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Jimi Hendrix on the Sixth Canvas

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“When I was younger, I learnt those ways. I paid attention and tried to find all those beautiful ways, like Castle Made of Sand, One Rainy Wish and all Hendrix’s cool works, which unfortunately are not as famous as his echo technique, playing-with-teeth technique, etc.”

~ Steve Vai via TEMPO, May 3 – 9 2010.

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens […] Excuse me while I kiss the sky […] I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.”

—Jimi Hendrix, (accessed 15 October 2010)

The sixth of his eighteen canvases displayed at Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta in the exhibition entitled “Organic Mind” shows the portrait of legendary Jimmy Hendrix, depicting him as – adopting the title of an Indonesian film starred by Rhoma Irama – “Satria Bergitar” “the Guitar Knight”, who was most stunning and influential in the world history of rock music and guitar playing techniques as stated in Steve Vai’s testimony.

Supposed we are fans of Jimi Hendrix, have such testimony convinced us to related ourselves with the leading figure of The Jimi Hendrix Experience?


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