Original Air Date - 2 June 2011
I did not intend to do a Gil Scott-Heron tribute today.
Not that he doesn't deserve it, but I had decided that there were going to be more than enough tribute shows out there (in which I was correct) doing a much better job than I could of celebrating the legend that is Gil Scott-Heron (like this one from http://www.mixcloud.com/Blackclassical - http://www.mixcloud.com/Blackclassical/rip-gill-scott-heron).
However, as the weekend went by and I went about my life here in Harlem, I began to notice something--a distinct lack of reverence for Gil and/or celebration of his life. Even today's funeral procession was small compared to those for others who have done much less for this community. (More of my thoughts on this here: http://bit.ly/kB3jVU).
Thus, I present you with today’s episode, as much an offering of atonement for Harlem’s forgetfulness as it is a tribute to the late Poet Laureate of America’s urban ghettos.
- Seja Herói