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by Stone_Giant
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: The Genius of Jimi Hendrix
Replies: 19
Views: 4277

My own favourite clip of Jimi in action in the UK is this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygjz_IkKREM Also this is an interesting documentry which includes words from the guy who brought Hendrix to England - Chas Chandler. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WPD8A8_UNk Apologies for the delay in gett...
by Stone_Giant
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: The Genius of Jimi Hendrix
Replies: 19
Views: 4277

James,

thanks for link. It aired on TV in the UK a few weeks ago, but I'll definitely watch it again.

Stone_Giant
by Stone_Giant
Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Arthurian Myth and Legend, Campbell and The Grail Quest
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

I have a book entitled "Celtic Mythology" based on a text by Charles Squire from 1910. It is a bit dry and suffers from a rather archaic style, but it is very interesting for the sections where the author traces the Arthurian legends back to their Celtic origins. He basically maintains that the char...
by Stone_Giant
Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Bob Dylan's Lyrics
Replies: 26
Views: 8228

Wow - just caught up with this thread that I started way back. Sorry for being so lazy. I didn't visit JCF much for a good few years, I was too busy being Nietzsche's "Camel" for several years and have only lately refound my absent "Lion" (hint -checkout Famous Shamans... in Mythology and Religion) ...
by Stone_Giant
Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Famous Shamans I have known and loved.
Replies: 50
Views: 8223

A killer song, the live version on "Its too late to stop now" is simply epic. I read somwhere that this song is based on Nietzsche' 3 metamorphoses... http://philosophyforchange.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/nietzsches-three-metamorphoses/#comments ..or it could just be about finding the strength to meet...
by Stone_Giant
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Famous Shamans I have known and loved.
Replies: 50
Views: 8223

Ron - Some nice songs there, with a strong spiritual message. Makes me think about another major Shamanic figure from the world of music, namely Van Morrison. A seeker and a mystic who has produced some beautiful and moving music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHuS3-OaLKw http://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Stone_Giant
Wed May 22, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: The Genius of Jimi Hendrix
Replies: 19
Views: 4277

I think Watchtower might have appealed to Jimi because he must have begun to feel the impact of his growing fame at that point in his career. The music moguls of the time were still of the idea that their star performers were simply cash-cows, to be milked for all they could deliver. Watchtower seem...
by Stone_Giant
Wed May 22, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Famous Shamans I have known and loved.
Replies: 50
Views: 8223

Zoe, exactly! It is the Shaman's job to help us reconcile the imaginitive with the analytical. This is the sometimes conflict-ridden area which is the fount of creativity itself. :)

Regards, Stone_Giant
by Stone_Giant
Fri May 17, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Famous Shamans I have known and loved.
Replies: 50
Views: 8223

Ron - yes Pollock works for me too. It's a funny thing about abstract Art. As a callow youth I thought it was all a big scam and had little time for it. But as I grew older so my awareness of what and how it was trying to communicate grew in appreciation too. The casual viewer in an Art Gallery may ...
by Stone_Giant
Thu May 16, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: The Genius of Jimi Hendrix
Replies: 19
Views: 4277

Clemsy -- how yer doin'? Cool documentary. Brilliant insights into a seminal album. Eddie Kramer - "....the transcendant mastery of the music waiting within the sleeve." Niiiice! As a result of Al's espousal of my original Hendrix post on the other thread I have been motivated to revisit Jimi's cano...
by Stone_Giant
Thu May 16, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Famous Shamans I have known and loved.
Replies: 50
Views: 8223

Something that just blows me away is the overture to the Flying Dutchman, but only the Karl Bohm conducted version. There are plenty of great renditions around but the Bohm recording is the only one that really nails it for me. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=ZiIDNlEP9KE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZi...
by Stone_Giant
Fri May 10, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Famous Shamans I have known and loved.
Replies: 50
Views: 8223

Great posts people, keep 'em coming. Al - just to let you know this time I really have started a thead in "Mythos: For the Creative Community" entitled "The Genius of Jimi Hendrix" - don't know what happened last time - I wrote it and obviously didn't hit Submit - d'oh! Interesting point about Blues...
by Stone_Giant
Fri May 10, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: The Genius of Jimi Hendrix
Replies: 19
Views: 4277

The Genius of Jimi Hendrix

This Topic is a spin off from “Famous Shamans I have known and Loved” over in Mythology and Religion. Music is extremely important to me, always has been. It’s abilty to lift one's mood and soothe the soul is without parallel. Maybe books, great visual art or film come close but non are as readily a...
by Stone_Giant
Fri May 03, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Famous Shamans I have known and loved.
Replies: 50
Views: 8223

Al, Just diggin' the Tedeschi Trucks band. V. interesting - that track is a blinding blend of Country, Jazz and blues/rock... and very tasty it is too. Grace Potter - what a voice, what a babe. Ron tx for the recommendations and lyrics. Who says us blokes are bluff, insenstive and rough as bear's ar...
by Stone_Giant
Thu May 02, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Famous Shamans I have known and loved.
Replies: 50
Views: 8223

Al, Still haven't checked Susan Tedeschi and Grace Potter but will definitely do so. I'ts really nice to have other people recommendations. There is so much media-pushed vapid "artistry" out there, the pearls are often hard to find. Ron - like your take on Beyonce and Madonna - Burlesque Queens. As ...