Songwriter and pioneer of Hip-hop Gil Scott-Heron died today from complications from an illness he picked up from a European trip. We did an article not long ago that chronicled the Egyptian revolution ‘The Revolution Will Be Tweeted‘ in contrast to his song ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised‘. I hate it when a relevant voice is silenced. Scott-Heron was 62.
Gil Scott-Heron Dead (Huffington Post)
About Mr. Universe
Mr. Universe is a musician/songwriter and an ex-patriot of the south. He currently lives and teaches at a University in the Pacific Northwest. He is a long distance hiker who has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He is also an author and woodworker. An outspoken political voice, he takes a decidedly liberal stance in politics.