We watched this documentary last night. It is about a guy in Detroit who put out two records that didn’t sell at all. He was a flop. But somehow his music made its way to South Africa and it spoke to them. They loved it. But nobody knew who he was. The film follows two guys who went looking for him. I enjoyed the film, it held my interest. It won a Bafta award if that means anything to you. But I really liked the music.
I wonder how many times you’ve been had
And I wonder how many plans have gone bad
I wonder how many times you had sex
I wonder do you know who’ll be next
I wonder l wonder wonder I do
I wonder about the love you can’t find
And I wonder about the loneliness that’s mine
I wonder how much going have you got
And I wonder about your friends that are not
I wonder I wonder I wonder I do
I wonder about the tears in children’s eyes
And I wonder about the soldier that dies
I wonder will this hatred ever end
I wonder and worry my friend
I wonder I wonder wonder don’t you?
I wonder how many times you been had
And I wonder how many dreams have gone bad
I wonder how many times you’ve had sex
And I wonder do you care who’ll be next
I wonder I wonder wonder I do
A few months ago the 60 minutes CBS program had a piece about this story with background interviews with Rodriguez and the director of the movie. It is quite a moving story. I was really fascinated with how humble Rodriguez was. The concerts he did many decades later must have been amazing. I’ll definitely be adding this movie to my watch list. If you haven’t seen the movie or the 60 minutes piece the 60 minutes piece can be found here: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7424704n (it’s almost a promo for the movie
Thanks, I will check out the 60 minutes piece. The movie was very well done, I thought.