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    Interests, huh?<br /><br />Well, in general: sailing, rock climbing, music (singing & playing guitar), travelling, designing and drawing, writing scripts, vintage fashion (ala Steve McQueen, James Dean, etc.), the 1950's and 1960's, paintballing, hiking, mountain climbing, camping, "ebaying", acting, drinking imported beers, Western Swing music, vintage Rockabilly music and more...<br /><br />Regarding music: Sunny Day Real Estate, Over the Rhine, Tortoise, Pedro the Lion, Sixteen Horsepower, The Violet Burning, The Innocence Mission, Sigur Ros, Etta James, Coldplay, The Hives, Johnny Cash, Wilco, Ella Fitzgerald, Kings of Convenience, Travis, John Coltrane, Duran Duran, RIDE, Marvin Gaye, Wovenhand, Jars of Clay, Caedmon's Call, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys...<br /><br />In movies: Aliens, Lost in Translation, The Royal Tennenbaums, Heathers, North by Northwest, Some Kind of Wonderful, Outland, The Empire Strikes Back, Air Force One, Master & Commander, This is Spinal Tap, The Abyss, Magnolia, Signs, Gattaca, Waiting for Guffman, LOTR trilogy, Best in Show, Oceans 11... <br /><br />When watching television: Law & Order, the Simpsons, M*A*S*H, X-Files, Third Watch, Northern Exposure, SAS: Are You Tough Enough (reality show), almost anything on the History Channel, the Addams Family, A&E's Horatio Hornblower series, Dharma & Greg... <br /><br />When I'm reading books: This Present Darkness, any Charles Addams collections, all of Edward Gorey's books, the Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia, Brave New World, With Christ at Sea, all Calvin & Hobbes compendiums, Scuppers the Sailor Dog, Piercing the Darkness, Outside Magazine, Paste Magazine...<br /><br />Heroes of mine: Linford & Karin, Fleming & John, My Grandma & Grandpa Moran, James Bond, Captain America, Johnny Quest, Johnny Cash, Jesus (not necessarily in that order) :) <br /><br /><br />I am many things to many people. I like being able to adapt to the situations I've been put into (and life has given me plenty of opportunities to prove that). I am adventurous and seek knowledge and truth. I like trying new things. I like having some security but like to be challenged and take risks. I am a good man but I often walk the line between the sacred and profane (hopefully trying to please God more than I run from him.) I have been to many places in the world and I have sailed the seven seas (or Great Lakes, as it were). And I intend to see as much of the world as I can. I am an actor, I am a musician, I am an adventurer, I am a Christian, I am a friend, and I am a romantic. Lately I've really been thinking about becoming a missionary to Eastern Europe (specifically in Prague). I'd teach English and share the Gospel to anyone that would listen. It's really exciting to me to think about fulfilling God's purpose for my life and doing things that I really love to do in a culturally relevant way, too! We'll see!

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  • Favorite movies
    PART 1: Aliens, Lost in Translation, The Royal Tennenbaums, Heathers, North by Northwest, Some Kind of Wonderful, Outland, The Empire Strikes Back, Air Force One, Master & Commander, This is Spinal Tap, The Abyss, Magnolia, Signs, Gattaca, Waiting for Guffman, LOTR trilogy, Best in Show, Oceans 11...
  • Favorite music
    PART 1: Sunny Day Real Estate, Over the Rhine, Sixteen Horsepower, Tortoise, Pedro the Lion, The Innocence Mission, Sigur Ros, Etta James, Coldplay, The Hives, Johnny Cash, Wilco, Ella Fitzgerald, Kings of Convenience, Travis, John Coltrane, Duran Duran, RIDE, Wovenhand, Chasing Furies, Marvin Gaye...
  • Favorite creative writing
    Flannery O'Conner, This Present Darkness, any Charles Addams collections, all of Edward Gorey's books, the Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia, Brave New World, With Christ at Sea, all Calvin & Hobbes compendiums, Scuppers the Sailor Dog, Piercing the Darkness, Outside Magazine, Paste Magazine, Blue Like Jazz...
  • Favorite visual art
    Mary Mathias, Michael Wilson (photographer), Norman Rockwell, Spencer Williams, Clifford Davis, Thomas Blackshear, Bill Watterson, Jackson Pollock, and many, many more (a lot of illustrators are fav's)...

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  1. This just 'came across my desk' and I thought I'd let everyone know as quickly as I could that the video existed. Looks like it was a great performance!!! See the video here: Over the Rhine video snippet It's short and sweet but well worth the gander. See you all @ Canal Street (or maybe even Columbus). -Benjamin Andrew *Here are some great "snippets" from Bill Mallonee and Woven Hand, too (two more of my favorites): Woven Hand @ Cornerstone 2005 Bill Mallonee @ Cornerstone 2005
  2. ATTENTION: WOVEN HAND VIDEO from CORNERSTONE 2005 This just 'came across my desk' and I thought I'd let everyone know as quickly as I could that the video existed. Looks like it was a great performance!!! See the video here: Woven Hand @ Cornerstone video snippet It's short and sweet but well worth the gander. -Benjamin Andrew (I've also posted a link elsewhere to an Over The Rhine snippet, too!)
