Tuesday, March 01, 2005

is anyone else 'looking for a thrill'?

This is a DVD I bought the other day.

'Looking for a Thrill is a collection of personal stories about defining musical moments of inspiration (a record, a show, a musician, etc) for 112 musicians who themselves have inspired so many. The interviews on the DVD include recollections by Mike Watt, Thurston Moore, Hamid Drake, Bjork, Yo La Tengo, Tortoise, the Butchies, Jon Spencer, Vic Chesnutt, Kurt Wagner, Fred Anderson, and Giant Sand - as well as members of the Urinals, Califone, Jesus Lizard, the Boredoms, Mekons, Slint, the Sea and Cake, and Calexico (just to name a few). Over five hours of inspiration in total!

Although all were asked one simple question - to tell a story about a musical moment that inspired - the responses are as varied as the people interviewed. The film is a great resource for all those interested in the independent musical mind. As a collection it reveals much about the moments that inspire so many to pick up a guitar or a microphone, to start a label or a band.'

All profits go to Greenpeace and so far its pretty entertaining. Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo) talking about early influences and members of Tortoise speaking with Robot voices etc. Oh how I laughed.


At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did you buy this? I haven't seen it!!


At 4:19 PM, Blogger johnny special said...

the other day. been watching bits of it at lunch. will bring it home tonight!



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