September 5. Summer is dying, agonizing, all right. C’est la rentrèe, we are reharsing for a great new season. Spoken Word is still twice a month, but don’t worry in October we are going to take it seriously and weekly. I’m glad to be back in Paris, and in Belleville. We had two (yes TWO) featured artists: Paul Lisson from Canada and Valentino Rossi (like The Doctor) from Italy. So, after Martino’s opening, Paul Lisson took us to the fabolous world of Hamilton Arts & Letters. Then he gave away pins. Apparently you can get some unemployement benefit with it, in Hamilton. Hamilton is in Canada. Just to know. You shuld think about your future, dude. Oarl Pirie reading from her chapbook. She is one of the featured authors for the Next Poets Live at Carr’s. Then Lisa, then Angel showing what the duende is, through an old andalusian song. Valerie, reading in french. Troy with a brand new stuff. James reading aphorisms by Kafka. Do you want one?
“A cage went in search of a bird.”
Not impressed? Do you want another one?
“It cannot be claimed that we are lacking in belief. The mere fact of our being alive is an inexhaustible font of belief.
The fact of our being alive a font of belief? But what else can we do but live?
It’ in that ‘what else’ that the immense force of belief resides: it is the exclusion that gives it its form.”
Marie playing, I was astonished, but I forgot which song. Trelys announced she’s setting up a play-reading series starting very soon, we are going to keep you posted. Check this website for more info.
And she had to cut off one of her weekly good news: Sorry, Spoken word is still twice a month. I repeat. We will be at Culture Rapide every monday starting from October 3.
Erica Buettner. The new album “True love and water” is on sale. Listen to it, I give you a sample. David Barnes came on stage with many books under his arm. Moe’s reading Amiri Baraka, presenting 1OOTHOUSAND Poets for Change! Check it out! It’s Sunday September 24. 600 Events – 450 Cities – 95 Countries! Troy Yorke, pride and joy of his parents. The second featured performer was Valentino Rossi, aka Mariolino, remixing Sleeping beauty with his fellow Rigettini. More samples from his italian show: A new Chris Newens production featuring well known spokenworders, Henrick openly challenging his mentor The Maxx, who passed over our 5 minutes limit and was pinched in the genitals, Yasha remixing Elia Kazan and introducing her new squat in the XXeme. Christophe closed the night with this very sentence:
“I’m drunk but I believe in my poems”
Ok guys get warm for a new season. See you on monday 19!