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FatAss WiFi American Nation – Poetry Slams – Randomness

by on Sep.13, 2009, under BOOKS, MUSIC, POLITICS, TECH MESSIAH

Sitting in bed – in the bedroom – with the lights off – the air conditioner on full blast – it’s a rainy day outside – I’m listening to Imogen Heap’s new album “Ellipse” —–and as far as I’m concerned — this is what makes life worth living. I love how technology allows me to access any album I want to hear from any computer in my house via the wonders of WI-FI. I hereby thank my fore fathers (and mothers…no one ever says anything about the fore mothers) for allowing me to live a life of such excess. It’s good to be a fat lazy american. I appreciate the life god has given me and I don’t thank him nearly enough for the blessings he bestows on me.

I like to listen to another artists work before I begin to work on music. I find it gives me a sense of direction. I’m not exactly sure where this Imogen Heap album is directing me but I’m really thrilled that I heard her say LEGOLAND EMPIRES just now in the lyrics of the song “EARTH” track 4. Ah, I want to build my own LEGOLAND EMPIRE. I want to hide away there and just play with legos all day long.

I’m finding it very hard to let go of my recluse lifestyle. I like shutting myself off from the rest of the world for long periods of time. It allows me time to find myself again. However, I’m pretty sure I found myself a long time ago. I just don’t want to leave the safety of the fold. I did go out recently though. I attended a poetry slam with newest Euphonic Dissonance band mate Sarah Star. Quite a delightful scene they have going at the Agora coffee house. What a incredible outpouring of angry – jagged poetry. It was like an emotional roller coaster ride through my soul. Being a musician and a lyricist I have always been fascinated with the design and execution of poetry. This should be no surprise – I did start reading Shakespeare about the same time I hit puberty. Good lord I was a messed up child. Now I’m a messed up adult. Why is it the world continues to change but I remain the same. I suspect the squids have something to do with it.

Meanwhile at the Agora coffee house….. an honorable mention goes out to poets Seth Walker and Claire Collins. Wow, way to rock the house with some amazing use of the english language.

Seth Walker delivers a message that you just can’t ignore even if you don’t necessarily agree with it.

Somehow I seriously doubt he gives a sh*t if you don’t agree with it. I respect that. His delivery is that of a good novel ….. here in lies that emotional rollercoaster ride I mentioned earlier. I almost cried when he read the open letter to his little brother who was thinking of joining the Navy. By the by ….. Seth ain’t too cool with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and he definitely makes that clear. He’s traveling across are great nation with a message for every american and near as I can tell one of those messages is “WAKE THE FU*K UP YOU DUMB ASS LAZY AMERICANS AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE SH*T THAT IS GOING DOWN AROUND YOU”. That part of the message I agree with. Check him out at SETHWALKERPOETRY.COM

Now I have to throw a shout out to the poet that invited us to this event. CLAIRE MOTHERFU*KIN’ COLLINS is a phenomenal poet that has a delivery that resembles that of a chainsaw buried into your skull. You can tell that she has a message and she’ll tear right through you to deliver it.

Hmmm, she seems subdued in that video clip. You’re truly missing out. You need to go see her live.

Well, I suppose it’s about time I did something productive. Time to take all these influences and put them to work on creations of the Euphonic Dissonance kind. If you’re lucky you might hear from me later today with more musical creations from the musical group known as ED. Love you all.

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