RIP Gil Scott-Heron

Woke up to hear the news of the premature death of Gil Scott Heron aged 62. He rose to fame during the early 70’s and is perhaps best remembered for his song “The Revolution will not be televised” A poet, writer, singer and author his influence cannot be underestimated. He fought drug and alcohol addiction through his brief life but retained his voice of protest. He leaves a back catalogue of 15 studio albums,11 compilations and 9 live recordings. Considering …

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Photograph of the day – Linton Kwesi Johnson

Johnson is the second living poet to be published in Penguin Classic series and the only Black poet to be included in the list. Having seen him perform live twice  i can’t recommend him enough. The inflection and rhythm of his words are difficult to categorise but his inclusion in the Penguin Classic series is praise enough. Listening to his mellifluous bass tones be it set to music or on his own, is an experience that i wish alot more …

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