Last night's Sunday Roadhouse show with a performance by Gurf Morlix and a screening of the documentary BLAZE FOLEY: DUCT TAPE MESSIAH turned out to be even more extraordinary than I had expected.
Catch a preview of the film at the link below and support it. Filmmaker Kevin Triplett, who is on the road with the film and Foley's old friend Morlix, is still trying to get distribution or other support to bring this story to a wider audience. Triplett spent 13 years on the film which is entertaining, funny, sweet, sad and inspiring in its story of Foley an eccentric artist who lived and died by his own code.
Here's the trailer.
And here's a snippet from a similar show of Gurf Morlix performing his friend Blaze Foley's songs.
Check out GurfMorlix.com for more on Morlix's CD of Gurf's material. It takes its title from one of Foley's songs: Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream. The music is beautiful, heartfelt stuff. Funny and sad, moving and inspiring. Foley's songs have been covered by Waylon & Merle, Lyle Lovett and John Prine, to name a few.
And sign yourself up at SundayRoadhouse.com so that you know about the next Sunday Roadhouse event in town...they are always excellent and often amazing!