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20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

20 feet from stardom documentary
Raya Raycheva

You may have noticed my absence from this blog – the same online space that is otherwise my existential guiding light and spiritual savior – which ironically coincided with mofidelity’s fourth year anniversary.

When we started a wordpress blog as a New Year’s resolution in January 2011 is was, I feel, initially intended as an outlet for thoughts and interests and passions and hobbies that weren’t as widely shared in the offline world as we would’ve ideally wanted them to be. Since then, however, our circle of comrades – both online and in the highly overrated Real World – has grown at different rates but grown nevertheless and I’m looking forward to mofidelity.co’s fifth year of existence and what (and who) it might bring.

Where was I in the past month? You could say I was reevaluating my life’s passion – what I’m doing with it, where do I want it to go, what’s the most important thing here. In the months leading to 2015, I was so obsessed with the newest tracks, albums, artists, releases, leaks, news, compilations, etc. that for a second there I forgot about the vast amounts of musical heritage and I forgot about listening to music just because I feel like it and not because I absolutely must write a post on this release the moment it comes out.

So throughout January, I’ve been chillin’. Musically. I’ve been listening to Harry Nillson and Fiona Apple, The Cure and the Pet Shop Boys, Fleetwood Mac and Suede, Bowie and Pulp, anything touched by the genius of Thom Yorke… and it’s been excellently refreshing.

And what better way to gradually start posting again than with a film recommendation – namely the goose bump inducing 2013 Oscar-winning documentary ’20 Feet From Stardom’.

 

 

’20 Feet From Stardom’ puts the spotlight on the singers behind the big name on the entrance of the sold-out arena concert.

The voices we all know and love and have unashamedly sang along to for decades without knowing their names, lives and personalities.

The women who made some of the biggest hits what they are today, their artistic and personal struggles and the way they overcome them on a daily basis.

 

 

It’s a true story about the love of music as well as an account of key music history events from a perspective that hasn’t been heard before.

’20 Feet From Stardom’ is now on Netflix (UK) so if you haven’t seen it already, there’s your movie for tonight.

Me, I’ll be back soon and most probably with a book or another movie to recommend. Because if you want to truly appreciate your passion, you should never forget to keep your references in check.

 


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