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Tag Archives: music
Summer of Soul  1. The stage was built facing west to achieve the best lighting for the cameras. 2. “It smelled like Afro Sheen and chicken.” 3. Awe-inspiring duet between Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples. Kudos to Questlove for … Continue reading
The Music Lovers  1. Frenzied train carriage. 2. Licking the peach. 3. Pathetic symphony.
In a virtual ceremony (coincidentally, held exactly one year to the day after the film had its World Premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival) my documentary Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago was awarded Best Illinois Feature at the 2021 Beloit … Continue reading
Only two more days! If you’re reading this from Wisconsin or Illinois, you can watch the film as part of the Beloit International Film Festival—through February 28!
If you’re reading this from Wisconsin or Illinois, you can watch the film as part of the Beloit International Film Festival—now through February 28! And as part of the festival, Jason Adasiewicz (who composed the score and performs on the … Continue reading
Not necessarily released in 2020, these were nevertheless some of the songs I listened to all year long: a personal time capsule of the past twelve months. Enjoy!
I created a Spotify playlist for Barry Gifford’s Roy stories, filled with many tunes he references directly in the stories as well as others from the period that vibe well with his words. Check it out!
David Byrne’s American Utopia  1. Tracing the longitudinal fissure with his index finger. 2. Pant leg dance moves. 3. Congratulating an audience member on his age.
Contemporary Color  1. Nighttime. Practicing in the middle of the street. 2. Catching the flag by the silk. 3. Writing the song in a day, recording the song in a day; crafting the routine in 26 weeks.
War Requiem  1. The futility of digging trenches in mud. 2. Helmet sprouting grass. 3. The soldiers form a tableau.