Good ol' Billy Bob


Nuggler
#1
Thorton..........A tireless self-promoter. No problem with that.......

And an ignorant prick to boot.

Things That Go Pop!: Great moments in live radio: Billy Bob's breakdown

He reminds me of a ****wad who would yell at a waiter, just to glean attention.
 
Ron in Regina
#2
I watched the 13 minute interview this morning. Wow...kind'a leaves
you speachless, eh? "Mashed potatoes without the gravey?" Right....

I'm hoping that Billy Bong Thornton isn't looking to sell out too many
venues in Canada after that interview.

It's already made it onto CNN so the American audience can also see
what kind of tool Mr. Thornton was...

Billy Bob Thornton makes waves during music interview - CNN.com
 
TenPenny
#3
I heard that interview live yesterday, while I was installing some light fixtures. It was hilarious.

Hi, I'm Billy Bob, and I'm feeling inferior because my band isn't much better than average, so I'm going to act like a jerk.
 
GreenFish66
#4
Good ol' Billy bob bad ***...At least he speaks his mind..I like poutine myself...I am sure he doesn't represent the majority of amercians...Like Ghomeshi and cbc doesn't represent all Canadians...Good publicity I suppose...No biggy
 
shadowshiv
#5
Yeah, you could tell even his band members were embarrassed by the way Billy Boob was acting.
 
Cannuck
#6
Ghomeshi is getting lots of exposure south of the border...gotta help his career.

It'll be interesting to see if it hurts Billy boy at all.
 
lone wolf
#7
Billy Bob.... Every time I've heard it I think of a great little bait 'n' tackle place on the south end of North Bay....
 
mt_pockets1000
#8
What a knob, eh? Looked like he was spaced out on some illegal substance.
 
Tonington
#9
You know what's hilarious? What kind of ****ty unheard of band gets to make demands when they get exposure of any kind whatsoever? He was just being a prick.
 
mt_pockets1000
#10
So yeah Billy Bob, lets put aside your fairly successful acting career and lets talk about your crappy musical career...haha. Does this dude know which side his bread is buttered on? (oops, ended a sentence with a proposition....sorry Miss Gumar)
 
Unforgiven
#11
I thought the band sounded pretty good. Excellent example of fussion, with a lot of attention to the details. Mod-Billy I guess isn't everyone cup of tea? heh heh Or is that the slightest hint of fear?
 
earth_as_one
#12
No such thing as bad publicity when you are in show business
 
hermite
#13
I heard the interview live. I was at my computer, reading some news feeds so not paying much attention to the radio when I picked up on the guy's voice. My first thought was that the guy sounded totally whacked out on something so I started listening. What a jerk. And I thought Gian handled himself quite admirably. If I'd been the interviewer I'd probably have popped the guy a good one.

Then when Billy Bob said he wouldn't be playing as he couldn't bring his drums in, I thought well thank goodness for that. I thought the band was pretty good without him and I hope they will continue playing, without him.

What really amazed me was all the hoopla that followed. Talk about viral, this story has been picked up all around the world.

I heard a saying lately that I think applies here. The bigger the rear end, the bigger the front. (rephrased for language but you get the idea I hope.)

I am always amazed at the number of people who live on this planet yet seem to exist in a world entirely their own.
 
CDNBear
#14
I think he's stoned, lol...nothing else could explain such a stupid act.

Nobodies that much an ftard
 
TenPenny
#15
What I laughed about was him saying, "Would you ask Tom Petty that question?"...First off, yes, he would; second, you aint no Tom Petty.

I notice that Jian never mentioned his own semi-successful recording career and change of career, at least in the bits I heard.

The other funny part was in the next interview of someone else, where Jian said, "well, at least you'll answer questions..." and they both laughed.
 
CDNBear
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

What I laughed about was him saying, "Would you ask Tom Petty that question?"...First off, yes, he would; second, you aint no Tom Petty.

I notice that Jian never mentioned his own semi-successful recording career and change of career, at least in the bits I heard.

The other funny part was in the next interview of someone else, where Jian said, "well, at least you'll answer questions..." and they both laughed.

Did you catch the looks on the faces of his band mates?

