Which in this case is a Kinks reunion. My Globe confrere Geoff Edgers has been slaving away for some months now on a personal project, one which should warm the hearts of anyone who ever swooned to "Lola" or "Waterloo Sunset" (or, in my case, spent years searching high and low for a vinyl copy of "The Great Lost Kinks Album"). To wit: With Boston area filmmaker and all-around great dude Robert Patton-Spruill, Geoff is making a documentary about trying to coax Ray Davies and the other Kinks out of hiding and back onto the stage. Failing that, he hopes to get Ray on film. Failing that -- and Mr. Raymond Douglas Davies has long been one dyspeptic rock star when it comes to the press -- Geoff wants to talk to the many and storied musicians (Sting, Paul Weller, etc) who have been inspired by the Great Man.
It's not going particularly well, which is why it's going semi-brilliantly. As the delicious YouTube teaser below makes clear, "Do It Again" is becoming less a story of an undervalued pop genius and increasingly a comedy about chasing the ghost of that genius upstream through his influences and against the currents of benign (sometimes) industry neglect. Enjoy -- and hope this movie gets completed someday. Terry and Julie would want it that way.