For those inclined to 1950s proto-hippies, news of a documentary about Moondog—the great NYC composer, street busker and early counter-culture guru—is cause for celebration.
See the link here.
It is not known whether Eden and Moondog ever met, though Ahbez—during his stay in NYC in June 1948 to promote “Nature Boy”—wrote an unrecorded song titled “The Beat of New York,” which I’ve always kinda thought could be an ode to Moondog. Probably wishful thinking.
Whatever the case… check out the new film’s trailer here:
Hopefully Ahbez will one day get his own documentary too. [Hint, Hint]