thanks to netflix, i've been enlightend by the following documentaries...
'austin to boston' about an across half the u.s. mini tour by four young artists/groups...ben howard, the staves, bears den and ben rateliff...i'd never heard of any of them but it turned out to be n=a nice musical journey. i wish it'd focused a slight bit more on some performances, as, in the short bits shown, all seemed highly intriguing...
'supermensch: the legend of shep gordon' if the doc is to be believed, this guy has singlehandedly changed he way the manager/client relationship exists...either way, it was one cool story and one crazy cat
'who the f@!k is arthur fogel'...like it or leave it, this doc makes it kinda clear that this guy is as responsible as anyone out there for the huge mega sows that todays concerts have become. sure, others tried it...even paul, but this guy made it succeed financially...lots of inside the business side of the music industry stuff
'the other one...the long, strange trip of bob weir'...title says it all
'the last waltz'...came away really liking the band, but not so much robbie..but i did like
'ain't in it for my health' about levon helm...what a seemingly genuine character
'under the electric sky edc 2013' a look at 'the electric daisy carnival'...a bit of a look at the type of music similar to what paulie was doing with the fireman stuff..weird,
'spark - a burning man story' i'd read about this 'concert/event'...but i wasn't prepared for how, much like the previous doc 'under the electric sky', seriously all involved take 'the lifestyle' of it all...these two docs were very enthralling and enlightening
'jimi hendrix: hear my train a comin' ' ...came away with a better understanding of jimi and his music
'20 feet from stardom'...and 'muscle shoals'...both shed light on side men & back up singers...you always know they're there...but you kind take 'em for granted...never really understood how influential they can be
at the end of the end it's the start of a journey to a much better place and this wasn't bad so a much better place would have to be special...no need to be sad...