High, Boogapony Holly here, and it’s a total freak out to be your host in this Art Gowns extravaganza tribute to the one and only Jimi Hendrix.
I’m not a gown kinda gal, but Resa promised to fusion Boogapony/Jimi/& Art Gowns. I’m thrilled with the results. Also, all my live performances have been cancelled, the Boogapony tour van need$ an overhaul, and I get to keep the gowns.
Did you know Jimi started out in the coffee houses of NYC? Yeah, the Folk scene evolved from the Beat scene. Here was Dylan amongst many, and Jimi did record some of Dylan’s songs.
Above is what I might have l looked like in an Art Gown…back in the early 60’s hip Coffee House days. So cool, right?
Dig this! Resa designed the costumes for a film about Hendrix. I mean he’s not just like this amazing guitar player, but his style of clothing is so Art Gowns! I wonder if he got flashy fashion ideas from playing in Little Richards Band?
Below is a study she did of Jimi in ballpoint pen on Xerox paper. This was done for the interview.
A water colour Resa did for the interview.
Here’s the official trailer for the DVD release of the movie.
Love this psychedelic, Flower Power gown! The worlds really came together in this one!
We want to share these pics of Jimi from a LIFE magazine article; October, 1969. (Resa just happens to have one in her library)
“An Infinity of Jimis”
Original photos by Raymundo de Larrain – 1935 – 1977
We were listening to Electric Ladyland when Resa designed this Art Gown for me.
It made us think of the video of Denny Dent painting Hendrix on a wall at Monterey Pop Festival. He set a style still used by many of today’s street artists! This 3 min. vid is a must view!
Besides the fact we love Watchtower, this is a proper licensed video; Sony to YouTube, apparently.
Jimi was an “outasight” poet, in his own right. We can’t find a decent version of “Little Wing” on YouTube, but the words stand on their own.
Well she’s walking through the clouds
With a circus mind
That’s running wild
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams
And fairly tales
That’s all she ever thinks about
Riding the wind
When I’m sad she comes to me
With a thousand smiles
She gives to me free
It’s alright, she says
Take anything you want from me
Fly on, little wing
On May 3, 1969 – Jimi was busted for heroin at the Toronto International Airport. After posting $10,000.00 bail, he went directly from the police station to Maple Leaf Gardens. He played to a full house.
This pic was shot from the audience. Taken by Resa’s bbf’s mom’s boyfriend, it is 51 years old, 16″ x 20″, cracked & peeling and Resa adores it.
In above slide show are some of the pieces Resa bought after the movie came out. Below is a little vid Resa did of the original SHOWTIME movie, for portfolio purposes, only.
Boogapony Holly Character © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter
“Now if 6 turned out to be 9
I don’t mind,”
Did ya know?
Jimi was in the 101st Airborne. He enlisted in 1961, when the draft was in full swing in the USA. He was given a choice; the army or 2 years in jail.
While serving at Fort Dixon, Kentucky, he met bass guitar player Bill Cox. Later, after the Experience disbanded, Jimi, Billy & Buddy Miles (drums) recorded an LP, “Band Of Gypsys” in January, 1970.
Jimi died on September 18, 1970. He was 27 years old.
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