Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Interesting Music Documentary for Free on Hulu.com


Although it's several years old, Before the Music Dies is an interesting look at what the music industry has become and how we got here. Being a few years old, there are bits of it that are a little outdated already, but most of it still rings true. The best part? You can watch it for absolutely free while you're at work and your boss is paying you like a sucker! Boo-ya!

Worth watching for Billy Preston's dancing in the intro alone.

5 comments:

Bob's Country Bunker said...

for the rest of the world:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-856606244008931882

Hulu only works in N.America -- possibly only USA

Felipe Boreli said...

Thanks Bob!

Tom said...

Thanks, Bob! Didn't know that...

Will C. said...

It's not a bad documentary, but I feel like it was hurt by poor choice of artists. I mean, Dave Matthews Band as some sort of musical innovators breaking into the mainstream? You gotta be kidding. A lot of the artists they profiled were really just good performers putting out music that sounds like it could've been done thirty years ago.

Tom said...

I don't think they were necessarily using Matthews as an example of an innovator, just as someone who is not marketable in the traditional sense. He's not an especially good-looking guy, his lyrics have more depth to them than 'ooh baby baby', etc. I think they were making the point that if he first appeared on the scene today, he probably wouldn't have had a chance.

That said, I agree that their focus on mostly white guys playing bluesy stuff was a definite weakness. There is stuff far more underground and 'unmarketable' than that to be sure.