If you are like me in anyway (which I hope you are not) but in any case you probably are and you go thru these phases of music, where you totally dig one jam and then you go to another for a bit then you are hit with something from the past and it grabs you and pulls you into something from yesterday right? Well I get that way I may listen to an artist over and over again then get struck with something and be like DUDE I LOVE THAT and be tripping over this or that song.
Well I get these moments with “Jimi Hendrix” who is by far one of the most influential guitarist the world has EVER KNOWN. Now I know that some of my friends will disagree with me or be like “dude I thought you were over that?” I am not going to discuss Jimi’s spiritual beliefs or anything but I have to say that His music was far beyond his time.
I know most of you may have only listened to “Fire”, “Purple Haze” or “Foxy Lady” What I am talking about is something like”Voodoo chile”, “Machine gun”, “Hear my train coming” these songs and other obscure ones really show what Hendrix was trying to do with his guitar and music I think. There are so many different songs that He wrote and recorded that are an expression of his heart crying out thru the strings of his guitar.
I am a musician so I am going to be drawn to the musicianship of the player and try to unravel the things he is playing and all. I have to say that he was far beyond his years at the time of his playing. No one was doing what he was doing, or playing what he was playing, He was ground breaking. I think it is very cool because we all as musicians want to be the one breaking new ground I think.
I want to encourage you to go get a few of the songs I mentioned and give a listen to some awesome guitar playing and technique. Even His recording techniques were far beyond anything of the time. I know his family foundation has just release another CD of previously unheard material out to the public and I have heard it. Some of it is really great to be honest with you. If your fan of Hendrix you will dig it.
I guess I write these thoughts to encourage you to be different in yourself. Do not follow the crownd step out and be different, choose to walk by your own drum beat, if doing this in love you can change the world so to speak.LOL I hope you continue to listen to some of my newer music and enjoy it.
Mark Allan Wolfe