Start: 7:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes local music journalist Steven Roby to the store to celebrate the publication of his new book, Hendrix on Hendrix, on Friday, November 2nd at 7pm. In the last interview with Jimi Hendrix before his untimely death, journalist Keith Altham commented on the difference between the person he was speaking with and the image Hendrix projected on stage. Offstage and one-on-one, Altham said, the wild, guitar-burning performer was "quietly spoken, sensitive." An intimate portrait of the prolific guitarist during his final and most pivotal years, Hendrix on Hendrix, edited by Steven Roby, assembles the most important Hendrix interviews in one volume. In addition to interviews from major mainstream publications, the book includes new transcriptions from European papers, the African-American press, counterculture newspapers, radio and television transcripts, and previously unpublished court transcripts - including one of the drug bust that nearly sent him to prison. Though many respected books have been written about Hendrix, none have completely focused on his own words. This book is as close to a Hendrix autobiography as we will ever see, and is a true milestone in music jounalism.Steven Roby is a respected Jimi Hendrix historian, archivist, and author. He has written feature articles and reviews for Goldmine and Guitar World and was editor of Straight Ahead: The International Jimi Hendrix Fanzine and the Hendrix family's authorized fanzine, Experience Hendrix. His previous books include Becoming Jimi Hendrix and Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix. He lives in Oakland.