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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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New video from the Aaron English Band. Good stuff. Great imagery/symbolism/’80s references. I want it to last about three times as long though, and/or develop into a mashup with some Falco Star Wars reference… love it.

There needs to be a 17 minute long version to do true justice to the creativity here. There’s so much good stuff going on behind the guitars and drums… some of it so deliciously retro. (Also, Alan Rickman’s doppelganger is back.)

From the official Aaron English email blast: x-wing drummer is an ode to the utopian future we were promised back in the 20th century. we’re still waiting for it to arrive. dude, where’s my flying car?

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Go, Aaron, go…

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Q: What goes, “Ha, ha, ha, haaaa… AGGGHHHH! Thump.”?

A: An Imperial Officer laughing at Darth Vader.

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©2014 H. Hiatt/wildninjablog.com. All articles/posts on this blog are copyrighted original material that may not be reproduced in part or whole in any electronic or printed medium without prior permission from H. Hiatt/wildninjablog.com.

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Aaron English Lion's Den

Diggin’ this new single from Aaron English and Seattle-area electronica artist Reprecode: http://reprecode1.bandcamp.com/track/lions-den. I hear shades of DM (Perfect), The Shamen, Simple Minds, Chemical Brothers, and a dash of Neil Tennant. I still can’t put my finger on why, but there was a twinge of something in here that made me think of something space jazzy audiomixologist Ezraw would do. (more…)

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Couch cushions, Springsteen, and caprine foot trimmings, oh my.

Where, you might ask, can you experience all of this and more? An Aaron English house concert, of course.

If you haven’t heard of Aaron English, to quote the Geico commercial, do you live under a rock? English is a prolific songwriter and performer from Seattle who shares his musical stylings with fans in venues large and small. Currently living in Hawaii, he returned to his hometown recently to give several house concerts. (more…)

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You know the kind of music that you crank up and sing along with when you’re driving? The type that has you playing air drums at a stoplight and other people look over in awe of your percussion skills? I’m proud to say that one of my favorite “crank it up” bands is Seattle’s own The Classic Crime. These guys debuted in 2006 and have been making waves in the music world ever since. (more…)

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Ah, Seattle, home of Starbucks, the Space Needle, and grunge. Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the Emerald City has been associated with the angst-saturated sounds of modern rock’s wrong turn down a dark alley.

Thankfully there is a new generation of musical artists who are helping our area become known for more than quilted plaid shirts and scuffed Doc Martens. (more…)

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