This is not part of my normal routine here as a default music blogger, but I’d like to dedicate this post to the memory of blogger Zippy Catholic (real name Matthew), who was lost in a traffic accident. He’s had an immense influence on me, though I didn’t know him in real life. He was frighteningly smart and spiritually hard-core.
Prayers for Matthew, who has been in my daily Rosary, and condolences to his family.
There is a musical connection. Zippy actually visited this blog once, and we had an exchange on, of all things, moral theology and Jimi Hendrix. (Apparently Zippy loved him some rock guitar, especially metal.)
Oddly, days before I heard the terrible news, I had dug up my Hendrix CD Electric Ladyland (which I hadn’t listened to it in a very long time) and I had chosen it for my commuting music. I was grooving pretty intensely on both versions of “Voodoo Chile” for two days.
To honor Zippy’s theological proposition about rock-n-roll, I revisit the T’Oob that he contributed to WDYDFAE on the thread above, “Red House,” a Hendrix tribute performed by Gary Moore.
Rock on, Zippy.
This post has been lightly edited for grammar and content. This addendum is in the spirit of Zippy, who never edited without indicating so — and it was always something about content, because I never saw him make a grammatical or spelling mistake.
Addendum re-edited for errors. Sheesh. Zippean standards are exacting even for these trivial things.