May 29, 2011

RIP Gil Scott Heron

Sad news indeed.

Of all the numbers that Gil wrote, this is the one that has been doing it for me today. But most especially this version, very late period Gil, recorded last summer in Austria. It's so topical for all of us over here — but also for all of us everywhere.

How can we get over losing our minds?

If you haven't already, go check out Ish's appreciation of GSH, weaving together the poetry of the man's own words...

More reference points:
Adam Mansbach's personal reflections on newblackman.blogspot

And don't forget to check out Simon's essential cache of GSH boots at the mighty neverenoughrhodes...

[image at top from a good (old) piece in The Guardian]

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