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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

YouTubing-to-Obscure-Shameless-Self-Promotion Wednesdays: Not Lee Hazlewood, Too!

Dang. I know that everyone's posting clips of Nancy Sinatra -- Hazlewood's best known for penning "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," as well as many other N. Sinatra songs -- but some of his best work is off his surreal 1970 album Cowboy in Sweden. The compositions themselves -- written for a film of the same name that itself was little more than a block of music videos for the songs -- are like most of his work: dusty country songs with alternately fatalistic and purple lyrics, complete with frequent contributions from two (2) N. Sinatra-soundalikes. But the production makes them either dustier still or overly lush, at time rivalling "Some Velvet Morning" for sheer whatthefuckness. Here, from the film, is Hazlewood and Nina Lizell pairing up for "Vem Kan Segla Förutan Vind?" (Tell me about it...)

The Weekly A Six Pack not on Bergman films you should see but underseen ones (e.g., Monika, Sawdust and Tinsel, Shame) and Rep, which features mucho words on a night of oddball westerns like Rancho Notorious, Tell Them Willie Boy is Here and the "Living in Harmony" episode of The Prisoner, as well as a lengthy bit on a two-nighter of doc scraps from the Brothers Maysles. (Note: over the last week, the PW web designer has apparently decided to up the font size from microscopically tiny to comfortably readable. Hurrah!)



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