Tag Archives: Jimi Hendrix

Happy Birthday Jimi!

27 Nov

Today would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday! A little salute to the musician I wish I could have seen perform live.

Cool little tribute here via Spinner to.

Happy Birthday America! Now crank it up!

4 Jul

and let Jimi do the talking….

Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix

27 Nov

James Marshall Hendrix, today would have been his 69th birthday. I’m guessing I’m like many and have a list of artists/bands I wish I could have seen perform live but there is nobody on that list higher than Jimi Hendrix.  The greatest guitarist of all time, what a treat it would have been to get a glimpse of the man and the music many of us have grown up listening to and hearing tales of.


New Music: Gary Clark Jr.

28 Apr

He rocked Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Music Festival last summer and recently Rolling Stone named him “Best Young Gun,” Gary Clark Jr. may just be the next great blues musician.  Hailing from Austin Texas, Clark Jr. can span many genres of music but his slick, powering guitar skills has had him compared to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan time and time again.  He’s got a ways to go but definitely off to a great start.  Part of the Café Artists line-up at Bonnaroo, I can’t wait to see and hear him live.

Cassette Tape Art Behind Bruno Mars – “Just The Way You Are”

17 Dec

This is a really cool article by Mark Morganstein of CNN.com about Erika Iris Simmons and how Bruno Mars got the idea for his video “Just The Way You Are.” Fascinating stuff and really creative.

Erika Iris Simmons calls herself a “pop” artist.

But she could also be called a “classical” artist or a “spoken word” artist. It all depends on whether she’s creating Madonna out of cassette tape, Beethoven out of sheet music, or Shakespeare out of some of his sonnets.

In just three years, Simmons’ unique recycled portraits have earned admirers around the world. Now, the 27-year-old Atlanta, Georgia — based artist is enjoying a much higher profile. The music video for Bruno Mars’ chart-topping single, “Just the Way You Are,” inspired by her cassette tape portraits, has been viewed more than 50 million times on YouTube. Continue reading


Calling All Hendrix Fans

27 Aug

Looks like you’ll want to book a trip to London between September 15-26 as according to Uncut, Jimi Hendrix’s central London flat will be open to the public as part of the Hendrix in Britain exhibition honoring the 40th anniversary of his death. The exhibition which is located in the same building runs through November 7 but the flat will only be open during the dates listed above.