I read somewhere that Andre 3000 practiced 6 hours a day to be competent enough on guitar that he could approximate the mad genius of Jimi. Just in case you didn’t know, yes Andre is going to be Jimi Hendrix, and if you’re at SXSW and you didn’t see this movie, I’m going to kick you. This clip looks fantastic and I can’t wait for the rest of it.
I really like the animated series Blank on Blank that PBS does on Youtube. The animation of classic interviews brings an interesting perspective and some clever artistic choices to a stagnant interview series that would be expected of Public Broadcasting. I’d never watched a long-form interview with Jimi, and he’s quite the character. Very chill, very groovy and quite aware of the minstrel show that was and is live music performance.
Jimi reminded us all that even in the passing of greatness, there is always reason for celebration. Kick Monday in the teeth y’all.