  3. For what it's worth, and regarding "What're you watching?, See anything good lately?", I recently saw "The Machinist" and really liked it. Now I know there once was a thread about this film (The Machinist thread), but really....Why did this film go virtually unnoticed!?!?!? I just watched it a couple of nights ago on DVD and was really impressed. I just can't understand why this film didn't get more 'buzz' (especially amongst people of faith and whimsy). Without giving away too much, it ends-up being quite the 'morality play' and has the ring of a Flannery O'Connor or Edgar Allen Poe story (like the "Tell-Tale Heart"). If you haven't seen it yet, I'd REALLY, REALLY recommend the film for a night of DVD viewing. Think "Memento" meets "The Tell-Tale Heart"; that's not a perfect comparison, but it'll do for now. Maybe it was too obvious sometimes for telegraphing what the ending might be, but I really liked it and have been thinking about it and trying to decipher the film's subtleties for a couple of days now. Just some thoughts to ponder and a good film to rent if you haven't seen it yet.
  4. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I just can't understand why this film didn't get more 'buzz' (especially amongst people of faith and intellectual whimsy). I really liked it and have been thinking about it and trying to decipher the film's subtleties for a couple of days now. I also was thinking that it ends-up being quite the 'morality play' and has the ring of a Flannery O'Connor or a certain Edgar Allen Poe story. Throughout my DVD-viewing of the film a couple of days ago, I was thinking "Memento" meets "The Tell-Tale Heart"; that's not a perfect comparison, but it'll do for now. I personally didn't find it as obvious as apparently many others did, but even if I had, it looked great and had a rare and valuable message compared to most films I see. Anyway, kudos for your thoughts about the film. Your critique was pretty much dead-on as far as I'm concerned. -Benjamin Andrew
  5. First of all, if you're in the tri-state area and can make the shows, I thought I'd update any OTR fans on some Ohio gigs coming-up for the band. First one I know of is: AUGUST 27th - MOONLITE GARDENS (Cincinnati, OH) Next is: Fri Sep 02: Columbus OH, Little Brothers and finally (and for me the MOST exciting!): Fri Nov 04: Dayton OH, Canal Street Tavern Sat Nov 05: Dayton OH, Canal Street Tavern Sun Nov 06: Dayton OH, Canal Street Tavern Canal Street Tavern is one of the band's absolutely favorite places to play and these three shows will mark an unprecendented SIX gigs in one year at the venue. If you get a chance to come to any of the shows you won't be disappointed. For more info. go to: Canal Street Tavern's Website or: Over The Rhine's website or there's always: The Imaginary Apple Orchard Fianlly, I've GOT to ask "mdsteves" what the deal is with the original version of the OTR DVD. Did the original just represent a time in the band's and Linford and Karin's personal lives they want to move-on from or was it of lesser quality film-wise, etc.? What will be different about the new one? You've got me really curious and I'd love to hear any comments you're able to divulge. Thanks in advance. P.S. Anyone that would want me to get them tickets to the Canal Street shows or that would like to say "Hi" once you're there, just drop me a line (I may be at all three or at least 2 of the shows in November)
  6. You got it. A report will be forthcoming from at least the Cleveland show in a couple of weeks. I intend on moving to Prague in a couple of years (to teach English and plant churches) and I hope I'll also be able to report to this board about any DEE/Wovenhand shows if he comes close enough to the C.R. that I can go see the shows (he does seem to have quite an affinity for Europe!). In additon, I've been seeing a lot of chatter about Wovenhand on MySpace, so if you're interested the two links I've found related to the current 'man in black' are: Wovenhand MySpace fan site (not official!) & Sixteen Horsepower/Wovenhand Group on MySpace (not official!) Hope this helps those who care. (P.S. my MySpace page is: Benjamin Andrew's MySpace hideout)
  7. Out of curiousity, anyone going to Wovenhand's last American show before they head to Budapest and the rest of their European tour? DEE is playing at the Grog Shop in Cleveland on the 17th and I'm planning on going (nice Summer road trip from Dayton to NE-Ohio--who knows, maybe I'll go to Cedar Point, too--it's been years, since I've been there). Oh, and in case you haven't seen them, yet here are some Wovenhand pics from Cornerstone 2005: Wovenhand @ Cornerstone 2005 #1 Wovenhand @ Cornerstone 2005 #2 Wovenhand @ Cornerstone 2005 #3 So...............anyone going?
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