Doug Self Photo, Galerie La Kasbah, Essaouira, Morocco, April 2001.
There is a story that goes around Essaouira, Morocco, about how the ruins of former forts and castles on the beach were the inspiration for Jimi Hendrix’s famous song “Castles in the Sand.” What I recall, mostly, about my visit, was the preponderance of Western hippy youth walking around the village 'huffing' something from paper bags.
Bren, neon artist, and badass bass player, after hanging the neon sculpture I commissioned from him for my South Dallas home. Dallas, TX, Saturday, March 30, 1991.
Accordianist And A Puff Of Smoke, Paris, France, 1998. This is one of my favorite photos. I hope to paint it one day, in glorious color, as black and white is so stark.
Self photo, One Of My Favorite Hang Outs, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, March 2002.
Lawd, lawd! Humble Pie, 'Black Coffee', recently played on my iPod - randomly out of 16,000 songs - on my drive home from work last night. I haven't heard this song in ages, but my memory was instantly fetched back to the 1970's, when I first heard it, and it was one of my favorite songs. I was then, and am now, astonished by the powerful, soulful vocals of Steve Marriott. Here is a brilliant live video performance of this classic song, from 1973.