Thats kind of huge actually. For me thats the key issue. STEREOGUM: Do you have an album release date in mind at the moment? [Ed. John McCrea (born 1966) is a comic book artist best known for his collaborations with writer Garth Ennis . Please disable your adblocker or subscribe to ad-free membership to view this article. I have a better studio situation now, so its a lot easier for me to record. John McCrea's 's top tips for aspiring performers 1. We love L.A. The musical, a sleeper hit at the Sheffield Crucible earlier . It is as if you are suspect if the people like you. But thats yesterdays CAKE. Register to vote, sign up for our issue eNewsletters, or take the Who are We? survey. There's a lot of pressure on Tony, and a lot of pressure on Craig to get it right, because this story isn't a one and done. It's an infectious energy, for sure. I mean, if you want to do "The Lost Boys.". shelved 4,789 times Showing 24 distinct works. Cruella, which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. Tracking Down is a Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute. Are you a fan of the horror genre? I'm glad you mentioned the word transformative because you get to witness her perform both Estella and Cruella, and you get to see that range. Cake's front man John McCrea, the voice and face of much of this activity, sat down with HeadCount to discuss how he tries to infuse a sense of populism in his communication with fans, and the various reactions that invokes. You wouldnt want to pigeonhole yourself within a genre. Thats a tall order for people that are busy indulging in the emotional duplicity of music. It's like that for a lot of bands. That is the thing to focus on. John McCrea stars as Artie in Disneys Cruella and in this interview we talk about the music, the sets, and the bonus scene he filmed. Make sure that your music is still something that you like. He tries to walk around London like a walking art piece, and I think he succeeds. Born in Guelph, Ontario, on November 30, 1872, John McCrae was the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel David McCrae and Janet Simpson Eckford McCrae. How do you use the time during the day to incorporate all the things that you are active in and include music? He dropped out in his last year to pursue music, playing solo acoustic shows. No stranger to the world of theater . This terrific cover brought to mind a classic Jay Ward character "Super Chicken" who was featured on the "George Of The Jungle" Show. You are played on Rock stations, but your sound does not seem to fall into any one specific genre. The part that I really love is musical, but also part of it is cultural. I understand what its like. Sergio Pereira has been writing about pop culture for over 15 years, specializing in the areas of comic books, film, television series, pro wrestling, and video games. Especially if you really love music, do something that you don't like in order to make money. Would be interested to know. Ive got dozens of songs going at once. Well, heres why theyre disaffected. E.J. Maybe theres some innovation that can occur that can make that easier, especially if we used some of the tools of the internet and the kind of interconnectivity that could occur. About ten years or so later I just happened to be walking in that part of town for some reason and walked by the tree that I planted when it was about three feet tall and it was about twenty-five or thirty feet tall. Interview: Cake's John McCrea - HeadCount Interview: Cake's John McCrea The quirky, sardonic, half-spoken/half-sung vibe of Cake's music extends far beyond their recorded material. 26:01 Singer and Guitarist John McCrea of Cake Cake has five albums to their credit. I think as things have become more of an emergency, Ive realized that that was a luxury that I dont feel like we can afford anymore. If I felt culturally obligated to stay behind a certain boundary or else I would have to wear a different style leather jacket, then I feel that that would be cumbersome, physically. Yeah. So taking the reins of our own record label and running that business and sort of being able to make that into a creative process an extension of the creative process that happens in the studio - everyone was very happy we made that decision, and it makes a lot of sense right now. Then three years later, we release another album, play the same festivals, and it would be a totally different group of faces. Conspiracy theories that the whole thing is rigged - they really run rampant. First off, how familiar are you with HeadCount? You have Joel Fry jamming on the guitar, too, so that had to have been a thrill. I just know that this isnt something you always did with the band. It's not one of the scariest things in the world, but I'd like to give that a go. The Early Years. Consisting of singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Gabe Nelson and drummer Paulo Baldi, the band has been noted for McCrea's sarcastic lyrics and deadpan voice, DiFiore's trumpet parts, and their wide-ranging musical influences, including country