One of the truest voices in contemporary times is no more. Gil Scott Heron was the voice of elegant outrage and inconvenient truths dazzling us with a cascade of indelible words and images. Poet, activist, humanist. I had the honour of listening to him in SOB’s years ago in one of his increasingly infrequent appearances but his art and passion were unmistakable.
The revolution will not be televised but thanks to you it is being heard loud and clear everywhere by everyone. RIP, Gil!