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Think good thoughts for Scott Harding

Post by joel hamilton » Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:50 pm

Scott Harding, aka Scotty Hard. One of my best friends on earth. A great engineer for many years, has recorded and mixed some classic records from wu tang forever to black sheep to PM dawn to chris rock to MMW and so on and so on... so many great recordings, and a very close pal of mine, more like a brother.
Scotty was in a horrible car accident last night, and his back was broken. He also had a broken collarbone and a broken shoulder blade, cuts and bruises. He was hit by drunk joyriding kids in brooklyn. He was in a car service. The cops estimate the kids were going at least 90Mph when they hit the car scotty was in...

Please think good thoughts for his recovery. Please pray for him to be well again. The news hit me like a ton of bricks today. get well , my brother. I am thinking of you.


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Post by tateeskew » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:37 pm

breathing in the dark and breathing out light.

get well soon, scotty.

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Post by cgarges » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:40 pm

Thanks for the update, Joel. Will be thinking of Scotty here. Talented guy, he is. Keep us posted.

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Post by roscoenyc » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:17 am

oh man,

I just met Scott at Drew Glackins funeral.
I love the Tandy records that he made.

good thoughts from germany

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Post by drumsound » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:28 pm

I hope he has a speedy recocery and gets back to the studio soon.

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Post by Archmart » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:42 pm

Hey Hey!

Thoughts and prayers and hope. There's always hope... especially when you have good friends who think of you as a brother.


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Post by b3groover » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:45 pm

Much love to Scotty. I love those MMW records. Sending positive vibes his way.
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Post by scott anthony » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:25 am

Sending healing thoughts and wishes...

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Post by JohnDavisNYC » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:27 am

praying for you scotty.

get well soon, brother.

thanks for the heads up joel. heard from michael blake that he visited him and he was in good spirits.

the world is a fucked up place.

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Post by rwc » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:21 pm

Between this and the guy who was hit by a truck after a car door opened and hit his bike off into the truck, NYC is not a friendly place for the commuting engineer. What a fucked up place when it's so easy to get killed just going to work.

My best thoughts to your friend for a full a recovery.
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Post by touched1 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:25 pm

Damn Damn Damn
I hated hearing about this....
I was thinking about calling him today before I got the email.

According to this article it sounds like he is in good spirits: ... 254638&p=2

I understand there is a fund in the works to help with expenses. Someone should post info when it's ready for the public.

Sending good thoughts.... Wish I could be there to help out.

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Post by Cellotron » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:27 pm

There's info on a fund to help Scott out (as apparently he has no health insurance) at ... 1944/2475/

I had the honor of Scott coming over to my studio about a half year ago - as I had mastered the Adrian Hibbs EP he had recorded at his studio that's just across the street from mine, and it was definitely fun to hang out with some shop talk and some stories. Seriously a nice guy - and obviously a very accomplished engineer.

I truly hope he's able to recover quickly! I'm keeping him in my prayers.

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sorry to hear this

Post by supafuzz » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:58 am

I don't know Scotty but I am sending positive thoughts that he recovers.

It's horrible but typical that congress is wasting time and money on baseball steroids and not dealing with real the devastation caused by drunk driving accidents like this one.

The laws and penalties need to be more stringent.

Get well soon.
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Post by joel hamilton » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:26 am

Thanks for all the nice replies. I will be posting a link to the website for the Scotty Hard foundation ASAP. my sister is donating web design time...
There will be a few very unique shows soon for the benefit of this foundation, including MMW and many others Scotty has worked with. Please stay tuned!
Email me directly if you live in the city and want to be emailed about th shows directly.

Me in easter island a couple of days ago sending good energy in a powerful place...


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Post by nipsy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:36 pm

I did a sculpture series many a year ago based on the easter island statues. good mojo:

I hope your friend is feeling better. I remember the OP did a piece on a cat from easter island, did you get to check out his digs?

Good thoughts for Mr. Scott....
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