Not Rocket Man – Sugar Man Rodriguez

I am pleading guilty.  I don’t follow the current music at all. Oh I might mention a name here and there but mostly I am oblivious.

Skipping through the years I have caught the odd song and artist but haven’t felt like I missed much since the years in high school when I was really into music.

This week I was exposed briefly to a seventies poet, songwriter I had never heard of before – Jesus Rodriguez aka Sixto Rodriguez.  You may have have heard of him the same way I did from the  “Searching for Sugar Man movie documentary which was nominated January 13, 2013 for best documentary for the Academy awards .

The “Sugar Man was recently on Jay Leno and Sixty Minutes because of his story.

An interesting story of 70’s artist whose career never took off in the USA but he became the voice of apartheid era in South Africa. Rumored dead by suicide and now re-discovered, his music, and his story is capturing a generation that was not even born when his music was first recorded.

Grab the popcorn, and watch the award-winning documentary on Netflix,  then thank me.🐭

A great sound, I hope you like it too.

[this documentary is also from those movie makers who brought us the amazing Man On Wire documentary. ]

Cover of "Man on Wire"

Cover of Man on Wire


* use the links above to learn more ! 🙂

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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2 Responses to Not Rocket Man – Sugar Man Rodriguez

  1. Anthony Haley says:

    Fantastic recommendation. I’m very excited to watch this one!


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