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iPod Song of the Week – Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
On June 15, 2008
At 6:05 pm
Comments : 5

Sometimes when I think the word “television,” I hear it in a rhythmic way. This is both because I’m an odd duck but also because of this song. It’s one of those social/political songs that make you nod and say, “this is both true and it has a good beat.” This one is from the early 90′s and I’m not sure that if Michael Franti, the thinking man’s rap-jazz fusionist who was the major player in this band as well as Spearhead and several others, would write this the same way today. Maybe the Internet is the drug of the nation now!

One thing that’s still true: there are still 150 channels and nothing on.

I’d write more but I.can’t.stop.surfing.



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The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Television The Drug Of The Nation

 

5 Comments for this post

 
pierre says

Hey I remember that song…’course I remember the Beatnigs too…

 
kay says

OMG, I’d forgotten about these guys.

 
pierre says

in retrospect, it’s a little too strong of Gil Scott Heron, who should be the only gil scott heron.

 
Becca says

Pierre, I knew about the Beatnigs but I never heard them. And the chief thing I know about Spearhead is that I had a friend at Capitol in the mid-90′s and she said, “our two priorities are Radiohead and Spearhead.” And I answered, “don’t you have any bands that don’t end in head?”

But I did love this song. GSH probably didn’t get as much MTV play so perhaps Michael Franti is GSH for the masses.

Kay, you’re welcome!

 
kay says

Thank you. :D