07 Oct

Here’s a bit of rock purpleness for ya, from the Hollywood Hood. Jimi Hendrix. Hollywood star, Walk of Fame.

This version of Hendrix star is featured with Maori taonga jewelry, in steel. Denoting, new discovery and wrestling with new frontiers, to create freer, more easier to breathe inhabitable cultural space for music and the performing arts, for all.

Just like Hendrix on his guitar once did to takes his generation into a new America and his own people, into a new cultural place.

He was a noisy b*stard wasn’t he?

Up ya’ll. Let’s get louder. For the good sweet things of Life.

[Music: Star Spangled Banner - Woodstock 1969. Especially for Gisborne-raised, Kiwi white folk, today, who always loved Jimi Hendrix on guitar. And for Tamaki Makaurau, the region of the Ngati Whaatua Maori Tribe, my mom's, that doubles also as being Auckland - The Super City - Southernmost host city of the best rock acts in The World. Kia Kaha & Louder. I can't hear you. :) Up!]

This post also for Samuel de Vetter, the dude who used to play Jimi Hendrix styled guitar in church and theater, musicals, plays Cherry Joy wrote (namely You Are The One), including the New Zealand national anthem like Hendrix would have, while us crazy CRF ‘cool kids of the world,’ were ‘growing up’ being all creative and anointed with our creative talents and stuff).

Artwork: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimmy Hendrix Anthology. Click on album cover to buy it, in original vinyl. Or go to iTunes, to purchase for any girls and guys you have in your household, who are learning and playing guitar. A must have for a next generation of guitar kids.

Image: Wainui Beach, Gisborne, East Coast, New Zealand for Robbie “Pere Bell” Barker, Mary Teachin and collective of friends. ICU. xox. Click on beach image, to discover the beauty of nature, with 10 NZ beaches to vacation at, when you go to NZ for rock concerts, in Auckland The Super City. My favorites there: seeing, Michael Jackson, Alanis Morrisette, Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams, Destiny’s Child (Kelly Rowlands, Beyonce, Michelle Williams), Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Annie Crummer and Debbie Harwood of When the Cats Aways, Sharon O’Neill, Moana & The Tribe, Crowded House (The Finn Brothers – and ), Dave Dobbyn & Che Fu, Bic Runga, Boh Runga of Stellar*, and Bob Dylan (to name a few). Englebert Humperdink and Tom Jones were a treat live to see too. All these people are so talented as witnessed as a concert goer, live in Auckland City – demonstrating in their concerts, what stars are. All young people (and kidults too, long live us all), need to see music stars live, as you’re somehow, never the same again, when you do. You leave inspired.

Once spoiled, going to these concerts in Auckland with nurse Trinity that Lady Patricia Thorp of Auckland City Council, ensured that we must see live along with her family and friends.

[a rainbow comes down from above at Wainui Beach - show biz naturally]

A live concert in Auckland City is the best. Plan it. Do it. Enjoy it. Sing it. Swim it. Fun.

And here in L.A, there are many concerts I’ve been to (lucky, again somehow); featured – favorites being Pink, Britney Spears, Tracey Chapman, Aimee Mann, Robin Thicke and Jennifer Hudson and (what’s her name? that new girl, whose still learning how to share press and mentor younger stars – with her camera time, by introducing and collaborating with teenaged singer/songwriters. Not just perform with more famous people than herself? I joke. She’s in top demand. But what’s that one’s name, again? Oh, Lady Gaga). Growing music sales, is also about new talent development of willing collaborators with a current profile, co-writers and live performers. Always. Kids need all the help they can get today. Tough times. But with collaboration, they burst through. Come on collaborating artists, to work and share, with the young!

Two of my favs too to see live, are Kylie Minogue at The Hollywood Bowl (epic to see an Austalian shine at The Bowl, wow!), and Kelly Clarkson at the Orange County Fair. So cool live! Also was fortunate enough to get to see California Gurl and New Zealand favorite, Katy Perry in concert too. She’s a darn fine, acoustic soloist! Breathtaking when she’s solo on guitar. The light of a solo spotlight and a mic is all that’s needed, to go “wow.”

Here’s Boh Runga with Stellar singing Star. Also being showcased, with Mr Jimi Hendrix today is The Patea Maori Club - who, when I was a kid, (jokes on the ‘when’) at 11, they swung their traditional Maori pois across their bodies as a ‘unified body collective of drums’ changing charts history, and were rock stars too on our music charts – a very first for Maori in the early 80s to stay at #1 as long as they did, with their smash hit classic, Poi E. Auckland – The Super City is Changing. Getter better, bigger, kindly more colorful, and more rocktastic. Let’s  rock it louder, people!!! In, LA – The Staples Center is live concerts venue central, but the Hollywood Bowl pops too outdoors under the stars? (can we see those in L.A most nights, on the flats? maybe on a good night) for jazz, classical strings and orchestral events as well as dance electronica djs concerts – only the best in the world.

Mauri Ora (Life to You) New Zealand, America and allied nations

music entertainers, in all star arrays of diverse forms of good music.

Happy sharing and traveling with good music artists to make US stronger.

And let’s “think green” and have ‘music tie in’ for the environment.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.7.10~


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