just sitting round waiting for the ihs to call me back with my appointment time. doesn't look like they will though. i'm basing this off the fact that our local ihs kind of sucks...
one legendary performer for today. a man who has gone down in music history as the best guitar player ever. an entertainer who's music touched millions and inspired countless others. here is the awesome, Jimi Hendrix.
this is another artist who holds a special place in my heart. the music of jimi hendrix is a good reminder of times long gone. there were several moments when his music lifted up my spirits and kept me going, kept me wondering what else is out there for me to find. opportunity is what i think of when i hear his music. the vastness of our world and all the things that make up it.
jimi hendrix started his rock career in 1963, playing as a backing musician for several artists like Sam Cooke, Little Richard and Jackie Wilson. he eventually moved to england where he established himself as a serious contender in the music world. over seas he met fellow musicians such as, Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Brian Jones. he also met his soon-to-be band mates, Noel Redding and Mitch Michell. this is when the group came together and formed, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
the music jimi made was striking when it was first heard by the masses. it revolutionized the playing of the electrical guitar and left many in shock and awe. in 1967, the jimi hendrix experience made it's debut at the monterrey pop festival in california. it was at this gig, that jimi made rock history by setting his guitar on fire and making people's heads explode with his awesomeness. this set the course for the band and during the next several years, they released three critically acclaimed albums and it all came to a close with jimi's historic performance at woodstock in 1969. sadly, on september 18, 1970, jimi hendrix died in his london hotel by circumstance which are still being talked about today. it is believed he died from asphyxiation by chocking on his own vomit, but that's still debatable. he was only 27.
i'm only 25 years old, so my account on this artist is seriously limited by any sort of way. i wasn't alive during the 60's or the 70's and i didn't discover his music until i was around 12 or so. there have been better things written about this man that what i'm doing here. so, my point is, despite my limitations, i still love this guy's music and i can only describe him in my own words. it's my job to describe his impact on my life and hopefully i did some of that.
right here you will find the three albums that the jimi hendrix experience made. first is the instant classic, Are You Experienced? after that we come to the second album, Axis Bold As Love. this album is real special to me. it takes me back to a certain moment when i was at college with my then girlfriend. the music carried us and fueled us that one night. aaaaaannnnnndddd in last place is jimi's swan song, Electric Ladyland. this is classic rock at it's finest and something i cherish dearly. dig it...
may this be love...