Tuesday Tuneage, November 3

On Sunday night, I watched the fun but totally bizarre film Frank on Netflix. I had remembered the trailer and cast from when it came out last year; a music-centered move starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhall and Domhnall Gleeson could not possibly be bad. And it wasn't! I was very surprised to discover after viewing that the movie is based in many ways on an actual performer in the UK, Frank Sidebottom. Sidebottom seems much happier than the film's protagonist, who reminded me much more of Daniel Johnston (both in his genius and mental illness). Here's some Frank Sidebottom, which was new to me, and a handful of favorites from an old favorite: