Gil Scott-Heron dead

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Peterkro, May 28, 2011.

  1. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    Gil Scott Heron died on Friday,no cause yet but as he lived his life in the broadest way imaginable anything is possible.He had just returned from a European tour and had recently released a new album "I'm new here" to critical acclaim.Great poet,musician,author and Internationalist he'll be missed.

    "New York like Johannesburg
    Detroit like Johannesburg
    Freedom ain't nothing but a word
    Let me see your ID
    Let me see your ID"

    His father Gilbert was the first black player for Scottish side Celtic.
  2. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    I've been listening to his stuff all day. Talented bloke.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  4. Jethrotoe, May 28, 2011
    Last edited: May 29, 2011

    Jethrotoe macrumors regular

    May 24, 2009
    Somewhere over there.
    Yea man, we lost an original.

    I have him on vinyl somewhere around here. Time to dig it out.

    Much of my vinyl cannot be obtained in any other form. A lot of jazz recorded in Oslo and even some rock. What I have to do is convert to something else. It's a long process but I'm getting it done eventually. Still have a couple of Yamaha direct drives hanging around. Will never get rid of them.

    There are certainly some T-tables out there to buy. Pick one up. There is something to say about sound quality for certain types of music material from vinyl.
  5. decafjava macrumors 68030


    Feb 7, 2011
    Amen to that...and vinyl wow my folks got all theirs (and mine from when I was a kid) in boxes. They no longer have a record player though. Gotta rectify that sometime.

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