Found a couple of interesting quotes over at Rolling Stone about the big new Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side, starring Andre 3000.
As I’m sure you’re aware, the film will not be featuring any of Hendrix’ original music but, will have a LA-Yo Cat, power trio doing some covers in the Hendrixian mode.
Anyway, to the quotes. First up is the movie producer, Sean McKittrick…
McKittrick says that focusing on early stories about Hendrix – like the times he jammed with Cream and met Eric Clapton – is preferable to a biopic about Hendrix’s full life story. “That would be like making a movie about Kurt Cobain,” he says. “We all know how that story ends.”
Uhunh….OK then, now we have a “representative” of the Hendrix estate…
“They want to make a Jimi Hendrix movie without Jimi Hendrix music,” says the estate representative. “It would be like making a movie about Lincoln without being able to use the Gettysburg Address.”
Yep…they both used the old “would be like” gambit and, in the same article.
But, aside from showing off their cliche skills from PR 101, both sources are way off base because, we would all totally watch a Kurt Cobain movie and an Abe Lincoln movie without
vampires the Gettysburg Address sounds delightful. I would actually pay good money to see a Kurt Cobain movie where he recites the Gettysburg Address…now we’re talkin’!
Maybe, these guys should all just go back to the drawing board and make a biopic about a fictional musician and write a bunch of songs specifically for that movie that won’t have any legacy estate ties.
You know what that would be like?
That would be like making a movie that doesn’t suck!
It appears that our old pal J.P. has been out riding fences and thus, has not been posting as regular of late. In an effort to pick up some of the guitaristic slack I will put forth a couple of newsworthy items.
You may remember a while back that I published a post in which I attempted to track down some of the surprisingly huge number of Jimi Hendrix guitars that come up for auction.
Gibson is reporting that we are now moving in to the arena of Jimi guitar accessory auction items…
The guitar strap used by Jimi Hendrix when he set his guitar ablaze at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival is among many noteworthy items currently being offered by a New York City auction company
Hopefully this will start a trend and I will be able to unload my Hendrix Atlanta Pop Festival bridge saddles.
In other news Jimmy Page has officially entered 1998 and has come out with The First Official Website Of Jimmy Page!
Unfortunately, Pagey has adopted the can’t lose 2004 web strategy of making you register an account before you can “unlock” any of the no doubt juicy data…
Sorry Jim, I’m going to pass on the whole give up my fake email address, wait for an email, go back to the site and browse process for today. I’m sure if there’s anything cool my blogging buddies will uncover it and I’ll dig it then.
Wrapping it all up, I just got to say; hey J.P…come on down from those fences and open the gate brother…
Found at Ads Of The World…this one is from In The Mix Studios…
It’s a quote attributed to Jimi Hendrix. I don’t recall ever reading that one before. Maybe, if I had, I’d be playing some other type of guitar…trying to stay in tune….like a cowboy.