Savannah director Mitchell Powers film Im Like This Every Day focus on the life and songs of the mentally disturbed but lovable folk-punk crooner Peter Stubb. Despite his past flirtations with Nazism, cutting himself to release his inner demons, a Santa Claus obsession, and grappling with the possibility that he may or may not be a werewolf, Stubb is an endearing character.
Through lo-fi recordings, home videos and testimonials from Stubbs friends and family, many of whom look like a cast of extras from the set of Gummo, Im Like This Every Day paints a portrait of the Dalton, Ga., artist as a paranoid schizophrenic. But his sometimes filthy folk tales, weighed against the balance of melodic, acoustic punk strumming, are bound by the timeless tussle between warped, automatic self-destruction and redemption.
As a singer, his voice conveys a sense of innocence and honesty that belies his tattooed exterior. The films fast, matter-of-fact pacing feels like a shotgun blast into Stubb's world. He never lost that kind of childhood enthusiasm for an erotic tune, says Powers. He still writes sex songs, and he really does have that sense of innocence, like a lonely 13-year-old kid locked in his bedroom singing into a tape recorder.
Stubbs plays a free in-store at Reactionary Records in East Atlanta at 9 p.m. on Sat. April 18 after the 7 p.m. screening of I'm Like This Everyday at the Midtown Art Cinema.
(Photo by Mitchell Powers)
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