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The Watersons “30 Foot Trailer” (1965 Doc.) (via)

from the 1965 BBC TV documentary about the Watersons’ life and music, 
directed by Derrick Knight
The Watersons (Norma, Elaine, Mike & John) with Louis Killen & Anne Briggs. 

The Watersons “Hal-An-Tow” 

SEX AND BROADCASTINGa documentary about wfmu

Trailer for Tim K. Smith’s new documentary of the beloved New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

Listen! Josh Tillman a.k.a. Father John Misty covering Cat Stevens’ ‘Trouble,’ which was recorded for “Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story” soundtrack, and the song was originally appeared on Ashby’s film “Harold & Maude” (1971).

via My Old Kentucky, via Aquarium Drunkard


ONCE I WAS: The Hal Ashby Story
Directed by Amy Scott

ONCE I WAS: The Hal Ashby Story is a feature length documentary film celebrating the life and work of cult director Hal Ashby. 

The Viking of 6th Avenue by Dog Days Films

“The inspirational true story of Moondog, the legendary musician and New York icon whose life was an unexpected, outrageous adventure.”

Support the film until June 26 at HERE!

Moondog’s World @Dog Days Films

ETERNITY OR BUST: A Short Film about Laraaji

Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno saw him playing one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series (Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance, released 1980). Laraaji has gone on to release a prolific series of album for a wide variety of labels, many of which he recorded himself at home and sold as cassettes during his street performances. In recent years he has been collaborating with a new generation of underground musicians, most notably on the album he recorded for the acclaimed FRKWYS series with Blues Control. This short documentary has been made to coincide with a series of reissues being released on the All Saints label. — All Saints Records

Produced by Chris Hall for Start Productions.

taken from the previously unreleased recording featured on the Laraaji compilation “CELESTIAL MUSIC 1978 – 2011″ (2011, All Saints Records) 

taken from the “Laraaji Remixes” 12″ EP released 12 May 2014 on All Saints Records. Features the music of legendary electronic mystic Laraaji re-interpreted by Bee Mask (Spectrum Spools), Ela Orleans (Night People), Sun Araw (Not Not Fun/Drag City) and Motion Sickness Of Time Travel (Digitalis/Boomkat Editions).

from Florian Klaeger

official trailer “not just phones” (wt)
Support their project in progress, HERE.

neopan kollektiv, a film team comprising of Tobias Adam, Florian Kläger
and Markus Milcke, 3 young filmmakers from Stuttgart, Germany, is working on their new documentary film project “not just phones” about Christopher Kirkley and his work as Sahel Sounds

Sahelsounds is a project begun in 2009 exploring the cultural and musical phenomena of the Sahel region of West Africa. Through field recording, interviews, video, youtube archeology, cellphone data collection, sahelsounds uses archiving to transmit a story.”

Watch! this documentary investigating Nigerian Funk master William Onyeabor, an electronic Curtis Mayfield with Talking Heads, which was directed by Jake Sumner (Alldayeveryday).

William Onyeabor @ LUAKA BOP

‘Fantastic Man’ (Full Length) – A Film About William Onyeabor

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