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Monday, February 25, 2013

Rodriguez Doc Searching for Sugar Man Wins Oscar

Posted by on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, the soul-stirring depiction of the life of once-overlooked Detroit troubadour Sixto Rodriguez, won an Oscar last night for best documentary. In light of this achievement, it seems like a good time to link to an interview I conducted with the director and his charming subject back in August 2012.

Kudos to Rodriguez, Bendjelloul, and Light in the Attic Records, the Seattle label whose reissues did much to raise Rodriguez's profile in the '00s.


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Fnarf 1
Very nice. Great interview -- the best I've read of his. And the happiest Oscar.

I'm still thinking there are some guys in Australia who are peeved that they never made this documentary, back in the 80s when they "discovered" him first. He toured with Midnight Oil, played to 10,000 people, etc. etc. In fact, I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure that the most of copies of his records that spread over South Africa were Australian reissues.
Posted by Fnarf on February 25, 2013 at 1:52 PM · Report this
Would somebody please give him some $$$ now?
Posted by Kelly O on February 25, 2013 at 3:32 PM · Report this

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