Friday, May 07, 2010

Me and the Heron.

I heard just the opening of this one morning on the clock radio and that was enough for me to know I had to track it down and when the DJ said it was Gil Scott-Heron it added even more urgency to my needing to find it. (The whole album is available on emusic).

The spoken word on this record will make you want to write poetry even if you're not a poet. It reminds me the few times I tried to compete, badly, at the Nyorican Cafe but it excites me the way the idea of spoken word once did and I'm trying to write poetry again so thanks, Gil, for yet another indelible contribution to American culture and to my life.

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