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  • #31
    Originally posted by Headless Hornman View Post
    So technically not a rock doc but a blues doc: Satan and Adam. Just saw it last night at a local listening room as part of a free monthly music movie series. The title subject Satan (Sterling Magee) was at the screening. We sang Happy Birthday to him before the film started (it's this week, 83 iirc). I think a lot of THs will enjoy this; I believe it's coming to Netflix soon.
    Watched it today on Netflix.
    Even with your spoilers, I kept saying, “I did not see THAT coming!”.

    The hero of the whole film was Dave, the nursing home guy.

    We really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    • #32
      You're welcome. A few years ago we went to his birthday party outdoors in the courtyard of the Peninsula Inn in Gulfport (FL). There was a brief shot in the film from that night (or maybe another performance there?) I remember right before showtime a van pulled up and unloaded about a dozen residents from the nursing home, some in wheelchairs. I've got to assume Dave had something to do with that.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Headless Hornman View Post
        Any love for Heavy Metal Parking Lot?

        https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/th...the-1758026762
        Yes! Dave knows Jeff Krulik, who directed "Heavy Metal Parking Lot". They worked together at the radio station at University of Maryland when Dave was a grad student. We met up with Jeff a few years ago at a screening for his film "Led Zeppelin Played here". That's a great doc, by the way, but you can't see it anywhere these days because they can't get the rights to the Led Zep music.

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        • #34
          I watched Rolling Thunder Revue with Bob Dylan on Netflix last night. Really interesting. It reminded me how beautiful the lyrics are on some of his songs.

          Then take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind
          Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
          The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
          Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
          Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
          Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
          With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
          Let me forget about today until tomorrow

          But other parts of the film are just plain weird.

          Good to see Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell.

          For me, the transcendant moments made it worth while.

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          • #35
            Watching Rolling Stones ,Stripped, pretty cool.

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            • #36
              Saw Echo in the Canyon. It was good, not great. I thought it would delve into singer/songwriters more than it did.

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              • #37
                If you have Amazon Prime Video, do yourself a HUGE favor and watch a film called, “Rumble”.
                Wow. Just wow.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by CEfromLA View Post
                  If you have Amazon Prime Video, do yourself a HUGE favor and watch a film called, “Rumble”.
                  Wow. Just wow.
                  Rumble, The Indians Who Rocked the World? Or something else?

                  https://www.jazzfestforum.com/forum/...e-world-on-pbs

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Headless Hornman View Post

                    Rumble, The Indians Who Rocked the World? Or something else?

                    https://www.jazzfestforum.com/forum/...e-world-on-pbs
                    Yeah, that one!

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by ice nine View Post
                      Saw Echo in the Canyon. It was good, not great. I thought it would delve into singer/songwriters more than it did.

                      Watched the first half of Echos of the Canyon., and I am enjoying it. I grew up in So. Cal until I left in 1968 to go to U. C. Berkeley. I remember all of that music well - the soundtrack of my junior and senior high school days. Some of it I liked at the time, and some of it was too folky or treacle sweet for me. But, it is all interesting because so many of those musicians are still alive and talk about the times and the process of how some of the stuff was written. I agree with ice nine that it seems to focus more on the groups than on the solo artists. I am looking forward to the second half. Wondering if they will mention Arthur Lee and Love.

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                      • #41
                        Just saw Satan & Adam doc on NetFlix. I enjoyed it. It was a little sad at the end, but mainly just because Satan got old. I did wonder if they were avoiding the subject of drug usage. Also, there was a "white savior" slant. I wasn't really tuned into that until I watched Green Book a couple of weeks ago and then looked up the real story and saw the criticisms of that movie. But, since Green Book was written by the white guy's son, and Satan & Adam seems to have been largely written by the white guy, I suppose that is to be expected.

                        Per the movie, Satan and Adam they played N. O. Jazz Fest twice, once around 2000 and again in 2013. I wish I had caught them.

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                        • #42
                          Festival Express The Greatful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, etc. tour in a train across Canada.. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372279/

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by ice nine View Post
                            Festival Express The Greatful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, etc. tour in a train across Canada.. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372279/
                            Probably my favorite music documentary ever. The footage is gold.

                            A good friend just confirmed what I suspected about the new Robbie Robertson documentary, saying this review sums up his feelings well:

                            Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’ Disappoints As The Opener Of The Toronto Film Festival

                            After reading that, I now want to see the David Crosby doc. Anyone seen that yet?




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                            • #44
                              This Ain't No Mouse Music was pretty enjoyable and engaging. Decent amount of LA inclusion should satisfy this group. A review here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/re...ic-film-735916

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                              • #45
                                Looking forward to see the NOLA music documentary "Up from the Streets" this weekend. Proceeds go the NOJHF relief fund and the theater you purchase it from. You can rent it from your local theater here: https://watch.eventive.org/upfromthestreets
                                Last edited by The Krewe of Chew; 05-12-2020, 09:54 AM.

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