old city, a new neighborhood

new heavybubble gallery

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.

Gil Scott-Heron words that turn you round

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.

Album web­site.

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”.