Wednesday, July 20, 2011

electra fry

one of the great pieces of modern art is 'star-spangled banner' performed by the very fucking great jimi hendrix at woodstock. the performance is now what 42 years old and it is still as fresh and vital today as the moment hendrix shocked the shit out of everyone. the nation was incredibly divided at the time -- like now, but even more so -- and was both a love letter to this nation as it was a harsh critique of it. i don't know how else to say it but in my pantheon this performance ranks as one of the very best in achievement in any art form. i'd link to a performance at youtube but you know the song. seek it out. it will still fry and free your mind.


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