“We nearly lost Detroit” – Not one of Gil Scott Heron’s most popular tracks – not poetry, not jazz ,not not floating flute solos but full of some wise words about the environmental and social effects of putting nuclear power stations near to large cities.
Wonder what he thought about the Fukushima meltdown when he had written this track over 30 years earlier.
Now, how far away is Oldbury power station from Bristol ….um, not that far. I wonder if Homer would like the view from the River Severn?
I think this must be the only song I know with a west country accent on it apart from tunes by the wurzels – unless you know of more?
Now that the NHS, schools and much more has moved over from the public sector to the quasi private sector Gary Clail’s toastings don’t seem quite so far fetched to my mind. We may not have privatised the air – yet … but with carbon trading between countries, we’re kind of close.
Where’s a radical music making builder when you need one?