Tag Archives: Gil Scott-Heron

Happy Accident

28 May

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday.  As you may remember, I love him.  I’ve been listening to him pretty much non-stop all morning and then all of a sudden, by mistake,  I hit the wrong button and Joe Jackson’s “I’m The Man” blared out of the speakers.

And so the Joe Jackson segment of May 28th commenced.  I realize you wouldn’t normally connect Gil Scott-Heron and Joe Jackson, but that’s the way things happen here in Margauxville.

Joe Jackson is one of those artists that I always appreciate and love but for some reason hardly ever actually listen to.  Yet every time I do, I wonder why there isn’t a mandatory Joe Jackson hour in every single one of my days.

There is, however, a mandated 4 minutes for him in your day, starting as soon as you download the song.  Go on, do it.

He’s the man.

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I Heart New York

9 Feb

©Paul McDonough

Earlier today, I came across some photos of New York City in the ’70s today that blew me away.  Unfortunately, I discovered these photos by Paul McDonough after his most recent show ended, but check them out – they’re amazing.

As anyone who’s been reading me knows, there’s pretty much nothing I love more than New York City.   (You can read some of my love stories to New York here and here.)

And, because I love you as well,  Gil Scott-Heron’s wonderful “New York City” (circa 1970s) is downloadable right here.