Purple Haze Vampire Video Song - Hexabaloo Productions story behind the scenes of the video and song: I wen...
Purple Haze Vampire Video Song - Hexabaloo Productions story behind the scenes of the video and song: I went to a gig at the Boondocks Tavern in Seven Valleys, Hex County, Pennsylvania to see the band drummer James Swalinski was in. Can't think of the bands name now. This was around 96. I used to play in bands with James back in the day, in the 70's Strawbridge and Pyramid. He played drums on my very first recordings I did in the late 70's with the 80-8 one of the first consumer multitrack machines available.
Back to the story.
There was this girl dressed in complete black sitting at the bar drinking this really red dark bloody looking drink that looked like blood. I thought she looks very strange like a Vampire. I walked up to the bar where she was sitting and asked her, "what is that drink your drinking?" She said I'm drinking blood I need it. I laughed. She didn't. Ha. I wanted to make a Vampire movie at the time with the song Purple Haze by Hendrix. I called my version Purple Haze Vampire. I thought she would be perfect. I asked her if she wanted to be in my music video about the Vampire called "Purple Haze," with the song Purple Haze which I had gotten permission from Jamie Hendrix to release. I had to get permission from Jamie before I could release my version of the song even though ascap gave permission they said I still had to get her permission. She's very protective of Jimi's music. Sent her a tape then called her a few days later to see if she liked it and if she would allow me to release. She said it was the strangest weirdest version of the song she ever heard. She said yes, go ahead and release. When I called her I was so nervous to hear her decision. She said, "I like your version Lenny." It is very strange, but I like it. It felt so cool to get her permission. We then had a cool interesting conversation about her brother Jimi. I love Jimi's music.
The Vampire girl I've since forgotten her name.