November 28, 2010
12/13 @ 8:00pm
Let’s Spend The Night Together:
Confessions of Rock’s Greatest Groupies
(premiere party, w/ live panel of special guests!)
Co-presented by VH1 and Don’t Knock The Rock
Take an emotional journey back to the early Seventies, the Golden Age of Groupies! Some were in it for love, some for the music, and some for their art — and four decades later, these passionate women share their stories of sexual conquest and bitter heartbreak, and finally reveal whether it was all worth it. Told through the eyes of rock and roll historian and super groupie Pamela Des Barres (author of the famous 1987 tell-all “I’m With The Band”, and the brand-new book “Let’s Spend The Night Together”) this ninety-minute documentary offers memories of her sexual exploits and longtime escapades with such notorious rockers as Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison and Jimmy Page — and chronicles her cross-country journey to reconnect with the iconic women who loved and inspired the great rock stars of our time. Join moderator Michael Des Barres as he Q&As (schedule permitting) with Pamela Des Barres, Lori Mattix, Cassandra Peterson (“Elvira”!), Michele Overman, Catherine James and the film’s director Jenna Rosher on the Cinefamily stage after the film — and stick around for a reception on our Spanish patio after the show!
November 23, 2010
In no particular order except Number One…
1. Leaves of Grass by my beloved Uncle Walt. Any page I turn to has me in his divine embrace, I can actually see the twinkle in his eye. I also call him Saint Walt. So ahead of his time in terms of accepting and adoring the holiness of the flesh, and how the soul can reside very comfortably there….Anybody banned in Boston is OK by me.
2. Any poem collection by Rumi. He widens my soul and expands my heart with his exquisite wisdom and eternal insight into who we really are as human beings.
3. Letters to a Young Poet – Rilke. His studied passion and stern devotion (not to mention clear-headed advice) are a reminder of what we are all capable of.
4. The Power of Now and A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. No nonsense truth told in a way that is actually fairly easy to understand. Putting it all into practice is another story, but I have had many ‘aha!’ moments reading Tolle.
5. The Gospel According To Jesus by Stephen Mitchell. He and several biblical scholars trim down to a couple dozen pages what the Good Lord actually said, without a single mention of Sin or Hell.
September 28, 2010
Wow, finally a shot of me with Mr. J. Backstage at Oakland Stadium 1969. . . what a perfectly androgynous hunk . . .
September 28, 2010
Lenny Prussack and I take second prize in the dance contest! James Dean Festival, Fairmount, Indiana
September 20, 2010
Sigh—what a day for a 17 year old flower child – got to dance with
the Jimi Hendrix Experience all day in a big old mansion in the
Hollywood Hills. Just spotted myself in the new Hendrix Doc on the Bio
me with Jimi
August 7, 2010
cannot believe the end of Summer is nigh . . . sigh. Almost my birthday again . . . sheesh! Have been so bloody busy lately; loads of travel. When your boyfriend lives 1500 miles away, what’s a girl gonna do? I can’t bear to miss him play (in every way) for too long! Just visited him for a few days, saw several gigs which make my heart sing. . . his version of Dion’s “Love Came To Me” takes me to a place I didn’t even know existed-pure musical bliss, coupled with my early teen obsession, buying his 45s at the Reseda Record Rack. . . the glory of it is beyond words…and I like Houston, and Houston likes Mike Stinson. He is nominated for 4 Houston Music Awards and you can vote here: http://polls.houstonpress.com/polls/hou/mas2010/
I also taught another writing workshop in New York with my fantabulous Manhattan dolls, 18 of them! We had a blast! I plan to be back there in November for another round. I stay with sweet Sharon Ackerman, the hostess with it all!
I am now in Novato, Ca visiting my James Dean pal, Toni Lee Scott. . . she and Jimmy were very close. Can you imagine? What a story! I wrote a script about them which is still AVAILABLE!
Last weekend I took 10 people on my 8th (9th?) Rock Tour of Hollywood & Laurel Canyon. . .and it was a first for even me! Our screenwriter for HBO’s upcoming “I’m WIth the Band,” the crazily gifted Jill Soloway came along and wanted to peruse my actual diaries, and as I thumbed through those Very Important Tomes, I came across a map that Gram Parsons drew for me back in 1969, directions to their new pad off Woodrow Wilson Drive, “Burrito Manor.” He wrote “Look for the Brick Pillars,” and lo and be-be-behold, they were still there! I even wrote a song/poem called “Brick Pillars” about my love for Mr. Hillman.
That’s where I met my goddaughter, Polly Parsons when GP asked me to babysit her. She was almost a year and a half, an exquisite, serious little toddler. I hadn’t been there since they moved out n 1970. My soul thrummed dolls and sprouted wings- as you can see!
Pamela at Burrito Manor
The pillars at Burrito Manor
July 25, 2010
C’mon! What are you waiting for! Express yourself!
I am holding my first men’s writing workshop in Los Angeles on August 12 and 13th, 2010. The class will meet from 7:30 -10:30, and the cost is $120.
Let me know if you’re interested, boys!
Click here to sign up: http://www.pameladesbarres.net/tourframes.htm