This first one is in Barbara Sydenham
| Sunday, November 8th,
...We recorded 1/2 of our record this weekend, using Bill's new Sony tapedeck & 5 microphones--much much better. One weekend (with Eric) (this one was with Blanton) & we hope to complete it.
Saw V. Hill and met Paul Sat. night at the Cats Cradle--we earned $35 towards our record. Jesse is Titania and Wall. She is saying her lines to me now--rather well too.
Looking forward to seeing you.
The second one is in a nine or ten
year old's handwriting:
| [by] Jesse [for school]
My mother is an "artist." She drawing and print-macking. Lately most of her drawing (lately) has been figure drawing and farmhouses.
Her print-macking is called intaglio print-macking, but there are many kinds of intaglio print maching, the word intaglio is just to establish it from relief printing (done differently) the way (her kind of) intaglio print-macking is done is: you use a zink or copper plate and cover it with asfultem, then you draw on it with a pencil-like thing (that has no lead and is meatel) which scrapes throgh the asfaultem (asfaultem is acid resestent) and put it in a nitric acid bath which etches throw the lines scraped in the asfaultem. Then you ink the plate and put it through the (old fashoned hand worked)...printing press. Then you have a print!
Well I can't explain how she draws because drawing is drawing and that's that.
Mommy has had many showes of her Drawing and print-macking but is not yet world-famous.
--by Jesse Thompson
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Besides Tommy's section of the site, the following pages are also related to Jesse and Tommy:
Blurred Time "The Sleeper": the aftermath of Jesse and Bobbie's car accident
Mike Craver's "Visiting Tommy"
Roots of the Red Clay Ramblers:
Fuzzy Mountain String Band: Jesse's mom, Bobbie, recorded with Rambler Bill Hicks and others
Hollow Rock String Band: Tommy and Bobbie Thompson named this band for their community
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