Chuck Berry was a shrewd businessman. Well aware of the era’s racism and sometimes shady dealings that pervaded the industry, Berry insisted on being paid, in cash, before any performance. Many other artists were not as savvy. Robert Johnson died penniless. His labels made millions. In his new documentary, Lee Gordon takes a hard look at the world of blues and gives a voice to those who haven’t gotten their due. Take a look at the trailer below, and then visit the film’s website to help fund the project. Proceeds from the film will go directly to the musicians involved – as the website says, “This is THEIR story and THEY should own it.”
I don’t want to give away too much about Spike Jonze‘s short film, I’m Here, so I’ll be brief: robots in love, beautiful music from Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and a major plot point occurring at a concert. Watch it. Love it. Let it warm your cold analog heart.