Sunday, May 10, 2009

A new world, full of hope and promise

It's been a long strange ride since I posted anything on this blog. There was a long dry spell after Johnny's death and the Sony licensing nightmare... frankly, I couldn't open the Jimmie site without opening old wounds.

Some interesting stuff popped into my life during the past few weeks. Out of the blue...

A longtime fan offered to help finish a book about Jimmie's life and times that I've struggled with for decades. We had a good long talk on the telephone. She also offered to help preserve Jimmie's legacy in other interesting ways (perhaps a benefit concert or an album of cover tunes).

A local radio DJ gave me a recording he pirated at a concert Jimmie performed in San Francisco, circa 1974. While listening to it, I cried like a baby. Tears of joy. Amazing performances, plus a few Jimmie tunes never archived anywhere.

There's more news, too. I'll try to post and update the Jimmie website as time permits. Thanks for keeping the flame burning. Keep in touch and pass it on.