Videobook 2010/2011

jueves, 3 de enero de 2008

Gil Scott-Heron

Tras estudiar por un año en la Lincoln University (en Pennsylvania), publicó su primera novela, The Vulture, que fue bien recibida.

Empezó su carrera musical en 1970 con el LP Small Talk at 125th and Lenox. El álbum incluía diatribas agresivas contra los medios corporativos manejados por los blancos, la superficialidad de la televisión y el consumismo, y la ignorancia de la clase media de los Estados Unidos sobre los problemas de las ciudades del interior en canciones tales como Whitey on the Moon.

A pesar de sacar algunos álbumes, su éxito más grande llegó en 1978 con la canción The Bottle. Scott-Heron es a menudo visto como uno de los padres fundadores del rap.

Heron es famoso por su poema/canción "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"



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Texto: wikipedia (no es la enciclopedia libre? pues eso...)

2 comentarios:

Berlanga dijo...

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 commercials,
Because the revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox
In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.
The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon
blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John
Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat
hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.
The revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be brought to you by the
Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie
Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.
The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
The revolution will not make you look five pounds
thinner, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.

There will be no pictures of you and Willie May
pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,
or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32
or report from 29 districts.
The revolution will not be televised.

There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
brothers in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
brothers in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being
run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process.
There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy
Wilkens strolling through Watts in a Red, Black and
Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
For just the proper occasion.

Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville
Junction will no longer be so damned relevant, and
women will not care if Dick finally gets down with
Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people
will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
The revolution will not be televised.

There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock
news and no pictures of hairy armed women
liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose.
The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb,
Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom
Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth.
The revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be right back after a message
bbout a white tornado, white lightning, or white people.
You will not have to worry about a dove in your
bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
The revolution will not go better with Coke.
The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
The revolution will put you in the driver's seat.

The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised,
will not be televised, will not be televised.
The revolution will be no re-run brothers;
The revolution will be live.

lamalgama dijo...

Uooooooooooooo, pedazo de tema y de videoclip, ¡¡tremebundo!!

Parece más que evidente que debe ser la fuente inspiradora de los Rage Against the Machine, I'm not a renegade of the funk.