SING on brother, PLAY on drummer… If 6 Was 9 – Jimi Hendrix
One of my favourite adverts from the nineties… this particular campaign for the schnapps-based alcopop called Metz, featured this odd and slightly worrying fellow… It was the original and for me the best – I loved the absurdity of it all. What followed was the by far more popular Judderman campaign that did absolutely nothing for me… each to their own, horses for courses and different strokes for different folks!
For instance I prefer Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame to say Wes Craven‘s Freddy Krueger… so unsurprisingly I identified far more with the main character here, as I too, love to play my cards close to my chest and have a peculiar penchant for intrigue, mystery and suspense in all its guises!
Oooh baby now, keep it up, keep it up
Groove on baby…
Why? Because I said so!
Stop, look and listen…
Why? Because I said so!
For most people there comes a point when you know that the game’s up. Where its better to hold your hands up, admit defeat and leave the situation in question with as much dignity as is possible – damage limitation! Some of us though, prefer to bluff it out until the bitter end and go out in a hail of glory! You win some… you lose some…
Names are important for so many reasons but they are also quite surreal in as much as they force you to make a decision about the face that belongs to the person that you like, love, are attracted to, hang out with, blah, blah, blah. How many times have you heard someone say, I’m hopeless/useless at remembering names? No doubt countless times. I’m one of the many afflicted individuals who have become lazy, bored and damn right oblivious to the importance of remembering names – first impressions count and all that jazz… Yeah, whatever!
Right about now a famous fictional British secret service agent/spy is big news around the world. In fact he has been for 50 years and counting. the present incumbent Daniel Craig has divided opinion ever since he took on the role. My favourite Bond was… well I don’t have a favourite actually but I can tell you who I didn’t like. Actually that’s a lie, its just that I stopped watching the damned things for a few years (I grew up) so I have no feeling for nor affinity to Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan, However, I always thought that George Lazenby should have had another crack at the role.
Either way, shaken or stirred, bad guy or love interest the movies are now back on my agenda and I’ll never tire of one particular movie or scene from Live and Let Die in 1973. Roger might not have been the best Bond but his portrayal of 007 in that Blaxploitation-styled flick always cracks me up. Plus you had the twin peaks of Jane Seymour and that hot black chick Gloria Hendry (no relation to Stephen Hendry) in the mix keeping things moving. So, what’s in a name? I’ll let this video clip explain for ya’ll!
Bond might not have been stirred but he was definitely shook!
I’ve been around for a while now and I can’t remember too often anyone making too much noise about the next few songs I’m going to feature here. In keeping with the fact that this blog is basically about championing the underdog and keeping a level head about fame and celebrity… Why is it that for all the Jimi Hendrix lovers out there, they never give mention to his more thought provoking songs? Well, I have always loved those songs. There was a depth to his musicianship and song-writing that often gets overlooked but fans and aficionados alike.
Love or Confusion
I Don’t Live Today
Thank you. As you all know, you just can’t believe everything you see and hear, can you. Now, If you will excuse me, I must be on my way…