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Day 397: Voodoo Child, Jimi Hendrix

So I’ll admit that Jimi Hendrix is not my favourite artist but here is one of his classics which demonstrates some of his guitaring skill. If you like electric guitar, you’re going to love this one. This video is quite funny really as it is sooo late 60s early 70s. Like the two cool hippy dudes dancing at the front getting the ears blasted by the outside speakers. Also quite funny crowd scenes capturing the “dress code” of the time. What I find a little sad about these 70s clips is that all these folk, who at the time, were so non-conformist, went on to form, in general, a generation which was far more materialistic than their parents and whose leadership has seen the most outrageous growth of inequality which has practically all but wiped out some of the gains we made in creating a more equitable society in the post 2nd world war Western world.

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