Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jackson C. Frank: Milk And Honey [1965]
John Frusciante: Dying Song [2003]

Off the soundtrack to Vincent Gallo's The Brown Bunny. Gallo is a genius. A somewhat disturbed genius, but a genius. This soundtrack nearly captures depression as well as the movie does.

As far as I know, the soundtrack was only released in Japan, but you can pick one up here at a premium price. Or find some other way to get it, but this soundtrack is definitely worth a listen.


Anonymous said...

Nice, Mike. The Bert Jansch influence is very pronounced on "Milk and Honey".

I only heard Jackson C. Frank for the first time very recently, and watched "Buffalo 66" coincidentally around the same period - i will endeavour to sit through "Brown Bunny" at some future date.

Liked the John Frusciante track too.

In much the same melancholic vein, your Gavin Bryars post was strangely compelling : at the risk of sounding like a complete moron (lest it be from the hand of someone highly regarded and much exhibited) might i ask who penned the sketch you chose to illustrate piece ?

Emmett said...

Nice Babe I'm Gonna Leave You-type vibes on the Jackson Frank track. He looks cool in the photo, too.

Loved Chloe S. in Last Days Of Disco. Haven't seen B.B.

Mike said...

Emmett, I will loan you Brown Bunny. I am one of 8 people who actually purchased it on DVD. I think you will enjoy it.

Hey IB, how did you like Buffalo 66? The sketch was doodled by an old friend, Jazione, whose work is accessible by the link on the right hand side of the blog's home page. I must listen to Milk and Honey again to hear the Bert Jansch influence... Frank had an interesting life, which I was unaware about before preparing this post. Check out his Wikipedia entry.

Off to class...

Anonymous said...

Mike, i enjoyed "Buffalo 66" immensely - it played to my eyes a little like an updated and urbanised "five easy pieces" (in terms of the disfunctional family motif). Great editing too.

I will check out the link to Jazione. I thought the sketch seemed very appropriate to the Bryar's material posted.

Speaking of observed but uninhibited art, I just got back last night from a city-wide Young Persons Art Competition presentation at Glasgow's Burrell Collection where my eight year old son won a silver medal. Proud moment.