Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sometimes I feel like a little... wing

Perhaps one of my all-time favorite songs is 'Little Wing' by Jimi Hendrix. However, in spite of being a Hendrix purist, I actually do like the Stevie Ray Vaughan cover of it even better. And I like this youtube of SRV doing it: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAG-kX_IlUw&feature=related). This is one of those songs that it's hard for me not to get teary-eyed listening to, and I can totally just lose myself.

Sometimes I do like to hear the words though, and this Hendrix version does me good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R20cCPM0OZc&feature=related

On a side note, I can still remember the day I heard SRV had died. I was working in the chimney factory. I was in shipping at the time. I think I might have been insulating. I heard it on the radio and went and told Dan 3. I don't know why I can remember that so well, because, while I like SRV's music, I wasn't all that big of a fan. I think I had just heard that he had become a Christian though. I actually heard later that when they found his body after the crash he had several pieces of paper in his pocket with Bible verses written on them. He was also an awesome guitar player. I liked what someone wrote in the comments of the youtube: Hendrix was a genius; SRV was a virtuoso.