Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
SEPTEMBER 18 — JIMI HENDRIX
American rock prophet, cultural renegade, rebel hero.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Justis Valley, Swiss Alps: DIVIDING OF THE CHEESE among herdsmen, followed by music, feasting, amusements.
Munich: OKTOBERFEST. Drinking, feasting, general jollification.
Mexico: FESTIVAL OF PUNGARANCHA, Michoacan God of Runners.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 18 IN HISTORY…
1634 — Spiritual freethinker Anne Hutchinson arrives in Boston, Mass.
1970 — Rock legend Jimi Hendrix dies, barbiturate overdose, London, England.
1971 — Three police killed, hundreds hurt, Narita airport protest, Japan.
airport01
1980 — Cuban Cosmonaut Arnoldo Tamayo becomes first Black in space.

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.