The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Whenever I hear Gil Scott-Heron’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised it gets my blood boiling. In fact it gets me more crazy these days than ever. It seems there is no true dissent. The dissent is bottled and labeled. We need the anti. Without it we are drones, mules and followers. Thanks Gil for a great track and career.

“Musician Gil Scott-Heron, who helped lay the groundwork for rap by fusing minimalistic percussion, political expression and spoken-word poetry on songs such as “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” died Friday at age 62. A friend, Doris C. Nolan, who answered the telephone listed for his Manhattan recording company, said he died in the afternoon at St. Luke’s Hospital after becoming sick upon returning from a European trip.” – philly.com

For more info: gilscottheron.net

photo credit: David Blumenkrantz

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 28, 2011 at 5:08 am, filed under music, political and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.