There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
IT WAS FUN READING your article about Hendrix collectors (“The Jimi Hendrix Re-Experience,” 10/21). As a post-Hendrix-era fan, it is fascinating to read what he means to other people. The spiritual angle of collecting the personal possessions of this “Voodoo Chile” is particularly interesting. The collectors seem to be possessed by the power of Jimi’s spirit, even as they seek to possess his. Jimi wrote:
I didn’t mean to take up all your sweet time
I’ll give it right back to you one of these days
If I don’t see you no more in this world
I’ll meet you in the next one, don’t be late
Don’t be late
‘Cause I’m a voodoo chile
Lord knows I’m a voodoo chile, yeah!