Thursday, October 25, 2007

Holy Modal Rounders By: Lezah Williamson

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There's a documentary playing at Pacific Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street, Vancouver) this weekend that you shouldn't miss.

Born to Lose traces the path of the legendary psychedelic folk band Holy Modal Rounders from their start in Greenwich Village in the early sixties through their involvement in the Easy Rider soundtrack, finally culminating with their 40 year reunion concert in Oregon. (Dave drove down to see that one with his friend Ian - 4 hours down, a 4 hour set, straight through with no breaks, followed by a four hour drive back - apparently it was fantastic).

Footage shows original members Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber, and there are plenty of other interesting interviews from other sixties notables (like Peter Tork of the Monkees). Original drummer Sam Shepard (better known today as playwrite and actor Sam Shepard) is also featured.

For more information go to boundtolose

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