Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"Axis Bold As Love"

Earlier today, the ritual of shaving, showering, and attention to dry skin was not accompanied by the usual 1130 Bloomberg radio, the ubiquitous 1010 Wins, or NPR on 93.9 fm.  There was on this occasion a certain feeling, and Jimi Hendrix's album "Axis Bold As Love" was dialed in.  That was his long awaited second album after the mind altering of American teens by "Are You Experienced?" in 1966.

It was more fresh than expected, and in particular "Little Wing" and "One Rainy Wish" which were as topical here as they could possibly be now, touching and positively a bit painful beyond what was expected. "Castle Made of Sand" retained its eloquence.

The one missing ingredient this morning was Hendrix's version of Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower".  That is a classic of the time, still of our time, and leaves us knowing that all of the mysteries are still the same.


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