Day 27: A song that breaks your heart

I suppose I’m cheating again.  Music, generally, makes me happy; if I like it, its exciting, if I don’t like it, I don’t listen to it.  I have to interpret this another way.  For today’s challenge, I’m selecting Gil Scott-Heron and “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”.

It’s nothing new.  There have been stories about abusive powers, warnings about corruption, calls for the people to take action.  And here we are.  Remaining in power are people incredibly crass and inhumane.  Progress has been made in some areas and great debacles.  Meanwhile, middle class wages have been stagnant for 40 years and the poor must be lazy criminals.  That breaks my heart.

Also, I have a suspicion that not many people know who Gil Scott-Heron is.  He’s a terrific poet and after some cajoling, really demonstrates some good musical talent.  He has a lot of material that I return to over and over.  People don’t know who he is, and that I guess breaks my heart.

 

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Interested in music from 1950s to the present, mostly indie bands and punk, but also avant garde, blues, Motown ... almost but not quite, anything. I'm looking for people to share music, new and old, and looking for new avenues to discovery new music. Come with me.

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