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