Note: Please read Arlene Goldbard's:
This has been done on OS, and done well by Ernest Fuentes. Ernest wrote it up yesterday. But it didn't make the cover and there aren't a lot of comments. Or nearly as many as it deserved.
For a thoughtful and complete obituary, please read the New York Times.
Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday, 27 May 2011 at age 62 in New York City.
This song was produced in 1970. Gil Scott-Heron was 21 and he was young, his voice was strong, and there was an air of possibility.
But, no. The revolution will most certainly NOT be televised.
Maybe we hoped for too much.
But I regret that we settled for too little. Much too little.
RIP Gil Scott.