Is there a distro in europe that carries root strata releases? Thrilljockey’s overseas shipping fees are a bit pricey.
Boomkat, Volcanic Tongue, and Morr’s ANOST normally carry our releases.
i always thought fahey’s voice sounded just like bill murray’s
close yr eyes & listen & imagine bm circa ‘ghostbusters’
what’s punk about it?
he kinda comes across as an asshole to me…when he’s talking
Hey, anyone who doesn’t think Fahey is an asshole (or who does, but thinks his brilliance is overlooked), should check this out: a documentary has been made about him called In Search of Blind Joe Death – The Saga of John Fahey. There’s a kickstarter project to help fund the final phase of editing/distro, and if you contribute you can get a DVD of it when it’s done.
I’m not affiliated with it, just a huge fan of Fahey. I think he’s one of the greatest American musicians who ever lived, and he’s criminally unknown and underappreciated. The kickstarter thing only has 10 more days, and they aren’t fully funded yet, so pass it around! Maybe a post? Tell your friends, etc. I think the filmmakers haven’t publicized the kickstarter effort very well…
Sure John Fahey seems like a real prick, but he can get away with that because he was great.
Also Fahey playing Bola Sete music is always something I can appreciate. I was so so so upset when I heard his rendition of “Ocean Waves,” though. Definite favorite Bola Sete song (yeah I know it’s based on a Caymmi song), and it’s a shame he didn’t quite do it justice.
i talked to someone a few months ago whose father ran a mission in salem, oregon. when he was a kid, he used to see john fahey riding his bike around town all the time. (if i remember correctly, i think he also said fahey lived off and on at the mission.)