Talk:Michael Hedges

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question from Jimbo[edit]

"an instrument with additional bass strings that Hedges used to play Bach's Prelude to Cello Suite #1 in G Major in its intended key" On which album did he play this? I can't find it. I am a huge fan of Michael Hedges, having seen him perform in concert many years ago in the Live on the Double Planet tour at Auburn University.--Jimbo Wales 02:27, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Jimbo, I'm pretty sure he didn't play it on an album, but he did it live...

Would you like a recording of him doing this?

GregMinton 04:59, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

It's on a Christmas compilation. I replied earlier to Jimbo's question directly on his talk page if you want to get more info. Cheers Anger22 05:22, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

TimLanier 22:49, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Specifically, it's on "A Winter's Solstice II" from Windham Hill, and he's playing a harp guitar. Yo Yo Ma does an excellent version of this song (on cello of course), but I prefer Michael's version.
It's a Harp Guitar, andy mckee uses one to. Moezzillas world (talk) 15:32, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Hedges.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 07:19, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Problem was immediately fixed by DoubleBlue. Jo (talk) 14:06, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Born in OK or CA?[edit]

was michael born in Enid OK, or in Sacramento, CA? Type3secretion 12:54, 7 April 2008

Nice to see you here, type3. There's one or two sources stating Hedges was born in CA, but most say he was from Enid, OK. HTH, Jo (talk) 14:06, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Date of Death[edit]

The reports say his body was only found several days after the accident. Therefore the death date 02-Dec-1997 seems wrong to me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:55, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

The exact date of his death is not known. The last sign of living was a telephone call he made to Hilleary Burgess on Friday, November 28, from a plane on his return trip from New York to San Francisco. He was discovered dead on Tuesday, December 2, 1997, by a work crew. If returned directly from SF to Mendocino he probably died that same day or the day after (November 29). But as the cited reference in the article states it is not known if he stayed somewhere else before returning home. --Jo (talk) 13:30, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Tribute video removed[edit]

I added an external link Michael Hedges Tribute "You Were Always There" by Don Record which was almost immediately removed by User:Binksternet with the comment "rv promo". The video showcases many family photos of Michael and the song is written and performed by a childhood friend and bandmate. All proceeds from the public access tv produced video go to Michael's kids. Would anyone care to enlighten me as to how this external link does not enrich the information content of this article without being self promoting or whatever was being alleged ? Ronald Joe Record (talk) 05:48, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a memorial site—that is what is for. How about this: if a reliable news source comments on the Record video, then it can be mentioned in the body of the article, and its youtube link can then be in the references along with a link to the news article. Otherwise, the encyclopedia is not here to make things notable; it is here to report on notable things. Binksternet (talk) 13:54, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
I reviewed Wikipedia:External_links and it certainly seems to me that this external link would at least fall into the "to be considered" category and most certainly does not meet any of the criteria for "Links normally to be avoided". I appreciate the effort by many editors to weed out self promotion and other inappropriate edits - it's a big and important job. I just don't agree that this external link is not appropriate - i think it adds considerable information value to the article. However, i am retired from the time consuming argument process for Wikipedia disputes so if anyone wants to carry this forward feel free and you will have my support. Otherwise, so long to all the cool photos in that video. Ronald Joe Record (talk) 23:43, 15 March 2010 (UTC)