Monday, November 28, 2011

A day late and a dollar short.

As far as I can remember the first cassette tape I ever bought on my own was The Best of Jimi Hendrix Experience. My dad was a gardener and I worked with him mowing lawns all day. On the way home I begged him to stop by the record store so I could spend my days pay on some of Hendrix's music. I still remember the cashier saying "starting him on the classics huh," as i forked over the bread. In the truck I ripped open the cellophane and inspected every inch of the insert. We pulled up to the house, I jumped out of the truck before it had completely stopped and made a b-line for my walkman. I sat in my room all night just playing it over and over. That tape didn't leave the walkman for over a month. Jimi Hendrix's birthday was yesterday.





A couple of my favorite JImi Hendrix Experience Songs.



9 comments:

  1. As weird as it is, here's a Hendrix cover I can listen to over and over.

    http://www.wimp.com/boldlove/

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  2. Sounds like you got Yellow fever buddy!

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  3. I got a fever for more cowbell my friend.

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  4. one of the best fuckin musicians hands down

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  5. I love listening to his live covers. He usually takes them on a crazy journey.

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  6. got the rock and roll pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

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  7. Matt, why you gotta hate? Don't worry the next music retrospect post will be about your queen, Celine Dion.

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  8. So many great bands. Its hard to keep track ...

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