My dearly departed brother Jerome Henry Hartnell loved Johnny Winter and died from an overdose not long after this video was made.
I have been thinking about and praying for both of them in recent days as the great bluesman recently died in an hotel in Suisse: that the Good Lord may have mercy on both of them.
I went down to hear and see Johnny at the Strath a few years ago, but it was clear to me after a only a few minutes that Johnny was completely stoned on something, and in no condition to play that night… I was horrified that night and continue to be outraged by the damage that heavy addiction can do to an artist of great stature, and I felt ripped off.
But I understand now that he got into recovery, that he likely had a number of relapses, and that explains his comeback such as it was, which is frankly remarkable, all things considered…
Moonalice 420 Gathering of the Tribe at Slim’s poster by Alexandra Fischer
On April 24, 2014, in Posters, Silkscreen, by admin
MOONALICE, (David Nelson, Jason Crosby, Wavy Gravy & Big Steve Parish) at Slim’s 4/20/2014
by Alexandra Fischer
An edition of 125 posters was printed for the annual 420 show at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA on April 20th, 2014. Silkscreened in 4 colors, at Hangar 18 in Oakland, CA, with the gracious and expert help of Chuck Sperry. The poster is printed on thick metallic gold stock. The Poster dimension is 22″ x 34″(paper). This poster is #M676 in the Moonalice poster series and the edition is as always signed and numbered.
For this year’s Moonalice 420 Gathering Of The Tribe at Slim’s, I drew inspiration from the ancient tribe of Egypt. By printing only green over gold and silver, I kept the color pallet monochromatic, giving the image a more subtle impact.