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Michael Hedges — Eleven Small Roaches
Album: Beyond Boundries
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Released: 2001
Length: 2:55
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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 jp33442 wrote:

Wonder if we can blame this on the clintons:)

Ted Kennedy
Pushed the Boundaries
11 small roaches = happy college kid? 
Amazingly talented.
Never heard this one, but I stopped work and said out loud "Michael Hedges. Wow."

I have a cassette of Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke performing solo and together on the public radio station in Minneapolis in 1981 or 1982.  

I imagine I can tell their work apart within about 10 bars.  And I'm no musician.  

Sadly, I can no longer decide which of them I like more.  
I wonder if he is Trace Bundy's muse?
 mrtuba9 wrote:
Death[edit] According to his manager Hilleary Burgess, he was driving home from San Francisco International Airport after a Thanksgiving visit to a girlfriend in Long Island, New York. His car apparently skidded off a rain-slicked S-curve and down a 120-foot (37 m) cliff. Hedges was thrown from his car and appeared to have died nearly instantly. His body was found a few days afterward.[4][5] After his death, his record Oracle won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.


Wow... A Grammy. 
 
Wonder if we can blame this on the clintons:)
Death[edit] According to his manager Hilleary Burgess, he was driving home from San Francisco International Airport after a Thanksgiving visit to a girlfriend in Long Island, New York. His car apparently skidded off a rain-slicked S-curve and down a 120-foot (37 m) cliff. Hedges was thrown from his car and appeared to have died nearly instantly. His body was found a few days afterward.[4][5] After his death, his record Oracle won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.


Wow... A Grammy. 
I remember seeing Michael in the late 90's just before his death.  My friend was a big fan.  He was an awesome guitarist.  He spent quite a bit of time explaining his style and how he tuned his guitar.  It was really cool to hear a musician explain his technique. 
 SamuelGold wrote:
This amazing man did have cancer. However, that is not how he died.he was driving home from Sanfrancisco Airport after a Thanksgiving visit to his girlfriend in Long Island, New York. His car apparently skidded off a rain-slicked S-curve and down a 120-foot cliff. Hedges was thrown from his car and appeared to have died nearly instantly. His body was found a few days afterward.
Anyone who reads this should go to wikipedia and look up his albums and buy them or torrent them or something, He truly is a genius.
 
Some say the accident was no accident. He had painful-difficult issues in life, and maybe just didn't want to continue.
 Byronape wrote:
I hate it when all I have left are small roaches.
 
Show some restraint; stop half-way and have a little think...
 SamuelGold wrote:
This amazing man did have cancer. However, that is not how he died.he was driving home from Sanfrancisco Airport after a Thanksgiving visit to his girlfriend in Long Island, New York. His car apparently skidded off a rain-slicked S-curve and down a 120-foot cliff. Hedges was thrown from his car and appeared to have died nearly instantly. His body was found a few days afterward.
Anyone who reads this should go to wikipedia and look up his albums and buy them or torrent them or something, He truly is a genius.

 
That was a tragedy, sure, but it's not a reason to buy albums, because big music industry corporations is that they are searching forever, the dead of a good artist to make money with royalties and revenues. 
funny chocolate roach prank gif
 Bleyfusz wrote:
Not Leo Kottke? I need an eardwash.

 
Funny that is what I thought hearing this - so maybe time for my ears to be cleaned, too?
lovely piece from an artist
Not Leo Kottke? I need an eardwash.
Awesome mastery of his instrument.   Bravo
..... very nice on the ears
 Byronape wrote:
I hate it when all I have left are small roaches.
 
Stuff them all in a bowl.  Should be easier to hit them then.
It sounds like somebody has happy fingers!
I hate it when all I have left are small roaches.
Beauteous.
This amazing man did have cancer. However, that is not how he died.he was driving home from Sanfrancisco Airport after a Thanksgiving visit to his girlfriend in Long Island, New York. His car apparently skidded off a rain-slicked S-curve and down a 120-foot cliff. Hedges was thrown from his car and appeared to have died nearly instantly. His body was found a few days afterward.
Anyone who reads this should go to wikipedia and look up his albums and buy them or torrent them or something, He truly is a genius.
mcYammer wrote:
The unassuming master.
Yes.


