Yesterday we met Chris. He’s the maintenance guy. He’s young energetic and he helped us with the Comcast survey guy. The Comcast guy was Michael. He’s a private contractor to Comcast of course. (Let’s not go into that story right now.) There is Mike the dogwalker who we met when he walked the dog from across the street; it’s his girlfriends business. There is Claude who does some work for the landlord; didn’t meet him just talked on the phone. Finally talked to Lynne who is going to clean the place before we move in.
It has begun.
Meeting new folks in a new neighborhood.
What’s love got to do with it. The greatest legs, Tina Turner.
This seemed the right song for today. Enjoy.
Always have loved the work. Glad to see that he has been able to produce something new. Just getting acquainted with his new album.
More about his life and career.
from his website :
Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949) is an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word soul performer and his collaborative work with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. The music of these albums, most notably Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul. Scott-Heron’s recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. On his influence, Allmusic wrote “Scott-Heron’s unique proto-rap style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists”.
FYI : The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival has been canceled due to economic pressure. Please contribute if you can. Just click through to YouTube.