45 years ago today Jimi Hendrix closed the Woodstock music festival with a artistically explosive version of the National Anthem. Personally this performance has great significance to me because it was the first time I had ever heard of him. I remember it was sometime during the early 90’s I think it may have been the anniversary of his death. There was a show that ran a short segment on Jimi Hendrix. It mostly featured interviews with his closest friends. They ended the segment with footage from Woodstock. It was after I heard him play the first 6 notes of the National Anthem that I decided that I wanted to play guitar. The next day after I got home from school I called Columbia House and ordered every Hendrix album they had. The rest is history.
I often open the set with a really cliche sounding song.
It’s always a pleasure to gig with Sick/Sea. http://sicksea.bandcamp.com/album/moral-compass
Myself and the rockin Houston band Only Beast.
Thanks to Brandon for this shot from last Friday’s wild and crazy gig.
When I was in 9th grade my English teacher entered one of my poems in a poetry contest because she was trying to win a trip to Hawaii. It didn’t win but it got honorable mention. I can’t believe that the American Literary Council printed something so dark and cryptic.