Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 27th, 2006
The rising tide of interest in The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang continues, and now takes a musical turn. Cryptomundo has kept you informed about how this film won at Slamdance, and of its acclaim. Now comes word that a big music corporation has lined up for an associated contract.
The Hollywood Reporter notes today that Sony BMG Music Entertainment has signed the U.S. rights to Tim Skousen’s The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang. The film was the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival audience award winner. Bringing together the people that brought us Napoleon Dynamite, the buzz is so loud about this film, it is deafening.
Unfortunately for cryptozoology and cryptofiction fans, the comedy has a cardboard character cryptozoologist and appears to center on an adolescent sci-fi fan and his friends who discover Bigfoot tracks, which may or may not be authentic. Two of the discoverer’s neighbors plot to make a quick buck from, what The Hollywood Reporter calls, “the supposed discovery.”
Look for the soundtrack to be an attention-grabber if BMG Music is interested in the rights.
I wonder what should be on the extended playlist for The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang’s music fans? Or even what’s in the movie? How about Dan Freyer’s “I Still Believe in Bigfoot,” a sample of which you can download from here.
Maybe Dana Krall’s “Big Foot” instrumental? Or the late great Rockabilly Hall of Fame artist Buddy Knox’s “The Bigfoot Song”?
How about getting ahold of the sold-out album, “Songs for a Bigfoot World” by Tom Yamarone? I understand Tom has written a new song, “Jerry Crew (He Knew What to Do).”
You just can’t go wrong with songs by Freyer and Yamarone playing in your Land Rover, as you speed out to the site of your next Bigfoot bushwack, can you? Well, at least in my beat-up ten year old station wagon, I like to hear their stuff. While I’m waiting for my new comp review vehicle, perhaps one of Skoda’s Yeti (hint, hint, to corporate Skoda types), sounds of sweet Sasquatch lyrics make the roadtrips easier on the brain.
What are your favorite Bigfoot songs?
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.