The story of singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez is getting a lot of attention, primarily because of a documentary about him, "Searching for Sugar Man," that opens July 27 in L.A. and New York. Rodriguez, now 70, grew up in Detroit where his Mexican immigrant father worked in an auto plant. He learned guitar from his dad, pursued folk music, signed a record deal in the late '60s and released a couple of albums in the early '70s, but they went nowhere and he left music to support his family--primarily by doing manual labor. Incredibly enough, his music became popular in South Africa--its socially-minded tinge touching a chord with the oppressed people living under apartheid. Fast forward to 2006, when a young filmmaker named Malik Bendjelloul went to South Africa looking for a documentary subject. He discovered the fascination there with Rodriguez, tracked down the musician, and convinced him to come out of the shadows. Can't wait to see the film. The New York Times had a great story today that fills in the blanks. His albums are available on iTunes, and on June 24th Sony will release a soundtrack for the film that includes 14 Rodriguez songs. Not sure if this song title reflects his state of mind when his career foundered.