Where are they now? with Solomon Trimble

Dear Solomon Trimble (yes, you read that right),

Over our self imposed “Spring Break” and then my birthday I did a lot of deeeeeep thinking. What’s the meaning of life? How can we solve extreme poverty? He named his dog Bear? Was Rover/Buddy/Bailey/Fido taken? Why’s it called Rhode Island if it’s neither a road nor an island? You know, the important stuff. Somewhere between world peace and the perfect apple pie recipe (nutmeg!) I started wondering what you were up to. We joke that maybe you’re working the late shift at Home Depot or maybe (horror of horrors) Cathy Hardwicke’s pool boy but really WHAT are you doing??

Then we received the following from our twitter friend LJSzab

Yup, “Twilight’s Solomon Trimble” is a (short) film star! Gone are the days of playing second fiddle to some wanna be heart throbs called Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Move over boys we have a REAL man on our hands. So of course even just watching that little trailer made me wonder a lot of things…

Things I wondered while watching watching the trailer for The Price:

  • So does The Price take place in the future? In the past? On the back lot of Universal where they keep the Back to the Future III props stored?

They can't see me and I can't smell me!

  • Did someone throw a stink bomb on the set or did Solomon have tacos for lunch and didn’t want to pass out from his own fumes whilst robbing the old tyme-y bank thus wrapped a white pashmina around his delicate lady hairs?
  • Wait, in this version of the old west they have 15 passenger church vans instead of horses? Probably makes the bank robbing easier but confuses the HALE outta the locals. Witchcraft!!!!
  • Does the ONLY girl in the film have to knock the (cowboy) boots with any of these dudes? Was this: http://www.sadtrombone.com the soundtrack?

This is what we in the biz refer to as FX. HQ FX!

  • When I tried to find this trailer on YouTube, YT kept prompting me to watch “The Price is Right” videos. I think they realize the future of the folks from “The Price” is actually game show contestants.
  • A 20 second video of UC and I singing the love theme from Twilight while playing with some plastic action figures in a park has more views than this trailer. Should we or the people behind The Price be ashamed?

 

  • Where are the vampires?? Did I miss him phasing into a wolf?

Being the inquisitive soul who must quench her thirst for ALL Solomon Trimble knowledge I went to the films website and discovered this little gem on “The Talent” page…

Actual photo used with his bio. Text and all

ACTOR (Arrio): Solomon Trimble –  The native Portlander Solomon Trimble is a recently discovered actor, having his  cinematic debut in the film Twilight. Prior to landing that role, he had been in  many productions in the Portland area since the age of nine. Solomon recently  graduated with a degree in mathematics from Portland State University.  He works with the  Portland Public Schools teaching math, guitar, poetry, Native American dance and  lectures on the traditional use of Tobacco/Tobacco cessation. He can also be  sighted at many poetry venues in Seattle and the downtown Portland area.  Solomon has been performing his poetry across America and plans to publish a  poetry book this year. Solomon is Apache/Lakota and comes with unique  perspectives on race-relations, history and culture in America.   Solomon is currently on tour in Europe dancing with a cultural indigenous dance  troop called the Wolf Dancers.

Don't make me lecture you about poetry and "tobacco!!"

FIRST OFF: “…lectures on the traditional use of Tobacco/Tobacco cessation.” – We were all thinking it. Translation rollin on dubs smokin on buds… we got your number Solomon but if you want to lecture to the youths about tokin’ it up and call it education SNAPS TO YOU MY FRIEND! And wtf Portland School Administrators!?!

Next: “…plans to publish a  poetry book this year.” – YES! Just, YES!

Lastly: “…a cultural indigenous dance  troop called the Wolf Dancers” – Mmmmhmmm yea. So they could also be called the “I-was-the-original-Sam-Uley-in-Twilight-before-I-got-dropped-for-that-guy- who-talks-like-Barry-White-but-whatever-Wolf-Dancers.”

So for all who were wondering, including myself whether Solomon Trimble had been scooping ice cream at the Dairy Queen or starring in short films while teaching Portland school children about traditional uses of tobacco, then YES to the last two. That’s that he’s been up to! Now I can sleep easier.

