Dedicated to the enduring spirit of Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
Does Your House Have Lions?
"One day in the late sixties, I was on the phone with Rahsaan and mentioned to him that just that day I bought a house. He responded by asking, "Does your house have lions?" I said, "What?" He said, "Lions, you know like in front of a museum or the post office. You know, concrete lions. My house has lions. Get a house with lions."
I have been following this amazing blog for some time now, by the artist Berry Van Boekel. Here is a wonderful post about Rahsaan that includes an incredible painting of him.
(Also, I'm honored that Berry used a passage from my Rumpus essay about Rah.)
this year! And, of course, I'm extra excited because it's in Austin, where I live, and I get to go and help welcome and host filmmaker and friend, Adam Kahan. Here's a link to the updated website about the film. Check it out: http://www.rahsaanfilm.com/
p.s. the biopic of Hendrix will also make it's U.S. debut at SXSW.