The CO who hated Jimi Hendrix

by JimmyPage 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • JimmyPage

    For some reason this memory came back to me the other day. Our cong had a CO in the late 80's (I think) and for a CO he was a young guy. I want to say his name was David Wesley.

    Anyway, I said something favorable about Jimi Hendrix and it just pissed him off. He said his brother had been a Hendrix fan and got hooked on drugs because of it. Might have even fried his brain or OD'd, I can't remember now.

    I guess his story didn't have much effect on me, though, since I am still a Hendrix fan but am now anti-WT. Didn't stop me from trying pot either, though I never got addicted.

  • Twitch

    I laff when I hear such ppl dissing artists who have more talent in their pinky finger than yer average joes entire existence. Yea, those free spirits are just evil, eh?

    I was a huge Hendrix fan in my teens much to the chagrin of the parental units, lol.

    It's a shame the drugs got the better of him but he was a candle that burned twice as bright,...

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    Holy All Along the Watchtower!

  • BluesBrother

    He must have put you down to be a "voodoo child"...

    But I contend that you can never blame the music for people's life mistakes. If anything the example of the outcome to some musicians was a good reason not to get into drugs.

    I always loved Hendrix since the day I emptied my pocket money tin and purchased "Are You Experienced" ...Nobody, not even the Watchtower could stop me loving his music.


    He said his brother had been a Hendrix fan and got hooked on drugs because of it. Might have even fried his brain or OD'd, I can't remember now.

    His brother sounds very impressionable..

    If he watched Billy Mays commercials..

    He probably would have done his laundry more often..

    Maybe even got hooked on washing clothes..


  • undercover


    I just got over mourning Billy Mays and you had to go and remind me of him...

    I irked more than a few dubs with my tastes in late 60s/early 70s music. I remember one Bethel brother visiting our home and I had Hendrix playing and he demanded that we turn that demon squealing off. Yep...he called it "demon squealing" if he knew what a demon squeal sounds like.

    My fav Hendrix album is Band of Gypsys with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox.

    Other people didn't see what I saw in The Doors (sometimes I don't either, but I still like them). I got fussed at because Morrison was a drug using Satan worshiper. Whatever.

    I even got counseled for owning Beatle albums. 40 years later, the Beatles are still relevant and popular and the JWs are less and less relevant and more and more ignored.

  • cantleave

    Typical sentiments by CO's. Our CO went on about the Led Zepp (when they had the reunion gig at the O2) at a circuit assembly. He wittered on about their links to demonism and allegiance to the Devil.

    All I can say to statements like that is the Devil has the best music, who wants to listen to the KIngdumb Maladies

  • WTWizard

    I have listened to Culture Club when they were big (Boy George was on horse), but I didn't take any horse.

    I listened to Prince when he was a toilet mouth, and the Purple Rain album was filthy by mainstream standards. It was, in fact, the album that got the "Parental Advisory" stickers we know and love so much today, as a compromise to be allowed to produce such music at all. Yet it did not lead me to do any fornication.

    I listened to Michael Jackson--his Off the Wall and Thriller albums were among my favorites, and had some of my favorite songs on them. Yet I did not go on to molest boys or take any drugs.

    When I was a child, we used to listen to the Doors and Led Zeppelin (they were mainstream back in the late 1960s and early 1970s). And I never did any drugs.

    What these people don't tell you is, if you are moved to do something that is bad for yourself or society simply by the music you listen to, and especially if you are going to do it because of a backmasked message, you really need to work on your independent thinking. A truly independent thinker can listen to music that glorifies using drugs, whether openly or subliminally, and not take the drugs because of the harm they do to your brain and your liver. If, however, you are programmed to do everything the music you listen to tells you to, you are going to have a problem.

  • Out at Last!
    Out at Last!

    My BOE were astounded that I went to Oz fest 2 years in a row. They said that Ozzy was the devil incarnate. No wonder I am an apostate now.

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    I wasn't a JW at the time, but my friends told me how "The Eagles" were that bad boys. I was who? The Eagles? My Uncle listens to them. How bad can they be?

    I got into all sorts of trouble for my CD collection. I remember the look on one elders face when he saw my Souxie and the Banshees CD

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