Post by annabelleleigh on Oct 26, 2009 20:33:55 GMT -5
VDO apparently is scheduled do a live, in-studio interview on NYC commercial rock station WRXP tomorrow -- Tuesday, October 27, 2009 -- at 9 AM ET. The morning jock, Matt Pinfield, focuses on local music performances in the 9 AM hour.
Call-in number: 1-800-423-1019 or e-mail questions to: email@example.com
My guess is that VDO -- if he participates tomorrow -- will do so only to promote his Joe's Pub gig. I doubt that he'll answer any questions about CI. But who knows?
The station streams on the Internet. Pinfield also has downloadable podcasts.
Post by wilmingtonfan on Oct 27, 2009 9:14:52 GMT -5
OK. I am listening to the interview & show. The DJ apologized for the mix up last week and VDO said it was OK -- they woke him up, but he enjoyed it (remember they posted that they spoke to Vince Pastore in error?) The DJ said that he loves CI -- it is one of his favorite shows -- he has the DVDs, etc. They took 2 calls -- one was about full metal jacket and he talked about how that taught him everyhting he knows -- It was 13 months of filming and Kubrick took Matthew Modine and VDO under his wing and he learned to trust his choices. It is what made him the actor he is today and he wouldn't be here except for Kubrick and that role.
The other question was from Betty and she asked if he knew about the Fluff campaign and he said he did and he thought the fans should do whatever they wanted to do. He said that we need to understand that it won't change his decision and he won't be coming back, but that he understands and encouraged the fans to do whatever they wanted to. He later said that he thinks there is too much fluff on TV and appreciated that point of view. He also said that some days he is sad he will not be on the show and some days he is happy and this is one of the days he is happy, but who knows how he will feel tomorrow. He said that he saw a couple of Jeff's shows and thought they were good. The DJ said they had been flooded with e-mails since it had been announced that VDO was going to be a guest.
George Geronimo Gerkie -- the DJ is playing along and it is funny. Sam Bisbee and Julian ? are there with them. George is a little shy and it was VDO doing a voice. They are doing the interview in character and it is funny. Sam said that this is the first show that George has played since 1989 and the DJ asked what he has been doing since he has been out of the limelight. They are talking about his 8 marriages, including to Billie Jean King and that Mickey Rourke said that George was his inspiration for his role in 9 1/2 weeks. VDO said he will be introducing the show. They also said the show has been sold out. They are taking a break and they will play some music when they come back. The interview continues -- mainly a country star and has 189 hits. The show tonight is sold out. The DJ asked for a song. They are playing a song -- talking to music mostly -- funny. I can't tell if it is stream of consciousness or if he he planned it out in advance -- it is about how country music today isn't really country music -- "Where's Loretta? Where's Waylon? Where's Dolly?" "All my life country has been coming down all over me." His voice was raspy.
He said that that Sam and another guy (I missed his name) did the music for the slasher musical VDO did last summer and they are working on another one now. They cast it off the street and as long as they could sing, they got a part. Sam Bisbee is performing now. Matt Pinfield (the DJ) went to high school with Sam's wife.
He talked about being a bouncer at The Ritz -- he said he was good at talking which is why he didn't get bruised up. They had great music there then and he said that he saw David Bowie, Joe Cocker, Bono with The Alarm, the Pretenders.
VDO was asked about the last episode. He said that he couldn't tell a lot about it. he thinks it is a good episode. He confirmed that his character will not be killed off and he thinks they wrote it in such a way that it is open for him to come back. That has been the subject of his and Dick Wolf's discussion over the last few months.
OK it is now over but they are going to post the interview on the website.
It was a pretty good piece -- mostly about tonight's show, but answered a few questions.
Patcat, Mr. D'Onofrio stated he heard about the fluff and encouraged people to do what they want but they have to understand that he is leaving, but he stressed at the end of the interview that his character is not dying and that the door is left open for possible return visits. He also spoke very highly of Jeff Goldblum and stated he enjoyed his episodes of the show. He also answered a question about Full Metal Jacket and how Stanley Kubrick took him and Mathew Modine under his wings and taught them a lot and he credits Mr. Kubrick for his career. As to the whole George Gerkie experience all can say is WOW!That I am really speechless about that part of the interview and that it is best experienced for one's self.
Post by wilmingtonfan on Oct 27, 2009 9:51:42 GMT -5
Oh people -- the George Gerkie was tongue in cheek, don't take everything so seriously. The song was funny and his whole attitude was in keeping with all of the promo material we have seen. I think he leveraged this interview today because they screwed up last week and said they had spoken to Vince Pastore when they really woke up VDO and spoke to him. He saw this as a way to mention the show, but also to showcase his friend, Sam Bisbee, which I think is a big part of the reason for the George Gerkie experience anyway.
I wasn't being critical Wilmingtonfan it just surprised me is all, I just meant I would have a hard time describing it and that some experiences one just has to have themselves in order to fully appreciate it. I really did enjoy it and thought some parts were laugh out loud funny.
I am now listening to the Podcast. It's really funny! I think VDO is doing a great job on his George Gerkie accent. It sounds very authentic. Actually it sounds a bit like his voice as "the bug" in "Men in Black." Raspy & deep.
The dialog is very clever. I wish I was going to Joe's Pub tonight.
If anyone still has doubts that VDO is unhappy about leaving LOCI, I think that this interview confirms that he either decided or assented to halting his role on the show. It's obvious that he's thrilled to be doing this show and has a lot of pent up ambition to get into other things. So be it.
BTW, does anyone know who "Betty" the caller is? She is from Washington State & knew all about the fluff campaign. She must post either here, at USA or at The Reel, right?