... in San Francisco (via San Francisco Chronicle):
"Remember the first time you heard Jimi Hendrix?" reads the cover of the district's new 51-page education guide. "Our plan is as transformational now as his music was then!"
The manifesto is aimed at transforming the educational "experiences for every child in each of our schools."
To drive home the point, a portrait of the '60s rocker - looking somewhat pensive, somber and perhaps stoned - graces the cover and every page of the manual.
The book also comes with a Hendrix poster and Hendrix-emblazoned canvas bag, which were handed out to a couple hundred administrators at Superintendent Carlos Garcia's back-to-school confab in September.
Garcia says he is just trying to "revolutionize" San Francisco's schools, in the same way Hendrix's guitar playing transformed music.
As for Hendrix's druggie image?
Far out, man. Here's hoping that kids there can learn to write the same sort of brilliant lyrics created by Jimi:
scuse me while I kiss the sky
Purple haze all around
Dont know if Im comin up or down
Am I happy or in misery?
What ever it is, that girl put a spell on me
Transformational! Ah, to be stuck in the Summer of Love forever...