Dick Proenneke is the kinda guy whose accomplishments can make your own—Thoreau’s, even—look trivial.
After years of work as a master diesel mechanic (and a brief stint as a sheep rancher), Proenneke retired to Twin Lakes, Alaska, where he built a cabin from scratch (using non-electric tools) and lived for the next 30 years. He filmed himself while doing it all, too, vaguely aware of the fact that his search for a simple life was worth documenting.
Proenneke’s footage was released in a 2004 biopic called “Alone In The Wilderness,” and here it forms the backdrop for the latest single from BC’s Capitol 6, an assemblage of Sun Wizard singer-guitarist Malcolm Jack and various members of Bummer High, Chains of Love, Raccoons and the Louise Burns band.
“Fever” is like the Dandy Warhols’ “Sleep”—a psych-folk lullaby with the potential to cause insomnia.