“We Wanted the Music to Sound Like Words”

MY PIECE on the new Gil Scott-Heron memoir, The Last Holiday, in the L.A. Times is now up — you can find it here.

It’s not quite a memoir in the traditional sense but a long “tone poem” spinning memories and hinting at regret. It’s his forthright voice that leads you through. It’s jagged and beautiful and makes you miss him more.

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