One of my dear old friends, Rob Pilichowski, has been working on this documentary for the last 10 years* and needs some help to bring it across the finish line so he’s set up a Kickstarter to try to raise some funds.
My pop sent me this last week figuring it was up my alley and whether you like John Mayer or not (I’m neither here nor there) the process of creating this cover (and other associated goodies) is absolutely incredible.
I could have sworn I’ve posted the work of David A. Smith before but I can’t, for the life of me, find it so here’s the piece I thought I’d posted.
I posted a couple of weeks ago about my buddy Jeff’s music and he’s just released a little EP which is pretty fucking fantastic. He’s released it on Bandcamp on a PWYC basis so you can take it for free if you want, he really just wants people to hear it, but if you like what you hear throw a brother some bones and go see him when he plays – every Wednesday at The Wilson on College.
When I watched Pretty Sweet a while back, one of the things that kind of surprised me was how much I dug the opening song, Synthesize by Maximum Hedrum. It felt like some sort of weird Sabbath worship electronica and I couldn’t stop listening. It now makes total sense because I just found out that this is a new project from Derek Green of Sepultura. I knew there had to be a banger at the helm.
The other night we watched this documentary called Searching For Sugar Man – it’s a beautiful story about an unlikely hero, Sixto Rodriguez… in fact, a man who never never knew how important an influential his music really was until a group of South African fans decided to find out more about the “soundtrack of their youth”.
The film is beautifully shot, edited, titled and it’s a real heart-warmer. Since watching it, I’ve downloaded (and paid for, mind you) two of his records and this music is truly incredible. There is a scene in the film where a producer is talking about this one song, Cause, and how it affected him and it’s definitely become one of my favorites from his collection.
Quicksand Tonight! First time in Toronto since 1997(?) – I caught them at the Williamsburg Music Hall this summer and, unless it was just the nostalgia talking, they were even better than they were the first time around.
Opening the show is London, Ontario’s Single Mothers, who recently signed to Dine Alone and will be recording a record this winter at Joby from The Bronx‘s studio in LA. I’ve been listening to their newest record a lot over the last few months and it’s a real banger – raucous, noisy and clever! Reminds me of what it’s like to be young and irreverent – this video certainly lends to that.