“New York Banker”
“In Between Jobs”
It seems like a good time for bad things to happen to bad people.
Fiddlin’ while we burn …….
Barry tosses us a blues bone.
Gil Scott-Heron has died. His phrase/poem/tune “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is very well known and often used but the man behind it is not a household name. Say what you may about him but he had something to say. Too bad he never got to jam with Jimi Hendrix. That would have been something.
Gil’s song about nuclear power plants and nuclear waste, “South Carolina,” is still as relevant today as it was 32 years ago when he sang it.
What ever happened to the protests and the rage,
What ever happened to the voices of the sane,
What ever happened to the people who gave a damn.
Didn’t they justify the dying in the jungle of Vietnam.
Gil did a lot of dope and alcohol. He earned the right to sing honestly about it.
Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, has now moved on from this vibrational plane.
To most folks his music was an acquired taste and best appreciated in the altered states of the day but the legend and tall tales of his life make for a story to be remembered.
His death is not important in the overall scheme of today’s world you may say. True, but the footnotes of history sometimes provide a little diversion and stoke some long lost memories… and that’s not always a bad thing.
This 1982 video was rejected by MTV. A compliment in hindsight.