Gil Scott-Heron, R.I.P. →
The legendary musician and poet, who died Friday in New York, performed “Your Daddy Loves You” live on Soundcheck in February 2009. Listen on the above link:
Spoken-Word Musician Gil Scott-Heron Dies in NYC →
nightline: AP: The author of the song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” — which helped pioneer sounds that would fuse to become rap — has died in New York City. Musician Gil Scott-Heron was 62. RIP
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“Too Big to Fail” in 80 seconds. Lots of numbers, and swearing. - Jody, BL Show
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Iceland volcano erupts - pictures
guardian: Photograph: Egill Adalsteinsson/EPA Grimsvotn, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier, began erupting on Saturday, for the first time since 2004 Ash.