Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Black flash?

As today is now officially the 'first black person to....' day, I've often wondered if someone was having me on when they told me that Gil Scott-Heron's dad played for Celtic and was called 'The Black Flash'.

I never wondered hard enough to check this out - until today. It's true, it seems (or as true as anything on Wikipedia is). Apart from the 'Black Flash' bit. Apparently it was 'Black Arrow.'

Here's Gil on the aftermath of an unhappier Presidential election. It's actually more precient today than it seemed a couple of months ago. That's precient. An obituary of the Reagan-Bush era - written before it really started.

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