Monthly Archives: June 2013

New Video – Aja Monet – Autohistoria Teoria

Aja-Monet-photo-by-Dakota-Harper ‘I owe my life to the woman who stopped my mother on the B56 on the way to the abortion clinic and told her she had a poet coming.’ Aja’s got an effortless confidence to her work; her performances/readings never seem stage crafted or rehearsed, just calm, cutting,  to-the-point like the best spoken word. It’s ...

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Music – Nicolaas Van Reenen – The Whyd Playlist

tumblr_m54t8bshr21qd9433o1_500 Nicolaas Van Reenen… oh how we love thee? Let us count the ways. We tried to get the producer/model(ladies!)/Spoek Mathambo guitarist to write us an article a while back, but alas! The man is too busy to ‘write words.’ However, we were undeterred, and after further investigations (stalking) we discovered he had great taste in ...

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Serena Williams and How Apparently We’re So Lucky

serena-2 Just so we all know, the 16-year-old girl who was raped by school peers in Steubenville, August 2012 – she’s lucky. When she was undressed as she lay unconscious and carried in this state across town, it was a pretty fortunate time for her. As she was repeatedly sexually assaulted throughout the night, by more ...

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Music – Brainchild Festival Playlist

MPSF-Ollie-Adegboye Poejazzi is starting the festival season at the too-awesome-for-its-skinny-young-boots festival Brainchild (our experimental new show Howl 2.0, which you can read about here). You really do need to come to this; imagine if someone took all those unknown, underground moments of brilliance you occasionally stumble across like once in a very blue and we mean ...

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Poejazzi Live Sessions – Anna Lena & The Orchids – View Of My Sanity

Screen_Shot_2013-06-20_at_12.41.47 How much do we love the ever mysterious sound of Anna Lena & The Orchids, oh let us count the music blogging ways. Influenced by some of our musical crushes including St.Vincent, Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, and PJ Harvey, Anna Lena & The Orchids signal a return to an atmospheric alternative sound we think there’s a ...

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The Interview – Yin & Yang

Untitled artwork 2013-06-17 (12.18.25-760) The Interview – We take a look at the creative people behind the art, brands and projects that Poejaazi loves and thinks you will too. Get an insight into the arts’ future stars and its influencers.     Yin&Yang’s style in three words. Real, Honest, Simple. Three key things people need to do/understand to make ...

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New Music – Young Fathers – Tape Two

130410-young-fathers We wish Kanye’s new album had sounded more like this, y’know, experimental without being tuneless (there, we said it) Young Fathers are back with a second EP, sounding more open to several sounds than ever, as they transverse all musical lines between R&B, hip hop, rock and electronica. Highlights include I Heard and Come To ...

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RECOMMENDED: Melt Yourself Down – Melt Yourself Down

melt yourself down Dont you like surprises? We like surprises. That’s a lie; we utterly abhor surprises unless they are good ones. Won a lottery we didn’t enter? Hoo-rah! Need to send ‘bank details’ to a Nigerian bank and deposit to ‘clear funds?’ Several shades of rubbish. Someone’s eaten all the pasta and we already made sauce? Burn ...

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Classic Poets – Sylvia Plath – Smoke, Mirrors and Myth

plath2 4.30 a.m,  February 11th 1963, Sylvia Plath wakes up in her flat on 23 Fitzroy road and rises. The country is in the grip of one of the harshest winters since records began and the early-morning air is painfully cold. She makes her way to the kitchen, calmly sealing the gap under the door with ...

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A Poet’s Guide To Self Publishing: Part 4 – Get It Done

Three Sheets This is the fourth part in this series: The first, second and third parts are here, here, and here respectively. – It was inevitable, I suppose. A book I’m currently reading is called The War of Art. It’s by a guy called Steven Pressfield, and the theme of the book is beating resistance. Otherwise thought of ...

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RECOMMENDED: Adrian Roye and The Exiles at The Borderline Tonight

8063_full Two years ago I stood next to Adrian Roye at a gig. Every ten minutes or so some starry eyed belle would wander up to him and go ‘excuse me, are you…’ Made me livid, you know; I was single and struggling as an artist at the time (not single anymore, still struggling) and I ...

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The Interview – Rangleklods

Untitled artwork 2013-06-10 (21.28.37-945) The Interview – We take a look at the creative people behind the art, brands and projects that Poejaazi loves and thinks you will too. Get an insight into the arts’ future stars and its influencers.     Your sound in 3 words. Contrastful, engaging and physical. How important is collaboration in terms of what ...