Deeeeeep thoughts with
Themoonisdown

So was anyone else wondering all these things? Do wyou deeply care about Solomon Trimble like we do? Have any of your children sat in on a lecture about the traditional use of tobacco? Did you get pass the dutchy on the left hand side?

Our internet game is ridiculous: LTR, The Forum, Twitter, The Store

 

  • Anonymous

    my thoughts as I watched the trailer:

    -Okay. Anold west action movie, only the indians appear to BE the cowboys

    -This music makes me want to break out singing, “Rawhide!”

    -Is that Carlisle making a cameo? “I’ll be an ugly fight with lives lost.” Solomon; “I should have been Sam, I’m in!”

    -That heap of cloth rolling around on the ground, is that a amorous couple? A couple of guys in fisticuffs? No! It’s a guy turning wolf for the first time!

    -No! Don’t kill the wolf man. His ancestors will help save Bella!

    -Wait a second. A Florida vacation traveler’s brochure?! WTH? That doesn’t make sense. And a white conversion van. I’m so confused. So not the old west then. Then why all the old fashioned hand guns?

    -Hey! It’s Emily!

    -I hate to break it to you Solomon, but turning wolf is pretty much inevitable. You can throw away your makeshift cloth mask. You don’t “catch” wolf, you were born this way. No, dear Solomon, covering your nose so you don’t smell the vampires won’t make a difference either, the wolfy genes in you knows they’re near.

    -Why is it that Solomon is the only one with a prior movie call out? He wasn’t listed first, so he’s not the top actor. Is Cathy Hardi the director? Because then a lot of this would make sense.

    Alright. That’s all I got. I do wish you well, Solomon.

    • natteringyeahrobber

      The Florida brochure threw me off as well. So obviously a prop; or maybe this movie was in fact filmed in some lot at Disney World (and financed by the FL Tourism Board)?

  • Anonymous

    The Price is wrong! Def a back lot.

    Seems like the other things he is doing with his life are more meaningful. I think he should stick to poetry and dancing. Why can’t we find youtube videos of the Wolf Dancers? Do they wear little outfits like the male Hula dancers? Now that I would like to see!

    Wouldn’t mind that pie recipe though.

  • Anonymous

    I think all of us know why the dog is named “Bear”. I think we have you ladies (maybe a little help from Mrs. Meyers) for that one. She probably came to the set with your travel mug that says “They’re not bears!” and he loved it so much the image stuck with him when and he decided to adopt a dog he had to name it Bear. Just be lucky the dog didn’t end up named “Japan”
    At least that is what my crazy mind has come up with.

    • JustGoWithIt

      I think you have to be right with that one. The only way what they named their dog could be any more solidly linked to Twilight is if they named him “woof”.

    • TeamSeth

      Hm, maybe the They’re Not Bears should come in a medium sized dog bandanna as well. Just a thought…

      btw, I think Bear is super cute. That said, I want a dog so bad that I’m basically jealous of all dog owners. So, it could be my yearning for a dog speaking.

      • Anonymous

        Totally off topic, but this is not at all going to help with your dog yearning: http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2011/05/the-ultimate-dog-tease/

        I have been saying, “The maple kind, yeah?” for 3 days now.

        • Anonymous

          Oh man, that had me in tear! Made my day!!!

          Speaking of dogs, we shaved ours for the first time last weekend. We laughed at them for two days straight. They looked so ashamed.

  • http://twitter.com/LJSzab Laura S.

    In case you can’t get enough of The Price, here’s the film’s facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Price-Film/280573067660?sk=info

    where you can find photographic gems like “Leg Hitch” http://bit.ly/iJSuH8

    and “Team Solomon” http://bit.ly/lKLDGl

  • Anonymous

    1. The headshot… his eyebrows are better groomed than mine.
    2. I need a link to UC and Moon singing and playing with action figures.

    • Anonymous

      I can honestly say I am way more interested in UC and Moon playing with action figures than I am in seeing this movie. Also I had to google Solomon Trimble because I was all, Who?

