Kiss The Sky by Faerytale published on 2013/12/20 18:51:47 +0000 Update: A video has been posted on YouTube: http://youtu.be/CNi5v6YHy3U Thanks to Jim @telefan for for including me in his swaggeriffic performance & Angel Bambu @itsbam for the rockin mix! I wrote this song to include as many Hendrix song titles as possible while telling a story. As a kid I'd stare at a picture of Hendrix with his sultry face and cigarette smoke swirling around. Cigarettes were bad! His posture was riveting! Somehow that rebel look of his along with the cigarette smoke became associated in my mind with the public and private image of my parents and their relationship. As the story goes, my mom, with her Black Power T-shirt and hot pants met my dad at a grocery store where he worked. We were told he chased her down the aisles. I never doubted this because they did the same at home when I was little. My dad would bring home fruit with stickers that read "Ripe!" I'd look on in suspense as he'd stick one to her rear end without her noticing. She'd walk around for hours with it. I giggled at them a lot. Of course, I remember difficult times too. Their relationship was a mystery to me. How can 2 people endure so much hardship while retaining so much joy? And while most at that time thought it almost impossible for a black man and a white woman to survive courtship and marriage in the deep south, I'm living proof you can do what you want if it's really what you want. To Mom, Dad, Jimi and all the rest of the rebels, This one's for you!