BY POZE AKA YANN CHATELIN
It was no secret to anyone who came across him in song or life, that Gil Scott-Heron was two things: A genius and a junkie.
I say this so simply, because Gil was this clear about everything he ever said to me.
Poze doesn’t know it. But it was Michael Franti that introduced me to Gil Scott-Heron-
It was back in the 90’ies when we worked with Spearheads fantastic album Home – to many people an easier album compared to his Disposable Heroes’ releases. But that’s another story.
I haven’t heard Gil for a very long time. And if it wasn’t for Poze’s aka Yann’s Poze’essedByLetters@Tings I’m almost 100 % sure that I would have taken a while before I’d pick up his music up again. It’s Gil’s portrait on the invitation… that’s why this music talk.… so now you know how he looks.
I know there are a lot of you out there who don’t know what I’m talking about. So I’ve decided to upload a few tracks on the block… in case you are curious.
The show is not about Gil – but his music is everywhere around it – if you listen you’ll know what I mean.
So don’t blame me if you don’t now about Gil’s music after the exhibition.
And maybe I also post tracks by other artist from Gil’s universe: Michael Franti, Marvin Gaye, Solomon Burke, D’Angelo….