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Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Cause of Towne's Downfall not Mentioned?

    This DVD was nothing short of spellbinding. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen in the same way I was mesmerized by The Hank Williams Story as a child and the Chet Baker tale later on. That said, I question the reason given for Townes' mental decline. The tendency of all who knew Townes and those interviewed is to place the blame on electroshock treatments he received as a young man. Interestingly, not one person considers that possibly - just possibly! - his brain cells were pretty well shot way before then by sniffing glue in school. I'd think that such an indulgence resulting in the loss of nearly all of one's teeth to be a fair indication that the dip stick wasn't quite touching the oil to begin with. Any subsequent treatment, electroshock or otherwise, would be beside the point, wouldn't it? Perhaps if Townes had had one enlightened observer back then (pre-glue/post-erratic behavior), he might well be with us today. But it is doubtful he would have possessed the gift to write gut-wrentchingly real music that resonates in your soul. This is the true tragedy of Townes Van Zandt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Montage to Townes

    A great documentary for a singer that lived a wild life and payed the consequences. Too bad we never saw the even more talented side of Townes Van Zandt when not on drugs and alcohol. Includes insightful interviews with country luminaries like Stevie Earle, Emmylou Harris, and the one and only Willie Nelson and of course Kinky Friedman. For the ladder, get elected. We need every Jew we can find to fill our offices. To the former, keep on smoking, ahem.

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    Posted January 10, 2010

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