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Is That Jazz? Gil Scott Heron


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Just
- 1299 days ago - youtube.com
Here are your props, Brother Scott-Heron! You brought clarity in confusing times. (And will be remembered . . . and missed.) High five!



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Just Carole (338)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 6:53 pm
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,
Skip out for beer during commercials,
Because the revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox
In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.
The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon
blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John
Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat
hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.
The revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be brought to you by the
Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie
Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.
The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
The revolution will not make you look five pounds
thinner, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.

There will be no pictures of you and Willie May
pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,
or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32
or report from 29 districts.
The revolution will not be televised.

There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
brothers in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
brothers in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being
run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process.
There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy
Wilkens strolling through Watts in a Red, Black and
Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
For just the proper occasion.

Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville
Junction will no longer be so damned relevant, and
women will not care if Dick finally gets down with
Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people
will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
The revolution will not be televised.

There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock
news and no pictures of hairy armed women
liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose.
The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb,
Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom
Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth.
The revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be right back after a message
bbout a white tornado, white lightning, or white people.
You will not have to worry about a dove in your
bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
The revolution will not go better with Coke.
The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
The revolution will put you in the driver's seat.

The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised,
will not be televised, will not be televised.
The revolution will be no re-run brothers;
The revolution will be live.

 

Karen Marion (29)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 7:29 pm
we thank him for all the words...
 

Judy C. (100)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 8:04 pm
High five to you, for posting those lyrics, Carole. I have a lot of GSH's work since 1970 on vinyl, Here's a link for a great version of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" that someone put together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGaoXAwl9kw&feature=related

R.I.P., Gil.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 10:11 pm
Thank you, Carole.

He'll be sadly missed.
 

Dave Kane (308)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 10:15 pm
Thank you JC. You are a wonderful person. He was a very private person and a way creative dude. A singular identity. I wish he put himself out there more.
 

Dave Kane (308)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 10:23 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b2F-XX0Ol0
 

Dave Kane (308)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 10:29 pm
So when will we start the revolution? I can't wait much longer. We have lost all hope. Given up. A sad, sad life.
 

Dave Kane (308)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 10:46 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDCfEkopryo<</a>
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday May 29, 2011, 5:01 am

Thanks for the input. Much appreciated!

 

Ana R (220)
Sunday May 29, 2011, 7:17 am
Thank you, Carole
Sadly noted
 

Heatherjoy Klein (179)
Sunday May 29, 2011, 7:54 am
so glad I got to see him in Stockholm years ago! Love love love "Whitey's on the Moon"! I just have to think of that song and I start cracking up! What a genius! The world needs more people like him. His absence will be deeply felt. :((
 

Cher Away Moving (1470)
Sunday May 29, 2011, 9:58 am


Thnx for posting hun!

 

Joan K. (0)
Sunday May 29, 2011, 12:48 pm
Unique, brilliant, beautiful human who was taken away untimely! We are not old at 62. This is a great loss for all of us as he wrote for all human beings.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday May 29, 2011, 12:49 pm

Bless your jazz heart, Joan!

(Yeah, my world's a little sadder just knowing he's not there.)

 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday May 29, 2011, 4:30 pm
Thanks.
 

(0)
Sunday May 29, 2011, 8:55 pm
"RE-RON" - Gil Scott-Heron

It's a re-Ron, the late, late show!

A black & white movie from AGES ago!

It's a re-Ron, the late, late show!

I SWEAR I've seen this re-Ron before!

It's a re-Ron, a re-Ron, a re-Ron, a re-Ron!

Dude helped us ALL survive the FREAKIN' RONZOID Eighties!
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday May 29, 2011, 8:57 pm

One word, Drivin . . . "Yup!"

 

Dave Kane (308)
Monday May 30, 2011, 5:26 am
It's all the blues to me. Nothing but.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday May 31, 2011, 12:11 am
Thanks sadly noted
 
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