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On a recent Saturday a friend and I decided to visit the Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Renton, Washington. Hendrix was a Seattle native who was originally buried in a simple grave in Greenwood Memorial Park following his death in 1970. More recently he was moved to this amazing site which is a fitting tribute to a musical genius.

The marble used is stunning, as is the domed design.

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The lyrics to Voodoo Child.

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There is a polished sundial and the stones around the memorial look like they belong on a concert stage.

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Inside the memorial the panels are covered with lipstick. Germs! It’s also probably not good for the stone either.

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I wondered if this was his original grave marker. He was so young. I don’t have any love for the lifestyle that took him so early on, but he was a pioneer and a true artist who paved the way for future innovations.

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Other Hendrix relatives are buried here as well.

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Hendrix had a tumultuous upbringing and a lot of turmoil in his short life. He died before I was born but his music has always been a part of my life.

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It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead, you’re made for life. -Jimi Hendrix

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Richie Havens

Gary Jackson over at A Time for Choosing has posted a nice tribute to Richie Havens, who passed away yesterday at the age of 72.

Remembering Music Legend Richie Havens.

Havens had one of those voices you just can’t forget. There was such energy and power and soul driving his music. So many “artists” today seem hollow at the core despite the outer glitz and glamour, but the convictions and causes of Richie Havens shone through in his performances. I’m reminded of the spirit behind the voice in Havens’ collaboration with Peter Gabriel, The Time of the Turning, (more…)

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One word:

WOW.

Had I not heard this performance in a church, I would have been on my feet yelling “WHOOOOOO!!!! YEAH!!!!!” during some of the blazing guitar solos. Next time I think I will. Who cares what anyone else thinks. I love good music.

Today I had the privilege of hearing the band Gungor live. This eclectic Denver-based group is making waves in the Christian music world, and music aficionados in general should take notice. They’re that good. (more…)

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