27- A MUSICAL ADVENTURE AND A TIME CAPSULE
27 – A Musical Adventure has debuted at the 24 Oxford showroom at the reimagined Virgin Hotels Las Vegas: formerly the Hard Rock Hotel.
For a baby boomer like me, the show is a much appreciated, deeply nostalgic series of musical flashbacks to the magical late 60s and early 70s as legendary rock artists Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin are honored and revisited among others with eerily spot on covers of some of their most iconic hits.
Music, in one sense, is like a time capsule. It has the power to evoke thoughts and emotions one might think had long been buried beneath the weight of time. I was a teenager when these three artists rose to fame and then crashed into dust and ashes. Morrison’s “LA Woman” and “Break On Through”, Hendrix’s “All Long the Watchtower” and “Foxy Lady” reminded me deeply of my departed brother, a Viet Nam vet who took his life with a bedsheet thirty years after the war, and thirty three years after Morrison’s death due to congestive heart failure brought on by a heroin overdose on July 3, 1971, in a Paris apartment. It seems a good percentage of those boys in View Nam were huge fans of Hendrix and Morrison.