Hasil Jakebrake

from by Thad Povey

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Hasil Jakebrake

Well he rolls just like the wind and he wears the celluloid thin
He’s Hasil Jakebrake – Independent Filmtrucker
The sprockets count the miles off, like a picket fence in interlock
And Hasil he don’t look back, he’s an outlaw

Pa: Hey Ma, did you see that trucker go?
Ma: How’d he do a film that fine with only 30K?
Boy: Hey mister! Hey mister! I’m gonna be just like him when I grow up….

Yeah his logic’s convoluted, he’s eternally persecuted
The rig he rides is obsolete and ornery
With a Bolex by his side, he’s like a Don Quixote in his stride
You touch his 16 and you’ll see his fury

Smokey: Hey boy, you pull that rig over, you hear? You can’t cut a sequence like that, it’s nothing but jump cuts! Lemme see your press kit! You got any distribution?

Well, I don’t care if I do dah, do dah, do dah, do….

“Will I see this big rig home? Will my final cut get fin’ly shown?
And why does every highway lead to L.A?
To Hollywood I said, “Be damned!
That door is closed, I heard it slam!
I’ll stay out on the highway shooting Plus-X.”

Here he comes again - Hasil Jakebrake - And there he goes
Look out! - Hasil Jakebrake
Hasil Jakebrake


from A Twangled Web, released December 28, 2016
Song, lyrics, and lead vocals - Thad Povey
Character voices and backing vocals - Isabel Povey, Zoe Fassler, Rock Ross, Chris Santeramo, and Dan Janos
All instruments - Thad Povey
The character of Hasil Jakebrake was inspired by Craig Baldwin and Bill Daniel



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