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16 December 2013 @ 04:30 pm
There's a new movie about Dave Van Ronk. Back in the day, his tribe (folk music) and what would become mine (fanzine fandom) overlapped. The late Lee Hoffman, a beloved figure in both, remembered.

Thanx to Avedon's Sideshow.
markbernsteinmarkbernstein on December 16th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
I've seen this (the notion that "Inside Llewyn Davies" is a biography of van Ronk) going around, and it ain't necessarily so. (I know, I know, not a folk reference.) To steal from Wikipedia:

Dave van Ronk's music served as a starting point for the Coens as they wrote the script, and many of the songs first designated for the film were those he had recorded. Van Ronk co-author Elijah Wald said that the character of Llewyn Davis "is not at all Dave, but the music is.” (Among van Ronk's albums is one entitled Inside Dave van Ronk.)
lauriemannlauriemann on December 17th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
RIght. Heard the Coen brothers talk about that on Fresh Air this afternoon.

BTW, the Coens bought the RIGHTS to a book van Ronk wrote.