So Far, So Good

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One glance at So Far, So Good and it becomes evident that this is not merely a collection of a song writer's lyrics. The song-poems of this undisputed "Bluesologist" triumphantly stand on their own, evoking the rhythm and urgency which have distinguished Gil Scott-Heron's 20 year career. This collection carries the reader from the global topics of political hypocrisy and the dangers posed by Capitalist culture to painfully personal themes and the realities of African American life. Always, Scott-Heron supports ...

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Overview

One glance at So Far, So Good and it becomes evident that this is not merely a collection of a song writer's lyrics. The song-poems of this undisputed "Bluesologist" triumphantly stand on their own, evoking the rhythm and urgency which have distinguished Gil Scott-Heron's 20 year career. This collection carries the reader from the global topics of political hypocrisy and the dangers posed by Capitalist culture to painfully personal themes and the realities of African American life. Always, Scott-Heron supports his mission of unveiling America's hypocrisy and inaction with hope for an African American future of self liberation.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780883781333
  • Publisher: Third World Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1990
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Gil Scott-Heron is an American poet and musician known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word performer. He is associated with African American militant activism and is best known for his poem and song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Coming from a Broken Home 1
The "Movie" Poems 6
"B" Movie Introduction 7
"B" Movie - The Poem 9
Re-Ron 11
Space Shuttle 15
Black History 18
The World 20
What You See Ain't What You Goetz 21
Thought Out 24
The Oldest Reason in the World 26
Lady Day and John Coltrane 28
I Think I'll Call It Morning 29
No Knock 30
Billy Green is Dead 31
Winter in America 33
The Bottle 34
Johannesburg 35
Pieces of a Man 36
Small Talk at 125th and Lenox 38
Paint It Black 39
Bridging 40
The Vulture 41
Whitey on the Moon 42
Plastic Pattern People 44
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 46
H[subscript 2]O Gate Blues 49
Beginnings 53
We Beg Your Pardon, America 54
The Ghetto Code 59
Bicentennial Blues 63
The New Deal 68
A Poem for Jose Campos Torres 70
Afterword 73
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