Monday, July 21, 2008

The Dead Guy is Alright

Why do I think this might be a very bad idea?

From the MTV Movies site:


MIKE MYERS OVER THE MOON FOR NEW MUSICAL BIOPIC
Friday, July 18, 2008 at 9:15 am
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The lead singer gets all the ladies, the lead guitarist all the praise. But what does the poor drummer get? Pretty soon, the greatest one of all is going to get his very own biopic.

Mike Myers’ long-in-development film on legendary Who drummer Keith Moon is finally nearing the starting gate, the comic told MTV News, excited to step into the shoes of the man he called the best drummer of all time.

“Keith Moon redefined drumming. I mean, there was drumming before him, and then drumming after him,” Myers said of Moon. “His life is just so colorful and fascinating.”

And remarkably, unmistakably depressing, Myers added, calling the script “so sad.”

Moon, the man, of course, died from a drug overdose in 1978 at the relatively young age of 32. But Moon the myth lives on. So what, if anything, is there to learn from his life?

“His name is Moon. And a moon is a non-self-luminous object. It requires sunlight of others in order to be seen. If there’s no sun, the moon is invisible,” Myers said, sounding a little like his new-age Guru Pitka. “And the script so far is about how important it is to be your own star and not be a moon, ironically.

“It becomes a cautionary tale of drugs. They are not the answer and in this movie you see how not the answer they are,” Myers added. “It’s very moving.”

The movie, tentatively titled See Me Feel Me: Keith Moon Naked for Your Pleasure is being produced by Who bandmate Roger Daltrey.


Jeebus -- everybody knows that it's Dana Carvey who's the drummer, not Myers.

11 comments:

mcpart said...

This sounds horrible.

And "relatively young age" strikes me as a strange way to phrase it. Relative to what? 32 is pretty early to die. It's just five years past Cobain and Morrison. And one year younger than Jesus.

Shared Humanity said...

Do they let drummers into heaven?

peter spencer said...

A curmudge: Keith Moon did not invent a style of drumming that has been practiced ever since. That was Ginger Baker. Tawk among yourselves.

Anonymous said...

Myers sounds like a moron talking about Moon though he does look the part.

ROT(Plumber)

I'm holding out for Mike the Drummer to play the part!

steve simels said...

Anonymous said...
Myers sounds like a moron talking about Moon though he does look the part.

ROT(Plumber)

I'm holding out for Mike the Drummer to play the part!


No, he's already booked for "The Nicky Hopkins Story."

steve simels said...

peter spencer said...
A curmudge: Keith Moon did not invent a style of drumming that has been practiced ever since. That was Ginger Baker. Tawk among yourselves.


I don't know about Ginger Baker as an influence, but there really is no School of Keith Moon, in terms of people that sound like him.

Blondie's Clem Burke is the only one I can really think of.

Anonymous said...

The mid-sixties to the mid-seventies was the golden age of rock & roll drumming.

Moon, BJ Wilson, Vinnie Lopez, Al Jackson, Zigiboo Modeste & Bobby Elliott are but a few examples of the inventive and powerful drumming of the era.

ROT(Plumber)

Gummo said...

Myers is old enough to play Moon's father, isn't he? And when Moon mugged and played the fool, there was an element of danger just below the surface that was truly scary; when Myers mugs & plays the fool, he's so cute you could throw up.

If they have to do a Moon biopic, they should find a talented unknown who can really play the drums to play Moon. Myers can stand on the side of the stage in his Wayne's World wig and say, "Awesome!" every now and then.

Brooklyn Girl said...

His name is Moon. And a moon is a non-self-luminous object. It requires sunlight of others in order to be seen. If there’s no sun, the moon is invisible.

Oy gevalt.

This is going to hurt.

TMink said...

I really want this to be good. Really, deeply.

So why do I so fear that it will be terrible?

Trey

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Bobby Elliott had some Moon-ish vibes too i think in that his sound was usually quite crisp & active while still being right THERE when he was supposed to be. Like in Look Through Any Window por ejemplo.