From the serious to the slam to the silly to the sublime songs about for and by poets.
Does poetry ever haunt you? No? What’s that song you can’t get out of your head? What are lyrics without music?
Poets of the Fall ~ The Poet and His Muse
Hey, I’ve heard that tune before!
Poetry Classics to Funky Hit Beats
Music video features segments from several of the 56 songs included on the album Poetry Classics To Funky Hit Beats, Vol 1. . . . . The producers state: “We sought to create poetry with music that would attract the roots, Mos Def, Common, Immortal Technique, El-p, Jean Grae, Rakim, The Coup, Dead Prez, Public Enemy fans as well as fans of classical, pop, rock, Salsa and Reggae. “
If you click-through to watch on YouTube there is more information about the contents of this video. Enjoy.
What poets and poetry do–or aspire to do. Or not so much. Still, 1874 connects with 1979–poetry travels through time much like Dr. Who.
We Are the Movers and Shakers
(c)1874 Lyrics Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy
Born in London 14 Mar 1844, died 30 Jan 1881.
Music Jake Riviera (1979)
Produced by Ingo Schantz
Engineered by Andy Lunn
A film for anyone even thinking of ‘teaching’ poetry –or anything else for that matter.
Keating’s Triumph ~ Maurice Jarre ~ Dead Poets Society
Poetry and music playing politics with a dash of subversion on the side. Call it what you like.
Seattle Poetry Slam –Define Music
Rachel Rocky Bernstein’s unique blend of music and poetry has been delighting audiences since she started in slam at age 17.
She was a member of the 2006 Youth Speaks Seattle slam team, taking 4th in the Brave New Voices international competition, and coach of the 2010 Seattle Collegiate slam team which placed in the top ten. This year, she will be representing Seattle at the National Poetry Slam, and is honored to be on a team with greats Tara Hardy, Karen Finneyfrock and Maya Hersh.
Rachel is also an elementary school music teacher and spends her days singing, dancing, inspiring, and playing music with kids . Seattle will be sad to see her go this August when she moves to Barcelona, Spain to teach music at an International School and pursue her life-long passion for opera. http://www.seattlepoetryslam.org
Hear, it’s not all about the tough stuff.
Billy Bragg & Wilco ~ Walt Whitman’s Niece
For the shameless fun of it.
Devil of a Deal ~ animated poetry & gothic jazz
A poetic dance between poets playing with a poem.
Leonard Cohen ~ Take this Waltz ~ One poet singing the poetry of another poet– Lorca Garcia
All this barely nicks
the vinyl edge of the record
of the dance
between poets, poetry
LInk attractions forthcoming asap~