music, Mariachi, rock, funk, Iranian folk music and hip-hop. "Shingo" is the standout story of the first issue as it chills the blood and turns the stomach, with the spooky premise of a peculiar birthday performer named Shingo who doesn't demand payment, only lunch. That just kicks the wind out of you physically and psychologically. Its like, youre in this van, and you get paid a few hundred bucks. A theme throughout the movie is family and she really goes on to create her own family. There are some people that think its terribly hippy just to be concerned about toxins in your drinking water. Today, we interview John McCrea who had the opportunity to try the . I tend to stay away from the horror genre. I lived in Koreatown for a little bit. We thought it wouldnt take that much effort to get this kind of community engaged. Thats right, but there is also good music thrown away because people wear a different kind of pants. So thats the challenge, I think, of an organization like yours. I'd love them to make a remake of "The Lost Boys," for sure. Now that "Cruella" has been released, McCrea has his eyes set, long term, on a dream remake of another classic vampire thriller. Not an NFL football victory, but a tiny bureaucratic victory or a negligible victory even. Culturally, we are living in the era of the single. By telling the story of a teenage boy who dreams of becoming a drag queen, the new play wants to send . It will be like that first single of creating a balance between the abyss and hopeful utopia. Your 2011 album, Showroom of Compassion, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. Yeah, I was so lucky. John McCrea Education. Yes, that is me, but I am still doing my best Iggy Pop impression. To combat this, he was sent to acting school. It's a really good music town. It's on the street, though, where she meets and learns the art of the grift from a pair of boys, Jasper and Horace (played as adults by Joel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser, respectively), who help her land a job in a prestigious department store. I mean, yeahit is. Find a way to collectively bargain. But who doesn't love a villain, you know? Yeah, I think so. Featuring exclusive content and interviews for Game Of Thrones, Sherlock, Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and so much more. In . Did he teach you anything about yourself as a performer? But it's such a wonderful introduction to him because it sounds sort of funny and sassy, but it really is the way he lives his life. No, not really, Im not an idealist. bigjeffoh said.. What has passed for gritty rebellion is really just like fucking foam on a cappuccino. My wife and I had kids. It's totally surreal. When people think of Cruella De Vil, hopefully some of them will think about Artie. John McCrea (born October 10, 1992). Slowly a reaction against sentimental, patriotic, and derivative Victorian verse set in. Its more important to me than any of the other issues because you dont get to have any of the other issues if you dont have a working environment and ecosystems. I was more of a Hercules, Lion King, sort of nineties era, but I do remember the live-action one and I remember Glenn Close. Well, it worked out, though, didn't it? I think that keeps me excited about music. Exactly. So when I go to auditions I'll really stand out. But we have new gatekeepers: the giant multi-billion dollar companies that rule the internet. So we can still exist I guess. "When I was growing up, the great EC horror titles were long gone, but I would find them in reprints or anthologies. John A. Lomax: Where from the boat to the bank? John flew out to LA for the first time to shoot with Emma Stone, and although he is keeping his lips sealed about which scene it is, he is very glad they added it. According to the most widely accepted account of her death, Jane was murdered by Wyandot scouts working with the British Army. Truly terrifying things can happen even in the United States when you dont have checks and balances. What you ??? Pratt created a distinctive style both in lyric poems of seabound Newfoundland life (Newfoundland . So we can still exist I guess.". We need to fucking wake up and pay attention. Now what about Cake fans? We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Concerts Cake's John McCrea talks optimism, pessimism and the future of music. Was that career changing just in the short term? He was flying Buccanneers at the start of his career. MCCREA: Yeah, some of them before. But a lot of people felt betrayed by us as well. "The main problem with short stories for the artist is to hit the ground running visually," McCrea revealed. Check out our other video for more exclusive theatre interviews, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe. MCCREA: Rebecca Solnit, a feminist writer who I enjoy, said back in 2016, Voting is a chess move, not a Valentine. I think thats really key for the left to understand that its not about your individuality or your self-expression. Im not disconnected from whats going on. