Monday, June 07, 2010

Gil Scott-Heron's "I'm New Here"

It is a blessing that Gil Scott-Heron is even around today to record new songs. All you have to do is take a look at him in this new video for his song "I'm New Here" to know that it hasn't been an easy road. This is haunting stuff, especially for those who remember the vitality of Scott-Heron performances like "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," "B-Movie," "Winter in America," and "Johannesburg."

But at the end, he can still smile.


Andrea said...

Love it! This is my new motto "No matter how far gone you've gone, you can always turn around."

You're right, you can tell he's lived a hard life.

Andrea said...

I got it wrong. "No matter how far wrong you've gone, you can always turn around."

I like it even more.