The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Gil Scott-Heron died last week. He was a politically aware intellectual, poet, and musician who came up in the 70s and who had a big influence on many contemporary performers and activists. He is probably best known for this:

Here’s another one I found that I like even more because he stretches out and develops the ideas and the wordplay. You could call it a lot of things, but I’d probably put it with “protest music” alongside Rage and Bob Marley and Woody Guthrie.

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One thought on “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

  1. Change some of the names and both of these songs/spoken word are relevant today. I think of Wisconsin immediately and how people’s protests against the Governor’s actions there barely receive recognition while corporate funded sham political rallies with less than a thousand people get top billing.

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