Today is one of those days that will forever be remembered by most serious music lovers… It was 38 years ago today that Jimi Hendrix left us. His influence was and continues to be absolutely astounding. His legacy forever lives on and continues to blossom as times passes.
Back almost a year ago, the very first post I ever wrote on this blog featured a piece on Jimi. You can view that post by clicking here.
In that piece I mentioned the influence that Hendrix not only played on me, but also on my brother who is a guitar player. I will always recall my brother playing the heck out of the album Are You Experienced in the bedroom we shared while growing up. The album was in steady rotation along with all the blues masters that played nightly.
I will resist the temptation to elaborate further as so much has already been written by people who have way more knowledge than I could ever dream. One thing for sure, Hendrix will always be an influential and memorable part of my reflective musical past.
On this date of September 18th
there is also another important significance that means the world to me… It was 13 years ago today that my son was born… He is one one my most important readers of this blog and is my greatest inspiration of all… Happy Birthday son!!! Today you become a teen. A new chapter begins. Don’t grow up too fast… Thanks for being there. You make me proud…