I've long been an admirer of Mr. Jim James and he's long been a pal o' mine. I first saw My Morning Jacket at SXSW in 2002, an event that charted my future on an interesting course for ten years. I've watched him stretch and grow musically, and as a person, and have always been impressed by his desire to explore and not lead a life that is stagnant in any way.
Regions of Light and Sound of God, his first major foray outside the boundaries of MMJ, is a beautifully paced cruise through Jim's universe and what it means to wonder, what it means to be alive.
And do please read his...
The LP Questionnaire
Name: Jim James
Do you have any nicknames? Captain Goodies
1. Pretend you’re 15. Name three songs you'd put on a mix tape for your girlfriend/boyfriend.
1. Alpine Shadow- Floating Action
2. Father Stretch My Hands- Pastor T.L. Barrett
3. Love, Need and Want You- Patti LaBelle
2. Which evil villain would make the best President? We've already had enough evil villain presidents!!!!
3. What was your favorite cartoon as a child? The Muppet Show and Pinocchio
4. What superpower do you wish you had? The ability to forget
5. What would the title of your autobiography be? "Mixed Messages" My Life in the Pictures by Jim James
I am looking forward to experiencing random chance alongside random acts of kindness. It is hard for plans to be made and kept at SXSW so you have to go with the flow...I like the experience of wandering around from thing to thing accidentally and going..."Oh wow-now I'm here and I used to be there!!! How'd I wind up here?! There sucked and now here is awesome!"
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A heart of summer soul, lp