Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas, Babies ... Sure Did Treat Jimi Nice

Thank you for helping us fund our Kickstarter Campaign in celebration of Jimi Hendrix. We are producing the definitive book commemorating the world's greatest guitarist, lavishly illustrated with inside stories from guitar heroes and Jimi confidants. The project is called ...

Hendrix Now! Backstory of a Legend A Historical Volume by Noë Gold
With Alan Douglas Music and in Association with the Jimi Hendrix Foundation

Here is a blurb description of it:

Jimi Hendrix - Experience This! A Visual Spiritual Odyssey. Inside stories from guitar heroes and Jimi confidants about the world's greatest guitarist.

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Merry Christmas ...
... and
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 ♥..( . • . ) ..... (´• ̮•).. )Happy New Year 
... and it would be great if you went to my website
                                                and sign in to my Band of Gypsys newsletter here.

– Noë the G
Founding Editor Guitar World
Creative Director Jimi Hendrix Foundation

JimiSanta II SURPRINT by Doctor Noe
JimiSanta II SURPRINT, a photo by Doctor Noe on Flickr.
I came across this wonderful Christmas greeting (Jimi Hendrix as Santa photo shoot for the Nashville Record Mirror/ Photograph by © Dezo Hoffmann, December 1967) … from my friend David Pearcy, a Hendrix iconographer extraordinaire with whom I collaborated on this little old magazine I edited called Guitar World.
In 1967 Jimi Hendrix posed as jolly Old Saint Nick for the Record Mirror newspaper to promote his then newest album, Axis: Bold as Love. The cover date of that issue was December 23, 1967 … and a video was shot on December 22nd, at one of the last truly “underground” events of the 60s held in London, the all-night “Christmas on Earth Continued” festival, which Hendrix headlined and also featured The Who, Traffic, Pink Floyd (Syd Barrett’s last gig with the group), Eric Burdon and the New Animals, The Move and Soft Machine.
Two years later, in December of 1969, Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, The Band of Gypsys, were rehearsing at Baggy Studios in New York prior to their New Year’s concerts at the Fillmore East, where they recorded a Christmas medley of “Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne.”
A bitchin' little Yuletide medley:

PS  ...
I am utterly humbled ...
   ...   by the feedback I have been getting … and utterly wiped. Any of you who have done a Kickstarter campaign will know that for the past two months my life has been nothing but copy-paste-post-promote. So please forgive me if I take a breather and take it all in. I promise that soon I will begin to tackle all the proper thank yous, and begin the process of fulfilling the rewards orders.
For now, thank you all, big and small, for getting me going. Now the fun part of this job begins – completing some interviews, photo editing and writing. I have you to thank for that.
Noe the G
PS, still can't shake the habit of posting videos about what my project is about, so indulge me ...

The video here explains it all: 

Copyright © Hendrix Now Productions, 2014
Music on the Video is Copyright © Alan Douglas | Jimi Hendrix Reference Library, 1992
Berkeley, CA 5/30/70 from Variations on a Theme: "Red House"
Used with permission of The Douglas Family

And this one's just for fun: 

Mike Finnigan (he played on Electric Ladyland with Jimi, Jack Cassidy, Steve Winwood, Al Kooper, Chris Wood, comping with his Hammond B3 organ and interpreting Jimi's jazz persona for that masterpiece), gives Noë the G the thumbs up.