      • TeamSeth

        Tremble for Trimble?! RU4RL!

    • TeamSeth

      “His eyebrows are better groomed than mine”

      I seem to remember you just having a baby or like right about to have one, plus you moved across the nation with an infant/toddler a month ago… Right? I’m gonna say, don’t worry about it. ;)

    • Anonymous

      Is he wearing lipstick or a gloss in that picture? Maybe a tinted plumper?

  • natteringyeahrobber

    This totally reminds me of one of those cheesy acts my parents would drag me to whenever we went to Disneyland or Universal Studios. They just wanted to sit down – they were sick of standing in line in the heat with two whiny children (me and my brother) -and for them the shows were 45 minutes of relief from the crazy. I think I can even remember my parents taking a nap during the show. As a kid, I hated those shows, what a total waste of time. Bad acting, dumb props, stupid script, horrible sound effects – something to endure instead of riding the Matterhorn. My poor parents. I now understand.

    However, I cannot understand watching this as a non-exhausted parent (or child forced to watch this due to exhausted parents). Maybe it’s just one of those trailers that make the movie look bad, even though it is actually good. I’ve been tricked into not watching good movies that way before.

    • TeamSeth

      Finding Nemo at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is a pretty good show… it’s puppeteers, so the acting is all prerecorded (I think) and it uses black lighting. Well, I like it anyway. Plus you get a fast pass for Everest (aka the Matterhorn ride) before you wait in line, and then you’re right onto the roller coaster no wait! :)

      • natteringyeahrobber

        oh, i’m sure shows have improved since i’ve last been there. i read this article last week about how disney has line waiting entertainment down to a science. and the fast pass given to nemo attendees = even more incentive for parents to make their children watch shows.

        i am also remembering the fake gunshot smell. sulfuric, lingering. always made me want to vomit. hope that has improved as well?

        • TeamSeth

          Sounds like you saw indiana jones… that’s not indoors though.

        • Anonymous

          Hahaha Nat! Sounds like the Miami Vice show I saw at Universal! Yes, it was a long time ago. Hope they’ve improved.

          TS- I saw a Disney tv program that was talking about the Nemo Show it looked really amazing!

          • natteringyeahrobber

            LOL, Miami Vice. Just saw an episode of the Golden Girls where Blanche’s niece dates the Miami Vice wanna-be cop. He wore the pastel suits and had inflatable palm trees in his living room. Made me miss both GG and Miami Vice.

          • TeamSeth

            Wow, GG has so many installations… Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl. And yet we always know which one is being referenced…

          • natteringyeahrobber

            Love them all.

  • http://www.talksupe.wordpress.com snowwhitedrifted

    *Movie Theater Screen says* The Trimble doesn’t come here.

    • TeamSeth

      *Audience replies* I don’t want you to come.

      • http://www.talksupe.wordpress.com snowwhitedrifted

        LOL

  • MariaCecilia

    I stand corrected. You are obviously bigger humanitarians than I will ever be, because I have not FOR ONE MOMENT (oh, shame) given a fleeting thought to Solomon Trimble’s destiny or whereabouts! I will now try to remember to include him in my general prayer for the world’s children on Sundays. And ask that the Lord may lead him to start teaching children about the dangers of smoking instead. Really, Sol, my boy, the traditional uses of tobacco?? Cancer! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

  • http://twitter.com/LJSzab Laura S.

    I’m first-hand embarrassed that I’m spending even 30 seconds of my life looking this stuff up, but here’s old video of him dancing.

    • TeamSeth

      I can’t watch it at work–is it better than Shark Boy? Is Trimble a good candidate for DWTS? I think he may just be…

      • http://twitter.com/LJSzab Laura S.

        If any of the ballroom dances involve stomping around while bent over so far that your forehead almost touches the ground, he’ll get 3 10’s! I’d pay big money (not really) just to see what the stylists would do with his hair each week.

        • http://twitter.com/LJSzab Laura S.

          To be fair, he’s actually good (from my very limited knowledge of Native American dancing – had to take the cub scout son to a demo once). If I tried that, I’d get dizzy and fall flat on my face, a la Bella.

