Back in 1991, Lounge Lizards leader and occasional actor John Lurie made a surreal travel show, Fishing with John, where he and some of his friends (Tom Waits, Jim Jarmusch, Willem DaFoe, Matt Dillon and Dennis Hopper) went on a fishing expeditions around the world. Catching anything was kinda beside the point as Lurie and company talked, ate, drank, and discussed the Big Questions in life. It's a cult classic, and you can watch it at The Criterion Channel.
Nearly 30 years later, John Lurie has a new series, Painting with John, a six-episode series that will air on HBO beginning January 22. "Bob Ross was wrong," Lurie says in the trailer which dropped today. "Everybody can't paint." He adds, "I was hoping this show would be educational but I really don't know what the fuck I'm doing, so I will teach you things from life as i go."