Posted in music | tour dates on February 3, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Christian Bale freaking out (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Mae Shi - R U Professional (4 Xtian) (MP3)

Christian Bale

Bale first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun at the age of 13, playing an English boy who becomes separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself lost in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Since then, he has portrayed a wide range of characters. Bale is especially noted for his cult following. The tenth anniversary issue of Entertainment Weekly hailed him as one of the "Top 8 Most Powerful Cult Figures of the Past Decade", citing his impressive cult status on the internet. Entertainment Weekly called Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment", after his performance in American Psycho. [Wiki]
You may have heard Christian Bale's freakout on the "Terminator Salvation" movie set yesterday. If not, definitely download the entertaining MP3 version of it above.

The Mae Shi heard it and were inspired to write a song about it, though they told me "this isn't really a Mae Shi song, it's a tribute song we made to celebrate the epic-ness of Christian Bale". That's good because real Mae Shi songs are much better. Also nothing can top the epic clip the new song pays tribute to.

"R U Professional" can be downloaded above, or heard in the video below. Tour Dates down there too...

The Mae Shi - "R U Professional" - CHRISTIAN BALE Tribute - TERMINATOR 4 Salvation FREAKOUT!!!

The Mae Shi - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 3 - House of Nostromos w/ Gowns Oakland, California
Feb 4 - Troubadour w/ Matt & Kim Los Angeles, California
Feb 6 - Beat Kitchen Chicago, Illinois
Feb 7 - Beloit College Beloit, Wisconsin
Feb 9 - WNUR Live Performance Chicago, Illinois
Feb 21 - Washington University (The Gargoyle) St. Louis, Missouri
Mar 4 - Kerckhoff Grand Salon (UCLA) w/ Mika Miko Los Angeles, California
Mar 6 - Harvest Of Hope Festival St. Augustine, Florida
Mar 21 - Panache/Lovepump SXSW Showcase @ Mohawk w/ Monotonix, HEALTH, Pre Austin, Texas
Mar 26 - The Smell w/ Pre, Past Lives, Foot Village Los Angeles, California
Apr 10 - Spaceland w/ Monotonix Los Angeles, California
May 29 - Primavera Sound Barcelona



Comments (31)

I heart The Mae Shi.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 10:48 AM

Amusing track but not as good as this rather amazing remix of the event:

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 10:56 AM

Bale should be in a band. This is rock n roll!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 10:58 AM

I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your blood.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 10:59 AM

What an ahole.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:03 AM

Doesn't he have some videos that need returing?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:04 AM


Posted by adfa | February 3, 2009 11:07 AM


Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:08 AM

don't just stare at it. eat it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:13 AM

so funny I almost pissed my pants.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:20 AM

That was great. He really went off the reservation.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:32 AM

That really made me lose respect for him. The DP he was yelling at was a pussy. He thinks he can talk to people like that b/c he's Batman.....I guess he can.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:36 AM

You mean you still had respect for him after the unintentionally funny raspy batman voice he did?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:41 AM

Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:45 AM

^^ nice

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:54 AM

way to step it up, mae shi <3

Posted by sarah | February 3, 2009 1:22 PM

i read two books in college. harde-har, har.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 1:51 PM

Well played Anon11:45...well played.

Posted by blackhat | February 3, 2009 2:05 PM

Nice, nice. Now let's see Paul Allen's card.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 2:21 PM

OMG, it even has a watermark

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 2:32 PM


Posted by KevinV | February 3, 2009 4:15 PM

they wrote that REALLY fast. and it also sounds like an nsync song or something

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 4:24 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 4:28 PM

i think that other video posted in the comments on top of the page is better than the mae shi, it racked up over 100,000 views since this morning.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 4:39 PM

Here's the funniest part about that whole ordeal: He's filming a Terminator movie!! A Terminator movie!!!! What an artist. What an asshole. Bale needs his ass kicked hard and soon.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 10:10 PM

Do you like Huey Lewis and the news? Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humour.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 4:54 PM

bret easton ellis

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 4:21 PM

That was great. He really went off the reservation.

Posted by buy plavix | December 6, 2009 6:28 AM

hahaha :) nice song. go vegan go !

Posted by haccp | March 15, 2010 6:21 AM

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