday, April 11, in the South Coast Times newspaper where he freely discusses his acting career.

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"Yeah, I've always played music. I got famous as an actor there for a while; it was kind of a pain in the ass. But at least I can take care of my kids," Thornton said with a soft, almost embarrassed, laugh. "I'm not that big on movies," he said. "I don't pay attention to 'em, really. I was a roadie when I was young; I always thought I'd play music or play baseball. But I made money at acting, so I thought, 'I guess I better do that.'"


I believe that Billy Bob is a good guy who came up from nothing and has made good from scratch. And, he could have easily been a musician this whole time. When you read about the history of how "Sling Blade" was made, it was an absolute fluke that it was picked up, was successful and launched his acting career to the heights it has seen. The Boxmasters make good and fun roots music and, as I alluded to above, they even have Unknown Hinson slinging some guitar in the band now. Before that, the band featured all-star guitar gunslinger Brad Davis, so the musicianship is there.

I love my Canadian friends. I spend time with them a couple of times every year at various music festivals around America. From my friends and musicians from Toronto, Bob and Sue Manester, to the Creaking Tree String Quartet to The Duhks and more, I have a great time, every time. I first wrote up the Duhks, for instance, six years ago. I've written up my adventures with Bob and Sue in three different articles including the latest one here - http://tinyurl.com/bldbbh. Are there personality and cultural differences between Americans and our Canadian brothers and sisters? Yes, and I'm glad of it because it makes it interesting and fun. But, the differences are slight, to tell the truth. The fact is, even in Canada there are differences between, say, those in Toronto and the cowboys in Alberta, Quebec, etc.

Despite the differences between the two countries, the musical connection is there, the friendship is there and the shared sense of humor is definitely there between us. My Canadian friends will have some fun with me about our previous president whenever I see them and how I should go find a wife at the Calgary Stampede. I would then say that "Canada is America's hat" and maybe a joke or two about the Royal Family and then we pop open some Jameson and pass around the bottle, tune the instruments up and have the times of our lives.

As for Billy Bob, I don't think he dislikes Canada or Canadians at all. In fact, I believe him when he says that he loves Canada. Milking the attitude and saying what he did about Canadian audiences in the 'interview' was not a good thing to do, to say the least. I think he had a bad morning and was defending his band mates yet could and should have handled it differently. Canadians should defend their country as well, and they got that done in Toronto the other night when Billy Bob was booed and the tour was prematurely ended, but there is no need to over do it either.

After all, in that same article in the South Coast Today newspaper yesterday it says that it was a TV gig in Canada that was the impetus for the Boxmasters to get together to begin with.

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His fourth and latest solo album, "Beautiful Door," was released this year; it's actually the record that brought The Boxmasters together. "I was working as an engineer on 'Beautiful Door' and Billy asked me to play guitar on a song," said J.D. Andrew, who plays acoustic and electric guitars and bass for The Boxmasters. "I said, 'It's been a while since I've worked at it.' Billy said, "Well, we have to record a show for a Canadian TV show today." So we did it, and were pleased with it."




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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 06:19 AM
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1st of all, BBT is from Arkansas. Need I say more! 2nd, he has had a history of mental instability, that has been well documented. I think he is just on weird SOB. He is one hell of an actor though!



"1st of all, BBT is from Arkansas." Need I say more!


I'm from Arkansas also....Thanks for that remark,

actually,i said something a bit stronger at 1st... but,don't want to get banned over some jerk.

[Edited on 4/12/2009 by hughduty]

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By the way, in the video, the member of Billy Bob's band named Danny Baker is none other than - (think vampire).


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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 07:55 AM
BBT is a big ABB fan. I think he even has a mushroom tattoo. Maybe his behaviour was kinda stupid but it's blown out of proportions. I guess this event gonna be inspiration for a new South Park episode. Blame Canada !!!

 

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1st of all, BBT is from Arkansas. Need I say more! 2nd, he has had a history of mental instability, that has been well documented. I think he is just on weird SOB. He is one hell of an actor though!
"1st of all, BBT is from Arkansas." Need I say more!

