Monday, September 08, 2008

The Eternal Children by David Kleijwegt

It's not new, but I havn't seen it before. It's the documentary 'The Eternal Children' by David Kleijwegt (2006) for viewing on YouTube. You should really see this.

It'a an unique and interesting documentary about the the freak-folk artist such Antony & The Johnstons, CocoRosie, Vashti Bunyan, Devendra Banhart and so on. These folks are so individual and different. It's ever-interessting to listen to the Casady twins tell about their unusual childhood on the outside of what we perceive as a normal society or hear Devendra talk about the voice of his heart and about his dual mind.

Well, admitted, Devendra is a bit too much for me at times, so much form, but respect to him anyways for making music that are full of wellmeant feeling. The documentary is about that generation of musicians which share a common spirituality and certain lyrical understanding of the world. As a review puts it: it's people ‘with their eyes wde-open’, but not naive, but with hope; a young generation that shifts away from the rage and depression of early 90s.

C.S Lewis once said: "When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - This is a good quote for this beautiful little documentary. As well for all the rest of us.

All six parts below!

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