Post 97: Words, music and images
So Christian has recently submitted drafts of the foreword and chapter 4 of the Hendrix Flat guidebook and I have to say I found it completely compelling – to the extent that having not quite finished it when I arrived at my tube station this morning I had to stop, sit down on the platform bench and read the rest! Of course I know I am probably biased and also slightly obsessed by Jimi at the moment but seriously I thought it was brilliant and I am itching to read more. In addition to words Christian also sent me a link to some footage of Hendrix’s gig at Olympia in December 1967. It is fabulous, not only very clear footage but it seems that Hendrix was at the top of his game on that occasion.
In other news some interesting street art has crossed my path this week which provides a stark comparison to the recently, wonderfully white painted walls of the Learning Studio. There will be no graffiti in there but enjoy these images of the two loves of my life.
Enthusiasm: Heart skipping a beat
Progress: White walls
Quote: “Watch out for your ears”
I was there, Sarah, in the front row!!! Yvonne [email protected]
Wow – how lucky were you!
That Olympia gig was 1967 but no matter… The way he tosses his cigarette just as its time to sing Sgt Pepper gets me every time… Plus the way he slides his arm up the neck and punches the first chord of wild thing… as a guitar player of nearly 30 years I still think much of what he did is actually impossible
Thanks for the comment, sorry for the typo not least because I know when that gig was. It really does matter, we are aiming to get our facts right and that is a blinder. I will correct it. More anon. S