11|05|28: Gil Scott-Heron dies aged 62

Musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron performing in 1974This is sad news. I met this man some 25 years ago in Vienna. But I suppose he would have left his mark had I only known him through his lyrics, his songs. Like him they are full of attitude, humour, gentleness and desperation, and swing. Oh, and an obligation: „If you’re not going to help, do not complain what is happening, ‚cause you could be doing that.“ Appropriate obituary and videos in the Guardian.