Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Angry Filmmaker on OPB? What's up with this...

Hey Everybody,

Oregon Art Beat aired their 500th Artist Profile last Thursday! (And their 501st...) So how are they going to top that? With their 502nd profile of course.

Oregon Art Beat on OPB is profiling the Angry Filmmaker, (that's me), Kelley Baker on June 15th at 8:00 PM on Channel 10.

Okay, so it could be their 503rd profile, I don't know the order of the show yet...

This has been quite a year, I spent a few weeks in the UK in February touring Ireland, Scotland, and England, where my movies and lectures were met with a lot of enthusiasm. And then I returned to the US to tour for a 10 week , "Frankly Hollywood, I don't give a Damn Tour!". Logging 15,000 miles, my dog Moses and I drove across the country showing my movies and teaching work shops all over the US. We stopped in Baltimore, Kansas City, Rochester NY, Houston, San Antonio, Grand Rapids MI. The list just goes on and on... No wonder I am tired.

And now this...

The Art Beat profile was shot in between the UK trips and the Spring Tour so tune in and you can see how tired I look then, cause it's nothing compared to how tired I feel now...

Tell your family & friends about Thursday nights show, and for those who can't remember how to program their VCR's to tape it, (Like any one still has VCR's), the show will be re-run on Sunday June 18th, you gotta check the listings for Sunday because it seems like they bounce it around all over the place...

So remember, (am I repeating myself?), this Thursday June 15th at 8:00 PM on OPB Channel 10, Oregon Art Beat will feature ME. And isn't it really all about me anyway?

And for those of you who live outside of Oregon, we'll be posting the clip on the web site in the next month.

You got questions, just drop me a line back at

Angrily yours,


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I've been meaning to tell you all...

June 13th

I am home. The drive back from Harrisburg was long, and fairly uneventful. Now I am home and starting to book the Fall and Winter tours. God help us!

There was something I keep forgetting to rant about. This one might get me in trouble, but...

We all know that Laura Bush is supposed to be a smoker, and who can blame her. My friends down in Texas have said that Laura smoking is pretty common knowledge, it's just that the White House handlers keep the press away. Or the press doesn't have the balls to write anything about it. (Laura has been described as a smoker of OPCs. Other People's Cigarettes).

When I was in Scotland, I was having dinner with some friends, and my friends wife works for the Hotel that hosted the G8 leaders for their summit. She has always described herself as "apolitical". She really isn't interested in politics. That's her choice, that's fine by me.

I did ask her though, if she met up with any of the G8 leaders and what were any of them like. She told me that she had dealings with most of them and a lot of their "people" as part of her job. She told me that her two favorite leaders, and the nicest ones to her and the rest of the staff at the Hotel, were Jacques Chirac of France, and our own George W. Bush. Both nice guys who seemed genuine. The thing she remembers about W is that he was always looking for an ash tray! An ash tray? Yes, an ash tray. According to her, he is quite the smoker, but only when the media is far away. I guess it would look bad for our President if people were to find out that he smokes!

If his handlers are that concerned about his image that they won't even let the guy smoke in public, (and with all of the problems in the world who can blame him for wanting a smoke...) can you imagine what else we don't know about. He is famous for giving up drinking, (and all of those drugs he supposedly never took in college and after - - yeah right like Clinton didn't inhale...), but has he really? Or is he knocking back a shot with his smoke. (I am thinking maybe a gin and tonic with his Winston, or a shot of Jack with his Marlboro, I certainly hope it is not a daiquiri with his Salem...) And do we really care if he does have a drink after a long day? Personally, I don't. I am just sick and tired of being manipulated by his handlers. I wonder if he is too?

So next time you look at that guy and reporters are actually asking him questions, or he's dealing with some other head of state, or maybe he is flying to Iraq, ask yourself, do you think he is thinking about how bad he wants a smoke? How he could sure use a drink? Cause I gotta tell you, after what he's done to all of us, I could use a drink and a smoke as well.

And remember, this is just what I was told, by folks who have said they witnessed the smoking. Like I said before, personally I could care less that he does it. I care that the people in Washington are all such liars and manipulators, and I think that goes right down from the White House, to the Senate, the House, the Washington Press, Fox News, Lobbyists, those Entertainers on Talk Radio (cause they sure aren't journalists..), and yes, even the Supreme Court, because where there are lawyers, you can usually find liars.

Angrily yours,


Almost done...

I just realized that I hadn't posted this yet...

May 27th

My last road gig is tomorrow. I will be in Harrisburg, PA at ARTSFEST. They are showing Kicking Bird at 4 PM and then I am going to be heading west. I am not going to be answering my phone and returning emails next week. I am going to be observing radio silence. So if you want to talk to me, talk to me the following week.

It has been a good trip, but really long this time. One of the nicest parts of this trip is having my dog with me. Moses has been a great traveling companion and he has actually kept me sane. I've done more walking, and had more quiet nights than usual on my tours. Since I am not getting any younger... It's all been good. As long as Moses is willing, and I can do this stuff, he is going to be traveling with me.

I want to thank all of the people who have hosted us across the country, all the places that have shown my work, and everyone who has come out to see my work, listen to me, and buy my movies. Thank you all.

Angrily yours,