Today (Aug. 18) in EP Music History Trivia

Test your knowledge of Ellis Paul trivia here.

Moderator: Moderator

User avatar
KarenZ
Site Admin
Posts: 4446
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:12 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Contact:

Today (Aug. 18) in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:08 am

"In a broken school bus they found him
In the heart of the Alaska range
The journey ends when the heart stops beating…time is so fleeting
-- Ellis Paul in "The Ballad of Chris McCandless"

Most of you know that Ellis Paul wrote "The Ballad of Chris McCandless" after reading Jon Krakauer's book Into the Wild. You may not know, however, that Chris McCandless' story first appeared as the magazine article Death of an Innocent written by Krakauer and published in January 1993 in Outside Magazine. It's an absolutely captivating article. In the article, Krakauer speculates that Chris McCandless died in the wilds of Alaska on Aug. 18, 1992. Read the story at the link below.

Death of an Innocent

KarenZ
"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see." -- Ann Patchett in Bel Canto.

User avatar
Sue Ellen
Posts: 572
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:09 pm
Location: maryland

Postby Sue Ellen » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:02 am

Thank you Karen, after reading "Into the Wild" I meant to look up the original article and haven't been able to get to it. Just what I need, my own personal librarian! :lol:

Sue Ellen
"...I implore you, I entreat you, I challenge you to speak with conviction, to say what you believe, in a manner that bespeaks the determination with which you believe it, because contrary to the wisdom of the bumper sticker, it is not enough these days to "question" authority, you have to speak with it, too."
Taylor Mali, "Like, You Know?"

paddyinthepub
Posts: 3768
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:53 am

Kudos all around this morning.

To Chris for his journey.
To Jon for the article and book.
To Ellis for the the Ballad of CM.
To Karen for the link today.

Great read.
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
paddy

Richard + Jela
Posts: 1534
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:56 pm
Location: West Sussex, England

Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:11 pm

Thanks Karen for the link - excellent article. I read that when it was first published it resulted in the largest postbag the magazine had ever received with writers split between being supportive of CM and very critical of him.

It will be interesting to see the film when it comes out, Sean Penn acquired the film rights and is directing/producing it. I wonder what angle it will take - will CM be a hero or a villain for causing his family so much heartache?

Jela

User avatar
KarenZ
Site Admin
Posts: 4446
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:12 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Contact:

Postby KarenZ » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:13 pm

If anyone hasn't read Into the Wild, I'll send a used copy to the first person who replies to this post with the words:

Ellis Paul is an incredible songwriter!

It doesn't have to be written in a red font, but you MUST include an exclamation point. :lol:

KarenZ
"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see." -- Ann Patchett in Bel Canto.

User avatar
bonuela
Posts: 1065
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:45 pm
Location: Massachusetts
Contact:

Postby bonuela » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:25 pm

ELLIS PAUL IS AN INCREDIBLE SONGWRITER!!!!!!!
I'd say that for free!! :D
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. ~ Cat Stevens

User avatar
KarenZ
Site Admin
Posts: 4446
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:12 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Contact:

Postby KarenZ » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:35 pm

Bonnie,

Well Isn't that coincidental? I think so too!!!

Bonnie.....you are so 8) You made my day. :lol:

I'll be PMing you if I don't already have your address at home. :wink:

KarenZ
"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see." -- Ann Patchett in Bel Canto.

paddyinthepub
Posts: 3768
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:10 pm

Richard + Jela wrote:
It will be interesting to see the film when it comes out, Sean Penn acquired the film rights and is directing/producing it. I wonder what angle it will take - will CM be a hero or a villain for causing his family so much heartache?

Jela



I know a great song that needs to be on this film's score or soundtrack.

If you know what I mean......... :wink:
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
paddy

Patti
Posts: 1019
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:50 pm

Postby Patti » Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:02 am

Here is some info. about the film....who do we write to about getting "THE SONG" into the movie??





Sean Penn Filming 'Into the Wild' in Alaska
August 01, 2006
A film crew was scheduled to wrap up scenes in Denali National Park Monday for Sean Penn's movie about a young man's doomed Alaska journey. "Into the Wild" is based on Jon Krakauer's nonfiction book of the same name.

The shoot in the park is focused on Christopher McCandless' last days before he died in 1992, said Aurora Belchic, a Paramount spokeswoman.

Filmmakers will make another trip to Alaska in late August, she said. That four-day shoot will take place at an undisclosed site. Paramount would not release any more details.

The book empathized with McCandless, portraying him as a free-spirited adventurer. Many Alaskans, however, were scornful of McCandless' hike into unfamiliar territory with little food and no compass or map.

McCandless is being played by Emile Hirsch, who starred in "Lords of Dogtown" and "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys." Other cast members include Oscar winners William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden as McCandless' parents, along with Catherine Keener and Vince Vaughn.

User avatar
KarenZ
Site Admin
Posts: 4446
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:12 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Contact:

Postby KarenZ » Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:17 am

Definitely something worth researching....

KarenZ
"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see." -- Ann Patchett in Bel Canto.

User avatar
KarenZ
Site Admin
Posts: 4446
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:12 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Contact:

Postby KarenZ » Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:17 am

Definitely something worth researching....

KarenZ
"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see." -- Ann Patchett in Bel Canto.

paddyinthepub
Posts: 3768
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Postby paddyinthepub » Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:01 am

KarenZ wrote:Definitely something worth researching....

KarenZ



Prolly countless funny stories about how a song made it's way into a movie or onto a soundtrack. Personally, I would find it hard to believe Sean Penn was unaware of Ellis' song Ballad of Chris McCandless.

What movie makers usually do, and do well, is their homework. They simply have to know about this song, wouldn't ya think? So let's say for the sake.....they don't. How then, shall we go about, ahem, suggestin it.

You might save yourself some time and just start with Kevin Bacon. Why?

Kevin worked with Sean's brother Chris Penn on Footloose. Sean and Chris' brother Michael Penn is a singer songwriter. Kevin and his brother are The Bacon Bros., a musical duo. Out of all these folks there's got to be one of them has heard BOCM and passed it on to someone near this movie set.

Then we could always use the Cher connection........ :wink:

Good luck with this one Ellis. I totally see this song being in this movie.


By the way, on a sadder note, Sean's Brother Chris Penn passed away recently. I have experienced the loss of a brother. Taint right. Thinkin Alaska would have been a good place to go. To ponder it all.
Last edited by paddyinthepub on Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
paddy

Patti
Posts: 1019
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:50 pm

Postby Patti » Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:49 pm

Perhaps the Farrelly brothers will put in a good word too!!

The rest of the article said that there is a not a release date as of now.


Return to “Trivia Corner....or Did I Ever Know You?”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests