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Thank you, Kim. Well said!
From: Kim Flint <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, February 25, 2001 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: Jimi
>At 11:32 AM -0800 2/25/01, scott kungha drengsen wrote:
>> We wouldn't have this forum if it weren't for Jimi Hendrix.
>well, I created LD, and I have pretty much no interest in Jimi Hendrix and
>hardly ever listened to him. I think I can fairly authoritatively state
>that Looper's Delight would still exist even if Hendrix never had!
>So far as I can tell, Hendrix didn't have much (or any) influence on loop
>based music. Did Hendrix influence hip-hop? no. kraftwerk, house, and
>numerous other electronic dance spin-offs? no. The various tape loop and
>soundscape/ambient pioneers? or Dub? not that I know of. He played rock
>music, which mostly avoided/derided loops and samples for decades while
>ideas developed elsewhere. Over the past ten years or so it seems the
>opposite has happened, rock has been influenced by the looping cultures to
>reinvent itself a few more times.
>>From my perspective, Hendrix is just another over-nostalgized baby boomer
>icon that I'm tired of hearing about. Sorry if that bothers some of you, I
>don't mean it with disrespect of the guy. That was music of my parent's
>generation. (although my parents never listened to him either.) I never
>really heard that stuff growing up, and it didn't mean much to me when I
>did listen to it as an adult. For me, Hendrix is just another guy in a
>documentary on the history channel, like say, Louis Armstrong. I listened
>to it as music history education, and that was about it. That's probably
>true for most people under the age of 35, and those are the people mostly
>creating loop-based music...
>Kim Flint | Looper's Delight
>firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.loopers-delight.com