Sunday, January 1, 2006

Townes Van Zandt

Be Here to Love Me

Right before Christmas, I saw the new biographical documentary about Townes Van Zandt, "Be Here to Love Me" in Austin, TX. Bittersweet story told by people who clearly loved the man. Filmmaker, Maragret Brown lets his music, fellow musicians & family tell the majority of the story. Ultimately, Townes died at home as a result of his alcoholism at age 52. He was found by his youngest son. If you have a chance to see it - do it.

From Be Here to Love Me,
an interviewer remarks "all of your songs are so sad" and Townes, blinking after a sincere objection to the statement, can only come up with "not all of them... some are hopeless."

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