SATAN & ADAM chronicles the unlikely pairing of legendary one-man-band Sterling "Mr. Satan" Magee and harmonica master Adam Gussow. Shot over 20 years, the film showcases one of the ... See full summary »
An intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones. A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones has transcended racial and cultural boundaries; his story is inextricably woven into the fabric of America.
Limited docuseries looks back on the group's career. It was music and shared lyrical genius that allowed them to form the most recognized musical movement in the world, all while walking the tightrope that links business with brotherhood.
I prefer people like Clarence Avant. The guy behind the scenes. Or, as David Mamet so humorously wrote in "Things Change," "the guy behind the guy behind the guy." I prefer him much more so than the preening, pompous fools who try to overcompensate for their fatal personal insecurities by putting on facades of arrogance and boisterous self importance; posturing from their bully pulpits.
After watching this incredible documentary, the only criticism I have of Mr. Avant is his more-than-once stated desire to have the kind of money or influence (not sure he said that word specifically) of Warren Buffet or Bill Gates.
The issue I have is that, unlike Clarence Avant, neither Warren Buffet nor Bill Gates would do one damn thing for anybody else or give one damn penny to anyone else if it didn't put money back into their pockets or provide them with acclaim, by direct or indirect means.
Avant is a selfless man. A member of the human family to all. Those SOB's he mentioned in an aspirational regard are, to me, selfish, isolationist, territorial savages.
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