Great Googly Moogly!!!

Rocky Raccoon rockyraccoonmd@yahoo.com
Mon Sep 13 19:06:15 EDT 2004


Great point!!

- Rocky


--- Jef Jaisun <jef@jaisunphoto.com> wrote:

> On 12 Sep 2004 09:07:26 -0700, pwfenton@p-dub.com
> (P.W. Fenton) wrote:
>
>  >  It opens October 22nd in New York, and November
> 5th in LA.
>
> New York and LA. Not Chicago, not Memphis, not New
> Orleans, not St. Louis,
> not Jackson, not Austin...and not in Seattle, where
> the "Year of the Blues"
> concept was originated. Am I the only one who's
> tired of this NY/LA thing?
>
> "The musical film event of the year," says the
> trailer. Well,
> maybe...unless you count this.  ;)
>
>
http://www.nola.com/living/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-3/109479412090800.xml
>
> It's hard to make a bad movie with a line-up like
> Scorsese had. That's like
> handing the Yankees to the manager of this year's
> Mariners or Expos -- the
> team is still going to win even if the manager
> sucks. The sad thing is this
> flic may be the only lasting legacy of the "Year of
> the Blues." That  would
> be kind of pathetic, considering it was the official
> kick-off event. What
> followed was a haphazard array of promotions and
> discussions that all
> disappeared as soon as the PBS series wrapped.
>
> And I'm sorry, but John Fogerty, Aerosmith and the
> other obvious
> interlopers were only along for the ride and the
> ticket sales. There were
> far more bluesworthy performers who could have been
> included, but were not.
> Where's Bobby Bland, Bobby Rush, Homesick James,
> Henry Townsend. Why aren't
> Pinetop Perkins and Robert Lockwood on that list?
> Lonnie Brooks and his
> kids? Bernard Allison? The Holmes Brothers? Big Jack
> Johnson? Henry Gray?
> Detroit Junior? Jimmy Burns? Koko Taylor? Ad
> infinitum.
>
> I'm sure the footage of B.B. and Ruth are worth the
> price of admission. But
> I would have paid twice as much if the movie had
> included some of the
> deserving people it so obviously omitted in favor of
> pop stars.
>
> Jef
>
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Rocky Raccoon, MD

"Blues ain't nothin' but a lowsown shakin' chill, if you ain't had them, I hope you never will." -Son House (1902-1988)



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