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Bang Diddley
28-05-2011, 08:40 AM
Saddened by this news. RIP Gil.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13582880

crackerjack
28-05-2011, 10:11 AM
My first memory of Gil Scott-Heron was "the first thing I wanna say is mandate my ass", such a powerful opening boom, yet the song itself is a brilliantly witty and subtle dissection of Reagan and the 'hero' complex in American politics (weird how the most powerful country on earth is the one we're consistently told "needs to feel good about itself").

Second time was when Channel 4 made (or maybe just screened) this (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083657/) in its early days, when it still had some sense of its remit. It's brilliant stuff, you should hunt around if you haven't seen it.

Dr Awesome
28-05-2011, 10:28 AM
:(

rrrivero
28-05-2011, 11:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X9x4c22ygU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtBy_ppG4hY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upKsTCKYm4E


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxWiMHrrPok


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VqGWfq0Btg
:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

Tentative Andy
30-05-2011, 09:43 PM
Very sad. Will all the good people stop dying please?

Sectionfive
30-05-2011, 10:30 PM
Friend of mine lived in NY in the early 00's and his boss picked up a pile of stuff in an auction somewhere. Turned out it was Gill's stuff which must have been repossessed or something.
The boss didn't have a clue who he was so my mate has been the owner of some reel tapes ever since. As far as we know none of it ever came out and the intention always to return them because they were probably sold for drug money or while he was in jail.

sad now.

baboon2004
30-05-2011, 11:02 PM
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so sad. :(

crackerjack
02-06-2011, 06:08 PM
Never knew this about him (thank you Popbitch)

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Bang Diddley
03-06-2011, 09:49 AM
:) :) :) - I didn't know that either. Made me chuckle this morning.

Love this. Found it while on a you tube trawl.

edit : embedded links not working.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYWvZ7ta10c

rrrivero
03-06-2011, 01:21 PM
I like that GSH Mr Fingers mash-up, thanks :)

Bang Diddley
03-06-2011, 01:38 PM
Nice one, it was an official release on a 12. I posted the Deep Club Dub. I don't think I've heard the original version of it.

http://www.discogs.com/Gil-Scott-Heron-Space-Shuttle/release/691277

crackerjack
05-06-2011, 07:16 PM
This mix is really good. Used to have the UK 12-inch of Space Shuttle, but don't recall that being on there.

This is a fantastic feature, both inspiring and tragic. Just liberated from behind the paywall.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/09/100809fa_fact_wilkinson

benjybars
05-06-2011, 08:25 PM
Never knew this about him (thank you Popbitch)

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this is too good to be true