Few people can claim to have captured an era, but that’s exactly what Robert Altman did.
Robert Altman Radio Interview: Hear the Audio Recording at GrowingBolder.com
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Through the lens of his camera, the former chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine preserved the essence of the 1960s. His photos document one of the most unusual and turbulent times in recent history. Here’s what others say about him:
“Robert Altman visually documented the changes that rocked the ’60s with a scope and clarity no one has surpassed.” — Bookpage America’s Book Review
“His photography was instrumental in portraying the look and feel of the ’60’s.” — Jann Wenner, Editor and Publisher, Rolling Stone
“Altman’s particular genius is best showcased in his legendary crowd scenes; what these photos occasionally lack in technical precision, they more than make up in the raw, wild feelings they’ve miraculously captured.” — Publishers Weekly
Altman subjects were a who’s who of rock stars and icons of the ’60s. And he didn’t just watch — he revealed on the Growing Bolder Radio show that he dropped acid with LSD Guru Timothy Leary.
From Woodstock to Berkeley, Altman was there. But he doesn’t just dwell in nostalgia.
In this interview, he explains how he was always motivated to keep up with the times. He was one of the first photographers to embrace the digital era.
Altman is now an accomplished Web Designer
, and has decidedly remained as relevant and creative as ever, evolving his expression to meet current technology with absolute tranquility and jovial memories. Must be those remnant vibes from the inspiring ’60s.
Gotta Dig This Man’s Approach to Life, Man. Totally.
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Copyright: Robert Altman, courtesy ArtVision Exhibitions, LLC
Fueled by talented musicians, innovative artists and incredible writers, the tumultuous tides of the 60s in America challenged young souls to face the harsh reality of war, civil rights and extreme political change.
This extraordinary challenge inspired what could arguably be considered the most culturally significant and creatively unprecedented eras in history. Famous photographer Robert Altman was at the center of it all, determined to chronicle the life and times the Sixties inspired.
Robert Altman’s Rock, Roll & Remember Exhibition successfully captures the simultaneous cultural, social and sexual revolutions that embodied the Sixties in America. A generation built on the spirited, soulful sound of ’60s rock music, politically driven passions, the birth of active feminism and Abbie Hoffman‘s ‘yippies’.
Including iconic 1960s figures such as: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tina Turner, Jerry Garcia, George Harrison, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Jim Morrison, Pete Townsend and Dennis Hopper, these rare, large format photographs, some measuring 8 feet high by 8 feet wide, were previously on view in Manhattan filling all 39 windows at Macy’s in Herald Square and on the grounds of the 1969 Woodstock Festival at The Museum at Bethel Woods.
Rock, Roll & Remember:
ArtVision Exhibitions Announces Rare Sale of Photographs by
Rolling Stone photographer Robert Altman
The first 50 people to view the collection will receive a complimentary special exhibit poster, courtesy of ArtVision Exhibitions. Those who purchase one of Robert Altman’s photographs also receive a VIP invitation to an intimate cocktail reception with Robert Altman on November 10. Photographs may be purchased from 10 am to 4 pm, Mon – Fri; and 10 am to 7 pm Sat – Sun.
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“Richie: Dad, you were never dying.
Royal: But I’m going to live. “
“Don’t confront me with my failures…I had not forgotten them.”
Jackson Browne – These Days
Composed at the age of 16, Jackson Browne performs an acoustic version of the sweet sorrow of song,”These Days.”
It serves as a sentimental little ditty considered to be a “classic of morose introspection.”
Eli: I’m not in love with you any more.
Margot: I didn’t know you ever were.
Eli: Let’s not make this any more difficult than it already is.
Eli: OK, what?
Margot: OK, I’m not in love with you either.
Eli: Yes, I know, you’re in love with Richie. Which is sick and gross.
Here’s an intriguingly soft cover of “These Days” by artist Niko. Wes Anderson soundtracks always have the perfect tune to represent bizarre and intricate complexity of human emotion. For the backdrop while Margot shows up late to pick up Rickie, nailed it with this tune.
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Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan – ‘I Still Miss Someone’
The Dylan/Cash Sessions 1969
A rare recording collaboration of music legends Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.
This song is a timeless piece in the extraordinary puzzle of iconic musical prelude…
The Time: 1969
The Place: Nashville, TN
The Legends: Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash
The (once lost) Dylan/Cash Sessions at CBS Studios is a series of early recordings over the course of three separate days during the year of 1969. The studios where the recordings took place were most likely to have been the Ryman Auditorium and BS Studios in Nashville, TN.
The collection of these recordings is considered to be one of the most desirable bootlegs in American music history, and in an effort to pay a bit of homage to musical inspirations, here is a timeless little ditty duet to enjoy.
A Little Ditty for Thursday
…………………………………….Otis Redding sings a sincere suggestion to… Try A Little Tenderness
“It’s not just sentimental, no, no
She has her grief and care, yeah, yeah
But the soft words
That are spoke so gentle, yeah, yeah, yeah
It makes it easier
Easier to bare
You won’t regret it, no no
Young girls they don’t forget it
Love is their whole happiness, yeah
But it’s all so easy
All you’ve gotta do is, man..
Hold her where you want her
Squeeze her, don’t tease her
Never leave her, get to her
Just try, try a little tenderness, yeah yeah yeah
You got to know how to love her, man
Take this advice, man…”
It seems to me that this song grows more and more beautiful each and every time I hear it. This incredible piece of timeless music has also acquired an entirely new found sentiment within my once very skeptical heart.
Not that additional reasons are necessary to be in awe of the presence Otis Redding has on stage, or the power of his voice, etc… BUT, as an avid user and fan of the word, “man,” Mr. Redding can simply do no wrong in my book.
A few assignments must be tended to for the remainder of this lovely afternoon of passing clouds, but for the time being, please enjoy this Classic Tune…
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