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"Actin' funny but I don't know why
'Scuse me while I kiss the sky

---Lyrics by Jimi Hendrix, from "Purple Haze"

This is my Photo Friday submission for 3/31/06: "Metallic"

Br3nda, blux, GFR, ibeamee, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. musicmuse_ca 115 months ago | reply

    @eotiv: It sure looks like it to me! :)

  2. meninosdosolhos [deleted] 115 months ago | reply

    Hey Joe....
    Fanyastic my friend...

  3. musicmuse_ca 115 months ago | reply

    @Artur: Another hendrix fan, huh? Thanks! :D

  4. Lapis Leslie 115 months ago | reply

    Good choice. I liked the b&w version, but this is so striking.

  5. musicmuse_ca 115 months ago | reply

    Thanks leslie. I always have such a hard time deciding. I showed it to a friend, who recommended the color version.

    The blue sky is such a great color against the clouds, I had to go with this one.

  6. Kevin 115 months ago | reply

    Beth- is this by the mission? I don't remember this statue; but it's been about 4 years since I've been to SJB.

  7. musicmuse_ca 115 months ago | reply

    Hi Kevin...

    Yeah it is right out in front of the Mission, near where the bells are and the cemetery.

  8. aileene [deleted] 115 months ago | reply


  9. Kevin 115 months ago | reply

    I should make a trip. I used to camp frequently above SJB on Fremont Peak (best during no moon nights when they operate the telescope). Sunday morning breakfast would be cinnamon buns from San Juan Bakery.


  10. musicmuse_ca 115 months ago | reply

    @Aileene: Thanks!

  11. musicmuse_ca 115 months ago | reply

    @Kevin: Sounds like a great trip. I hope you take the time to do it.

    I will have to check out that bakery next time I am over that way.

  12. -= Hobo =- [deleted] 115 months ago | reply

    That's fantastic! Great choice of the point of view

  13. musicmuse_ca 115 months ago | reply

    thanks Hobo_pd! Yeah, it seemed to fit the mood of the day for me. :)

  14. bunæn 115 months ago | reply

    An apt quote to accompany a great capture.

    Trivia: At concerts, I've seen Jimi point to Mitch Mitchell and also to Noel Redding when he would get to that line and say "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy." Every time he did it he and the other fellas in the band would crack up. In fact, I don't recall him ever saying the "real" lyrics at that part of the song. Do you remember that? ('Cause, somehow I know, you were there too!)

  15. musicmuse_ca 115 months ago | reply

    @bunaen: I actually saw Jimi Hendrix on his first tour, when he opened for Joni Mitchell at Town Hall in May of 1968. So yeah I know. Thanks!

  16. musicmuse_ca 112 months ago | reply

    @paul roses: Thanks! :)

  17. A.Currell 90 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hard Men, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  18. work_dt 75 months ago | reply

    Hey everyone, Musicmuse_ca, this is my professor's work! How exciting...Here is a Copy & Paste Excerpt of his mini biography. His Name is Thomas Marsh at the Academy of Art University, (He is a Part time Professor of Fine Art figure Drawing and Full time Sculptor):

    Thomas Marsh is a classical figurative sculptor who has created many public monuments in California, and elsewhere in the United States. Perhaps his best known works are the statue in the Santa Cruz surfing monument, the statue of John the Baptist at the Mission in San Juan Bautista, CA, and the Statue of Democracy in San Francisco's Chinatown. He is the designer and sculptor of the recently dedicated Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C.
    Mr. Marsh has taught undergraduates and graduate students at the Academy since 1981. His expertise ranges from drawing and anatomy to figure sculpture and aesthetics.

  19. musicmuse_ca 75 months ago | reply

    work_dt Thanks for the info!

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