As a veteran of over 415 concerts in 49 years, one of my regrets is that I never saw Jimi Hendrix live in concert. Alas, that was not meant to happen.
I will soon have an opportunity to read about the personal memories of 400 eyewitness accounts of seeing Jimi live. Richard M. Houghton has a new book coming out on the 48th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death, September 18, 2018, Jimi Hendrix, The Day I Was There.
I love the use of color that illustrates the book cover.
Richard M. Houghton is a music journalist/archivist. He has forged an interesting niche by writing a series of books from a rock music fan’s point of view. His, I Was There theme is a smart and welcome idea. The Jimi Hendrix book is the fifth I Was There title in the series.
He has written I Was There books about The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Pink Floyd.
He is working on several more I Was There books for 2019 and beyond. Upcoming projects are fan memories of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath (2019), the Faces, Cream and Neil Young. I have some memories to share with Richard for those titles.
If there’s anyone else you’re passionate reading about, he’ d love to hear from you. Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
I listened with a great deal of interest to Neil Young on the Rolling Stone Magazine Now podcast. I took notes during the section that focused on Pono Music. I learned that the revised Pono Music Store will be both a download and streaming site when ready.
The high res streaming service Qobuz (France) today streams high res. It has a limited global market (France, UK, Germany, Netherlands).
However its not streaming from Singapore…and it’s not Pono….
Hopefully Neil will further enlighten the Pono community (after all we’ve been loyal and patient) with more information about the revised Pono service after sharing that knowledge with Rolling Stone Magazine’s audience first via their podcast.
Sunday is a day of worship and reflection. I ready for mass, gathering my prayers for family, friends and the planet.
My heart was moved to tears when I saw the miracle of the bison joining the protection at Standing Rock. Mother Nature has shown us her guidance through the animal kingdom. It is truly a sign from God.
Stand in Prayerful Solidarity with Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline Opposition Water Protectors.
I heard for the first time today my Neil Young Limited Edition Pono Music Player. It is the warmest, richest sound I have ever heard. When I listened through my headphones to Neil’s Storytone Deluxe Edition Pono tracks I swear to God it sounded like Neil Young was playing his acoustic guitar right next to where I was seated. High resolution audio is an amazing experience, it truly is. The Gentle Revolution is underway and I consider myself fortunate to be participating in the next phase of music listening. I want to thank the Pono Music team and Neil Young for bringing us “early adopters” a great soul-ution
It was reassuring to witness late night television serve as the validation of the Neil Young and Jack White collaboration that I have been very intent upon owning. Jimmy Fallon is devout a fan of music box sets. He has previously hosted a week long series of shows that highlighted the The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street collector’s box set (which I also own). Last night he honored the Neil Young/Jack White collaboration, A Letter Home a forthcoming limited edition box set (May 27th).
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon arranged for delivery and setup of Jack White’s 1947 Voice-O-Graph vinyl recording booth on the NBC Tonight Show stage in New York City. This was a magnanimous gesture that allowed a large viewing and studio audience to witness Neil Young record the hit by Patsy Cline, “Crazy”, a song written by Willie Nelson inside that booth.