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The Princess Monster Trucks of Poetry?

shatoetry1 Could these websites be the equivalent of Princess Monstertruck in poetry terms? Let’s go viral… Buffy the Vampire Slayer limericks Buffy was kick-ass and I’m sure there are times when in the dead of night you shoot up in bed, wildly thinking in panic ‘I can’t remember in which episode the Angel/Spike/Buffy triangle began’. Because ...

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New Music – Bagel Project ft Docksidefine – Hannah

1005859_255421011262495_970067159_n Hannah is the first video from the Burgess EP from Poejazzi favourite Bagel Project (now known as Sula Bay, shit be changing yo) we love this spoken-sung track ft docksidefine, it has an underlying melody that sort of snakes around you and is somehow conversational.  The Burgess EP contains all these strong glimmers of greatness, ...

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Top 4 Things You Need to Be a Creative Entrepreneur

FINAL-diag It has taken us 18 months exactly but the Poejazzi Season One app is finally finished. What started out as a creative New Year resolution for Founder, Joshua Idehen and Creative Director, Charlotte Morgan-Nwokenna, to make an e-book has grown and changed exponetially with each conversation until it became the app we (not, you cos ...

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New Show – Howl 2.0

James-Franco-as-Allen-Gin-001 “Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s. He vigorously opposed militarism, materialism and sexual repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem “Howl”, in which he celebrated his fellow “angel-headed hipsters” and harshly denounced what he saw as the destructive forces ...

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RECOMMENDED – Scrimshire – Tonight At The Old Queen’s Head

scrimshire   Scrimshire makes Cinematic Orchestra-esque vibes for people who want to experience seemingly infinite bliss AND shake a foot  inbetween. Also co-runner of excellent label WahWah45s, we championed him a while back for his stunning sophomore album The Hollow (and did an interview, and booked him for a gig that fell through… sniff… would have ...

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Going Out – Mt Wolf – June 7

otw-mt-wolf Folk-R&B act Mt Wolf are really cool…Mt Wolf with orchestral back up, well, we’re pretty sure that’s unmissable. See them live at The Union Chapel tomorrow, June 7: after a sold out show at XOYO we think they’re more than worth seeing in an intimate special setting such as this in The Union Chapel before ...

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The Turkish government do not wish to demolish a park, but rather a democracy

The Turkish government do not want to demolish a park, but rather democracy Protesting against the redevelopment of a park to build yet another shopping centre is pretty noble. But the issue with reporting this – and largely only this – as the cause for what now has the potential to become Turkey’s own Arab Spring, is a decade of high-handed and harmful politics are being overlooked. Turkey ...

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A Poet’s Guide To Self Publishing: Part 3 – Fix Up

Folder This is the third part in this series. To read the first, click here. The second part is here — What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a deadline representing the smashing of my fear, and the dismantling of paranoia about being good enough to be published (without ever giving this a stab)? Do ...

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Must Read – Let’s Start A Pussy Riot

pussy-riot-book-rough-trade Jade French and  Emely Neu from arts collaborative team Not So Popular have edited a book that includes their own collective’s stable of names alongside a wide range of well known ones such as Yoko Ono,  Jeffrey Lewis, Kim Gordon, Robyn, Billy Childish and CocoRosie. The book has attracted press from Clash and The Line of Best ...

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New Music – David Lynch – The Big Dream

davidlynch-6.3.20131 Film director David Lynch, he of all things weird and wonderful, has a new album called The Big Dream (release date: July 16) and a single with the inimitable Lykke Li is available to hear now. We suggest you hear it, if you haven’t watched a million Lynch films and learnt to trust his taste ...

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New Music – Pure Bathing Culture – Pendulum

Pure-Bathing-Culture-Pendulum This soft focused 80s reminiscent pop song with a liberal sprinkling of soul/R&B and a beachy vibe is on repeat at Poejazzi HQ like all day every day. It sounds instantly familiar on the first listen, like a nostalgic picture of somewhere you haven’t actually been. We can’t stress how much we love this track ...

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New Music – Fyfe – Conversations

Fyfe-Conversations Fyfe gifts the world with another unexpected pop masterpiece, this one is definitely summer jam worthy, as he mixes a big Hip Hop beat with his usual gorgeous vocals, attention to pretty melody and a luxe feel. Conversations is a strange and alluring mix of styles we have come to expect from Fyfe aka Paul ...

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