The documentary of Luna’s farewell tour is being screened as part of The Cinefamily’s Don’t Knock the Rock season – the screening will be attended by the director Matthew Buzzell and by the four members of Luna (Dean Wareham, Sean Eden, Lee Wall and Britta Phillips).
The film was made during Luna’s final world tour during 2004 and 2005 and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2006.
The screening takes place on 16th July 2015 at The Cinefamily, 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles amnd tickets are available now priced $16. Following the film there will be a discussion with Matthew and the band and, apparently, a “patio soiree”!
Dean Wareham has just released the recordings he made after leaving Galaxie 500 and before he formed Luna. All proceeds from the release are to help pay for the medical bills of Terry Tolkin:
Luna (at this early stage Dean Wareham) was signed to Elektra by A&R man Terry Tolkin who had previously worked at Rough Trade, Touch & Go and Caroline Records. Terry now lives in New Orleans and is gravely ill. He is fighting a rare and aggressive virus that has his doctors perplexed, and facing huge medical bills for hospital visits, thrice-weekly dialysis and prescription drug co-pays.
The tracks were recorded at Fun City in NYC in 1991 with the help of Jimmy Chambers of Mercury Rev, and Hamish Kilgore of The Clean. A couple of the tracks previously appeared on Terry’s No.6 records.
In other words, mapping ourselves via headphones or GPS can lead to disorientation. Without analog clues to guide location, the world becomes an Alice-in-Wonderland-like place where signs pointing north nonetheless lead south, and sounds come from the left or right but never straight ahead.
To my ears, the bass boosting of Beats and of home theater systems designed to mimic reality for movies and games doesn’t translate to a “real” experience of music. But my idea of real is based on the experience of physical instruments, acoustic and electric. And perhaps the reality of music itself has undergone a change.