The last newsletter from Johnny Pierce
A special hello to our guests from National Public Radio
National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday aired a feature about the preservation project on July 2, 2000. There were over 37,000 hits here that day, plus megabytes of email from both new and longtime fans.
Listen to the segment in the archives area of the NPR site.
See a photo of host Liane Hansen with site founder Andy Markley after the NPR interview... plus some other snapshots you might like.
New stuff in the more photos & art wing
Idalie Adams and Lee Calvin Nicolai sent material that we're pleased to share. Idalie sent a few wonderful stories, plus never-seen alternative cover art for Jimmie's first album. Lee (the late and much missed) Calvin Nicolai sent a great story... how he first met Jimmie at Laura Nyro's New York apartment before even God knew what was going on.
There are also several new photos you might like.
"His life's work is back from oblivion..."
The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a great feature article about Jimmie and the preservation project. Search their Archives with Jimmie's full name name to read it (type: Jimmie Spheeris).
Thanks: KRXO and Oklahoma City
Johnny Pierce and Jimmie band member Joey Larsen were live at KRXO's studios for a three-hour Jimmie-fest. Site founder Andy Markley joined in from Sacramento, saying, "I've never had so much fun with my telephone."
Calls came in from as far away as San Antonio, Texas... and Johnny played us a never-heard demo of Jimmie covering the classic pop tune "I'm Your Puppet." DJ Matt Garret hosted the live call-in program, which was webcast across the net. Our thanks to KRXO and Matt.
Endorsement for the project from a Music Biz God
"Jimmie Spheeris was a true artist, whose music is, and should be, timeless. I'm delighted that new audiences will now hear his great music, as I know they will be strongly affected by his songs and visions."