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04-01-09, 12:03 AM
Jimi Hendrix childhood home torn down

Despite an eight-year, $100,000-plus effort by a Seattle real-estate investor, the house where Jimi Hendrix lived as a child in Seattle is gone.

By Erik Lacitis (http://search.nwsource.com/search?sort=date&from=ST&byline=Erik%20Lacitis)
Seattle Times staff reporter

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This is all that was left last week of a Jimi Hendrix home last week. It's gone, by order of the city of Renton.
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A home where Jimi Hendrix lived was moved to Hi-Land Mobile Manor in Renton by its owner, Pete Sikov. Sikov complied with an order to tear down the house.

RENTON The demolition crew has been working at a fast pace, and the tiny, 900-square-foot house where Jimi Hendrix lived from ages 10 to 13, and first showed his love for music, was down to its shell Monday.
Despite an eight-year, $100,000-plus effort by Pete Sikov a Seattle real-estate investor who at first wasn't a Hendrix devotee, but became one the historic structure is gone.

If you're a fan, vanished will be the chance to drive by and imagine how it would have been in the early 1950s for Jimi Hendrix, who died in 1970 at age 27 in London, apparently choking on his vomit after an unintentional combination of sleeping pills and alcohol.

The value of the intact home, however dilapidated, was that it allowed visitors to imagine the poverty and simple beginnings of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest musicians.

That was when a young Jimi played a ukulele with one string, remembered Leon Hendrix, 61, Jimi's younger brother by five years. Leon Hendrix remembered how his brother used the ukulele to strum the hip, jazzy "Peter Gunn Theme" from the hit TV detective show by the same name, "because you could play it using only one string..."

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04-01-09, 06:41 AM
Thanks for posting it on here. Peace.

purple jim
04-01-09, 06:42 AM
You can see pictures of Jimi stuck on the boarding.

04-03-09, 06:51 AM
That's just sad. Anyone has been there, and taking pix of the house? Would be nice to see.

Btw here's an article about it with a strange 'correction' at the bottom....it tells that Leon is Jimi's uncle.lol



04-07-09, 02:47 PM
Btw why didn't Janie help financially to keep the house?

04-07-09, 04:04 PM
She didn't want to save the house because it would be saving the "true" memories of Lucille, Al, Jimi, and Leon. End of story.

Janie is all about Janie.

04-22-09, 09:33 AM
You could look at it this way, if Jimi were to know he might be glad to see it gone. He had some really bad memories of his time as a kid in Seattle, and life wasn't that great for him at times probably in this very house. So we could say it's gone FOR Jimi's sake. He'd be glad to see it's destruction.

They should save at least a piece of it or put up a marker with the history on it. But City planners are notorious for not always getting the whole picture right. We have that problem here in Tn. with some civil war historical stuff.
It gets into a whole can of spaghetti of politics. Taxpayer money,who cares and who doesn't care. Much like back in the day when all Seattle was gonna do was put up a statue of him at the Zoo. Waaaay insulting. So in that regards we can appreciate Janie to some degree that maybe she's helped in the proper display of his importance and remembrance. But she most definitely is seeming to be a bit of a "Michael Jeffreys" in her own way.

04-22-09, 09:38 AM
Here's another thought....I want a piece of the wood to use in a stratocaster.
Talk about Mojo

And maybe now Jimi can truely put it in his shoe!!!!!

04-22-09, 12:05 PM
In thinking about Jimi now, in his present pure energy spiritual state, I see no reason to believe he would want the house to remain standing. As all form is illusion, and ego unreal and only a story, I'm sure Jimi doesn't need monument builders to deprive the living of prime real estate.

And so as Jimi lived without the slavery of ego, I will choose not to impose a "story" and conditions thereof upon his memory. In this way his music remains unbound by the forms I find it within, and only visiting this present moment. Just like me.

04-22-09, 12:18 PM
As all form is illusion, ...Actually, according to 'current' quantum mechanic thought, all form is a simulation.


04-22-09, 05:25 PM
Btw here's an article about it with a strange 'correction' at the bottom....it tells that Leon is Jimi's uncle.lol



As far as I can see the 'correction' only refers to Leon as being Jimi's brother?

04-22-09, 10:13 PM
Actually, according to 'current' quantum mechanic thought, all form is a simulation.


I often consider the ideas of the manifested and unmanifested. Whereby the manifested is "form" as expression of the unmanifested. Perhaps quantum mechanic thought anticipates all of the universe expansion to reach limit and recede back into the unmanifested. Lying on a deathbed I expect to recognize existence as consciousness and release readily from identification with all form as simulation.

This is my perception as an unlearned hillbilly, unfamiliar with many books. Afterall every individual knows as much about the hereafter as anyone ever has, and anyone ever will. That's the most perfectly equitable condition that we may ever share.

04-23-09, 04:56 PM
Ya know that's exactly what I was trying to say and just couldn't say it any better. Thanx Nonhuman

I just like the guitar made of housewood idea myself. To play the guitar for folks and help spread the Mojo!!!!

04-23-09, 05:32 PM

I think your idea is great. I'm very prone to nostalgia and enjoy similar connections such as you describe with the housewood introduced into an instrument. It makes me consider what Eckhart Tolle spoke of as "portals" to the present moment.

I find music to be my favorite portal, and I have an old Kay Starter Guitar that was my Father's back in the 1950's. He died in 1960 when I was only 18 months old. When I handle that guitar, moving from chord to chord I sometimes feel as though it might be a portal. There is something spiritual about learning on the same guitar as he.

04-26-09, 12:24 PM
As far as I can see the 'correction' only refers to Leon as being Jimi's brother?

Yes it does now, they already changed it again.