I am pleading guilty. I don’t follow the current music at all. Oh I might mention a name here and there but mostly I am oblivious.
Skipping through the years I have caught the odd song and artist but haven’t felt like I missed much since the years in high school when I was really into music.
This week I was exposed briefly to a seventies poet, songwriter I had never heard of before – Jesus Rodriguez aka Sixto Rodriguez. You may have have heard of him the same way I did from the “Searching for Sugar Man“ movie documentary which was nominated January 13, 2013 for best documentary for the Academy awards .
The “Sugar Man was recently on Jay Leno and Sixty Minutes because of his story.
An interesting story of 70’s artist whose career never took off in the USA but he became the voice of apartheid era in South Africa. Rumored dead by suicide and now re-discovered, his music, and his story is capturing a generation that was not even born when his music was first recorded.
Grab the popcorn, and watch the award-winning documentary on Netflix, then thank me.🐭
A great sound, I hope you like it too.
[this documentary is also from those movie makers who brought us the amazing Man On Wire documentary. ]
* use the links above to learn more ! 🙂