Another show, another covert audio recording.
I am pleased to announce I have some new poetry published in Exacting Clam. The fourth edition of the print publication is available to learn about online and available to order in print. I am also excited to see Thomas Walton’s work alongside.
The first time I heard this song, I was blown away. I’ve kept it in mind to do a music video for it for months now, and here it is at 60fps.
A minimalist video with some not-so-minimalist auditory recording antics.
I had the opportunity to see The Microphones play at the Capitol Theater in Olympia this past Sunday. I managed to capture the recording in full and it’s available here:
Recorded at Kezira Cafe in Columbia City, Seattle on February 25, 2022. Featuring D’Vonne Lewis, Farko Dosumov, and Jim O’Halloran. With a special poetry reading by Paul Nelson for his book release of Haibun de la Serna. The full audio in one long YouTube video: Or the full video and audio in one long YouTube video: Note that with the latter, I left the auto refocus setting turned on, making for a far-from ideal viewing
The latest publication from Stephen Collis, A History of the Theories of Rain, continues the poet’s commitment to a climate poetics capable of global and personal simultaneously. “each mouth a poem / we did not taste / shouting venom at the state / of the world” the poet writes mid-way through the volume (27). When Collis isn’t following a stream-of-consciousness mode that captures the distinct raw energy of observation, he’s rigidly and powerfully constructing form-intensive
The sparks that come off the welding wand. It’s a blade, no, it’s a unnamed device in this spire of memory. Memorial. Conscripts dotting a geography of hallways and nightmares. Around each blowing curtain in the breeze, and I remember when the water wasn’t bruised and green. Binaural affectation. The Greeks had it correctly transcendental. Tracers of pings, the audibly bluish kind. Blowfish of splinters of sound, and I am unable to escape playgrounds of
“Winter Treatment, Part One” was performed last night with the Jim O’Halloran Trio at Kezira in Columbia City. Here is the recording, which I think turned out quite nicely: