According to Bravewords.com, Jointly announced at the recent Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Silver State Trading (SST), Nevada’s premier cultivator, manufacturer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis and associated products, signed an agreement partnering with Purple Haze Properties and California Finest. The purpose is to launch Jimi’s Cannabis Collection, specifically a line of premium hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes, across California’s legal dispensary channel within the coming weeks. In turn, SST will manufacture and then distribute the California Finest brand across dispensaries inside Nevada.
“We license to best-in-class operators who have the legal rights to produce, cultivate and distribute cannabis in medical or recreational states nationwide,” Purple Haze Properties CEO and President Andrew Pitsicalis stated. “We are extremely excited to collaborate with California Finest and Silver State Trading to bring Jimi’s Genetix to California. California Finest’s well-established distribution channel and deep music industry connections make this a great fit.”
“Jimi’s Cannabis Collection of strains, concentrates & accessories offer legal businesses a well-known music icon, his loyal and growing fan base, and eye-catching graphics. California Finest is a highly respected and broadly-distributed brand inside California, a HempCon winner with a loyal following. Pulling these three teams together is a force-multiplier inside California and downstream in Nevada too,” offered Silver State Trading co-President and co-CEO John Sutton.
California Finest CEO Scott McPhail said, “We here at California Finest are very excited to be bringing Jimi’s official marijuana cigarette packs to the California market! Of note, Nevada offers CA Patients the right to purchase medicine inside Nevada. A large percentage of CA-based tourists will recognize our brand!”
Rich Davenport’s Rock Show this week features interviews with Jimi Hendrix’s long-term girlfriend Kathy Etchingham and guitar hero George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Sweet Lynch), and is now available for streaming here:
Kathy Etchingham, long-term girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix during the ‘60s, sets the record straight to defend both Jimi’s memory and herself against the many negative allegations made in the recent movie “Jimi: All Is By My Side”, which features scenes in which Kathy is violently assaulted by Hendrix, among other events, about which Kathy states, “None of these things ever happened”, and offers to produce her medical records to prove that no assaults took place. Kathy gives an eye witness account of life with Jimi from the first day he arrived in London, and offers fascinating insights into the formation of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi’s songwriting process, the recording of “All Along The Watchtower”, and life in swinging London with a rock legend at the point at which his career began, and later took off.
The show also features guitar hero George Lynch, who discusses the writing and recording of the new albums by Lynch Mob (“Sun Red Sun”) and Sweet / Lynch (“Only To Rise”). George chooses two songs from each release, and talks about possible touring plans for both bands.
You can also listen on Sunday 1st February 15:00-17:00, Tuesday 3rd February 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 5th January 07:00-09:00 on http://www.totalrock.com
US Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong tunes into his music while he trains for the Olympics – including the JIMI HENDRIX classic ‘Purple Haze’ – which can be heard on the Citi Visa commercial below. The skier is inspired by the famous line “’scuse me while I kiss the sky” which is cranked in the background during a jump!
Source: Classic Rock Magazine
Jimi Hendrix’s London home is finally to be opened to visitors after years of pleading from fans.
The guitar icon rented the Brook Street apartment for £30 a week in the late 1960s, and once described it as “the only home I ever had.” Since 2001 it’s been the office space for staff of the Handel House Museum – classical composer George Frederick Handel lived in another part of the same building in the 1750s.
Hendrix’s home was briefly opened to the public in 2010 and tickets were booked out almost immediately. Now a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £1.2m means museum staff can be moved out of the rooms and they’ll be redecorated to look the way they did in the 60s.
Lottery Fund boss Wesley Kerr tells the Guardian: “The Handel House Museum is one of the most precious and evocative places in London. To visit the beautifully restored home where one of history’s greatest composers lived, and invented some of the finest music ever written, is already pure joy.”
“The grant will make available to visitors the neighbouring flat where Jimi Hendrix – another extraordinary musical emigre from a more recent era – found inspiration and happiness, transcending musical boundaries in the heyday of rock’n’roll.”
According to The Guardian, a permanent museum is to be created in a bland office space in a London attic. They are rooms that rock music pilgrims have been pleading to get into for decades – the rooms rented in the late 1960s by JIMI HENDRIX, poignantly described by him as “the only home I ever had”.
The Heritage Lottery Fund will soon announce a £1.2m grant to restore the rooms to their appearance during 1968, when Hendrix paid £30 a week to share the flat with his girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham. The rooms will hold displays on his life, work and musical legacy.
A unique pair of blue plaques on the outside wall of the 18th-century listed building celebrates the two musical giants whose time there was separated by centuries: Hendrix lived at No 23 Brook Street, and George Frideric Handel at No 25. The Mayfair properties, separate houses when constructed in 1721, are now linked as the Handel House Museum.
Read more at The Guardian.
According to the NY Daily News, a Greenwich Village three-bedroom condominium where guitar legend JIMI HENDRIX stayed after his legendary 1969 performance at Woodstock is on the market for $6 million US.
The Village home currently belongs to a partner at furniture and interior design firm Carolina George, whose pieces furnish the abode.
The 2,500-square-foot apartment was cobbled together from two smaller units on the 11th floor. The mint-condition condo is located at 59 West 12th Street.
The building has been a draw for 82 years.
According to Bravewords.com, The final interview given by JIMI HENDRIX was broadcast on radio in its entirety on the 43rd anniversary of his death (September 18th) by TeamRock Radio. It is available for streaming below:
The half-hour exchange took place in London’s Cumberland Hotel five days before the great guitarist was found dead at an apartment in Notting Hill in 1970 at the age of 27.
Keith Altham, the journalist who conducted the interview, saw Hendrix perform three days after he first arrived in England in 1966 and knew him for much of his final four years.
“He was an extraordinary force and used that guitar like a third arm, he was like two people on one guitar,” he told The Independent. “He was an assimilation of all the music styles he had been through in his early career when he had played with the ISLEY BROTHERS and IKE & TINA TURNER and LITTLE RICHARD. He wasn’t just a blues guitarist or a jazz guitarist or a rock and roll guitarist – he was all of them rolled into one.”
Read more at The Independent.