Just a quick message


I just finished watching “Hendrix,” the movie about Jimi Hendrix. It’s been released in 2000, so some of you may have seen it already. But I saw it the first time tonight. I think it is a great tribute to his life and music. Has anyone else seen it?

If you would like to watch it, you can see it here.

4 responses to “Just a quick message

  1. Jimmy Hendrix is one of the greatest talents to ever grace the face of this earth.

    I thought the movie was also a great tribute to his existence. I saw him live twice as well. What a privilege!

    When he played all along the watch towers and the guitar echoed out into the world.. it was hair raisingly good. I even once almost had the opportunity to meet but unfortunately I had a case out of town. I will never forgive my boss for that!

    Did you ever see him live?

    • Hi Danny! No I have not seen him live — back then I was living in a tiny little town in Germany — far away from the world where things were happening. I was also a little to young to go see a concert without parental consent — and you probably know how parents reacted to anything “Hendrix”.
      Anyway, Jimi was a poet at heart, his lyrics prove it. And he was a romantic. Not of that mushy, sentimental kind though. But rather one of those poets and philosophers of the romantic movement who believed that the human mind is capable of removing the boundaries between the tangible and intangible worlds.
      When I heard Jimi say in the movie that he wanted people to perceive his music as colors, I got goose flesh all over. That was exactly what the romantics had in mind: let the mind create its own universe. I would love to find out, whether Jimi had heard about these things or whether he re-invented the idea.
      What an interesting artist he was …

      • Hi Raggedy,

        I was also in Germany for a few years of my life. In Bonn and Hamburg. But that’s another story 😉

        I saw Hendrix in September ’68, I was 18 and the concert was in the Hollywood bowl in California. It was amazing. And yes like you said his lyrics where always poetic. I always picture scenes in my mind, scenes from a movie, yet they are not from a real movie just sequences my mind invents and then plays back to me. That is the proof of his lyrical prowess. He could create universes for 3 minutes at a time in my mind.

        I’ve been digging up my old cd’s and have been listening to him since last night.

        Thanks for reminding me of the good times!

        If you like the 60’s and 70’s you might just like my stories… take a look: likechickens.blogspot.com

        All the best,
        Danny

  2. Danny,

    You’ve been around quite a bit! From California, and from what I’ve read on your blog, Chicago to NYC. To top it off you’ve been in Hamburg/Germany! (I don’t expect Bonn to have been very exciting, though.)
    The power with which Jimi’s music still touches me — after all these decades– never seizes to amaze me. He was unique.
    I’ve read your story “Johnny and the Geek,” and I like it. The problem with me is that I am writing too. Therefore, that “ugly” critic in my head is always reading along with me. If you are interested in honest critiquing, let me know … btexpress944@gmail.com

    Rag

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