NME’s Keith Altham did the last interview with Jimi Hendrix on September 11, 1970, just seven days before the artist’s death. It shows Hendrix not knowing for sure where he’s going musically, but he certainly still wants to continue to make great music. If you don’t get through all 30 minutes or so, check out this pretty smooth and hippy end to their conversation.
ALTHAM: Do you feel personally that you have enough money to live comfortably without necessarily making more as a sort of professional entertainer?
HENDRIX: Ah, I don’t think so, not the way I’d like to live, because like I want to get up in the morning and just roll over in my bed into an indoor swimming pool and then swim to the breakfast table, come up for air and get maybe a drink of orange juice or something like that. Then just flop over from the chair into the swimming pool, swim into the bathroom and go on and shave and whatever.
ALTHAM: You don’t want to live just comfortably, you wanna live luxuriously?
HENDRIX: No! Is that luxurious? I was thinking about a tent, maybe, [laughs] overhanging … overhanging this … a mountain stream! [laughter].
Via Open Culture