Another GEE WHIZ moment (revisited)- BILL PAXTON

Back in the early days of my blog, before my being educated about posting youtube.com videos, I posted a nugget for your "gee whiz" file, about actor BILL PAXTON. What does Bill Paxton have to do with a music blog, you ask? EVERYTHING! Like Ricky Gervais, Bill Paxton was also a member in an 80's Synth Pop group. The band was MARTINI RANCH.

Featuring performances by members of Devo, as well as New Age musicians, Patrick O'Hearn and Mark Isham, this album is a winner. Recently having been re-issued on CD, I recommend you hunt it down, if'n you are a fan of clever 80's music.

If you have been living under a rock, maybe you aren't familiar with Bill Paxton. Bill is best known for his work in TITANIC, TWISTER, WEIRD SCIENCE (he was big brother, Chet, yo!) as well as his current role in HBO's polygamy drama, BIG LOVE.

I am including the video for "REACH", taken from their one and only album. This is an epic video, surpassing the 7 minute mark, but it was directed by famed filmmaker, JAMES CAMERON. So, at least watch the first part... see Bill in action. If you make it to the song, listen to Bill in action. He does a pretty sweet "REACH!"


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Now playing: Sarah McLachlan - The Path Of Thorns (Terms)
via FoxyTunes

Comments

Kate said…
::awesomesauce::

And, for the record, I would do Bill Paxton in a New. York. Minute.

Thank you, once again, for edifying me.
Kate said…
Who is that, at 3:34???

It's *somebody* famous... A brat-packer???

Hold on...

It's coming to me...

Fast Times @ Ridgemont High...
Uncle Zeke said…
That'd be Judge "Spankin' it to Mrs. Kevin Kline" Reinhold!!
Kate said…
Okay, hold on, I need to correct something:

It's not Bill Paxton I would "do." It's that other guy who looks kinda like Bill Paxton... I can't remember his name either...

BILL PULLMAN!!! Got it.

I loved him in Spaceballs. ::swoon::