"Now he belongs to the ages," was my first thought when I got the call that my friend Andraé Crouch had succumbed to the heart attack that felled him the week before. As grandiose as it may sound, he was a musical giant who may one day be fully appreciated in death in ways that sometimes eluded him in life.
The best work any artist can muster is the kind that comes from a place where career is never the driving force, age is just a number and one's relevance means little, except to himself. And though Crenshaw is apt to file away the chapter of his earlier life of a rock and roller, it's possible that many exciting chapters lay ahead.
I was angry when I heard about the controversy surrounding the name of the new film The Butler. Warner Brothers is saying they will not allow The Weinstein Company to use this title because they have a short film of the same name. Their short film is from 1916 -- that's right, it's from almost 100 years ago!
I like Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In fact, I Joseph Gordon-Love him -- have since Rian Johnson's Brick. I find myself torn, then, between better instincts and the recent rumor that originated on HitFix reporting that Gordon-Levitt would "absolutely" be Batman according to their "sources."