Comprehensive Jambi Title Explanation

Comprehensive Jambi Title Explanation
Just thought I’d clear something up because I see people talk about it a lot and it’s something I always wondered about until recently. What does “Jambi” mean?The story of Jambi goes like this; the three instrumentalists of Tool do lots of recordings of jam sessions and then take the recordings home to listen to and reflect on. This gives them musical “ideas” that they can expand upon.Adam Jones had a particular little snippet he liked for a guitar riff, which he played for Justin Chancellor, who immediately said it sounded like “Meka Leka Hi, Meka Hiney Ho”, a phrase said by a genie named Jambi from the kid’s show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. Here’s the clip: https://youtu.be/X7UmZDiDUfMThis is the riff the song is based on (if you listen, you’ll hear what I’m talking about), and Maynard took the idea of wishes/dreams and genies and used them as the thematic basis for the lyrics.To be super clear; based on this concrete explanation given by Adam Jones it has nothing to do with the fact that “jambi” means “iamb” in Finnish, or that Jambi is the name of a province in Indonesia. The whole “iambic foot” thing is far less special than people make it out to be; iambic foot is an extremely common pattern of language where an unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed one (sleep LIKE a SULtan I do). Iambic foot can be found in tons of songs, including lots of other Tool music.TL;DR: Jambi’s main riff and name are based on a line from a kid’s show, and have nothing to do with anything super deep or mystical.
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