Special Edition: Gil-Scott Heron

Whitey on the Moon

First thing that came to my mind yesterday. You don’t know it? Prophetic. The first time I heard it I was in college, and half-scandalized, half-amused.

Published by RJS El Tejano

I sarcastically call myself El Tejano because I'm from Philadelphia and live in South Texas. Not a great fit, but sometimes, economists notwithstanding, you don't get to choose. My passions are jazz, Mexican history and economics. Go figure

3 thoughts on “Special Edition: Gil-Scott Heron

  1. I met him in 1972 when I was at WXPN (doing all sorts of things, including on-air work and engineering). I engineered the Radio Free Black America show, and one or another of the hosts had invited Gil Scott-Heron. He was about 10 feet from me, not in the studio but in the control room, and performed The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Perhaps not as prophetic. Come to think of it, he may also have done Whitey on the Moon. And probably something else. Can’t remember. What stuck were the lyrics to The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Too bad he’s not still alive.

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  2. Woah. This is on the nose all right. Like nearly everything in life, where you stand to look makes all the difference. Mike RJS El Tejano posted: ” Whitey on the Moon First thing that came to my mind yesterday. You don’t know it? Prophetic. The first time I heard it I was in college, and half-scandalized, half-amused. https://youtu.be/goh2x_G0ct4

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