Henry: Uh, has he signed the lease yet?
Katie: Not yet.
Henry: That’s great. That will save me the trouble of ripping it up.

— Henry and Katie

News and Updates | November 14, 2010

A newsy week for fans of Eric Sheffer Stevens and Van Hansis

Wow! LuRe fans haven’t had this much positive karma since sometime in early August.

  • OMG OMG OMG! – We Love Soaps has posted a new interview with Van Hansis. Nearly twenty-seven minutes of Van being his charming self! Squee! We Love Soaps appears to post to YouTube with a lag, so for now I can’t embed it here and you’ll have to go to We Love Soaps site to watch it (I know, such a chore…I’m KIDDING! We Love Soaps is a fun place to hang out!).*
  • Meanwhile, Kate Davies posted part 1 and part 2 of her interview with  James Yaegashi, director of Eric Sheffer Stevens’s in-production indie feature, Lefty Loosey Righty Tighty.

And if that weren’t enough, BlogTalkRadio’s BlazinRy host, Ryan Holmes,  has announced upcoming interviews with BOTH Van and Eric:

Please note: air times are displayed on the BlogTalkRadio website in your local time (I think it looks at your system clock) so the time displayed on your screen may be different from those listed above, but I’m pretty sure Van is not conducting an interview at 1am (which is what it says when I look at the site) so the times above should be correct.

And if that’s not enough BlogTalkRadio news for you, for those of you who are interested, Susan Dansby will be appearing TONIGHT (3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern) on Dayplayer Dish. I know many in the LuRe fandom aren’t big fans of hers but I wandered onto a Nuke fansite recently and they were blasting her for abandoning Nuke in favor of LuRe, so she must have been doing something right! 😉

Last, Michael Fairman embedded an ATWT blooper reel from 2008. In case you haven’t seen it, Van is in the very last clip (along with Don Hastings’s Dr. Bob) at 3:14. Enjoy!

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* Incidentally, the We Love Soaps site says the interview was conducted “at the famous Bradbury Building in in Los Angeles.” As a life-long East Coaster, this didn’t mean anything to me, so I looked it up. From Wikipedia:

The building was commissioned by Lewis Bradbury, for whom it is named. Bradbury was a Tajo silver mining millionaire who became a real estate developer in the later part of his life.

The building has operated as an office building for most of its history. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Today the building serves as headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Internal Affairs division and other government agencies. Several of the offices are rented out to private concerns, including Red Line Tours.

The Bradbury Building is featured prominently as the setting in a wide range of popular media. Most notably, the building is the setting for both the climactic rooftop scene of the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner, as well as the set of the character J. F. Sebastian’s apartment [8] in which much of the film’s story unfolds.

The Bradbury also featured in the Billy Wilder film classic Double Indemnity and the 1950 film noir classic D.O.A. (including the final shootout). The Bradbury also featured Chinatown and the Michael Douglas and Demi Moore vehicle, Disclosure. Television series that featured the building include The Outer Limits, Quantum Leap, and Mission: Impossible. In 2010 the building was transplanted to NYC for a 2 part episode of CSI NY. The Bradbury Building and a fake New York City subway entrance across the street were also used to represent the exterior of New York’s High School for the Performing Arts in the opening credits of the television series "Fame."

The Bradbury appeared in music videos by Heart, Janet Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire and Genesis and art of Janet Jackson’s 1989 film short Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 was filmed in the building as well. The Bradbury has been frequently alluded to in popular literature and comic books. The building is a popular tourist attraction. Visitors are welcome daily and greeted by a government worker who provides historical facts and information about the building. Visitors are allowed up to the first landing but not past it.

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