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Thoughts from Antion’s loved ones

Thoughts from Antion’s loved ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AgfNaQMZzc "I am amazed at how I'm taken aback when I either see a picture of Antion or hear his music My heart feels his love so deeply as though he's right here. That just happened again when seeing the New Lynn Gurdwara ceremony. What a blesser Antion remains!!" - Elandra Meredith I now consider myself a bit of a veteran at the whole death thing, and I have formed some opinions about how people describe death as “passed away” and “left us.” Although I quite...

Antion’s cremation and thoughts from Elandra Meredith

Antion’s cremation and thoughts from Elandra Meredith

Chanting for Antion Antion’s Facebook Page My personal Facebook The  cremation of Antion's body will take place 10am  Monday 5th July 2021 NZ time,  if you wish to join with others in worldwide meditation at  that time. There will be no physical gathering at the site. Then soon we will will let you know of our intention to create and livestream  a Celebration of Life,  sometime during  the next weeks. I also want to share my great mahalo gratitude to those who are supporting me so wondrously,...

Daughter’s thoughts

Daughter’s thoughts

This letter is from my daughter. You may, if you wish, leave tribute, thoughts, prayers and alohas on my daughter's Facebook post, and on Antion's Facebook Page.My father, Antion Vikram Singh Meredith, has decided to make his transition. My mother has asked me to write this as I know a little bit about this sort of thing. I was by my husband’s side as he died of prostate cancer, my hand on his heart. If we should all die with the peace and love and certainty that my husband knew, we would be...

Meeting Joe Pass

Meeting Joe Pass

In this flurry of information about an insanely short two- week period, even I, who lived through it all, am having a hard time believing that all this happened in such a short period. Well, here’s something else that happened. I accidentally ran into my biggest idol of the time.   In the 60s, there was a daily talk show, syndicated nationally, hosted by a standup comedian known as Woody Woodbury, who had been known for risqué material, which was daring for the time but extremely tame by...

The Great Malacca Hike

The Great Malacca Hike

The Great Malacca Hike 2014 Report #4   Things moved forward today. Late last night I got my ticket for Melbourne. I leave Sunday evening.   This morning at 6am I was on the phone to Ottawa, Canada, talking to the Oz embassy about my visa. The guy was very helpful. He said that it was basically a free visa. the $20 was just for using the web site and that I DO have a visa for Oz. Still, I'm going to print out the confirmation, just in case. At 6:30 am i was out the door for my first hike all...

49 Incredible Years

49 Incredible Years

Our 49th Wedding Anniversary...   You might be wondering what it has been like to be married to this woman for 49 years. I can tell you it has been nothing short of amazing. Dare I say, better than you can possibly imagine.     When we first met and fell in love, even though my love was very deep, I was concerned that Elandra was no more than a party girl in the mode of the 60s/70s.   I need not have worried. She is, and always has been, a devoted spiritual seeker and activist for all human...

The Scotch – Part 2

The Scotch – Part 2

After we played our first set, it was time for Jimi to do his thing. Chas introduced him and he took the stage with Brian, Roger Sutton on bass and Clive Thacker on drums. And James Marshall Hendrix playing for the first time on a James Marshall amp, a pleasant association that would endure for the rest of Jimi’s short life. For sure he played Hey Joe, as I already said, I remember the other songs - maybe three more – as all being blues based. They would have had to have been, just because of...

The Scotch – Part 1

The Scotch – Part 1

On that fateful night, exactly 50 years ago, I left home at around 7:45 pm. Climbing into my 63 Yellow VW Beetle (Bug), I drove the 15 miles to the West End of London in about half an hour. Often Brian Auger (see pic) and I would drive together to gigs like this but that night we drove separately. As I look back now, it didn’t feel to me like this would be a night that would change – well, maybe not EVERYTHING – but would change music history. For me it was going to be just another gig,...

Newsletter updates 09-MAY-2021

Newsletter updates 09-MAY-2021

BIG NEWS – 3 – ALL AT THE SAME TIME! 1. Medical Diagnosis for Antion, “Cancer Stage 4. Incurable. Terminal.” 2. Release of Antion’s new REVOLUTIONARY LIFE CHANGING Kirtan album 3. Our 49th Wedding Anniversary May 11th I like that my Beloved husband Antion Vikram Singh Meredith posts on Facebook: Let me be VERY clear. I have NOT been ‘given’ 6 months. I have no interest in bullshit medical diagnoses. The doctor said, “the normal life expectancy in cases like this is 6 months”. I do NOT accept...

Paris Olympia part 2

Paris Olympia part 2

Tuesday October 18, 1966 Fifty years ago I was working with Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity. We were in Paris at the famous L’Olympia Music Hall with top French music idol, Johnny Halliday. Also on the bill was an unknown newcomer performing his first ever show in Paris with a brand new band. His name: Jimi Hendrix; his band: The Jimi Hendrix Experience. We had arrived in Paris the previous morning and spent the day rehearsing. Next day – after a suitable Gallic continental...

Paris Olympia part 1

Paris Olympia part 1

Monday October 17, 1966 It’s no fun to be driving into Paris at the start of the rush hour, on a cold and stormy Monday morning in a car that had been built to be driven on the opposite side of the road. Especially when you have had no sleep, having spent the night crossing the English Channel on a tossing car ferry. This was my lot over 50 years ago, Monday October 17, 1966. I was still working with Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity and we were in France for a concert with Johnny...

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