Is that you think of your onstage persona? The black witch?
“Oh yes, I’m very witchy onstage, that’s how everyone thinks of me. I have sparkles round my eyes that look like tears… it’s really fun. I’ve got my top hat, I do tap, I love performing. If I’d have been born 50 years ago, I’d have definitely been in Vaudeville.”
“Lita and I have been in touch the last couple of years. We’ve talked a lot about a reunion, then of the blue Lita asked me to record this rockin’ Christmas single she wrote called “Rock this Christmas Down”. I literally flew in from the midwest after some shows, stepped off the plane and went straight to the studio to record this duet with her. It was one of the best days of my life, working with her again.” ~Cherie Currie, 2013. More here.
“If anything ever happens to me, and you see a white feather floating evenly across the room, you’ll know that’s me.” John Lennon in Bravo Poster, 1974 (although this photo is obviously from quite a bit earlier)
Paul McCartney and John Lennon, December 17, 1961, by Albert Marrion, via beatlesource.
Albert Marrion recalls “This photo session was done for [Brian] Epstein as a friendly gesture against the wishes of my partner… I took about thirty photographs…but discarded all but sixteen negatives because many showed Lennon and McCartney acting up and spoiling the pose. No doubt, those negatives should have been kept, looking back.”
Q: Lots of people know you as a great guitarist, but you did some very pioneering things with that soundtrack, the fuzzbox, using guitar synths, bowing your guitar. Do you feel people haven’t paid enough attention to these more leftfield things?
JIMMY PAGE: Yeah, but it doesn’t matter, it’s all there in whatever capacity you listen. I was always trying to move things beyond what they already were. So playing the guitar with a bow — and I’m pleased that you mention this — other people have done it along the way, like Sigur Ros. The idea of it wasn’t a gimmick, but to make music that way could be…quite disturbing really. || Source: WonderingSound, Luke Turner #jimmypage #ledzeppelin
“I don’t consider writing a quiet, closet act: I consider it a real physical act. When I’m home writing on a typewriter, I go crazy. I move like a monkey. I’ve wet myself. I’ve come in my pants writing….Instead of shooting smack, I masturbate – fourteen times in a row…I start seeing Aztec mountains…I see weird things. I see temples, underground temples, with the doors opening, sliding door after sliding door, Pharaoh revealed – this bound-up Pharaoh with ropes of gold. That’s how I write a lot of my poetry.”
~ Patti Smith in 1971, from Patti Smith: An Unauthorized Biography, by Victor Bockris and Roberta Bayley
“While Jagger was teasing sex-provocateur — youth at its most decadent — Anderson suggested total depravity and filth-society at its lowest ebb. His hair a wild, matted mane, his clothes a cross between an embankment tramp and a raggle Errol Flynn, Anderson on stage could have stepped out of society’s worst nightmare: the one who wouldn’t be pushed into a corner – a demented degenerate totally lacking any sense of moral decency.” ~ “A Tull Story”, NME, July 1, 1972