The Story Behind The Title

Joe Trippi sent me his new book, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, with a note on the inside cover saying he is a long-time reader of Seeing the Forest. I haven’t read the book yet, but will post about it when I have.

There is an ad for the book over in the right-side column, clicking the ad takes you to a blog for the book. Go visit the blog.

The lyrics to the Gil Scott-Heron tune that names the book are


The revolution will not be right back after a message

about a white tornado, white lightning, or white people.

You will not have to worry about a dove in your

bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.

The revolution will not go better with Coke.

The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.

The revolution will put you in the driver’s seat.