My friend Chris left a comment mentioning the movie DiG, a documentary about the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, both bands I like. I’ve seen things about this movie on and off for a while, and I really do want to see it. It sounds fascinating to me, as a documentary that covers eight years (?!) of both band’s histories but mostly focussing on Anton Newcombe of BJM. It sounded fascinating the first time I heard about it, and now that I’ve got some personal recommendations it is Must See Cinema. If I like the film a lot, I’ll probably buy the DVD because it is supposed to have lots of extra footage culled from the 1500 hours (?!) shot for this film and edited down to 100 minutes.
I don’t like to get too close to it in my real life, but I’m entranced by self-destruction so watching it in a movie is perfect. I’ve always been drawn to the inevitable train wrecks, which is why I found Startup.com so fascinating. I like watching these documentaries that are really Greek tragedies of people stuck playing their roles until it ultimately crushes them. I just don’t want to have to be one of them.