Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

“Wild Combination” (2008) is director Matt Wolf’s visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the…

Don’t Fuck With the Lewises!

“We didn’t lose him, he lost us,” say the family members of the famous rock ‘n’ roller Jerry Lee Lewis in this cool little known documentary. With Jerry Lee it’s always what’s “Out of sight, out of mind.” (Source: JerryLeeChannel)

The Magic of ‘The Alpinist’

By Gregory Crofton Marc-André Leclerc climbs the tallest of mountains, some covered with snow and ice, with no ropes to keep him from falling. Climbers call this free soloing. One mistake and you’re dead, and it wouldn’t be a pretty…

Pimp Interview with ‘Big Memphis’

Soft White Underbelly interview and portrait of Big Memphis, a pimp in Memphis, Tennessee. (Source: Big White Soft Underbelly)

Remember Doc Severinsen? He’s 93 and Still Leading the Band

By Gregory Crofton Born in 1927 in an old western town in Oregon, Doc Severinsen has seen a lot of life, and pretty much all of it has been with a trumpet in his hand. The 30 years he worked…

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