On Christmas Day” (mp3, 5M), by the Opal Foxx Quartet.
If you like this and want to hear more, check out their 1992 CD entitled The Love That Won’t Shut Up, or get something by Smoke, the band formed after OFQ broke up. See, for example, Another Reason To Fast or Heaven On A Popsicle Stick.
You might also seek out the 2002 documentary Benjamin Smoke.
The above mp3 comes from a Christmas CD, put out in the mid-’90s by the Athens ‘zine Flagpole, featuring indie Georgia musicians.
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RIP Benjamin. :(
I’ve been planning to watch that for a long time, but my videostore only has it in VHS, if I recall. I’ll watch it now on your recommendation.
Intrigued by a discussion of Lost Book Found (still haven’t been able to track down the film here in Atlanta), I rented Jem Cohen’s documentary, Benjamin Smoke. The documentary focuses on Benjamin, an openly gay, HIV-positive, speed freak rock performe…