Yes, absolutely. Mixtaperiot.com always has fresh new contemporary music, fully free and downloadable, so yeah, definitely check the website.
I also stumbled upon the magazine, Amor Fati.
Yeah, Amor Fati was an art and literary magazine that I put out with a few of my colleagues and friends that was a really cool, an art and literary quarterly. It’s on temporary hiatus because my time is so monopolized right now by the show, so we ended up putting out four issues of really high quality print only Los Angeles based artists and writers that was a really cool project that we had going for a year and a half and work that I'm very proud of. Really just putting the spotlight and giving shine to writers, poets and artists right here in LA, which often kind of gets overlooked in that area.
Often people have a sense of LA being so film and television centric that other arts are not as well represented here, so our goal was to have a magazine kind of or a quarterly that was really about illuminating the many talents of the local community here and I think we were really successful in that.
My sincere hope is that I will have time enough at some point in the near future to resurrect it and keep it going because actually one of the harder things about taking this job was knowing that I wasn’t going to have enough kind of time and energy for that, but Amor Fati will live on and I think you can still order back issues online if you’re interested.
Is it true that you tightrope walk too?
I am a pretty damn good tightrope walker, although to be clear in contemporary nomenclature it’s more widely referred to as slack lining. That’s the kind of extreme sport nomenclature for it, but yeah, I've been doing it now for about three years and I recently walked my longest line yet. I did a 164-foot long and 12-foot high line, which was pretty fun.
How did you get into that?
Leave it to a place like LA to just have a niche culture for just about anything. [Laughs.] There is a pretty strong niche culture of slack liners down in Santa Monica. On any given day on a weekend you can go down there and get your first few wobbly steps on a slack line. It’s an incredibly fun sport.
Yeah, people do that really wild stuff these days; do like crazy tricks and stuff.
Well maybe they’ll have you doing something where you have to go across a line to save somebody on the show.
Yeah, that would be pretty awesome.
You also have two movies coming out soon: “The First Ride of Wyatt Earp” and “Stealing Summers.”
Yeah, “Stealing Summers” right now my understanding is that it’s premiering in New York sometime soon. It’s a really cool, fun Indie that we shot down in Argentina and got to do some really cool character work in and worked with some great other actors, James [Jagger] and Sophie [Auster].
“First Ride of Wyatt Earp” will go down in history as my first and hopefully not last Western, which was super fun getting to play Doc Holliday.
You did? That’s cool. And with Val Kilmer.