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markhoffchaney
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posted 12 April 2002 08:46 AM      Profile for markhoffchaney     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did anyone hear the radio documentary on DNTO a couple of weeks ago? Fucking brilliant, I still cannot come to grips with the horrors that guy faced, and put up with. I love it. Any albums books or movies that he is referenced in or makes an appearence, I would greatly appreciate a heads up.

Thanks in advance.


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skdadl
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posted 12 April 2002 09:49 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think I caught a middle bit of that doc, markhoffchaney (what is DNTO?), and yes, it was rivetting, more than I remembered or knew before. It's been years since I've paid attention, but I will now -- he was a brilliant, moving guy.
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'lance
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posted 12 April 2002 11:39 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
DNTO is Definitely Not the Opera, skdadl. Music/pop culture show, 1-5 Saturdays on Radio One.

This was indeed a great documentary. A friend of mine took a great interest in him a few years back, and wrote a long essay on his life, so I knew some of the story. But not all, by any means, and I was suitably shocked, moved, horrified at times. But always very interested.

Of Ochs references elsewhere, I can only make a few guesses. Ochs probably appears in one of the new books on Dylan, Positively Fourth Street. At least, Dylanologists claim that Dylan, being not-unusually nasty and vindictive by his standards at the time, directed the song of the same name at Ochs. He may also appear in Pennebaker's 1965 Dylan documentary, Don't Look Back. I haven't seen that one, however.

I don't know if there's a good biography of Ochs, though there should be. The friend I mentioned above wrote years ago to Ochs's brother, Michael, expressing interest in doing such a biography. Michael expressed interest back, but asked that she hold off awhile, because a movie of his life was supposedly in production -- to star Sean Penn, was the scuttlebutt. But I don't think that came to anything.

As always, the Web and Google are your friends. You might go to the DNTO website for starters. The guy who produced the documentary might have listed his references there.


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