Monthly Archives: February 2012

As Seen On Youtube: Shane Koyczan’s ‘Beethoven.’

You may not know this, but I love me some Shane Koyczan. The night he performed at Poejazzi was probably one of my favourite nights ever. There are few spoken word artists who have mastered rhythm, humor and vocal volume. Watch this poem and agree wholehartedly with me.   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppwowTJg0mI&feature=youtube_gdata_player]  ...

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As Seen On Youtube: Paper Tiger’s ‘Green Hill Zone//Soumi Shuffle’

Leeds based Live Future band Paper Tiger are amazeballs. We offer as evidence: a seven minute mash up of their track Green Hill Zone (out on JuslikeMusic Records and unfortunately not a cover of the famous Sonic the Hedgehog Level Soundtrack) with unreleased demo Soumi Shuffle. Leeds spoken word/rapper Raphael Attar provides lyrics. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS2VWPNKI90&feature=youtube_gdata_player] Paper Tiger’s Worldwide Takeover EP feat ...

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Guest Blog: Raymond Antrobus’ ‘My Poems’

My poems don’t understand me; they get jealous when I look at other poems in magazines. I tell my poems time is getting on and we’ve got to be better if we’re going to make this work. My poems blame me, saying it’s my job to provide the inspiration. Typical poem, sitting around wanting to ...

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Poet Blog Sunday: Niall O’ Sullivan’s ‘The Mundane Comedy’

Oh, didn’t you know? Poets post their poetry online too! but how do you know what’s readable and what’s for the damning click of the dislike button?! Well, wipe that worried brow clean; that’s what we’re here for. Poetry Unplugged Host Niall O’ Sullivan’s poetry blog The Mundane Comedy (if you’ve neve been to the ...

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Poejazzi Recommends: Chill Pill @ Soho featuring Jon Sands

I am so going down to this! An outstanding line up from one of london’s consistently outstanding events; Chill Pill @ Soho theatre tomorrow (!) features New York storyteller poet Jon Sands-google him, he’ll make you happy- and genuinely rising star Bridget Minamore. Them two are more than enough, but they’ve included a beatboxer, which ...

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Guest Blog: ‘Who And Why’ By Alex Gwyther.

When I’m looking at comprehension with my students or if they’re doing a writing task for me, I explain to them that they need to know two things. WHO? WHY? ‘Who’ are you writing to/for? Are you writing a letter to your friend, or your headmaster? Are you writing a magazine article for teenagers or ...

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As Seen On… Telly? David Jay on Channel 4/Bang Said The Gun.

Oh. My. God. David Jay is on Telly. And They… like… Captured him perfectly. The Breaths, the style the controlled chaotic narrative the performance lyrical skill the stuff he does with breathing the overall badassery WOW! David Jay’s performance on Random Acts last night (courtesy of Bang Said The Gun) was The Best Thing To ...

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As Seen On Youtube: G.R.E.Ed.S & Yasmin’s ‘My Funny Valentine.’

‘Splendid. Everything about this screams QUALITY!’ Sometimes a youtube comment says it all. Spoken word artist Yomi AKA G.R.E.Ed.S and keys-mistress Yasmin give a classic love song a new pair of shoes to go waltzing in your heart with. Perfect. Valentine. Song/Poem. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhAtyH1kJSQ]...

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Guest Blog: John Osborne’s ‘Being Freelance.’

  I’ve written stories and poems all my life, was given my first book deal in 2008, but it is only as in the last few months I have felt comfortable telling people I’m a writer. This is mainly because it’s contributed to so little of my income. I’ve always had to supplement my writing ...

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Poejazzi Recommends: Simon Mole’s Indiana Jones And The Extra Chair

Chill Pill founder/House of Keats Host and general Spoken Word good guy Simon Mole’s one-man show, Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair is having a run of dates at Albany. A fictional recollection of a family dinner and the social awkwardness that ensues,  which if you’ve ever seen Simon Mole perform, you’d know social awkwardness ...

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As Seen on Soundcloud: Raymond Antrobus’ Dream Journal

Chill Pill founder/host and dubstep poet uploaded this gentle, guitar addled poem. I mention the guitar because lawd is it good, like beachside wind in your face. Raymond’s narration is perfectly paced with it; slow and authoritative, taking delicious surreal turns on every corner… like a dream, you could argue. I declare amazing. I demand ...

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As Seen on Youtube: Lazy Habits + Soul Calibur

Can I say I’m envious? East London meet Street Art meets 3D Brawlers meets the UK’s answer to the Roots… if the Roots took a killer horn section everywhere with them. Lazy Habits belong on your ‘Bands To See Before I Put My Money Where My Mouth Is And Leave London For Good:’ tight and ...

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Guest Blog: ‘Stories’ by Polarbear

I’m lucky. I have always been lucky and, unless some all-seeing power gets pissed off with me making that statement (I’m not scared of you), I will always be lucky. Don’t worry I balance it out. I’m clumsy. I’m short-tempered and I’m broke, but I am very very lucky. My luck started at birth. I ...

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