Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jarvis Cocker discussing Moondog

Hi there,
For the past two years Holly Elson has been researching and shooting interviews for a feature-length documentary entitled The Viking of 6th Avenue. The film will tell the colorful story of legendary blind musician Moondog, and uncover the motivations of a man determined not only to create original music but to live a truly original life. The Viking of 6th Avenue will contain a wealth of never before seen archival film/photos, home movies and rare audio recordings, as well as unique interviews with Moondog’s friends, family, collaborators and musicians who cite him as an influence including Jarvis CockerJohn ZornDebbie Harry, Damon AlbarnPhilip Glass and many more. In hopes of completing the film within the year, the filmmakers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds.  
We’ve posted a video today of Jarvis talking about why the film is important, and why Moondog’s music is “wonderful, exciting and invigorating” to him:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2131638328/the-viking-of-6th-avenue/posts/863718. We hope Fuck Yeah Jarvis Cocker will consider sharing the link. With your assistance we will be able to reach a wide audience about the film and fundraising campaign.

Here is the main link to our Kickstarter campaign with some more info about the film and a full trailer: http://kck.st/1puWucw  

The Kickstarter campaign will end on June 26. We hope you will consider supporting the film, financially or just by spreading the word:
  • Twitter: Tweet about our campaign. Our handle is @MoondogMovie.
  • Newsletter: Include info about our film and Kickstarter campaign with a link in an upcoming newsletter.
  • Facebook: Write a status update about the campaign and “Like” the film’s Page - www.facebook.com/TheVikingof6thAvenue.
  • Coverage: Help connect us with bloggers, writers and journalists who might also want to help us share a film about Moondog’s story.
  • Emails: Send emails to your friends and colleagues, encouraging them to help raise awareness about this project.
We’re very excited to be producing The Viking of 6th Avenue and educating a wider audience about Moondog and his music. We were very fortunate to be featured in the New York Times for our Kickstarter launch, but we still have a long way to go. With recently discovered photographs and unpublished Moondog scores still in their original Braille formwe hope you’ll be able to help us bring this new material out into the world. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or additional needs. Thank you so much for your support!
Monday, March 17, 2014

For the anon who asked me if Jarvis drives, yes he does. He says this in a part of Mother, Brother, Lover.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Jarvis performs at Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ 2013

Jarvis performs at Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013 Monday, October 28, 2013
Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker and Lou Reed in 2006.

Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker and Lou Reed in 2006.

I know this is old and fake, but it’s so good!

I know this is old and fake, but it’s so good!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JARVIS!

Our loved singer/songwriter/musician is turning 50 today!

Friday, August 23, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Jarvis will turn 50 next month!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Jarvis Cocker playing ‘Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time’ (2006)

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013