Did I tell you I usually do a six hour, eleven ’til five, shift on Sunday … ?
I usually do a six hour, eleven ’til five, shift on Sunday.
Just so you know … !
And it usually means getting up at six: so I can get to the trains on time.
It’s nice to get up in the dark, to be honest with you.
But, boy, it gives meaning to the old phrase about ‘yawning your head off … ’
Ahem … !
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring six out of six in the process.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 27th November saw the birth of guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. In which year?
Q2) Famously, Jimi played the guitar, how: left or right handedly?
Q3) He also used a brand of amplifier: one he shared his middle name with. What brand of amplifier?
Q4) Hendrix also used a lot of effects pedals: included one that changed the tone of his guitar up and down. What was that pedal: an octave pedal, a wah wah pedal or a fuzzbox?
Q5) Hendrix had been a session player, for many years: before moving to the UK. 1964, for example, saw him playing on a single for whom: the Isley Brothers, Little Richard or Duane Eddy?
Q6) He was brought to the UK, and initially promoted by Chas Chandler. Chas had been a member of which band?
Q7) Hendrix’s first UK hit came in 1966. What was it called?
Q8) One Hendrix hit reached number 20 in the US, was written by Bob Dylan and is on the soundtrack of Watchmen. Which hit?
Q9) What was the name of Hendrix’s UK band?
Q10) Finally … What was the name of the last band — and LP — Jimi Hendrix recorded with or on?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th november, 1607, saw the birth of minister, John Harvard. The College named for him, is in which US state?
Q2) The Race Relation Act came into force in the UK: on 26th November of which year?
Q3) 25th November, 1895, saw the birth of Bill W. Which shy self help group did he help found?
A3) Alcoholics Anonymous: also known as AA.
Q4) More to the point: what did the W stand for?
Q5) Bassist, John McVie was born: on 26th November, 1945. McVie was a founder of Fleetwood Mac. McVie was also a member of which 1960s band?
A5) John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
Q6) Finally … 26th November, 1976, saw the release of which anarchic single?
A6) Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“When you listen to Hendrix, you are listening to music in its pure form.”
And these three songs† …
Enjoy your day.
If you play some Hendrix? Turn the knobs up …
* I should do, at some point, Debbi. Mind you, I’m still working my way through The Furthest Shore. The prose is amazing: it’s hard to believe it’s a children’s book.
† I love the opening of Burning of The Midnight Lamp. It sounds like Jimi’s decided to let the harpischord have a go, for once … and the guitar’s complaining about it …