Emilíana Torrini – Tuna Fish (Live) – Montreux Jazz Festival 2005

Live Performance

Several times now I have wanted to do some posts about some songs and videos by the Icelandic musician Emilíana Torrini and her album Love In The Time Of Science (which is a great name for an album in my opinion, and it is probably still my current favorite name for an album and it has even inspired one of my past blog names and blog taglines), but the official playlist of that album on YouTube was removed and so I have been waiting for the official version to return before doing posts about that album and some of the songs on that album (I will probably end up using an unofficial YouTube playlist and some unofficial videos instead when I can not find official versions).

Recently I wanted to do a post for her song Tuna Fish from that album (which is one of my favorite songs from that album) but there is no official version of the song on YouTube anymore at this time as far as I know, but there is a live performance of this song on Emilíana Torrini’s Official YouTube Channel called 08 Tunafish – Live Emilíana Torrini FULL CONCERT Montreux Jazz Festival 2005 so I decided to do a post on that instead for now.

Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

What is it?

The song and poem The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Gil Scott-Heron from the album The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters.

Here is the description for this video:

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised · Gil Scott-Heron

The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters

℗ 1971 Ace Records

Released on: 2012-11-26

Music Publisher: Carlin Music Group
Composer: Gil Scott-Heron

Auto-generated by YouTube.

Lyrics by Google Play Music:

You will not be able to stay home, brother
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and drop out
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip
Skip out for beer during commercials
Because the revolution will not be televised

The revolution will not be televised

The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox
In 4 parts without commercial interruption
The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon
Blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John Mitchell
General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat
Hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary

The revolution will not be televised

The revolution will be brought to you by the Schaefer Award Theatre and
will not star Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia
The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal
The revolution will not get rid of the nubs
The revolution will not make you look five pounds
Thinner, because The revolution will not be televised, Brother

There will be no pictures of you and Willie Mays
Pushing that cart down the block on the dead run
Or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance
NBC will not predict the winner at 8:32or the count from 29 districts

The revolution will not be televised

There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
Brothers in the instant replay
There will be no pictures of young being
Run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process
There will be no slow motion or still life of
Roy Wilkens strolling through Watts in a red, black and
Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
For just the right occasion
Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and
Hooterville Junction will no longer be so damned relevant
and Women will not care if Dick finally gets down with
Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people
will be in the street looking for a brighter day

The revolution will not be televised

There will be no highlights on the eleven o’clock News
and no pictures of hairy armed women Liberationists and
Jackie Onassis blowing her nose
The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb, Francis Scott Key
nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash
Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth

The revolution will not be televised

The revolution will not be right back after a message
About a whitetornado, white lightning, or white people
You will not have to worry about a germ on your Bedroom
a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl
The revolution will not go better with Coke
The revolution will not fight the germs that cause bad breath
The revolution WILL put you in the driver’s seat
The revolution will not be televised

WILL not be televised, WILL NOT BE TELEVISED

The revolution will be no re-run brothers
The revolution will be live

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