I'm from Arkansas also....Thanks for that remark.
Hugh, don't sweat it. I think PF8 is from Arkansas, too.

 

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By the way, in the video, the member of Billy Bob's band named Danny Baker is none other than - (think vampire).


Hinson plays bass in the band. The guitarist must be pretty good to keep Hinson off lead guitar

 

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I don't care what was expected, Billy Bob came off as a complete ass to me. The interviewer started off with "The Boxmasters have made three records in the last year alone. An ambitious bunch". That made it clear to me that he was intent on focusing on the music and while he referenced Billy Bob's celebrity status, which was only natural for someone in his position, it was not going to be the focal point. Nonetheless, big bad Billy Bob became incredibly surly. I personally am very grateful that this interview happened because it exposed an assh*le as an assh*le. If you're an assh*le and you want to promote yourself to the public, the last thing you want to do is let them know that you're an assh*le. Thanks for the clarity, Billy Bob.

Consider this: Did you EVER hear of Jacob Dylan becoming surly, vague and mean because an interviewer mentioned his Daddy in the course of an interview? I see that as a DIRECT parallel here. Dylan had immediate celebrity status because of his Dad, he dealt with it, and has made some damn fine music. It stands on it's own even though the name certainly helped him out. Why fight that? What point would it have served?

I don't know about you, but I want to like the person I am paying to see or listen to. I'm contributing to their financial well being by doing so. Billy Bob thinks he is promoting himself, and in my view, he is extremely misguided. Anyone ever mentioned psychological counseling to you, Billy Bob? Maybe a little anger management?

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I don't think it was dope or anything like that. You can see in Billy Bob's eyes at the beginning that he didn't like the presenter going into the acting thing after the producers agreed not to, and after that moment he was hell bent on going all Johnny Lydon on him. He should have made his point quickly and then moved on.

I see both sides of it. If he is serious about his music and doesn't want to be seen as simply a famous actor attempting to make music, I can understand it. His band was right there with him in the studio and Billy Bob, to his credit, would rather the conversation be about them and the music instead of about himself and "Sling Blade." On the other end of it, being a famous actor will get your band in the door when other bands and musicians, even better musicians in many cases, can't get that same attention or break. Actor/comedian Steve Martin has referred to this in recent interviews about his wonderful new bluegrass album, and look at the flak that Bruce Willis took when he recently sat in with the Allman Brothers in New York City. Billy Bob, to his credit, began in the music biz and was doing it long before the acting thing. And, in a lot of cases, famous folks like Steve Martin, to his credit, can get bluegrass music on worldwide and nationwide TV shows where there is no way the music would be featured otherwise.

If an agreement was made beforehand about not talking about Billy Bob's acting and sticking to music only and one of the first things referenced is the acting, I can understand why he would bring it up. On the other hand, here is an interview with Billy Bob released yesterday, April 11, in the South Coast Times newspaper where he freely discusses his acting career.

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http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090411/LI FE/904110311/-1/ENTERTAIN

"Yeah, I've always played music. I got famous as an actor there for a while; it was kind of a pain in the ass. But at least I can take care of my kids," Thornton said with a soft, almost embarrassed, laugh. "I'm not that big on movies," he said. "I don't pay attention to 'em, really. I was a roadie when I was young; I always thought I'd play music or play baseball. But I made money at acting, so I thought, 'I guess I better do that.'"


I believe that Billy Bob is a good guy who came up from nothing and has made good from scratch. And, he could have easily been a musician this whole time. When you read about the history of how "Sling Blade" was made, it was an absolute fluke that it was picked up, was successful and launched his acting career to the heights it has seen. The Boxmasters make good and fun roots music and, as I alluded to above, they even have Unknown Hinson slinging some guitar in the band now. Before that, the band featured all-star guitar gunslinger Brad Davis, so the musicianship is there.

