Amy Mantis


Not Fade Away [Movie]

January 8, 2013 (technically it’s January 9, but I was at the movies)

I saw Not Fade Away tonight.  I really enjoyed it.  It paints a nostalgic reality of how hard it was (and still is) to keep a band going.  The struggles were different then than they are now, but there are still struggles.  You cannot get around them.  If you’re in a band, you will sit there thinking “some days this is my life.”

The movie also made me long for a the 60s.  I can’t do anything (but live vicariously through biographies and autobiographies and documentaries) about that.  On the bright side - I’m known for the bright side - everything is cyclical and we are in a very interesting (or dangerous, as Lester Bangs would have said) time for the music industry.

Music is the most powerful thing on the planet when it catches on.  Part of it’s the accessibility and the speed.  If you could read a book as fast as you listen to “Satisfaction,” then it’d be a different story.

I’m quite tired today.  So here’s the list:

Top Five:

The Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
Little Feat
Stevie Wonder
Van Morrison