mercoledì 1 giugno 2011

In ricordo di Heron

Il visionario, combattuto, sofferente, antisignano e geniale Gil Scott-Heron è morto quattro giorni fa.  Il suo ultimo disco è bellissimo. Musica essenziale, scarnificata. Testi ispirati.
Gil Scott riposa, finalmente.

Lo aveva detto: New York is killing me...



Yeah the doctors don't know, but New York was killing me,
Bunch of doctors coming round, they don't know
That New York is killing me
Yeah I need to go home and take it slow in Jackson, Tennessee

 
let me tell ya fast city ain't living all
it's cracked up to be
fast city ain't living all
it's cracked up to be

Yes seem I need to go home
and slow down in Jackson, Tennessee


Lord have mercy, mercy on me
yeah Lord have mercy, have mercy on me
Till him to bury my body back home in Jackson, Tennesee
Yeah Lord have mercy, have mercy on me

Yeah I need to be back home, need to be back home,

need to be back home, need to be back home yeaaah
Born in Chicago but I go home Tennessee
yeah I Born in Chicago but I ...



ma voleva prendersi cura, I'll Take Care Of You...


I know you've been hurt by someone else
I can tell by the way you carry yourself
But if you let me here's what i'll do:
I'll take care of you

I've loved and loved the same as you

so you see i know what you've been through
and if you let me here's what i'll do
I'll take care of you

You won't ever have to worry

You won't ever have to cry
for i'll be there beside you
to dry your weaping eyes

So, darling tell me

that you'll be true
there's no doubt in my mind
know i won't do
and just as sure as one and one is two
I know i'll take care of you
I'll take care of you
I'll take care of you
I'll take care of you 


ma in fondo tutto nasce da una precisa idea di rivoluzione, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised:


You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and drop 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 interruption.
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 Wood 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 Mays

Pushing that cart down the block on the dead run,
Or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
NBC will not predict the winner at 8:32or the count 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 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 right occasion
Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and
Hooterville Junction will no longer be so damned relevant,
andWomen 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

About a whitetornado, white lightning, or white people.
You will not have to worry about a germ on 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 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.


The revolution will be no re-run brothers;

The revolution will be live.


Gil Scott-Heron sarà ricordato.
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