Monday, June 08, 2009

Rock 'n' Roll Thursday comes early this month

Hi all,

This Thursday I am featuring an interview with Geoff Edgers, Boston Globe staff writer, and author of Who Were the Beatles? and Who Was Elvis Presley?, who is working on the documentary Do It Again: One Man's Quest to Reunite the Kinks. Geoff will be discussing his film and will also play d.j. for the hour with some of his favorite Kinks (and Kinks related) songs.

Last May, Boston Globe staff writer Geoff Edgers decided he was going to try and reunite the brilliant but (in his opinion) under-appreciated band, the Kinks. He decided to make a documentary about the quest and along the way scored choice encounters with fellow Kinks fans named Paul McCartney, Sting, Zooey Deschanel, Paul Weller, Brian Wilson, Robyn Hitchcock and Clive Davis.

Of course, he also headed to London to search out the original four: Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Pete Quaife and Mick Avory. You can watch a trailer of his efforts on Kickstarter, where Edgers is also looking for donations to help finish the project (he claims the project has already run an estimated $65,000 out of his — and other investor’s — pockets). We are highly anticipating this documentary, but it raises one important question: Did he reunite the Kinks? Will they play together? (well, that’s two questions, but you get the point).
I am not sure if we are going to take phone calls or not but feel free to tune in and find out if we are. Also, if you'd like to get involved with Geoff's movie go to Kickstarter.com and make a pledge to help finish up the final editing of the film. Remember, money talks and bullshit walks. Do the right thing (for Ray and Dave, if not for yourself).

CV