That reminds me of Geneva in ca. 1974
A bunch of us were waiting for the youth hostel doors to open
An Italian youth (but I was a youth myself then) tried to explain to me in English why he loved the music of Jimi Hendrix so much
Sometimes he threw in French words when English failed him (because I’d told him I spoke some French)
With a mounting degree of desperation he kept telling dense me that Jimi’s guitar playing was the opposite of "sale" (he didn’t exactly pronounce it the French way)
That is "dirty" in French
So Jimi’s music was "clean"
It has stayed that way for me ever since ca. 1974 when that Italian youth told me in front of the Geneva youth hostel in summer
– Leonard Blumfeld
Written on inspiration from Blog Friday.