19 January 2012
Book Slam teamed up with Canongate Books to celebrate the life of legendary poet, novelist and hip hop pioneer, Gil Scott-Heron with the launch of his posthumous memoir, 'The Last Holiday'. A stellar line-up at Book Slam included host, the inimitable Salena Godden, dynamic young poets Kate Tempest and Ben Mellor, and iconic DJ Gilles Peterson playing a one-off musical tribute to the great man.
For more on Gil including a short film of part of the last interview he did before he died and to check out exclusive readings from 'The Last Holiday' go to www.canongate.tv.
Old School Wisdom #105:
Gil: ''I can't pay no dr's bills/ But Whitey's on the moon/ 10 years from now I'll be paying still/ But Whitey's on the moon ...'