Even they were rolling their eyes and wincing when he was rambling on.
 
Liberalman
#17
The interview was six in the morning and as a normal band member they don't get to sleep till late so it is understandable that he was tired I think you would be the same.

In fact the two other band members were just about to fall out of their seats.

Billy just got a little irate never really lost it.

The host was told not to mention his acting career but he needed some rating and he went for it.

CBC needs the revenue and they are milking this as long as they can.
Last edited by Liberalman; Apr 10th, 2009 at 06:24 AM..Reason: ....
 
CDNBear
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

The interview was six in the morning and as a normal band member they don't get to sleep till late so it is understandable that he was tired I think you would be the same.

Not really, I went to bed a 2 am, up at 5:30 am, and still able to accurately fist Liberals on a whim.[QUOTE]
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In fact the two other band members were just about to fall out of their seats.

Funny how Liberal folk miss the obvious.

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Billy just got a little irate never really lost it.

He was a tard.

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The host was told not to mention his acting career but he needed some rating and he went for it.

Ya, and his openings differ so much from artist to artist, it must have been a set up...

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CBC needs the revenue and they are milking this as long as they can.

Really, I only heard of it here.
 
hermite
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

The interview was six in the morning and as a normal band member they don't get to sleep till late so it is understandable that he was tired I think you would be the same.

In fact the two other band members were just about to fall out of their seats.

Billy just got a little irate never really lost it.

The host was told not to mention his acting career but he needed some rating and he went for it.

CBC needs the revenue and they are milking this as long as they can.

Actually the interview was live, 10:30 a.m.

I didn't watch the vid but on radio BB didn't sound irate, he sounded like some Marlon Brando wannabe, all sulky and such. Instead he came off as a jerk, and not someone I would EVER pay to listen to.

I was wondering why it got so much attention world-wide. Speculation is the best we'll ever do with that, though.
 
Unforgiven
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

I think he's stoned, lol...nothing else could explain such a stupid act.

Nobodies that much an ftard

He did look fried eh?

Here's the thing, he's a big Hollywood star, owns an Oscar for it too. He could spend a whole interview talking about being a movie star and also crossing over to make music of a very specific type. But he isn't there to talk about that. You can see that it isn't hard to connect Billy Bob Thornton the "Actor" to a band of otherwise unknowns.

To be able to carry any weight at all, the band would have to make or break on it's own merits. Not be the Billy Bob Thornton the Hollywood Actor Band. So he wants distance between the two.

Now if you asked me not to mention the elephant in the room with us and made that very clear to the producer of my show, then the first thing out of my mouth, which was probably the same thing out of everyone's mouth in every interview up to this one is, hey how about that acting career Mr. big shot Hollywood start, would it put you off?

I think it put him off the interview.

Not to mention, it's six in the morning and the guy works night.
Not to mention that the Mod genre is rather repeled by the idea of conformity and adherence to stereotypes. You know scooters and suits instead of motorcycles and leather jackets. Sophistication instead of in-formalization. Every bit as rebellious as Punk.

It's like asking Sid Vicious if he uses a modal approach to building arpeggios in transition from one key to the next and he says phuckoff. It's Punk, savvy?

So take Mod music, and combine that with the abrasive and honest construct of folk music from the Appalachia, but don't worry about the sound only, put every bit as much effort into being true to both genre. Where some artists play some classic songs, others live the life and write classic songs now that are every bit as relative to the times as they were then.

That whole attitude, which is being true to the genre of music he performs in, rebukes that which isn't true to the genre. It's not a song it's a way of life.

In context of that, the questions asked were posed by a simpleton. While it's nice to smile and be polite, you can get a lot more mileage from telling someone they are an idiot and clearly don't know what they are talking about. Look at the press all a titter.

As for Canadian audiences, it's true what he says for the most part. We have some of the best music in the world right here and we stand and stare, chewing our collective cud like so much beef simply not knowing any better.

Quietly sitting, waiting for the obvious end of a song to do our little part and clap politely. Any band will tell you that the audience makes a show. The more interested and involved in the show the better the show will be. At least with the booing at the show the other night, people looked a little animated. Granted you can't throw bottles and get into a few scuffles in a theater, but their are ways for people to show they are part of the spectacle rather than simply standing there staring at what ever passes by.

