Let’s see — it’s a weird and twisted journey that gets me to the point of this. I was doing my patriotic duty by watching the debate and reading Wonkette‘s liveblogging of it, and Wonkette pointed out that, in the process of pandering to the middle class, both candidates managed to say “Hey, Joe”. This led to this video clip. And then, of course, I spent way too much time looking at related clips, winding up with this one. The thing about Red House is that hearing it always makes me so sad that Hendrix died so young. Imagine the blues he’d be playing now. It’s a tragic loss to all of us.
On the plus side, a contact of mine on Flickr just posted this:
The day before his 81st birthday, playing in Rotterdam. Thank you, God, but why the hell couldn’t we have Jimi that long?