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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Jim Jarmusch on Recording Neil Young for 'Dead Man' Film Soundtrack



Jim Jarmusch discussed his masterpiece DEAD MAN starring Johnny Depp in a Q&A during Film Society of Lincoln Center's complete retrospective "Permanent Vacation: The Films of Jim Jarmusch" in 2014. (Thanks Hounds That Howell!)

Be sure to check first ~10:00 minutes of session where Jarmusch discusses recording the film soundtrack with Neil Young.

Jim Jarmusch: "You can not trick Neil Young! Don't even try, trust me. He is way ahead of all of us!"

Also, see Jim Jarmusch: Director of "Dead Man" and "Year of the Horse", DEAD MAN: A Neil Young Soundtrack Film and Year of The Horse: A Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Film, Directed by Jim Jarmusch.

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Neil Young & Jim Jarmusch


Here's a recent comment on TW on Diana Krall: "There's nobody else like Neil Young":
There's a new PSA for the American Indian College Fund, which I saw for the first time this morning during a commercial break on SportsCenter. It's a great ad and features the Dead Man Theme prominently as part of the presentation.

Here's a link to their site; check the "Think Indian" video about half way down the page to see this very cool ad for a wonderful organization and hear Neil play that haunting theme:

http://www.collegefund.org/content/think_indian

And while I'm typing this, it got me to thinking about Leonard Peltier and the fact that he still sits in prison, more than forty years after the shootout that almost everyone now agrees was not his fault. I know that Neil is a very busy man, and that President Obama has much to accomplish in his last year in office, but wouldn't it be great if Neil could help jump start the effort to have Leonard's sentence commuted, or even better get a pardon, before Obama leaves office. He's 71 years old now and has spent almost 2/3 of his life in prison, battling numerous health problems while contributing immensely to so many causes outside of his own and creating great art from his cell.

So let's hope that by this time next year, Leonard Peltier will be a free man. It's the right thing to do, would be a great part of Obama's legacy, and will really piss off the bad guys. Especially now, with the Bundy Bunch out in Oregon thumbing their noses at the government while they play Cowboy Patriot games, it's the time for some prominent action and reaction. Free Leonard Peltier!

American Indian College Fund 60 second spot. Neil Young generously donated his music for this commercial.

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