vendredi 16 septembre 2016

Jason Lee quoted as saying he does not practice Scientology

Jason Lee quoted as saying he does not practice Scientology.

Jason Lee lives in Denton, Texas. He was interviewed by a local Denton blog, The Detonite. The relevant excerpt is below. For reference,
The Detonite: Checking In With Jason Lee

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Checking In With Jason Lee


Jason Lee and his family have been living in Denton for a little over a year now, and we thought it’d be swell to check in with him, see what he's been up to.

I met Lee around this time last year and in the time we’ve known each other, he’s been extremely helpful on a creative level. Lee isn’t afraid to talk through ideas to make sure the right one fits. He has been extremely helpful to me as a friend throughout the last year by providing me with honest and candid feedback and discussion.

The Dentonite’s Art Director, Shaina Sheaff, went to visit Lee at his studio earlier this week to take his portrait. The two of them had met and talked briefly one time before. I watched them work together to create the frame for the portrait, and it was so refreshing. When Sheaff realized her camera was not working properly, Lee readily offered his up for use.

“It's the absolute worst feeling to have your Land Camera poop out as you're going to photograph someone who is a master of film photography,” Sheaff says. “Jason could have easily supplied us with any number of stellar portraits of himself to use. Instead, he handed me his camera - loaded with his film.”

“He took the time to help make sure I got the shot and that it was done right,” Sheaff says. “The kindness and generosity he showed in doing such a simple thing spoke to me. I truly believe we need more people with that kind of heart here in our creative family in Denton. It's an honor to be invited into the workspace of an artist you admire. It's an even bigger treat to have them take the time to help you create something that isn't mediocre.”

At any rate, Jason Lee is doing some really cool work around town and wants to continue to work in and bring great things to Denton. Here's what he's been up to:


TD: Tell me your experience as 1/5th owner of Barley & Board? For the record, what other businesses do you own - even partial stake in - around Denton?

JL: I was asked by Pulido and Sparky if I wanted to help co-design Barley & Board and of course I said yes. It's such a cool space, and one that has certainly helped bring life back to the square, along with a lot of other cool things that are happening around downtown. Lots of good people here trying to contribute to bringing some energy back to downtown, and I think what guys like Sparky are doing to invest in his hometown is amazing. Revitalizing old spaces and giving them new life is definitely a positive thing. 'Progressing while preserving Denton' seems to be a theme here.

You see a lot of that here; locals investing in the heart of this place. It's a beautiful thing, especially considering how much Denton's perimeter is being overdeveloped. Bearded Monk is cool, and the food truck scene behind Eastside, Oak Street Draft House, Harvest House, Paschall Bar, 940's, LSA, Denton Skate Supply being at the old Gulf Station, Denton Camera Exchange, the film photography scene, Denton Music Workshop, the record stores, the music festivals. All the murals around downtown. All good stuff to experience. There's an energy here now. When I first started coming to Denton in 2004 the square was all but dead. It's nice to see people out and about and in what feels like a very new way. I think Denton is benefiting from it.

Aside from my small slice of B&B, I have no ownership in any other businesses. While I'd be happy to take credit for these amazing places, I don't in fact own West Oak Coffee Bar, or Earl's, or 940's, etc. And I have nothing to do with Rubber Gloves or any other venues or businesses closing down. If Ceren and I had an idea for a business, it certainly wouldn't happen at the cost of someone else's. And being that we don't practice Scientology, and that we aren't particularly interested in opening religious centers in general, we have no plans to open a Scientology center. Quite a few rumors about me/us floating around but none of it's true. We're not here to buy up or change or take over Denton, put some kind of personal stamp on it. We're just here like anyone else who wants to be a part of Denton's very cool creative community, and to be involved and perhaps help where we can.

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Jason Lee quoted as saying he does not practice Scientology

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