I felt kind of weird going into a week-long exploration of Jimi Hendrix. Let me back up a bit. I’m asking people/my awesome followers to leave suggestions of creative people in my ask box (or in reply to this). After receiving suggestions, I will then spend a week focusing on one creative person. Mostly, I’ve done authors so far, and they’ve all been simply at my whim. The idea for this is that I can be more interactive/proactive about the stuff I post here. If I take suggestions, I can learn about creative people I might not have otherwise explored.
I titled this CP of the Week a few days ago, but I’m re…branding it as Re: Creation. It feels a little less unwieldy.
Anyway, I got one suggestion (Miranda July, thanks iferuniversity!), but that’ll come next week…next year! The spheres were not quite ready. However, I wanted to open it up for more suggestions. I’ll continue to do that throughout the week, and really my ask box is always open. You can click the title, or you can click right here too!
Oh, and Jimi Hendrix? I was going to start with him yesterday, but it didn’t feel quite right. He’s not supposed to be some fallback plan. Then I saw the photo of him I’d queued for Christmas, and I thought, that’s not Jimi (I feel uneasy when people refer to *dead* artists by their first names, but I can’t help myself. It’s like that scene in White Men Can’t Jump, which we’ll get to eventually.), but of course it is too. Rock stars and celebrities are goofy and imperfect just like the everyday people we interact with regularly. We just like to think of them as the Platonic ideal.
Anyway. ANYWAY. Let’s start with the Star Spangled Banner…Oh, and leave me Re: Creation suggestions!