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Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Softer Side of Jimi Hendrix: Love Songs from The World’s Greatest Guitar Player

Jimi Hendrix is known as the greatest guitar player of all time. Famous hits “Purple Haze”, “Voodoo Chile”, “Crosstown Traffic” and “All Along The Watchtower” are hard-hitting, electric and technically brilliant. The softer side of Jimi is lesser-known, and (in my humble opinion) much deeper. The third side of the 1968 album Electric Ladyland¬†is emotional … Continue reading »

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Glen Miller and The Andrew Sisters: Songs for My Grandpa

Grandma and Gramps met in the 1940s at a friend’s party. They both loved to dance. Her nickname was “Snake Hips” and everyone called him Fritz. He went off in World War II and came back a changed man. My gramps was not transformed the way many men were by the war. He came back … Continue reading »

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Diplo Wakes Up the Dance Floor with Summer Single "Crown"

Simple summer pleasures… Diplo’s propulsive, warm, satisfying new single “Crown” hit dance floors across the planet this week. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/101269549″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] International sensation Diplo A.K.A. Wesley Pentz was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1978. His family moved to Florida shortly after that. Wesley worked in his dad’s bait shop and … Continue reading »

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Diplo Wakes Up the Dance Floor with Summer Single “Crown”

Simple summer pleasures… Diplo’s propulsive, warm, satisfying new single “Crown” hit dance floors across the planet this week. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/101269549″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] International sensation Diplo A.K.A. Wesley Pentz was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1978. His family moved to Florida shortly after that. Wesley worked in his dad’s bait shop and … Continue reading »

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