Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sing Beast Sing

Here's something really special -an animated short from 1980 by Marv Newland I loved to bits when I first saw it - I'm sorry but I am going to have to insist you watch it - it has at its heart a performance of Chicago piano bluesman Willie Mabon's 'I'm Mad' but there's more to it than that - you will just have to watch it - I think there is a Robert Crumb influence in there - I don't know - you watch it and see... there's a slow build up but it's worth persevering honestly - do I ever give you bum steers?