(SOLD OUT) "Skip Spence's Jeans" by William Gibson
by William Gibson
$15.00 / Sold Out
Skip Spence's Jeans describes a chance encounter between two cultural icons in the limbo of the late 1960's; Science Fiction writer William Gibson, who would go on to coin the term "Cyber-space" and musician Skip Spence, who had already began the group Moby Grape and would go on to record his solo album Oar, which still holds a cult status within the history of 60's psych rock. Written by Gibson, this short essay transforms their uneventful encounter on the streets of San Jose to a moment of expanded consciousness for Gibson. Despite the fact that the two men hardly exchanged a word, Skip Spence left a powerful impression through his attire; Gibson recalls Spence's wardrobe as "a perfect expression of Western Hip." Skip Spence's Jeans provides a rare glimpse into the weird limbo of the life of an artist before he creates, as well as an acknowledgement of the coded creative expression found in dress.
This Pamphlet includes a CD of Skip Spence's demo tape, and a facsimile of a manuscript memo from John Cale rejecting these recordings.