Mashed potatoes without gravy.

What's the Boxmasters about? You have to get beyond Billy Bob Thornton, Hollywood, Willy Nelson and name dropping long before you can begin to understand.

CBC seems to have this ability to ask stupid questions. Take George Stroumboulopoulos for example. He has some of the most interesting people on his show and rather than ask them the questions that those who know them well would like to ask, he goes for the light weight popular fluff that you can google if you have a long enough attention span. Sling blade mofo.
 
Unforgiven
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

The interview was six in the morning and as a normal band member they don't get to sleep till late so it is understandable that he was tired I think you would be the same.

In fact the two other band members were just about to fall out of their seats.

Billy just got a little irate never really lost it.

The host was told not to mention his acting career but he needed some rating and he went for it.

CBC needs the revenue and they are milking this as long as they can.

Yep I think you got it about right.
 
CDNBear
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by UnforgivenView Post

He did look fried eh?

Here's the thing, he's a big Hollywood star, owns an Oscar for it too. He could spend a whole interview talking about being a movie star and also crossing over to make music of a very specific type. But he isn't there to talk about that. You can see that it isn't hard to connect Billy Bob Thornton the "Actor" to a band of otherwise unknowns.

To be able to carry any weight at all, the band would have to make or break on it's own merits. Not be the Billy Bob Thornton the Hollywood Actor Band. So he wants distance between the two.

Now if you asked me not to mention the elephant in the room with us and made that very clear to the producer of my show, then the first thing out of my mouth, which was probably the same thing out of everyone's mouth in every interview up to this one is, hey how about that acting career Mr. big shot Hollywood start, would it put you off?

Nope, but I'm far more humble then this asshat.

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I think it put him off the interview.

I think he's just over full of himself.
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Not to mention, it's six in the morning and the guy works night.
Not to mention that the Mod genre is rather repeled by the idea of conformity and adherence to stereotypes. You know scooters and suits instead of motorcycles and leather jackets. Sophistication instead of in-formalization. Every bit as rebellious as Punk.

Ya lost me, it's 8:20 am here...

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It's like asking Sid Vicious if he uses a modal approach to building arpeggios in transition from one key to the next and he says phuckoff. It's Punk, savvy?

No I don't.

Sid Vicious, an idol of mine, wasn't a real musician. He had a hard time just keeping up, even before the heroin.

Billy Bob isn't Sid. Billy Bob is a far more intelligent and accomplished musician and actor. I would expect a far more mature and reasoned interview. Even if it was heading south.

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So take Mod music, and combine that with the abrasive and honest construct of folk music from the Appalachia, but don't worry about the sound only, put every bit as much effort into being true to both genre. Where some artists play some classic songs, others live the life and write classic songs now that are every bit as relative to the times as they were then.

That whole attitude, which is being true to the genre of music he performs in, rebukes that which isn't true to the genre. It's not a song it's a way of life.

In context of that, the questions asked were posed by a simpleton. While it's nice to smile and be polite, you can get a lot more mileage from telling someone they are an idiot and clearly don't know what they are talking about. Look at the press all a titter.

I hear that and I'm beginning to understand where you and for that matter, where he may have been coming from. Still could have used a little more tact.

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As for Canadian audiences, it's true what he says for the most part. We have some of the best music in the world right here and we stand and stare, chewing our collective cud like so much beef simply not knowing any better.

Ouch!
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Quietly sitting, waiting for the obvious end of a song to do our little part and clap politely. Any band will tell you that the audience makes a show. The more interested and involved in the show the better the show will be. At least with the booing at the show the other night, people looked a little animated. Granted you can't throw bottles and get into a few scuffles in a theater, but their are ways for people to show they are part of the spectacle rather than simply standing there staring at what ever passes by.

Funny, I've been to several concerts, never seen anything remotely calm and placid. Now I have been to some performances in theaters, where yes, the crowed was reserved, but the 'genre' dictated that.

Maybe us Canuck's, just don't like being a spectacle?

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Mashed potatoes without gravy.

