“This is what I really would love to have in my music: presence. You know, as long as I can live. I mean I don’t care about nothing I played yesterday if I can go home right now and write some music that, is a presence. You know? That’s why they have machines, you know, so, if you want the past, there’s a machine that’s got the past. Right there, you know…which I think is very good, you know; so therefore, that means we as human beings can be in the present.”
I recently watched the doc (though doc is not a great label here) Los Angeles Plays Itself. I quickly became amazed at the number of films mentioned and began to think about writing a few down. Then more and more films were mentioned. And then even more. I gave up, decided to enjoy the film, and do an internet search later. (I say internet search because I think it is wise for people to stop free advertising for and supporting an evil company. I’ve been using Duckduckgo with fairly good results for a while now. Check it out). The internet search instantly bore fruit. The person at the website words, words, words did yeoman’s work cataloging every film mentioned. Job well done.