Friday, April 18, 2008

Metaphorced: Jimi Hendrix

Searching the phrase "Jimi Hendrix of." An arbitrary and by no means exhaustive list.

Kimmo Pohjonen, the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion
Esteban 'Steve' Jordan, the Jimi Hendrix of the Tejano accordion
Antonio Forcione, the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar CONTESTED
Vicki Genfan, the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar CONTESTED
Ricardo Bofill, the Jimi Hendrix of architecture CONTESTED
Frank O. Gehry, the Jimi Hendrix of architecture CONTESTED
Carlos Núñez, the Jimi Hendrix of the bagpipes
Luther Allison, the Jimi Hendrix of the blues
T-Bone Walker, the Jimi Hendrix of electric blues1
Lonnie Johnson, the Jimi Hendrix of pre-WWII blues
Bill Sparrow, the self-proclaimed Jimi Hendrix of Boston
Jeff Daymont, the Jimi Hendrix of box jugglers
Giovanni Sollima, the "snarling, grieving" Jimi Hendrix of the cello
Wong Kar-wai, the Jimi Hendrix of cinema
Will Calhoun, the Jimi Hendrix of drumming CONTESTED
Tony Williams, the Jimi Hendrix of the drums CONTESTED
Ian Anderson, the self-styled Jimi Hendrix of the flute
Jaco Pastorius, the Jimi Hendrix of the fretless bass guitar
Keith Emerson, he Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond organ
Sugar Blue, the Jimi Hendrix of the harmonica
Fred Caban, the Jimi Hendrix of the Jesus Movement
Girl Talk, the Jimi Hendrix of laptops
Mawangu Makuntima, "inarguably, the Jimi Hendrix of the likembe" CONTESTED
Mawangu Mingiedi, his father, also the Jimi Hendrix of the likembe CONTESTED
Ilene Stahl, the Jimi Hendrix of klezmer clarinet
Prince Diabaté, the Jimi Hendrix of the kora
Willie P. Bennett, the Jimi Hendrix of the mandolin
Richard Lewis, the Jimi Hendrix of monologists
DiViNCi, the Jimi Hendrix of the MPC drum machine
Carlos Giffoni, the Jimi Hendrix of noise
Zainidin Imanaliev, the Jimi Hendrix of Nomadic Kyrgyzstan
Speedy West, the Jimi Hendrix of pedal steel guitar
Richard Feynman, the Jimi Hendrix of physics
Todd Moore, the Jimi Hendrix of poetry2
Nikolaj Ronimus, the Jimi Hendrix of the recorder
Ted Falconi of Flipper, the Jimi Hendrix of rhythm guitar
Seijin Noborikawa, the Jimi Hendrix of the sanshin
Clara Rockmore, the Jimi Hendrix of the theremin CONTESTED
Rob Schwimmer, the Jimi Hendrix of the theremin CONTESTED
Oren Marshall, the Jimi Hendrix of the tuba
Jake Shimabukuro, the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele
Sergey Vashchenko, the Jimi Hendrix of Russian Balalaika
Pandit Habib Khan, the Jimi Hendrix of the sitar
Rodney Mullen, the Jimi Hendrix of skateboarding
Robert 'Doc' Mthalane, the Jimi Hendrix of South Africa
Rick Davis, the Jimi Hendrix of the synthesizer
James Carter, the Jimi Hendrix of the tenor saxophone
Larry Levan, Jimi Hendrix of the turntables
Paddy Keenan, the Jimi Hendrix of the uilleann pipes
Joe Deninzon, the Jimi Hendrix of the violin CONTESTED
Lili Haydn, the Jimi Hendrix of the violin CONTESTED
Eileen Ivers, the Jimi Hendrix of the violin CONTESTED
Christian Howes, the Jimi Hendrix of jazz violin
Andre Thierry, the Jimi Hendrix of zydeco

1. T-Bone Walker was also the Elvis Presley of the electric blues
2. Todd Moore is also the Sam Peckinpah of poetry and the John Dillinger of poetry.

MP3: James Carter, JC On the Set
MP3: Steve Jordan, El Corrido de Jhonny El Pachucho
MP3: Konono No.1, featuring Mawangu Makuntima, T.P. Couleur Cafe
MP3: Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant, Speedin' West

See also:
The Wes Montgomery of Particle Physics, an article inspired by Chris Chike, the Jimi Hendrix of the plastic ax (i.e. Guitar Hero game controller)

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