Just published. With Jason Brennan and others.
Released on this day in 1972, Curtis Mayfield’s soundtrack made history as one of the few soundtracks to outgross the accompanying movie. See AllMusic:
A melange of deep, dark grooves, trademarked wah-wah guitar, and stinging brass, Super Fly ignited an entire genre of music . . .
See the PBS special Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away.
Hands down, the best conversation with Herzog yet.
Perseverance is where the gods dwell.
Jeff Reimer in Commonweal Magazine.
The artist’s work, in other words, is not an autopsy but a diagnosis made in the hope of recovery—an attempt, he says, to “give the sickness a name, to render the unspeakable speakable.” Even when he is at his bleakest, Percy manages to counter despair with the possibility, however elusive, of hope.