Here’s a little history lesson. Hüsker Dü were a massively influential Minneapolis punk rock band comprised of three members: Bob Mould, Bob Mould, and Bob Mould. Well, that’s not true, but doesn’t it seem that way some times? Admittedly, Bob Mould does keep a higher profile, what with Sugar and a million solo albums. And Greg Norton is too busy running restaurants and maintaining that fantastic mustache. What of Grant Hart, though? While not as prolific or mustachioed as his Hüsker Dü compatriots, he’s still put out a fair share of solo material, not to mention his career as a visual artist. If only somebody would make a documentary shedding more light on this unsung punk rock hero.
Well, somebody did. I mean, of course somebody did. Why would I have mentioned it otherwise? That would be insufferable. The alluded documentary is Every Everything by Gorman Bechard, director of Color Me Impressed: A Film About The Replacements and the soon-to-premiere Archers of Loaf concert documentary What Did You Expect?. Every Everything aims to track Hart’s life through one very special interview subject: Grant Hart!!!!?!!! Subjects in Hart’s life that the documentary touches on include Hüsker Dü (duhhhhh), the musician’s early life, his post-Dü music, his art, collaborations with William S. Burroughs and Patti Smith, obsessions with Groucho Marx and Marcel Duchamp, and his love of Studebakers. You know, the cars.
Like Bechard’s other films under his What Were We Thinking Films banner, Every Everything will be partially funded by Kickstarter. Check out the film’s website to donate to the project. If you give more than $10,000, you’ll get (along with a whole lot of other stuff) to have dinner with Grant Hart. Finally, a chance to ask him uncomfortably detailed, annoying questions about “The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill”!