From Atomic TV Volume 6: “Scott’s Obsessions”: I’ve had a quite unhealthy obsession with Crispin Hellion Glover ever since his appearance as knit-cap-wearing Layne in “River’s Edge.” Rumor has it that in post-production they had to go back and film additonal scenes with Glover popping pills and falling asleep at traffic lights in order for movie-goers to make sense of his quirky character. The Glover-obsession clincher was when I saw the “I’m strong… I can kick…” David Letterman appearance and from that point on I was a fan for life. When I opened my store, Atomic Books, I contacted Volcanic Eruptions (his mom) so that Crispin’s book “Rat Catching” would be one of the first books I could proudly display on my counter. Counter. Prominently displayed. Not hidden spine-in on a bookshelf. A few years later I went to Washington D.C. to see a workprint of his retard-and-naked-palsy-man film “What Is It?” along with his “Big Slide Show” presentation. Utterly amazing. And as the years have passed Glover has continued to take on quirky roles without ever cheezing out, even in “Charlie’s Angels” he played a weirdo. Perhaps his most mainstream role was in “Where the Heart Is?” but Uma Thurman was in that movie, and she was nekkid, so I gotta still cut him some slack. Crispin Glover has remained my hero for almost 20 years, and when I met him he wasn’t a dick, which gives him even more bonus points. A true gentleman.
- Volcanic Eruptions
- What Is It?
- “The Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution. The Solution = Let It Be.”
- Album Review of “The Big Problem”
- Reverse Online review of “Willard”
- “Ben” video from “Willard”
- The Crispin Corner
- Intoxicated with the Madness
- Transcript of Glover’s David Letterman appearance
I love CHG. I’d play his LP every week on my radio show. Good times.
If I could be in the middle of a Glover/Waters sandwich-hug, I think I could die happy.