Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (2001)
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Critic Reviews for Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician
Seems like the product of someone who has hit the bong a few too many times.
Steve Hanft ... shot Southlander on digital video for what looks like $99.99. But who needs a big budget when you have a quirky script, an energetic cast and a soundtrack that features Union 13, the Blondes, Future Pigeon and Omega Man?
Southlander does have enough energy and wit to make a solid music video. But that leaves us with about 80 minutes too many.
Too fragmentary and too devoted to its self-referential ethos to transcend its insular vision of rock's lunatic fringe.
Hanft captures the goosy, roach-of-a-joint lifestyle pressed upon fledgling musicians in underground circles of L.A. and other urban blights.
The more interested you are in seeing Beck, Orton and others -- including the late jazz luminary Billy Higgins -- outside the context of music videos, the more rewarding you'll find it.
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