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The Agee 5K – Terra Naomi – JG Ballard – SLiTHER – Tania Saulnier


For those of you in Los Angeles and nearby, I will be attending the Terra Naomi show tonight.  Here are the specs:

Monday, April 20, 2009

8:00 pm.


1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

For those of you who have never seen her, the Hotel Cafe is by far the best place to catch Terra.  A lot of folks are going to be there, and it will be a blast.

If you’ve never heard her, here are a couple of her YouTube videos:




Last week my friend Steve Agee, who plays a giant homosexual on the Sarah Silverman Show, said on Twitter that he would videotape himself saying thank you to each and every Twitter follower he had, if he could get 5,000 followers by Friday.  With our help, the help of Rainn Wilson, and others, he had about 8,000 followers.  This Saturday, he said thank you to each and every fucking one of them.  Sarah Silverman and Rainn Wilson even read some thank yous over the phone, and Terra Naomi and I and a bunch of others stopped by.  It was fun, expecially because it was fun watching the misery Steve was in reading the 8,000 names.  You can watch just a little bit of the boring-yet-hilarious agony right here:

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 (Note – Terra and I show up at about 1:47 left to go).



JG Ballard, the author of the great novels CRASH and EMPIRE OF THE SUN, passed away yesterday.  He was an amazing writer, and, just as important, a really awesome man.  Ballard and his wife actually attended one of the first-ever screenings of TROMEO & JULIET, way back in 1996 at the Cannes Film Festival.  I had the chance to meet him afterwards, and he was beaming and laughing and, just out of kindness or not, complimenting the film.  He was someone I looked up to, and I’ll never forget it.  Rest well, JG, and may your afterlife, if there is one, be less dystopian than your amazing work!!



My film SLiTHER is showing all over the place on CINEMAX over the next month or so.  You can check the schedule by going HERE and typing SLITHER in search

I actually think SLiTHER in HD may be the best possible format, as the colors look exactly as I intended.  Check it out!

And, in honor of these showings of SLiTHER, I now present these pics of Tania Saulnier, who portrays Kylie Strutemyer in the movie:

Speaking of SLiTHER, very soon we will be doing the drawing from members of JamesGunn.com for the actual SLiTHER screenplay, signed by Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Tania Saulnier, Jenna Fischer, Gregg Henry, and myself.  This is an amazing collector’s item, so if you want to be in on the drawing GO REGISTER NOW .  There isn’t much time left!






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  • God damn. I can’t remember what this post was about after those pictures.

  • Tracy!

    Also I saw most of the Agee5k (well just when he talked to Sarah Silverman over the phone & when you and Terra showed up) but I didn’t hear my name, I think he should do it all over again.

  • Tracy!

    James I am only 19 so you think you can be a pal and make me a fake ID or at least have Terra do it since she is the one playing at an over 21 venue.

  • BavarianErin

    In the first moments of your Agee video three of my firends names were said…mine wasn’t until 2 hours and 33 minutes in…that was really incredible and it was quite exciting when you and Terra showed up and you called Rainn Wilson and then he called back and Steve ignored the call the first time!

  • dirtyseven

    holy crap. i’m surprised he went through with it!

  • I watched the whole 6 hour reading, and had my name read over the phone by Sarah silverman. :D it was strangly fun to watch. I’ve kinda known about the slither thing because on the DVR you can search for shows by people and I looked you up and saw all the slithers. :) unfortunatly I’m to poor to have any movie channels.

    Terra Naomi is very very good, though I’ll admit that I’d never heard of her before now.
    I also play guitar and have a couple song on youtube, but I’m not posting any links because I’m pretty terrible. lol! I can play guitar fairly well, and sing pretty good, but put the two together and they cancel each other out. I used to sing opera, I was REALLY good at that, but eventually came to hate it. hmm… oops sorry rambling. :)

  • It was a shame about Ballard, I read he’d been ill for some time though. I also read he was a bit of a recluse so it’s pretty cool to read that you met him and had a good experience, what do you think is his best book?

  • Maddy_Bauer

    Poor dude! I’m glad I added my name to that torture :P.

    Good memories of Hotel Cafe, awesome place. I’m sure it would be a blast but unfortunately I’m about 5000 miles away! If I left now, heading on the M8 westbound…nah – I think it would be cutting it a bit close ;).

    I still love that version of ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’ which is quite surprising to me as I normally don’t like covers of songs I already love.