Photo by Brian Bentley @ 2009 WSOP Main Event

Monday, November 1, 2021


Here's a true story about this, my first podcast in seven months. Exactly 3 years ago, Halloween 2018, I was at Kathryn Evans party and I met an interesting woman dressed as Prince. We start talking and Claire Didier told me she just wrapped as Editor and creative collaborator on the Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary, If I Leave Here Tomorrow. I had just seen it and considered it the best edited music documentary ever, so my mind was blown. Seriously, what were the odds I would run into the editor of the movie I had just watched the night before?
As it was Halloween, I was dressed in my usual Ronnie Van Zant Skynyrd hat, which Nick Scott reminded me again was overdone, but then Nick needed subtitles under his spoken words because I couldn't understand anything he was saying. (Something about being nicely medicated I think.)
Three years later, the Skynyrd documentary winds up on Netflix.. so I contacted Claire and set this podcast interview up and it went extremely well. Now for those out there who are not the greatest Skynyrd fans.. if you're a documentary music fan, this is a fascinating look at how these docs are put together, both technically and from an editorial standpoint, and why they are really blowing up right now. IMO The original Lynyrd Skynyrd's music was so extraordinary, it's surpasses all attempts to label it as just "Southern Rock." (any more than pigeonholing the Rolling Stones as a "blues cover band" lol)
I want to tag some people who have shown support for my podcast, and might want to check this out. Meanwhile, anyone who listens to it and approves, I encourage you to like or comment on the clip, and subscribe to my channel. This has been a really fun and rewarding outlet to keep me creatively busy and still in touch with the outside world. Hopefully see you all next Halloween?

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