Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Musical letters.

I love this cute original letter that Jimi Hendrix wrote to a girlfriend. You can almost hear him singing it as you read it:

little girl.....
happiness is within you....so unlock the chains from your heart and let yourself grow—
like the sweet flower you are.....
I know the answer—
Just spread your wings and set yourself
FREE
Love to you forever
Jimi Hendrix

I found it on Letters of Note, who publish original letters. There are some astonishing letters: a gorgeously sweet one from Iggy Pop to a fan, a letter from Murry Wilson to his son Brian explaining why the Beach Boys were no good (shortly before he went on to record Pet Sounds), and a crazy one from Mark Chapman to a memorabilia dealer, wondering how much the copy of Double Fantasy he got John Lennon to sign before he shot him was worth. Twat.

8 comments:

  1. So great! I immediately read your post to my boyfriend who is a HUGE Jimi Hendrix fan and loves all things musical. We'll check out the site.

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  2. how beautiful - it's timeless! it can be interpretted for love between friends, lovers or family.
    xoxo alison

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  3. this is so cute!!!
    I love all the things you post about on your blog,
    it's very enlightening
    Rianna Bethany xxx

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  4. Awww... so going to have to check that out!

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  5. oh wow, this is really cute! ...what a great find.

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  6. This is so wonderful! I also love Jimi's handwriting :)

    I have been reading your blog for a while but this is my 1st comment. I truly enjoy your writing!

    xo
    ~Jean

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  7. that is beautiful- sigh. Jimi Hendrix had such a wonderful soul- what a great site that is.

    And yes, twat.

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  8. Thanks Jean, I really appreciate it!

    Glad you agree, Rose. Utter TWAT.

    xx

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