  • Sagalvr

    The “20 second video of UC and I singing the love theme from Twilight while
    playing with some plastic action figures in a park has more views than
    this trailer” CRACKED me up!

    Props to Solomon for getting a degree in math and dancing/acting/writing poetry–such diverse gifts, I’m reminded of Rob’s ability to name animals what different animals are called while walking through airports in cringe-worthy outfits (sigh. While being hot as Hale)

  • TeamSeth

    Actually, given the proximity of two of Portland’s schools (near my house) to a rather popular Dairy Queen, that may be on the list as well. And let’s keep it real, Portland schools are so underfunded, they’ll take anything to fill the time between the four subjects they are required by law to teach, but now are the only ones they can afford to keep teachers for… and that’s with everyone taking furlough.

    These are hard times for Portland schools, folks. Hard times. They even have a sad commercial with a little 7 y/o pointing to the “Caution asbestos” sign and to the crumbling walls and to the storage of stuff in the gym because the storage closets are being used as classrooms.

    ps-it says The Price’s co-director Zeke produced a horror/Spaghetti Western hybrid. LA people–what’s a Spaghetti Western? Thanks!

    • natteringyeahrobber

      Italian director, Western themes (good/bad, vigilantes and outlaws, territorial marking). Usually violent, usually long, more on the arty end of the movie spectrum. The music used in this trailer is very Spaghetti-Western like, actually.

      • TeamSeth

        So… bad?

        • natteringyeahrobber

          Not necessarily bad, but usually too long. Moral themes a’plenty. I’m not a fan of the genre. Quentin Tarantino is currently working on one…it was just a matter of time.

      • TeamSeth

        So… bad?

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure many of the “classic” Clint Eastwood pictures such as “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” are spaghetti Westerns. My understanding has been that they are called that because they were filmed in Italy by Italian directors/cast etc.

      • natteringyeahrobber

        The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly was another Leone film. I actually liked that one, actually. I am now picturing Aro saying “Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo.”

      • natteringyeahrobber

        The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly was another Leone film. I actually liked that one, actually. I am now picturing Aro saying “Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo.”

  • TeamSeth

    I just realized that our European LTTers can use the Wolf Dancers tour schedule as their “code”, like we use the 100 Monkeys schedule!!!

    • MariaCecilia

      *face paw*
      In the name of all Europeans everywhere – begone!

      • TeamSeth

        :D

  • Diane

    The actress really has Kristen’s “running hand through hair” down pat!

  • Anonymous

    All kidding aside, I’m actually really impressed that he got a degree in mathematics. That’s hardcore. I like math but I don’t have the gift.. Most math people I know have this like soul-mate connection with numbers. It comes so easily to them; I’m envious.

    And this means that he can have a future outside of dipping cones at the DQ and taking a dip in Cathy Cougar’s pool! You can rest easy now Moon and UC. He’s gonna be ok.

  • Anonymous

    All kidding aside, I’m actually really impressed that he got a degree in mathematics. That’s hardcore. I like math but I don’t have the gift.. Most math people I know have this like soul-mate connection with numbers. It comes so easily to them; I’m envious.

    And this means that he can have a future outside of dipping cones at the DQ and taking a dip in Cathy Cougar’s pool! You can rest easy now Moon and UC. He’s gonna be ok.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iNoy11YH1pbU7a.P7bdoq54i3FINJ.8k#6f742 pattygirl

    prefered CH indians compare to NM CW stupid indians, it made Twilght a laughing joke!

  • Anonymous

     ….

  • Kelly

    Whoa? I’m a coworker of Solomon’s, and I
    was looking for a bio for him and came here. I read this to him and we had a
    big laugh. I was however disheartened that the tobacco cessation somehow
    translated to marijuana use. Besides marijuana being from china,
    cessation is a word meaning “to cease” or “to stop”.
    Traditional use of tobacco is smoking it during ceremony, but more commonly a
    leaf to be prayed over and burned. The
    classes are about using tobacco in a respectful way and to help native
    individuals end their addiction to commercial cigarettes. He says hi.

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