“I’m experiencing a revival without even being revived.”
— Gil Scott-Heron in a 2009 conversation recalled by columnist Courtland Milloy. (Also: “Every once in a while, you live long enough to get the respect that people didn’t want to give while you were trying to become a senior citizen.”) His D.C. memorial service was “ramshackle but heartfelt,” reports Mark Jenkins.
In other news: Reporters mull Rep. Anthony Weiner’s refusal-to-outright-deny he posted naughtiness on Twitter; and Alexandra Petri wonders why he follows so many cute girls. . . Sarah Palin Summer Tour 2011: Campaign or a family vacation?. . . Jefferson would be honored by the dancers arrested this week at the Jefferson Memorial, argues our dance critic.