February 24, 2011
Something for a change, an old poster
Just a few days ago, I got Kindle and started reading "Just Kids" by Patti Smith. I purchased the ebook because it was listed as a bestseller, I did not know who Patti was. It turned out that the story was about a young couple, almost my contemporary (Patti is slightly older), who struggled in art and poetry, and eventual Patti's success as a rock 'n roll singer song writer.
In about the same time, I was an art student myself. This poster here is from the time when I was studying fine art at U of Hawaii. The year is not on the poster, it is probably 1970. People on the poster (me on the far left) are my painter friends. We were so enthusiastic then, not satisfied with school activities alone, that we borrowed a big warehouse near Ala Moana and shared it as our studio.
I dated with two girls in the photo. Won't mention who.
A mega-hit song,
after so many springs
still stings my heart