"Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
-Alan Watts

Sunday, June 12, 2011

An Interesting Discovery

One of my long time favorite bands, The Gorillaz, seems to have a little known connection to the director of the movie The Hot Spot (1990), a recent favorite of mine due to it's incredible, almost sublime film score.  The score which is available as an album is also entitled The Hot Spot and it was written by Jack Nietzche featuring Blues legend John Lee Hooker, Jazz legend Miles DavisTaj Mahal, and Roy Rodgers. Now, the director of The Hot Spot is none other than the late Dennis Hopper.  What might his connection be to The Gorillaz? Obscure though it may be Dennis Hopper is featured as the narrator of the track Fire Coming out of A Monkey's Head on the album Demon Days (2005).
Here, have a listen:

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