“stealing”: billy on jimi

This week’s Boston Phoenix includes an interview with Billy Corgan, of the Smashing Pumpkins, and an excerpt from a 3-year-old Billy Corgan essay on Jimi Hendrix:

[Jimi] was never boring on the guitar, yet he stole from everyone. But like many of the greats, he made others’ songs his own.

No better justification of an improvements culture than Jimi Hendrix need ever be offered.