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. Thats pretty rad.. MCCREA: To be really honest, I had kids. Well, anything that we post about politics directly gets people very angry. Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. I loved that. It is a brilliant script, isn't it? All I'd heard was how personable and lovely, down-to-earth and normal she is. Red Carpet News brings you all the latest Film & Entertainment News. Scarce heard amid the guns below. The Mighty World of McCrea includes existing work, as well as never-before-seen material, and serves as the first in a four-volume series of such collections from McCrea. Do Cake fans kind of fit into what youre describing, or do you think its a different sort of community? I think we need to be just straight-out blunt about whats happening. Biography McCrea gave one of his finest performances in Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" (1940) and brought an amiable, relaxed charm to his comic roles, especially when directed by Preston Sturges in "Sullivan's Travels" (1941) and "The Palm Beach Story" (1942) and by George Stevens in "The More the Merrier . STEREOGUM: Yeah, you have a little more control instead of having to funnel messaging through, say, your label. Some of the scenes in Cruella are huge and elaborate, while others are more on the petite side, like Arties shop. I dont feel that Im ever actually getting that much done. Jane McCrea was a Loyalist who was killed and scalped during the American Revolution on the way to meet her fianc in a British camp. Im thinking whats happening is were gonna be releasing singles. Its mostly just made things more smoother in terms of announcing shows and things like that. Theres all kinds of like weird rites of passage that they dont warn you about beforehand that can actually just really impact all kinds of things in your life. Estella begins working at the store at the bottom, and she appears to be going nowhere until a happy accident leads Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson) to offer her a job as a fashion designer. I think theres a sense at least of shared aesthetic. ", Dini explained how he "read them all for the chills," but he also used them to learn more about story construction. I think you look a lot like David Bowie when Estella first meets Artie. But one that affects, like in the case of schools, a bunch of children. John McCrea Interview Everybody's Talking About Jamie Subscribe to Red Carpet News: http://bit.ly/1s3BQ54 Red Carpet News TV talk to Bryan Cranston, Andrew Scott, Victoria Hamilton, John. What were you thinking about when you wrote it? Last week, the Bay Area print edition of The Onion published my interview with Cake 's John McCrea, in advance of their big NYE show at the Warfield. I just dont know when they became marginalized into political issues at all. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella. So when the police come and bust the party, we weren't invited to the party. And I was so lucky. "It depends on who you're asking I suppose - but for me, yes, it's official: he's queer," McCrea explained. Where journalists, independent filmmakers, artists, musicians, photographers and the like are expected just to produce work because we love what we do while other people monetize it. Yeah. I talked with Craig Gillespie about the film, and I'm wondering, how did you get on his radar for this role? So weve been giving away trees at our shows for maybe five years or so. And that's a subtle theme throughout the it's not even subtle. The 2020 "Dracula" BBC miniseries that you did with Claes Bang really breathed new life into the character. His mother is a homemaker, while his father is a military commander. However, McCrea recalled how God opened a door that would eventually lead to a . Smirking alt-rock troupe CAKE havent always used music as a platform for political change. I think that it has worked for us because I still find it interesting and exciting sometimes. In a revealing interview for John Kobal's book People Will Talk, McCrea makes it obvious that a big part of why he wanted to be in the movies was the chance to meet and bed beautiful women. "It's the luckiest gift that . Below, McCrea elaborates on CAKEs more overtly political voice, when he expects theyll release more new music (their next song will be a cover of the 5th Dimension classic Age Of Aquarius), and why it benefits workers in every industry to unionize. Artists havent really been able to organize, but I think ultimately we should be able to say, Altogether, wed like to say that .0006, whatever it is, of a penny Maybe wed like .005. We cant do that. Theres just nothing rebellious, as far as Im concerned, about a leather jacket. John McCrea is the lead singer of CAKE, a group that mixes rock, funk, country, hip-hop and jazz into one gorgeous kaleidoscope of sound. Was that by happenstance or design? Yeah, I think there is a certain amount of self-loathing in our culture. The Democrats changed a lot of things, like using CFL bulbs [at the Capitol building], and tried to make their whole existence a little bit more environmentally friendly.