I love my Canadian friends. I spend time with them a couple of times every year at various music festivals around America. From my friends and musicians from Toronto, Bob and Sue Manester, to the Creaking Tree String Quartet to The Duhks and more, I have a great time, every time. I first wrote up the Duhks, for instance, six years ago. I've written up my adventures with Bob and Sue in three different articles including the latest one here - http://tinyurl.com/bldbbh. Are there personality and cultural differences between Americans and our Canadian brothers and sisters? Yes, and I'm glad of it because it makes it interesting and fun. But, the differences are slight, to tell the truth. The fact is, even in Canada there are differences between, say, those in Toronto and the cowboys in Alberta, Quebec, etc.

Despite the differences between the two countries, the musical connection is there, the friendship is there and the shared sense of humor is definitely there between us. My Canadian friends will have some fun with me about our previous president whenever I see them and how I should go find a wife at the Calgary Stampede. I would then say that "Canada is America's hat" and maybe a joke or two about the Royal Family and then we pop open some Jameson and pass around the bottle, tune the instruments up and have the times of our lives.

As for Billy Bob, I don't think he dislikes Canada or Canadians at all. In fact, I believe him when he says that he loves Canada. Milking the attitude and saying what he did about Canadian audiences in the 'interview' was not a good thing to do, to say the least. I think he had a bad morning and was defending his band mates yet could and should have handled it differently. Canadians should defend their country as well, and they got that done in Toronto the other night when Billy Bob was booed and the tour was prematurely ended, but there is no need to over do it either.

After all, in that same article in the South Coast Today newspaper yesterday it says that it was a TV gig in Canada that was the impetus for the Boxmasters to get together to begin with.

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http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090411/LI FE/904110311/-1/ENTERTAIN

His fourth and latest solo album, "Beautiful Door," was released this year; it's actually the record that brought The Boxmasters together. "I was working as an engineer on 'Beautiful Door' and Billy asked me to play guitar on a song," said J.D. Andrew, who plays acoustic and electric guitars and bass for The Boxmasters. "I said, 'It's been a while since I've worked at it.' Billy said, "Well, we have to record a show for a Canadian TV show today." So we did it, and were pleased with it."




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Is this thread about Billy Bob Thorton, or Derek Halsey and all his Canadian friends?

Btw, the article Derek posted is in defense of BBT.

 

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Btw, the article Derek posted is in defense of BBT.


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I don't really see what the big deal is. The guy said nothing insulting about Canada. He acted like a jerk to the interviewer, but he did make it understood that he didn't want to talk about his movie career prior to the interview. Why he wouldn't is a little bizarre, but maybe he's just burnt out with that part of his life right now and would prefer to focus on other things.

Combine that with an interview at 6:00 am and you get this I guess.

 
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But, the differences are slight, to tell the truth. The fact is, even in Canada there are differences between, say, those in Toronto and the cowboys in Alberta, Quebec, etc.



Wow!!! Gosh you figure??? Only makes sense that there are regional differences in the second largest country by landmass in the fricken world. Jes who knew.

 

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Didn't he make out with his sister at the oscars?


No, his GF at the time Angelina made out with her brother...

As for BBT, what a douche, Quit the Canadian dates for the flu...



 

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I was at the show, he got booed off the stage because he and his band were just not that good. I went out to the bar after the second song. Brutal. The remarks he made didn't help. I have been to shows all over this continent and if he made some disparaging comment in NYC, Boston or any other city the reaction would have been the same. Great actor, mediocore singer, crazy mfer! I must say it was an entertaining evening and why WN needed any back up was beyond me in the first place. My 2cents

 

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But, the differences are slight, to tell the truth. The fact is, even in Canada there are differences between, say, those in Toronto and the cowboys in Alberta, Quebec, etc.



Wow!!! Gosh you figure??? Only makes sense that there are regional differences in the second largest country by landmass in the fricken world. Jes who knew.


Derek fills us in on all the stuff that is way too complicated for the rest of us to grasp. I thought everyone in Canada was exactly alike. See what a great service he provides?

He starts a thread entitled "Billy Bob Thornton Pisses Off Canada- Booed in Toronto, Quits Tour," and then posts an article defending Thorton for an interview he did, and which doesn't even mention him quitting a tour, or getting booed.

 

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