A lot of people have asked about my name and whether I have a first or middle name. Well, that is an interesting story.
Mommy found me on the side of the road on a freezing cold November day on her way home from work. I was a feral, totally skin and bones and wanting to trust but having a lot of trouble with it. I was also facinated (and a little unnerved) by sounds from the TV/Stereo speakers. I love to sit on the subwoofer!
Mommy & Daddy always thought of kitties as being slick and cool, but at the same time, crazy and fun. What ties all that together better than rock and roll???
Being big lovers of the "classic rock" era (the Who, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane - the Woodstock Jefferson Airplane not the "We built this City" "Starship" one! - etc) and of course the "rock n roll trifecta" of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix, this is the first place they looked to when they were picking out a name for me.
Anyway, since I'm a boy, Joplin was out, Daltry didn’t seem wild enough as a name, other bands like the Stones have typical bean names (though "Jagger" was kicked around since I love to run around like crazy), and Morrison, and versions of it seemed to much like Morris the cat.
I am a "cool cat" so "James Marshall Hendrix" it was. It was a mouthful so I went between "Jimi" and "Hendrix" for a day or two, but when they took me to the VET, the Vet Tech called "Mr. Hendrix," and that sounded so good, it stuck.
Not only is my purrsonality is as rock and roll as it gets, Mommy says Jimi Hendrix was a rock and roll god...and what do we cats think we are?????
My namesake, as so many musical geniuses of that era did, crossed the Bridge to early (Nov. 27, 1942 – Sept. 18, 1970) and to tragically. He had so much more magic left in those fingers.
I love to run around when mommy and daddy have concert DVDs on (they do this alot when they clean) but for some reason, the Who is for the couch. My daddy captured my typical the Who concert watching pose a few months ago. Before you ask...it is Baba O'Riley that is the fave...can't help but sing along and twitch my tail to the beat...
As for my namesake, a favorite is hard to come by, but Mommy thinks, "the Star Spangled Banner", because the way he played it....it is an awesome song to begin with, but, wow, the way Jimi played it.....untouchable...
On that note...I think my new theme song (to be played when I enter any room should be:
Listening to you, I get so hungry
Gazing at you, while you try to sleep
Following you, into the kitchen,
I'm gonna beg right at your feeeeeeeeeeeeeet...."
See Me, Feel Me by the Who