Thursday, August 14th, 2003
The Ballad Of Easy Rider
I went to see Easy Rider last night. Ignoring the fact that the theatre had a pretty lousy print (choppy sound and everything had this unsettling pink wash over it), it was an interesting film. I can appreciate the historical significance of it, coming out in 1969 this would have been a real clarion call to that generation – it’s a fascinating look at what hippy and drug culture was like at the time, and not filtered through the lens of hindsight. That said, I couldn’t really relate to the film on a personal level. I’m not a biker, a drug user or a longhair. But hey, it was still interesting. Killer soundtrack, though, and watching a young Jack Nicholson – already with the grin and the acting style that would become his trademark – and a whacked out Dennis Hopper was fascinating.
The Sadies play the Horseshoe on September 13… just because.
np – Blue Rodeo / Tremolo