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Tuesday
Apr082014

Who'd a Thunk

Are You Experienced? Asked Jimi Hendricks so long ago.

I went to the post office today, and while there I saw the new Jimi Hendrix block of stamps, shaped like an LP and very psychedelic.

What a bizarre country we live in. The baby boomers truly rule it, at least for now. Jimi was a voice of our generation. But who’d have thunk at any time leading up to or following his drug overdose death in 1970 that Jimi Hendrix would ever be on an official US postage stamp. Jimi Hendrix Stamps

Both he and his music seemed an anathema to our parents generation. But now, totally rehabilited and resplendent, our purple-hazed pal Jimi resides in a place of honor on the envelopes of greeting cards and tax returns.

Go figure.

Reader Comments (2)

I guess you'll never post again......maybe I should quit checking for awhile then I can be shocked if you post something!!!

December 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

I'm a fan. Was just thinking I need to see the Hendrix movie (2000) again - my dad owns it, and it's a good one if you haven't seen it. Sometimes I'm sure I was born in the wrong decade.

March 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

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