A twentieth-century American musician known for his highly amplified, innovative work on the electric guitar. Despite his death at the age of twenty-seven, Hendrix greatly influenced the changing world of rock 'n' roll.
What’s It Called When You Misinterpret Lyrics?Have you ever heard someone sing the wrong lyrics to a song? There's a word for that.
Foxy, Catty, Fishy: Are These Traits For Animals Or Humans?Catty It seems horribly unfair to adorable cats that catty is a human descriptor meaning “devious or spiteful” (and usually in reference to female behavior). What gives? The word cat has been around since the year 700. But then, in the Middle Ages, cat became one of the many offensive terms against women and was slang for “prostitute.” The association might have been made because …
The Experience Music Project, a museum and performance center in Seattle, is dedicated to Hendrix, who was born and is buried in the city.
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