Friday, January 22, 2010

VooDoo Pat

I saw this on eBay last week and laughed and laughed and laughed.

Description: This item is a PAT ROBERTSON VOODOO DOLL. All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders. To learn more about Doctors Without Borders, visit:
Bid early and bid often! I first saw this on Monday, January 18, and the bidding was over $1000, but it got yanked for some violation of some eBay policy, and was reposted on Wednesday. As of early this afternoon, bidding was up to $700! Bidding ends on January 29!

Here is some more voodoo that Pat Robertson would not approve of. Jimi Hendrix's famous version of "Voodoo Child," song number 101 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest songs of all time, started out as a May 3, 1968, jam session with Mitch Mitchell of The Jimi Hendrix Experience on drums, Steve Winwood of Traffic on B3 organ, and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane on bass. The "Voodoo Chile" recording took only three takes, and the final 15 minute version was Hendrix's longest studio recording.

According to Rolling Stone and Wikipedia, later on the same day as they recorded "Voodoo Chile," while an ABC camera crew was filming Hendrix and his band (drummer Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding), Hendrix improvised the wah-wah guitar riff for "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" on the spot, and one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time was born.

Voodoo Chile.mp3
Voodoo Child (Slight Return).mp3

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