Saturday, May 28, 2011

RIP Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday after years of struggle with various demons.

But his legacy is significant. "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" in 1970 was like capturing lightning in a bottle. Staggering. If you've never heard it, or at least not for a long time, you owe yourself a careful listen.

And seemingly every Facebook friend I have has posted something about Gil since yesterday. I had not seen this video before. And what a great piece of music.

I woke up today thinking I'd do this next week for the Soul Corner but it shouldn't wait.


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