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Monday, February 02, 2009

Desperate Man Blues [video]



Desperate Man Blues is a movie about a guy who has been collecting 78 rpm records since the 40's. Except he's not your *normal* neurotic shifty eyed collector. Far from it. Watch the whole movie streaming at Pitchfork, sans extras (for a limited time). Or buy the DVD for the additional footage.

Such a great movie. I watched this when it first came out on dvd. Joe Brussard is my hero! He's like a little kid when he listens to music, tapping his feet and dancing around, a huge smile across his face. Joe Bussard is the personification of what music provides us at it's best. He represents the undefinable joy that can bring us back in time, make us hit pause and rewind, or simply sit in awe, drinking it all in.

"In this film director Edward Gillen tells the story of renowned 78 collector Joe Bussard. His library of 25,000+ rare sides-- blues, gospel, folk, and more-- forms an essential archive of American music from the 1920s and 30s."

http://pitchfork.tv/week/desperate-man-blues

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