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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 295

For this week’s prompt, write a free poem. Think free parking or a free space (in a board game). Think fat free, care free, or stone free (for all the Jimi Hendrix fans out there). Or think words with free in them, a la Freedom of Information Act. You’re free to take it in any free-wheeling direction you wish. Get Started in Writing! Take your writing to new levels […]

Baku : Jimi Hendrix Would Approve of The Razzmatazz Bar at JW Marriott Abershon Baku

Wowie zowie! We thought we had exhausted our hand-picked list of hotels worthy of a little friendly poke on Funky Friday. Well, lo and behold, a new supply may be surfacing as 2015 gets under way. We love it so bring it on. But for now, we?ll keep things informal with an occasional visit to Funky Friday. Show More Summary

New Artist Reviews: RxGF

Seattle has always had a finger on the pulse of alternative music. From Bing Crosby to Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana (although technically from Aberdeen but more significantly connected to Seattle), the city has played a large part in the evolution of music. Show More Summary

A River Runs Through It

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek And I think this is what makes Jimi Hendrix such a popular figure for canonization, besides his sheer genius: we also admire just how many qualities he was able to let coexist in his playing, his style, and his way of being. Show More Summary

Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Renton, Washington

Famed musician and scarf-fanatic Jimi Hendrix died on September 18th, 1970 after overdosing on prescription drugs and the beloved artist was buried in a simple family grave in the same Washington cemetery as his mother. However this was not quite enough for his family or his fans. Show More Summary

Marshall Woburn: This Bluetooth speaker is built to rock

Everybody who’s really into rock knows the Marshall brand. Marshall made the amps that guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore used for their classic recordings. Now you can find the Marshall moniker applied to headphones and Bluetooth speakers, too. Show More Summary

Jimi Hendrix DLC Pack Trailer

Learn to play "Purple Haze," "The Wind Cries Mary," "Foxey Lady" and nine other classics.

Outkast’s André 3000 Plans T-Shirt Line From Jumpsuit Slogans… [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Another day, another entrepreneurial venture for André 3000 of Outkast. The legendary rapper has gone from music to movies to fashion and back again. Now, after starring in the Jimi Hendrix biopic and celebrating Outkast’s 20th anniversary by touring with Big Boi, 3000 has even more tricks under his sleeves. Show More Summary

David Strange - Aztec Corn

Sounds like: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Jimi Hendrix Song: David Strange - Aztec Corn What's so good? This is David Strange and his new single, "Aztec Corn." Opening with a wailing guitar riff straight outta Hendrix's back catalogue,Show More Summary

Jameson, The TVD First Date

“I didn’t listen to vinyl when I was growing up. I listened to the Beatles on cassette in my Dad’s car. I listened to Jimi Hendrix on CD in my room for hours trying to learn how to play guitar. Then when I was about 16 my friend showed up at my house with a […] The post Jameson, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Remembering Jimi Hendrix’s Best Live Performances

TodaywouldhavebeenJimiHendrix’s72ndbirthday.Widelyconsideredtobethegreatestguitaristofall-time,Hendrix’suniquestyleofplayinghashadaprofoundeffectonmusicforthepastfivedecades.Whilehewasbrilliantinthestudio,hiselectricliveperformancesoftendefieddescription.Let’slookatsomeofhismostmemorablestageperformances.

The 2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominees

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Best Actor nominee Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix in All Is by My Side These were announced yesterday, when America was busy with other stuff, so allow me to direct you today to the full list of nominees for the 30th Independent Spirit...Show More Summary

11 Worst Mugshots of Rock Stars in the Past

Here's a list of 11 worst Rockstar mugshots in the past and cause of arrest are included... Jimi Hendrix was arrested at Toronto International Airport airport in May 1969 after customs inspectors found heroin and hashish in his luggage. Show More Summary

Baron Wolman: Unseen Woodstock

Baron Wolman was Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer, working with stars such as Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and all the greats of the day. In 1969 he was on the road photographing...Show More Summary

Sketch o’the Week- Jimi Hendrix!

This week’s subject is the late, great Jimi Hendrix. You have to wonder what music today would be like if he had lived to influence it further. I think it would be VERY different had he never lived at all…

Rocksmith 2014 Launches on PS4 Today

Well, here's good news: as of today, you'll be able to pick up Rocksmith 2014 on PS4 -- and if you do, a dozen Jimi Hendrix songs are headed your way next month, for free.

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Purple Haze"'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.

"The idea that a New York teen-ager in 1981 would turn to Bob Dylan — after Dylan had turned to Jesus — rather than to rap or hardcore punk, was illogical."

"The only Dylan song I liked was Jimi Hendrix’s version of 'All Along the Watchtower,' and even that was stuffed with clunky Biblical references to princes and thieves. Dylan seemed like a square or a failed hippie, and I found both equally hard to take. Show More Summary

A Look Back at David Redfern’s Classic Beatles Photographs

David Redfern — the prolific music photographer who captured snapshots of such monumental artists as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Duke Ellington, and Nina Simone, among others — has died at the age of 78. NME reports that Redfern, who had cancer, died at his home in France. Throughout a career that began... More »

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