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The Voice (a poem)

I have been listening a lot to Gil Scott-Heron lately… 44 more words

Writing

Malcolm X

Today celebrates the birthday of Malcolm X. Music is memory. Celebrate his life, and don’t forget to walk tall. Click on pic and link to 8tracks mix, ‘Walk Tall’.

8tracks

In 1972 Gil Scott-Heron published The Nigger Factory

In 1972, Gil Scott-Heron published The Nigger Factory.  I read it for the first time this morning.  His first book, The Vulture, a murder mystery with a social conscience, hooked me from page one.  322 more words

Books

...but who do you sound like?

During our ongoing “marketing / publicity” campaign for La-La-La, we keep getting asked “…but who do you sound like?” and this is always it’s a difficult question to answer. 190 more words

Music

"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

The first revolution happens in your mind. I have heard this song and watched Gil Scott-Heron’s explanation multiple times. Art has the power to change minds. 8 more words

Art

GIL SCOTT-HERON-SMALL TALK AT 125TH AND LENNOX.

GIL SCOTT-HERON-SMALL TALK AT 125TH AND LENNOX.

There’s been many an important day in Chicago’s musical past. That’s not surprising. The Windy City has given the world some of the biggest names in music. 1,892 more words

Jazz