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Friday, April 1, 2011

Old School Friday "Happy Birthday Gil Scott Heron"

Oooo, Yeaaaaa!!! Today is Friday!! Thanking God for my very life!...and for the Beautiful weather! LOL! So for Old School Friday, I am paying homage to Gil Scott Heron who is 62 years old today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIL SCOTT HERON!!! Mr. Heron is an African American Poet, Author, and Musician. He often spoke, wrote and sang about the struggles of African Americans in America. His works are often controversial but always VALID! When I think of spoken word performances I always think of Gill Scott Heron first. I grew up listening to his music and still listen today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GILL SCOTT HERON!!! Continue your fight!

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Gil Scott Heron


The Bottle - Gil Scott Heron


I cannot post Gil Scott Heron without posting this next song... It used to make me cry all the time. It doesn't make me cry anymore but my throat does constrict and eyes still get a little moist, but it does make me pause and think of my dad...(RIP Samuel Thomas Spencer, I Love you daddy...)
Your Daddy Loves You - Gil Scott Heron


Today is also the day that Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father (Still SMH over that one...) and since tomorrow is Marvin Gaye's birthday I am giving him an honorary mention.
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye


Happy Old School Friday All!
Love on Someone today!

3 comments:

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I remember when that happened with Marvin Gaye-so sad.

CCGroovy!!! said...

This. Is. GOOOOOOOOD. STUFF!!!

HAPPY OSF!!!

mema said...

I'm a week behind, but this is still Very Good Stuff. The kind of stuff that survivors, no conquerors are made of. Keep it coming.