who is this guy?

I was trolling through some old memories this morning.  All of sudden, I couldn’t remember who I was; or who I am.

Will the real Clay Lowe please stand up?

I was born Clayton Lamont Lowe.  But from the very beginning, Clayton didn’t exist.  My family called me Lamont.  Then Clayton appeared when school started.  Then I became two people; Clayton at school, Lamont at home. 

After I left home for university, Lamont disappeared and Clayton became Clay.  I don’t remember who first called me Clay, but the name stuck and I’ve been him ever since.  And now I’m trying to remember who Clayton and Lamont are.  Has anybody seen these guys?

btw…in Purple Haze, does Jimi say ‘excuse me while I kiss the sky’ or ‘excuse me while I kiss this guy’?


  1. Anndi March 31, 2007 at 12:59 am

    I don’t know who you were when you were Clayton or Lamont, but I know the Clay you’ve shared with us is a gem.

    And I am richer for having crossed your path.

    All I know is, some parts of us remain constant, no matter what we experience or how much time goes by.

  2. Clay Lowe March 31, 2007 at 6:15 am

    maybe i’m like one these pokemon and have evolved from lamont, to clayton, to clay…i wonder what’s next.

  3. Anndi April 1, 2007 at 12:56 am

    Who knows, but I’m going to stick around and find out.

    Hugs and kisses from across the pond xoxo

  4. Dan Clark October 3, 2007 at 7:58 am


    I don’t ever recall calling you Clay.

    I think Jimi Hendrix has said all things to all people at
    different times. Ever find it odd that after 30 yrs of
    beatles or stones music you can still find new ways to “hear”
    the lyrics? Seems to me music keeps defining itself as new
    sections of my brain get developed, new words jump out, new meanings.
    However, I think I understood
    pink floyd better when I was a depressed and hurt youth rather
    than a happy husband and father.

    So, I don’t question who started calling me Danno then Ranno,
    I’m just glad they call…



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