Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shooting A Documentary!

The past year has shown much Rusty activity. We have played this year's Empty Bowls Event, Miro Tea (for our second annual benefit, which garnered food, clothes and over $250 for Sacred Heart Shelter), Bop St. Records, Ould Triangle, The Ballard Mine and continued to write and create with Seattle's homeless population.
In recent weeks we have also begun filming a documentary about our process and project with Mingus O'Bannon. We met Mingus while playing the open mics he hosts at Molly MacGuire's in Ballard. After our set he approached us about playing his Friday night showcase at The Ould Triangle in Greenwood. Following our Ould Triangle set he proposed the idea of a documentary, which had already been kicking around in our heads for sometime. It seemed providence that someone with drive, energy and a compassionate understanding for our subject matter approached us to produce the documentary we had been dreaming of. We have begun shooting and already had some very positive musical moments, including the chance to play Curtis, who we met last November, his song for the first time. It was a powerful moment and we were glad Mingus was there to be a part of it and capture it.
We will keep you all informed and up-to-date. Our goal is to start small and go from there - discovering the meaning and focus along the way.