Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Rick Fielding A Mighty Wind on DVD (77* d) RE: A Mighty Wind on DVD 21 Sep 03


Oh lordy lordy lord!

Last night I watched a repeat of the "Folk special" on PBS. When I first saw it last year, I wrote in Mudcat (click) that it was horrid and embarrassing (and got lots of delicious flack).

Well....on second viewing, I have to say....that it was worse! Cloying, zombie-like, and with one of the worst "Patriotic" songs (by the ubiquitous Randy Sparks) imaginable.

If the gleeful geriatrics in the audience really DID make up the audience of the folk revival 40 years ago, then the music didn't really have much of an effect. Or perhaps those New Christy Minstrel fans of years ago really WERE as bland as the commercial folk groups.

Geez....thank Gawd for Doc, Phil Ochs, and Bobby Zimmerman.

If you have any questions as to why "A Mighty Wind" isn't as funny as "Spinal Tap", Best In Show, or "Waiting For Guffman".....just give the PBS show a look (I'm sure it'l be on again). It's hard to parody something tht's already a parody.

Rick


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.