The Late, Great Zeke Hoffmeyer

In 1994, Joel and Ben Jones created a mockumentary honoring “Zeke Hoffmeyer” for Live Arts’ “Off the Mall” show that summer. At the time, the story of the slacker Gen X musician and downtown denizen was hilarious, timely, and intertwined perfectly with the real downtown Charlottesville. Joel made Zeke Hoffmeyer available online this weekend, and I just watched it for the first time in fifteen years. It’s aged beautifully. If you spent any significant time living, working, or relaxing downtown during the mid-90s, you’re bound to enjoy this look back into that time. And even if you didn’t, heck, it’s just plain funny; carve out twenty three minutes and give it a watch.

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