Surrealist Painting: Snortin’ Whiskey & Drinkin’ Cocaine!

A beautiful surrealist painting in tribute to a Pat Travers song…  

Snortin’ Whiskey 

by Dave MacDowell 

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Snortin’ Whiskey by David MacDowell

Snortin’ Whiskey is a blues-rock song written by Pat Travers and Pat Thrall. It was originally recorded by the Pat Travers Band, and released on the album Crash And Burn in 1980 on the Polydor label and also as US single the same year.  

Snortin’ Whiskey

(written by Pat Travers and Pat Thrall)

Snortin’ whiskey and drinkin’ cocaine
We’re snortin’ whiskey and drinkin’ cocaine
Got this feelin’ I’m gonna drive that girl insane

Your like a bad river baby, your all over town
Your like a bad river baby, your all over town, all over town
I may be confused but you know I sure ain’t down

I’m a fast movin’ baby I can show you around
I got so much cocaine ain’t never comin’ down
Snortin’ whiskey and drinkin’ cocaine
Got this feelin’ I’m gonna drive that girl insane, insanity

Snortin’ whiskey, drinkin’ cocaine
We’re snortin’ whiskey and I’m, I’m drinkin’ cocaine
Got this feelin’ I’m gonna drive that girl insane
Got this feelin’ I’m gonna drive that girl insane.

 

 

 

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Hear Gary Moore’s son Jack Moore playing ‘Parisienne Walkways’ last winter in Poland

The band come from Poland, it is called “Łukasz Gorczyca Band” and featuring Gary Moore’s son Jack Moore on lead guitar. Jack began playing the guitar at the age 15 under the influence of the legendary father. His father Gary, born in Belfast in 1952, picked up the guitar when he was 8, inspired by Elvis Presley and the Beatles, as well as by British blues guitarists Peter Green and Eric Clapton.

Here below you can hear and watch Jack Moore’s version of “Parisienne Walkways” from two differents show. The first was recorded at an unknown pub in Białystok, Poland, on February 12, 2017, and other video was recorded on the same month, two days before, on stage in the Radio Kraków’s studio, in Kraków, Poland. The original song was written by Gary and his long time friend and leader of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, the late Phil Lynott, and was released in 1978 by Gary for his first solo album “Back On The Streets” (1973’s Grinding Stone album being credited to “The Gary Moore Band”).

I show you these video just for a simple curiosity and because I know how much Gary fans love the young Jack. It’s hard to be the son of a legend, it’s also hard not to compare Jack with the great father, but and I’m not going to do it, and you know why!

Good listening…

“Parisienne Walkways” – Recorded at an unknown pub in Białystok, Poland:

“Parisienne Walkways” – Recorded in the studio of Radio Kraków:

Jimi Hendrix’s portrait made from 4,000 Fender plectrums

Here’s a very cool mosaic of Jimi Hendrix, made from 4,000 Fender guitar picks.
It was created by Manchester artist Ed Chapman who was commissioned by Fender to mark the release of the album of Hendrix material, People, Hell and Angels released on 2013.

Mr Chapman said: “I was totally thrilled when I was called by Fender and asked to create my version of Jimi Hendrix’s iconic image and it’s a real honour.”

 

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Jimi Hendrix’s mosaic made of 4,000 Fender plectrums

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A Little Piece of Janis Joplin…

The people who make Southern Comfort, they ought to send me free whiskey because I’m such a good advertisement for them.

– Janis Joplin
 

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Janis Joplin on backstage at the Winterland Ballroom in April 1968. – Photo by Jim Marshall

Some famous shots of Janis Joplin with a bottle of Southern Comfort taken in 1968 on backstage at the legendary San Francisco’s music venue, Winterland Ballroom by concert promoter Bill Graham. 

“Janis was a great subject to photograph, because she was not afraid of the camera and came alive onstage – that was her world. She was very real and still a little girl when she died; a very famous little girl.” – Jim Marshall

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Janis Joplin on backstage at WInterland Ballroom on February 1968. – Photo taken by Jim Marshall

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This shot of Janis with a bottle of Southern Comfort was taken by Linda McCartney (Eastman) on backstage at the Winterland Ballroom in 1968.

Janis with Noel Redding…

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Janis Joplin with Noel Redding (The Jimi Hednrix Experience) on backstage at Winterland Ballroom, SF, on February 1968. – Photo by Jim Marshall

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Janis Joplin on backstage at Winterland in SF on April 1968 – photo by Jim Marshall