In the mid-seventies, one of the first records my big brother gave me when I was a little kid was Jimi Hendrix' Axis: Bold as Love. Although at the time I think I was most impressed with the track "EXP," with the alien skit, the record has been in my collection ever since. In the early eighties I spent a lot of time getting to know the rest of the Hendrix catalog, and read some things about Jimi's life--enough to know that the rumors I'd always accepted as fact about how he died weren't true.
2/25/03: Got back last night from a pretty hectic, amazing trip. Started out in Los Angeles with the Emerica "This Is Skateboarding" premiere at the El Rey Theatre on the first of February. The 3rd we were in Phoenix, the 6th, Vancouver, the 8th, New York. Then it was a fast three days in Europe: Feb 8th in London, 9th in Paris, 10th in Berlin. The 15th was in Tokyo, the 18th in Sydney, and the 20th in Honolulu. Now, I realize that it's pretty boring to hear someone complain about traveling. As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing luckier than being able to travel and see the world for work.