Monday, February 28, 2011

Example of power-point for PitchYrCulture

Slide 1: Title of Song, recording artist, length of song, year of songs release.

Slide 2: A comparison of generational styles. Something had drastically changed, but these were the Pop Idols of their respective eras. Could we say they were as different as black and white?

Slide 3: In fact it was more like the difference between gray and purple (as in Hendrix's song "Purple Haze") yet Hendrix recorded on the label Frank Sinatra started (one of Sinatra's nicknames was "Chairman of the Board"). As Sinatra was a musician he made sure Reprise Records entitled the recording artist to the ownership of their material, a right that was usually usurped by other record companies.

Slide 4: In the spoken intro to "Third Stone from the Sun" Hendrix and his producer, Chas Chandler act as if they are "aliens" viewing Earth from outer space, referencing the TV show "Star Trek" in their use of the term “Star Fleet”.

Slide 5: Hendrix waxed poetic on the new age leanings of his time, including 4th dimensions, UFOs, mind-reading, native-American philosophy, and so on. He sometimes referred to his songs as "Electric Sky Church Music".

Slide 6: But clearly there was a direct psychedelic influence on Hendrix and his peers, a marker of the gaping differences between the mid 1960s and the previous generation's Pop stylings. Though they spoke of UFOs in outer space, the journey was clearly one that fundamentally explored "inner space".

Slide 7: Hendrix was a freaky Afro-American Blues-man, a relentless practitioner who was taking things to another level, yet it took a Englishman to recognize and foster Hendrix’s talent. This was Chas Chandler of the rock band The Animals who brought Hendrix to London where they auditioned the musicians who would back-up Hendrix. 

Slide 8: He formed The Experience, a Rock band with two white Englishmen – Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell. But Hendrix had previously been whole-heartedly paying his dues in the USA, backing up some of the most hardcore African-American stalwarts of early Rock n’ Roll and R&B.

Please Note: This example is far from complete, for one thing you can’t witness the transition and animations between slides. It is intended to sketch out and suggest the possibilities for what might occur at a PitchYrCulture event. Cheers!