Sparklehorse Documentary “The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse” Bows…

Congratulations to filmmakers Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass, and writer/narrator Angela Faye Martin on the recent premier showings of their excellent documentary on the life of Mark Linkous. After premiering the film at the Chattanooga Film Festival in Tennessee, and the iconic 40-Watt club in Athens, Georgia, a gala screening is set for June at the Union Chapel in London. For those who did not participate in the crowdfunding campaign and who would like to get copies, the team is currently working on a distribution plan, so stay tuned. In the meantime, more info is available on their Facebook pagesbw_sparklehorse

5 years…

…ago today we lost Mark. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed. It’s taken a long time to come to terms with his loss. Mark was many things. A very talented musician. A gifted composer both in terms of melody and lyrics. His ability to evoke deep emotions from his economical use of words was one of his extraordinary talents. And his skills crossed over into the technical aspect of music making. He was a skillful producer, engineer, and almost a magician at times, taking outdated recording technology, things he found in junkyards and fixing them and giving them new life as a way to help create his unique sounds. And by all accounts an extraordinarily kind, gentle and humble man.

But on the 5th year anniversary of Mark’s leaving us, we’d like to focus less on mourning his loss, and more on celebrating his life. To that end, we’ve compiled a tribute to Mark that we hope you’ll all enjoy. We scraped high and low for photos. One or more of yours may show up here. And if so we hope you’ll forgive our appropriating the various images we’ve found to help memorialize Mark today.

We recommend viewing the full HD version but if you are having problems viewing over a slow connection we’ve provided a link to a lower-res version of the video as well. Hope you all enjoy…

SparkleOn Mark Linkous Tribute (HD)

SparkleOn Mark Linkous Tribute (non-HD)

 

Sparklehorse Film…

For those who haven’t yet heard the exciting news…

…there is a Sparklehorse documentary in the works by the good folks at Bo-Ho Films!

Currently in mid-production, the filmmakers are seeking funding through Indiegogo to help complete the project. Please help out if you can…

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sad-beautiful-world-of-sparklehorse

The latest trailer looks amazing with contributions from the likes of Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper, Emily Haines, Gemma Hayes, Ed Harcourt, Matthew Wright and Adam Wiltzie…