The revolution will be televised on Al Jazeera

Stuck for time so I present this without much comment: the song being pitched as the Egyptian protest’s hip hop anthem. I’m not entirely convinced by its artistic merits — it’s self-consciously solemn rather than rousing — but it had to happen and timing counts for a lot. For once the much-abused Gil Scott-Heron line is actually relevant: “”I heard them say the revolution won’t be televised/Al Jazeera proved them wrong/Twitter has them paralysed.”

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  1. […] Stuck for time so I present this without much comment: the song being pitched as the Egyptian protest's hip hop anthem. I'm not entirely convinced by its artistic merits — it's self-consciously solemn rather than rousing — but it had to happen and timing counts for a lot. For once the much-abused Gil Scott-Heron line is actually relevant: "”I heard them say the revolution won’t be televised/Al Jazeera proved them wrong/Twitter has them paralysed. … Read More […]


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