KCRW – Guest Dj Project – December 2009
This interview is very dear to me for two reasons: Jake’s choice of the song The River by Bruce Springsteen (and his reaction to it while filming a scene for ‘Brothers’), and his words about his father. Both things cut deep into my soul.
Here’s what this interview is about:
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal was heavily influenced by his parents’ musical tastes and repaid the favor with a Guest DJ set dedicated entirely to family – from the folk song that his dad sang him to sleep to the live track that makes him sob on set. He also puts his performer hat on, with a host of great imitations – including a few of Director Jim Sheridan, who directed him in the new film “Brothers.”
You can listen to it and read the transcript HERE, I know you won’t regret it. You can also download it.
The folk song his dad sang to him (‘The Fox’ by Burl Ives) seems to be a very dear memory to Jake, he mentions it often. And he even sang it with his beautiful voice (I know I’ve posted this before but I will never tire of it)