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And they really feel as if they’ve bloomed. Davy Jones.

Davy Jones on “The 60’s Revealed”

RIP Davy Jones

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Did You Hear What They Said?

Gil Scott-Heron



Wikipedia Bio

Interview video via guardian.co.uk

Gilbert “Gil” Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)[4] was an American soul and jazz poet,[2][3] musician, and author known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and ’80s, and for his collaborative soul works 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 notablyPieces 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 has received much critical acclaim, especially for one of his most well-known compositions “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised“. His poetic style has been influential upon every generation of hip hop since his popularity began.[5] In addition to being widely considered an influence in today’s music, Scott-Heron remained active until his death, and in 2010 released his first new album in 16 years, entitled I’m New Here.

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Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron

Rest in peace



Wikipedia Bio

Interview video via guardian.co.uk

Gil Scott-Heron Retrospective – vinyl mix by osmose


“It’s Your World”

1 – “Brother” from “125th & Lenox” 
2 – “Middle of Your Day” from “Freewill” 
3 – “No Knock” from “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” 
4 – “Lady Day & John Coltrane” from “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” 
5 – “The Liberation Song” from “Midnight Band: The First Minute of a New Day” 
6 – “Needle’s Eye” from “Pieces of a Man” 
7 – “A Very Precious Time” from “Winter in America” 
8 – “New York City” from “It’s Your World” 
9 – “Song for Bobby Smith” from “Winter in America” 
10 – “Madison Ave.” from “Secrets” 
11 – “Race Track in France” from “Bridges” 
12 – “Is That Jazz?” from “Reflections” 
13 – “Hello Sunday! Hello Road!” from “Bridges” 
14 – “Morning Thoughts” from “Reflections” 
15 – “Show Bizness” from “Secrets” 
16 – “Shut Um Down!” from “1980” 
17 – “It’s Your World” from “It’s Your World” 
18 – “Peace Go With You Brother / Wa-Alaikum-Salaam” from “Winter in America”


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Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010)

Louise Bourgeois, Influential Sculptor, Dies at 98 (New York Times)

Influential French-born American Artist Louise Bourgeois Dies in NYC at 98 (artdaily.org | AP)

“Art is a guarantee of sanity.  That is the most important thing I have said.” – LB

NYC, NY (AP) – Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women’s deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, died Monday, her studio’s managing director said. She was 98. 

Bourgeois had continued creating artwork — her latest pieces were finished just last week — before suffering a heart attack Saturday night, said the studio director, Wendy Williams. The artist died at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, where she lived. 

Working in a wide variety of materials, she tackled themes relating to male and female bodies and emotions of anger, betrayal, even murder. Her work reflected influences of surrealism, primitivism and the early modernist sculptors such as Alberto Giacometti and Constantin Brancusi. 

“I really want to worry people, to bother people,” she told The Washington Post in 1984. “They say they are bothered by the double genitalia in my new work. Well, I have been bothered by it my whole life. I once said to my children, ‘It’s only physiological, you know, the sex drive.’ That was a lie. It’s much more than that.” 

Bourgeois’ work was almost unknown to the wider art world until she was 70, when New York’s Museum of Modern Art presented a solo show of her career in 1982. 

“This is not a show that is easy to digest,” New York Times critic Grace Glueck wrote. “The reward is an intense encounter with an artist who explores her psyche at considerable risk.” 

In his book “American Visions,” Time art critic Robert Hughes called her “the mother of American feminist identity art. … Bourgeois’s influence on young artists has been enormous.” 

by Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | Continued via artdaily.org

Watch the trailer for The Spider, The Mistress, and The Tangerine here. Written and directed by Amei Wallach and Marion Cajori. Edited by Ken Kobland.  For more info about the film visit The Art Kaleidoscope.


“I transform hate into love…that’s what makes me tick.” – LB

Louise Bourgeois at the Guggenheim Museum Parts I and II by James Kalm


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Dennis Hopper (1936 – 2010)


Dennis Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010)



(Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)


(Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)


(Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 , Part 6, Part 7)

“Like all artists, I want to cheat death a little and contribute something to the next generation.” – Dennis Hopper


New York Times

Washington Post (Career in photos)




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