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Re: Laptops Hendrix
Would he smash his laptop? Cause that would be cool.
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> Hendrix was a very important part of my life,I saw him more than once
> first time at age 13. But I must say speculation about what he would ,and
> would not have used if he were alive seems kinda silly to me. Some think he
> used whatever was cutting edge,perhaps so but his use of chords and
> knowledge of theory don't seem to reflect that at all,his harmony knowlegde
> was pretty basic,nowhere near the cutting edge.Of course he went beyond
> edges all together with pure soud explorations.Hard to put in a neat box.
> Miles is known to have been on various cutting edges alll his life,but did
> his actual playing do that? I would say not,his compsotion,arragement
> presentation did,though often by drawing on what was
happening elsewhere (
> notably imitating Hendrix,and SLy)and adding it to 'serious' jazz .His chops
> and articulation didn't really stay on the cutting edge after his pioneering
> use of electronics. Hendrix when he died was already getting bypassed in
> terms of technique by fusionoid stuff that was a response to his
> trailblazing. Maybe he would've woodshedded his modes and started dropping
> in extreme substitutions- who knows. Thye laptop doesn;'t seem kinetic
> enough a performace tool though,eve i the studion he was more iterested in
> live expressio than elaborate intellectual architecture.
> Hendrix got really extreme at putting on a show as a way to get some where
> in the music biz, and it worked but after he made it he felt trapped in that
> freakshow role.He said in interveiws he wished people could just close their
> eye and let the music take them.
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