The Depth of Purple

I had a tough time finding anything I felt like posting today. Nothing hit me. I tried file numbers for today's date. Meh. Several folders in my photo archives. I liked a bunch of Mickey Hart shots from a festival in '07 but then I realized tomorrow is his birthday so I will wait until tomorrow. (Yay! I don't have to come up with anything tomorrow).

So I made a decision on one of three photographs of I shot of Deep Purple at the Long Beach Arena. If you've read my book, Everybody I Shot Is Dead, you'd know about my fun times at the Riot House where I met the roadies from Deep Purple. On my birthday they took me sailing and several days later they talked me in to going to the show. I mostly hung out by the sound board and seriously only took three shots of Deep Purple and on of ELO...who opened for DP.

 
 

So, this is my contribution to #tbt.

How It Used To Be

I had been in Los Angeles for less than six months when I came up with the idea of doing a coffee table book of musicians who were also excellent fine artists.

 
Photos by Marian or Maria

Photos by Marian or Maria

 

And this one too. 'How am I going to get Joni Mitchell?'

 
I got this t-shirt from Shelly Siegel of Mushroom Records. They released Heart's first two albums.

I got this t-shirt from Shelly Siegel of Mushroom Records. They released Heart's first two albums.

 

That little idea became Starart. A coffee table book focused on the art of Joni Mitchell, Klaus Voormann, John Mayall, Cat Stevens, Ron Wood and George "Commander Cody" Frayne.

As it turns out, nothing has really changed since 'How It Used To Be'...well, maybe I'm a few years older. But I am still creating projects as an artist (photography, filmmaking and writing). There are several in the works.

First thing tomorrow I will be launching a very special Go Fund Me page that I'm putting together for a friend of mine. We just finished the video seconds ago. If you are on my mailing list you will be getting notification no later than tomorrow morning. Watch for it.