Although most of my teenage music obsessiveness is well behind me. I don't even have an iPod. But my awe of the talent of Jimi Hendrix has not faded over the years. His profound talent had too little time upon this planet, but as I'm sure Jimi Hendrix imagined, his spirit illuminates distant worlds.
A quote from one of his songs I find especially meaningful, prescient even. In the song "Up From the Skies" on the album Axis Bold As Love (my personal favorite), Jimi Hendrix sang:
I have lived here before
In days of ice.
And I came back to find
The stars displaced,
And the smell of a world
That is burned.
Yeah, well, maybe it's just a change of climate.
For power, passion, and vision, I find the high art of Jimi Hendrix unsurpassed. At my website Amplified Genius - A Tribute to Rock Legend Jimi Hendrix I published my 5-page biography of the short-lived son of all the muses. When I wrote this small biography I was especially saddened to learn that he had just completed the set up of a million-dollar recording studio called Electric Lady. It's sad to imagine what his unfortunate death robbed from his legion of fans.