What's the Boxmasters about? You have to get beyond Billy Bob Thornton, Hollywood, Willy Nelson and name dropping long before you can begin to understand.

Personally, it's not that hard. I like the music or not. I could give a rats *** if he was Joquin Pheonix or Lindsey Lohan. The music has to move me. The acting sh!t's just secondary. But it's well within context to open with it. Cause let's face it, he's Billy Bob Thorton. He dry humped Hailey Barry.

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CBC seems to have this ability to ask stupid questions.

This is news to you?

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Take George Stroumboulopoulos for example. He has some of the most interesting people on his show and rather than ask them the questions that those who know them well would like to ask, he goes for the light weight popular fluff that you can google if you have a long enough attention span. Sling blade mofo.

Take George Stroumboulopoulos...please!

The mans an a$$, he was better on 102.1. His tv show blows goats.
 
TenPenny
#23
I think I heard it live, I'm in Atlantic Canada. Although BB claims that the producer was told not to discuss that, Jian didn't seem aware of that.
 
Unforgiven
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

Nope, but I'm far more humble then this asshat.

I think he's just over full of himself.
Ya lost me, it's 8:20 am here...

No I don't.

Sid Vicious, an idol of mine, wasn't a real musician. He had a hard time just keeping up, even before the heroin.

Billy Bob isn't Sid. Billy Bob is a far more intelligent and accomplished musician and actor. I would expect a far more mature and reasoned interview. Even if it was heading south.

I hear that and I'm beginning to understand where you and for that matter, where he may have been coming from. Still could have used a little more tact.

Ouch!
Funny, I've been to several concerts, never seen anything remotely calm and placid. Now I have been to some performances in theaters, where yes, the crowed was reserved, but the 'genre' dictated that.

Maybe us Canuck's, just don't like being a spectacle?

Personally, it's not that hard. I like the music or not. I could give a rats *** if he was Joquin Pheonix or Lindsey Lohan. The music has to move me. The acting sh!t's just secondary. But it's well within context to open with it. Cause let's face it, he's Billy Bob Thorton. He dry humped Hailey Barry.

This is news to you?

Take George Stroumboulopoulos...please!

The mans an a$$, he was better on 102.1. His tv show blows goats.

You're getting it now. See if we we're going to be beatniks, we could dress up for a day and drop a couple of beatnik catch phrases, daddyo. Or we could go all the way, and become beatniks. Live the lifestyle, talk the tlka and walk the walk. It's the same thing here, but instead of simply doing a fussion album of some Mod and bluegrass/folk standards, they are walking the walk. Or being true to the style. Part of that is a visible sneer at the conformity of the dopey line of questioning from mister formulatic raidio host thinking he's going to take the interview in some direction the Box Masters are not about to go in.

It's brilliant actually.

Beyond that, the mileage this gets in the press is fantastic.
 
shadowshiv
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

The interview was six in the morning and as a normal band member they don't get to sleep till late so it is understandable that he was tired I think you would be the same.

In fact the two other band members were just about to fall out of their seats.

Billy just got a little irate never really lost it.

The host was told not to mention his acting career but he needed some rating and he went for it.

CBC needs the revenue and they are milking this as long as they can.

You wouldn't happen to be Billy Boob's PR guy, would you?
 
hermite
#26
Just heard that Mr. Thornton has canceled the rest of the Canadian tour. So take that, you boring Canucks. You will now be deprived of being able to see his wonderfulness, because you had the nerve to boo him.

Oh well.......
 
missile
#27
Due to our general lack of interest in his "music",eh?
 
Unforgiven
#28
I heard that a couple of guys in the band have come down with the flu. Who knows, but what I find even more funny is that people are so pissed off about this.

Potato! Potato!!! No One Calls Us Potato!!!
What's he mean potato?

From this day forth it should be called the "P word".




 
karrie
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by UnforgivenView Post

I heard that a couple of guys in the band have come down with the flu. Who knows, but what I find even more funny is that people are so pissed off about this.



You find it funny that the fans are pissed that he said he doesn't like playing to them? Really? It seemed pretty common sense to me.
 
missile
#30
BB just hasn't been right since Angelina dumped him for Brad. Quite understandable,really.
 
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