Wednesday, December 29

Way up in my tree I'm sitting by my fire Wond'rin' where in this world might you be

jimi with younger sis, janie

"When he was home, our world stopped. My parents would not work those days that he was home. No one was going to school. It was just a huge homecoming. My mom would cook all of his favorite foods because she would say how skinny he was, always being on the road."
Janie Hendrix

Noting how Jimi was painfully shy in public, Janie Hendrix said that he was always soft-spoken but that he had a wonderful sense of humor. He'd love to play games. She recalled that when he came home, all the guitars stayed at the hotel or the venue, and it was just him. All he wanted to hear about was what was going on with their cousins, aunts and uncles.

"One thing that I always admired is that he always had a positive way of looking at things. He never dwelled on the negative."
Janie Hendrix

"Jimi appreciated musicians who can create, feel and perform but that are part of the revolution. He spoke of a time of war. Not just overseas but also within out own communities, within our own cultures and our own backyard. He talks about all that, and here we are 40 years later and we're still at war. We're still trying to figure out how to get along. The lyrics in the songs are still messages to people, and it's really the golden rule on how to treat each other."

"He was a different kind of prophet. He had a message. A message of love. A power of soul. It's almost as if someone whispered into his ear that you're going to live until you're 27 and that's all you've got. He thought he had to make a difference."

1 comment:

Tonya said...

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