The title of this blog comes from a Gaelic expression -"putting on the poor mouth"-which means to exaggerate the direness of one's situation in order to gain time or favour from creditors.
I memorized the words to 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' so long ago they became part of my inner dialogue so I was never surprised (although disappointed) when US television ignored all protests that weren't convenient to their advertisers.I'll miss knowing he's still here but at least he did get a new album done before he left.
"Well, the first thing I want to say is Mandate my ass." And he continues, with his baritone voice,in a clean, calm, unafraid, incisive language, to expose clearly the electorate farce. And the music, following each essential word, never misses a note and a beat.You can apply it to any candidate of any party, in any election of any country. We're living in fictional times. We're all actors in a B Movie...When those high-level politicians die, the reality is totally hidden. A big show is produced. And we're served the "heroic deeds" they supposedly accomplished to save their country, and the world. It's sickening...Gil Scott-Heron saw it so well. I pray that more and more people listen to his voice, and open their ears and their eyes.Thank you, Jams, for this post.
His passing was sad news
It was sad news Nursie.Claude I cannot disagree with you at all!He was a great artist Susan. His lyrics were certainly incisive. He will be missed
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