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Old 01-22-2021, 10:00 AM
rokdog49 rokdog49 is online now
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Default Anybody seen “Blaze” on Netflix?

Watched this last night.
It’s the story of “Blaze” Foley whose real name was Michael David Fuller.

Blaze Foley
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Birth name Michael David Fuller
Also known as Deputy Dawg
Born December 18, 1949
Malvern, Arkansas, United States
Died February 1, 1989 (aged 39)
Austin, Texas, United States
Genres Country, folk
Years active 1975-1989
Website https://www.blazefoley.com/
Michael David Fuller (December 18, 1949 – February 1, 1989), better known by his stage name Blaze Foley, was an American country music singer-songwriter, poet, and artist active in Austin, Texas.

Foley was born Michael David Fuller in Malvern, Arkansas on December 18, 1949.[1] He grew up in San Antonio, Texas and performed in a gospel band called The Singing Fuller Family with his mother, brother and sisters.[1] As a child Blaze contracted polio and as a consequence one of his legs was shorter than the other, causing him to drag his foot while walking.[2] He was nicknamed "Deputy Dawg" early in his career.[3] In the spring of 1975, he was living in a small artists' community just outside Whitesburg, Georgia when he met Sybil Rosen.[3] Rosen and Foley were in a relationship and decided to leave the artist community together to support his music. He went on the road and performed in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and, finally, Austin, Texas.[3] Together, they ended up in Austin. Foley tried to get into songwriting, but after the move he experienced a lot of career pressure.[3] Foley started drinking more and the bar scene complicated his relationship with Rosen, which eventually ended.[3]

Foley was close friends with Townes Van Zandt and was greatly influenced by him.[4] Foley's stage name was inspired by his admiration of musician Red Foley[4] and the stripper and burlesque performer Blaze Starr.[5]

Interesting story if you like slow-moving movies about famous or semi-famous people, but it’s rather long
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:39 AM
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A good movie overall about a very talented and troubled person. More or less accurate depiction (depending who you ask) and worth the time IMHO.
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:32 PM
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I'm a big Blaze Foley fan. I enjoyed the movie Blaze.

Duct Tape Messiah is a documentary about him that I also enjoyed.
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