I was aware I hadn’t seen him make any public appearances in years, but still felt a little sad tonight to hear about the passing of Hugh Hefner. First, the big stuff that everyone will touch on, in one way or another. The magazine of course, which came onto the zeitgeist at the perfect […]
Quite a month for me. A sports fan dream weekend (minus the actual game) and time spent with two legendary fan bases. An Indian mendhi and a Muslim wedding in Pasadena. A black church funeral in Inglewood. Even by my normal standards, I think it’s very possible I touched on every single element of my […]
It’s not just the weekend but a holiday weekend at that. I’ll be in Dallas supporting my team (FIGHT ON!) so no Soapbox on Sunday. Back Monday night. Be safe and enjoy yourselves!
First, Kaepernick. Don’t have much to add here. My father, uncles, cousins, good friends are all veterans so I’ve always stood for the national anthem out of respect for them. But if the man doesn’t want to do it, and he’s expressed why he doesn’t want to do it, I’ve been there too. And […]
True: this was the first woman I proposed to (settle down, I was high and in the pit of the Granada, she gave me a death glare from the stage when she saw me). Also true: a couple years later I actually met her backstage in K.C. and we had a short conversation. She was […]
No song this weekend. I haven’t made this announcement here yet but… Our 30 for 30 ‘Trojan War’ is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix. For those of you outside the U.S. (or without cable), you can watch our film anytime and nearly anywhere you please. That’s your weekend homework, enjoy!
Overwhelmed. Aaron and I have both watched ‘Trojan War’ repeatedly before tonight; there was a ‘USC premiere’ and a ‘Hollywood premiere’ last week, so we both felt good about how the ‘core demographic’ would react. But still… This week, and today especially, the sheer number of you who reposted, retweeted, and otherwise spread the word […]
(updating Career Bucket List…) ‘Producer on a feature film before I hit 40?’ – Check. Pull off the rare ‘one for us and one for them’ at the same time? – Check. Work with a cast member from my all time favorite show The Wire ? – Check. Work on my favorite current documentary series, 30 for […]
About that time, gang. But first, here’s Aaron delivering his Director Statement on ‘Trojan War.’ Fight On! http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:13845718
The press screening last night was a surreal experience for yours truly. I’m so used to supporting my friends and their projects, it’s really different when you’re one of the centers of attention. We seem to have pleased our core demographic. Next Tuesday we’ll see how the world overall sees it. Until then, here’s an […]