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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Why they killed Jimmy Hendrix. He made them look so small.



Here he is talking and it's good.  He's worked out the system stinks, although he isn't overly aggressive about it.  Then he stands up and plays a song.  It's just so good, the rest of the Dick Cavett show seems like a whole pile of crap.  It ends with an ad for sani-flow or something.  He didn't fit the dumbing down of the media.  Had to go.  Thankfully we can enjoy this video still and see what a great musician he was.

How many others have been killed since?  Hundreds.  They have to be in the system like Madonna or Beyonce or they're history.  Music starts at 13 minutes.

Janice Joplin gets a mention, another one sent on her way.  Too talented.  Dick Cavett looks like he's been shot as the credits roll, staring blankly at the audience.  Upstaged.  Didn't like it.

JULIA -

I often wonder what happens with these musicians. Do they get to a certain level of influence and acclaim, and then get approached? Offered a deal maybe? A deal with the devil? They will have fame and fortune if they sign up and become "owned" by the elite. The alternative is to be a quiet nobody, or , if they speak their mind too much, they will be silenced. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Tap, don't know if this has been posted (apologies if it has), but just been watching the UKcolumn broadcast from the other day.

Covers the BBC and their handling of Hollie Greig. ~2hrs long but worth the time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-ptmkmTk5M&feature=plcp

Tapestry said...

The UK Column stuff is good but I rarely get two hours. Ten minutes is max with baby crawling around feet. Can't someone chop up the UK Column TV progs into sections and bung them out titled. I wanted to watch Ben Fellows interview but gave up the wait.

Anonymous said...

It's basically radio with pictures, just have the sound up like for a radio talk show, you don't need to 'watch' it.

Anonymous said...

I've watched it.

What that UK Column says is the Holly Greig case was commissioned by BBC Scotland journalist... but just before filming commenced, the journalist phoned up the mother and Green saying the weren't going to do it any more. If they did they would lose their jobs.

In other words, exactly the Savile situation again, this time in Scotland.

Green asks how many other times have BBC investigations into institutional paedophile abuse been started and then scuppered when the higher-ups in the BBC find out about it.

Can't remember the exact time... try 1 hr 44 mins.

dognamedblue said...

if you get the chance, have a look at Jimi Hendrix's sketches & doodles ;)

Julia said...

It's good to know that BBC journalists DO want to make these kind of programmes. Good journalists do exist in the BBC. It's the system that's bad, not the majority of people in it.
I often wonder what happens with these musicians. Do they get to a certain level of influence and acclaim, and then get approached? Offered a deal maybe? A deal with the devil? They will have fame and fortune if they sign up and become "owned" by the elite. The alternative is to be a quiet nobody, or , if they speak their mind too much, they will be silenced.