The unassuming master.
{#Mrgreen}
 crazy wrote:

just recently was made aware of this guitman, I'm curious, what happened to him, I'm guessing because of his hair, or lack thereof, that he may have had cancer of sime kind..?
anyone know? 
I actually bought this album as a christmas gift this year
 
Not sure if he had been ill but he died in 1997 after his BMW slid off a rain-slick coastal CA road over a 120ft cliff.  He was thrown from his car and died "instantly."  A tragic end for Mr. Hedges and a sad loss to the music community. 

Here's the story:
https://www.nomadland.com/pressdem.htm

 tm wrote:
for anyone that wants to see someone of a similar vein.

PIERRE BENSUSAN 
 
Absolutely, I saw him play in a small Belfast pub (The John Hewitt) about 2 years ago, a really enjoyable performance and a fantastic way to spend a late afternoon on a winter Sunday. I believe he was a friend of Michael Hedges.

for anyone that wants to see someone of a similar vein.

PIERRE BENSUSAN 
 crazy wrote:

just recently was made aware of this guitman, I'm curious, what happened to him, I'm guessing because of his hair, or lack thereof, that he may have had cancer of sime kind..?
anyone know? 
I actually bought this album as a christmas gift this year
 
Died in a car accident in 1996. See his bio on allmusic.com

https://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:jifoxqq5ldae~T1



 crazy wrote:

just recently was made aware of this guitman, I'm curious, what happened to him, I'm guessing because of his hair, or lack thereof, that he may have had cancer of sime kind..?
anyone know? 
I actually bought this album as a christmas gift this year
 
He died in a car accident.

 rls wrote:
I saw MH several times in Palo Alto before he "broke" (and shared a queue with him at a 7-11) — still the most intense live guitar performance I've ever witnessed. Aerial Boundaries and his debut are both outstanding. Wish he was still around...
 
just recently was made aware of this guitman, I'm curious, what happened to him, I'm guessing because of his hair, or lack thereof, that he may have had cancer of sime kind..?
anyone know? 
I actually bought this album as a christmas gift this year
One of my favs
ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!!!!  Thanks Bill
rls wrote:
I saw MH several times in Palo Alto before he "broke" (and shared a queue with him at a 7-11) -- still the most intense live guitar performance I've ever witnessed. Aerial Boundaries and his debut are both outstanding. Wish he was still around...
Yep. The New Varsity - in Palo Alto - They'd "pass the can" and I'd always oblige. He was always, always a treat.
bobringer wrote:
I'm feeling Humperdink...
Possibly in light of HST.... Two songs later is Mr. Drake.
stickittotheman wrote:
I feel a "life snuffed out early" theme comin on from Bill. First Hoon and now Hedges. Oooh, about adding an H to the theme. Hoon, Hedges, Hendrix?!!?!!?
I'm feeling Humperdink...
I just need one roach... (pimp)
I feel a "life snuffed out early" theme comin on from Bill. First Hoon and now Hedges. Oooh, about adding an H to the theme. Hoon, Hedges, Hendrix?!!?!!?
This gets a +2 modifier for having a cool title........
La Cucaracha <-o< La Cucaracha <-o<
Very nice indeed. :clap:
:sleep: This makes me feel like I'm shopping at World Market
I bought this album when it first came out. It's outstanding.
I saw MH several times in Palo Alto before he "broke" (and shared a queue with him at a 7-11) -- still the most intense live guitar performance I've ever witnessed. Aerial Boundaries and his debut are both outstanding. Wish he was still around...
the_jake wrote:
Might have to support RP and buy this on from Amazon. :D
I did! Hedges has become an instant fave. His strumming is heavenly. He is labeled as "New Age", but his chords are too vibrant for such. Buy this disc NOW!!!! You definately will not be sorry!
One of the most talented guitar players ever. I saw Michael Hedges play many times in NY. He had a magnetic presence and was a tremendous performer. His life was all too short.
Have never seen this album before. It sounds like there is an audience in the background. Might have to support RP and buy this on from Amazon. :D
Don't forget to hide the roaches. Very nice.