As I type this, I’ve got the itunes blues radio station on, and the first song to come on is a Stevie Ray Vaughan tune. Nice. You don’t hear much of Stevie in England. The dj just came on and said the station is called ‘radio power’. Sounds like they’re in the states. Which would make sense. I think the only time I’ve heard Stevie Ray Vaughan in England has been on BBC Radio2 early on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Oh yeah, and Bob Harris has played some of his stuff on his show, which is cool.
Well-I’ve checked the local music calendar, and looks like we might be going out on the town most likely on Thursday or Friday night. Dave thought it might be a good idea to mention who it is we happen to see play in one of our blog entries and I think I’ll take the camera along and post any pics that I might take. This could turn into a random live band review blog, who knows.
Ahh-Jimi Hendrix just came on. An acoustic blues..why can’t I ever remember the names of songs? This station is awesome. I could just sit here all day writing about all the songs that come on..except that the problem with that is that I can never remember song titles. Oh well.
It’s funny that a Hendrix song would come on now though, because one thing I haven’t mentioned here is how important that man is to me. He was an incredible human being and musician. One of a kind. I’ve read quite a few books about him. The best one that I’ve read at this point is ‘Electric Gypsy’ which for awhile, I had considered the bible of Hendrix. You can find the link to the book on our Links page.
Okay-this radio station is getting even better. I can no longer concentrate on typing and listening to this great music. Another Stevie Ray song just came on. An instrumental. Now what is the name of this one? I just looked up the link to radio power’s site. Here’s the link for anyone who might be interested. I can’t believe this -now they’re playing another rare Hendrix recording-this title I know-‘Red House’. On this version, they were calling themselves ‘Electric Church’. I think that was in between The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.
For anyone who is into old american blues as well as Hendrix I would highly recommend this internet station. There aren’t many ads and there are few interruptions in between songs. (Now this was a spontaneous post! It wasn’t meant to start off as a radio advert, I swear!)