Sunday, November 15, 2009
Old and In The Way
I rented two punk rock movies from Netflix. This is not a movie review. I don't remember the names of the movies.
The first one was a sort of biography, told in reminiscences, of Joe Strummer. It was pretty good. Joe Strummer wasn't necessarily a nice man. He wanted to be an artist and a star, sometimes one more than the other. He really did suffer for his art though. He wanted to have integrity. He wanted to be a creator. He was constantly looking for new ways to be Joe Strummer. It was kind of inspiring.
The second one was a biography of the Ramones. They were a hell of a band. Some of the performance footage is mind blowing. Also, there's a picture of my friend, Kim, talking to Joey Ramone in Arturo Vega's apartment. I liked that. The rest of the movie is old guys complaining. I found it depressing and dull.
Of course, nowadays I'd rather listen to The Handsome Family.
LInger, Let Me Linger- The Handsome Family (Buy)
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