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Drone flying through fireworks

A few years old so probably posted before but still cool (especially in an altered state):


Upcoming Linda Ronstadt documentary

For years Ronstadt has avoided having a film done about her but finally relented to the guy who did the one on David Crosby. She doesn't like talking about her past, or her disease, and is self-critical. But to me she was one of the most talented singers of the 70s and 80s. I loved her stylings and voice, and consider her a pioneer in rock. I also had a huge crush on her.

From the LA Times:

"Friedman, one of the film’s directors, admits he was initially taken aback by Ronstadt’s aversion to attention.

“It’s surprising in many ways that a performer of her stature, who had such success, remained completely unspoiled by it,” he says. “I think it’s hard to understand today, when there’s so much emphasis on celebrity and it’s all about followers and friends and influencers.”"


"Growing up in Tucson, she listened to a range of music: Her mother would sing Gilbert and Sullivan on the piano; her Mexican father played the music of his ancestors; her grandmother loved opera; and her sister was obsessed with Hank Williams. As a schoolgirl, she spent her days dreaming of rushing home and playing the records she’d stacked in order of preference.

“I never tried to do anything I hadn’t heard by the age of 10. I wouldn’t be able to do it authentically,” she says of her career choices."

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