Sunday, February 13, 2011

Netflix: Yes: 9012 Live (As a matter of fact, yes, I am. Watching it.)

Netflix: Yes: 9012 Live:

Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh directs this musical tribute to Yes, filmed before he made the Hollywood A-list with hits such as Erin Brockovich and Ocean's Eleven. Bonus features include live performances of 'Cinema,' 'Leave It,' 'Hold On,' 'I've Seen All Good People,' 'Changes,' 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' and City of Love'; all-access band interviews; and the rarely seen Soderbergh mockumentary 'Access All Areas!'
In part because it's Soderbergh and I'm a completist (blogger is squiggly red underlining that word as if it doesn't recognize it, but I know what I am), in part because I was a geek in 1980s and the pop success of Yes was for me, as I suspect for many, a gateway to prog rock, which prior to Yes the closest I'd come was via Pink Floyd's psychedelic prog and the Frank Zappa / The Mothers (of Invention) records my stepfather used to spin -- what are we calling those? Fusion?

Now, let me be clear, I'm by no means a proggy, except to the extent my man the Purple Gooroo has rubbed on me with some fine mix tapes over the years, and now the Kaleidophonic Stroboscope. I've listened to some King Crimson, Caravan, and a bit of this and that when driving around to WKNC's Saturday morning show, Mystery Roach, but I don't want to represent, not that you would've gotten the impression anyways, that I know what I'm talking about in this field.
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