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In 1970, the late jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron wrote The revolution will not be televised , which became an anthem for the black power movement. His thoughts remain relevant. I’ve broadened the ...
by bobburnett
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 06:16 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Another vet just blew his life to Hell. (with Whitey on the moon, again) The pain he felt was just too real. (and Whitey’s on the moon, again) Thought he was still patrolling the ...
by Matthis
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 10:10 AM PST with 0 Recommends
The lyrics, below, are from a piece by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott-Heron Gil Scott-Heron] on his 1979 album, “[http://www.themusic-world.info/artist/gil_scott-heron/album/...
by bobswern
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 02:36 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
In a recent diary, simone daud introduced us to a new UK song, "Freedom for Palestine".
by soysauce
Comment Count 258 comments on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 08:16 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
by hairylarry
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun May 29, 2011 at 07:05 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Gil Scott-Heron died on Friday, and that is a sad, sad sentence to write. If you are familiar with his music, then you know what I'm talking about; and if you're not, you can begin to ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun May 29, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
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 ...
by Clytemnestra
Comment Count 214 comments on Fri May 27, 2011 at 08:19 PM PDT with 358 Recommends
Elvis Costello’s cancellation of two upcoming summer concerts in Israel is just the latest 2010 musician’s repudiation of the apartheid state. Carlos Santana and Gil Scott-Heron ...
by Philip Munger
Comment Count 136 comments on Thu May 20, 2010 at 11:41 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
My sense is that if most people know any reference to the music of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_scott-heron Gil Scott-Heron] ("GSH") nowadays, it would likely be the title of his arch, sardonic [
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 118 comments on Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 10:00 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
During the late 60's I attended Lincoln University with Gil Scott-Heron.Before class we would have small talk about why we were there and what we wanted to do with our lives.Gil was drawn to Lincoln ...
by CapesDelaware
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 06:18 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Friday I posted a music diary to pump everybody up, and enough people got into it I'd thought I'd do it again.
by Whore More Years
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 06:09 AM PST with 6 Recommends
As much as I appreciate and echo the sentiments of his anti-establishment, anti-racist, anti-corporate anthem: See and Hear It , This ...
by FrankCornish
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 09:34 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
I'm a very average dkos user. I'm coming to grips with the reality that Bill in Portland Maine is never going to ask ...
by Whore More Years
Comment Count 89 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 06:08 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
by SarcasticIntellectual
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed May 07, 2008 at 10:50 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
by peace voter
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Jan 16, 2008 at 11:02 PM PST with 22 Recommends
We all know about the slave labor conditions that plague the foreign workers hired by American contractors in Iraq. It's terrible, but it does not surprise us KBR would treat people like that, ...
by 8ackgr0und N015e
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 06:11 PM PST with 19 Recommends
This is a sad story. Hopefully the next Democratic POTUS will require all juristriction to report this data. FBI reports hate crimes rose 8 percent ...
by dopper0189
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 06:34 AM PST with 89 Recommends
I've always used music to remind me why I stay in the fight or why I should even when I don't. Below the fold you can find a bunch of my fave songs of struggle available on YouTube. I'd be ...
by Christopher Day
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 08:39 PM PDT with 3 Recommends