Jimi Hendrix “Red House” Live Stockholm 1969

“Red House” is a song written by Jimi Hendrix and originally recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1966. The song, a slow twelve-bar blues, “is one of the most traditional in sound and form of all his official recordings”. It was developed during his pre-Experience days while Hendrix was performing in Greenwich Village and was inspired by earlier blues songs. Hendrix recorded several studio and live versions during his career; later, “Red House” has been recorded by a variety of blues and other artists.

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Try – Janis Joplin (Live at Woodstock, 1969)

Birth name Janis Lyn Joplin

Also known as: 
The Queen of Rock and Roll
The Queen of Psychedelic Soul
The Queen of Rocking The Blues

Born January 19, 1943
Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died October 4, 1970 (aged 27)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Blues rock, soul, psychedelic rock, acid rock, country, folk, hard rock, jazz blues

It’s a Conspiracy

Yesterday, I thought that I was going to have to put wordpress on hold for a while. The computer died. Or was sick or something. IDK. I’m a semi-reformed Luddite and technophobe, so I really don’t know that much about computers. I try to fix my computer the same way that I try to fix a car, or anything else that goes kaput… I jostle it around, tap this, touch that, and scream PLEASE WORK.

Haha, your computer broke on the day of the Jeopardy test.

Yesterday was the day for the online Jeopardy test. That’s how you get on the show; by taking the online test. The test was supposed to start at 8pm for my region of the U.S. At about 1 pm my computer just died. Nothing I tried worked. It’s a laptop and pretty much on it’s last leg anyway, but somehow it keeps plugging away. Until yesterday. The day of the Jeopardy test.

I was sure that either the computer or game show deities were conspiring against me. Maybe it was karma for something horrible that I had done.

Anyway, I couldn’t get it to work. It was just a black screen with that stupid little white arrow in the middle of it. I was pissed. I wanted to throw it out the window.

I borrowed my sister’s laptop so that I could take the test. I had registered online the day before and had written down the log-in code that they had given me. I signed in to the Jeopardy test site at 7:30; the earliest time that you could sign in. The clock started ticking down. When it reached zero the test would begin. At 3 minutes before the test was to begin something happened and the countdown clock disappeared. I somehow got logged out of the site. I had to log back in and punch in the code. I had 15 seconds to spare. I remember thinking, “Somebody just does NOT want me to take this test”.

When the test started I was surprised. I know the first 20 (there are 50 questions).  Then I missed about 4 in a row. My sister was in the room so she helped me with the Tom Colicchio question ( I couldn’t remember if he is on Top Chef or Chopped). I didn’t keep track of how many I missed, but I don’t feel like it was more than 12. I could be wrong. The rumor is that you have to get at least 35 correct to pass. Anyway, I’m not holding my breath for them to call me. If it happens it happens.

When I went to bed last night, I resigned myself to the fact that I was probably going to have to do wordpress posts – or any other online stuff – on my iphone.  That would be a pain.

Anyway, when I woke up this morning I turned the computer on. After a few minutes it came on. Some text come on the screen. It was like blah blah blah checking your disc for errors blah blah blah etc. etc. After about 10 minutes the sign in thing popped up. I logged-in and was connected to the internet. I was like, “Ummmm, okay. I guess it works now”.

Do Not Touch, Will Bring Evil

Before he was the Brady’s tour guide, judge in Greg’s surfing contest and tried unsuccessfully to warn the Brady boys that the stupid Tiki idol was NOT taboo, he was a singer and dancer on Hullabaloo. His dancing was okay, but his singing was horrid. Meet Pat Adiarte. My vote for the worst semi-teen idol ever.

10 Stops in a Time Machine. Where Do You Go?

One time somebody asked me:

What 1o places would you go if you had a time machine?

I had to think on it. It’s hard to pick only 10 out of what seems like an infinite amount. I think I finally have my list.

1. Dealey Plaza on the day of the Kennedy assassination.

2. The Armory Show of 1913

3. The basement of the Dallas Police Headquarters the day the Oswald was shot.

4. With van Gogh when he painted The Starry Night

5. Ford’s Theater when Lincoln was shot.

6. Woodstock, so that I could see Jimi Hendrix perform
(I was only 12, so I didn’t get to go)

7. Lakehurst, New Jersey when the Hindenburg caught fire.

8. The Ed Sullivan Show for The Beatles first appearance.

9. On the set of Twenty One when Charles van Doren defeated Herbie Stempel.

10. On the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969
(Because I want to know for sure if it really did or didn’t happen)