"When I was old enough to realize that all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids at the school yard." -River Phoenix

"When I was old enough to realize that all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids at the school yard." -River Phoenix

Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho (loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV plays) came out 21 years ago today starring River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves. During production Reeves and Phoenix lived in a house in Portland with several cast and crew including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.

Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho (loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV plays) came out 21 years ago today starring River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves. During production Reeves and Phoenix lived in a house in Portland with several cast and crew including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.

Flea, bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was a close friend of River Phoenix. He wrote most of their song 'Transcending' and said, "..it's about one of the kindest people I ever met in my life. When I think about River I don't think about his death. I don't get sad about it. I think about how incredibly fortunate I was to be friends with a person who looked inside me and saw things that no one else ever saw before. And that song is a respectfully loving song for him."  (Jessica…

Flea, bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was a close friend of River Phoenix. He wrote most of their song 'Transcending' and said, "..it's about one of the kindest people I ever met in my life. When I think about River I don't think about his death. I don't get sad about it. I think about how incredibly fortunate I was to be friends with a person who looked inside me and saw things that no one else ever saw before. And that song is a respectfully loving song for him." (Jessica…

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