Running around this morning, trying to get some things tied up but thought I’d share an interesting version of the Jimi Hendrix classic Hey Joe as performed the Joscho Stephan Trio. Stephan is a German guitarist who primarily plays in the gypsy jazz style, as you might deduce from the beautiful guitar he plays. This is a fun and energetic twist on the song, a shot of ear caffeine to get the week off on and running.
I thought I’d throw in this old doodle, an oddity from twenty years or so back. Done very quickly with a Sharpie and embellished with a little watercolor, the figure is a simplified and stylized representation of the way in which the figures from my early Exiles series were painted, composed from blocks of color. It was never meant to be seen outside my studio but I like this for some reason. He looks like he could be playing Hey Joe.
Give a listen and get your motor running.