Arthur Russell was a fascinating man who wholly devoted himself to his chosen work: music. He faced personal tragedies and obstacles along the way but never strayed from his quest for musical perfection. Very cool to witness footage of the guy performing, singing and accompanying himself on his cello. Prior to his premature death he dipped his toes into every genre of music imaginable: country, punk, classical, & disco. Despite never receiving wide acclaim during his lifetime, his music lives on in the shape of the thousands of recordings he left behind.
**This amazing thumb piano rendition of Russell's song "A Little Lost" by Swedish musician Jens Lekman is in the Extra features on the DVD. It is a remarkable performance.
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