Blast of Past: “1990” was my signature poem for that decade, you could say, & this audio version that’s surfaced must have been from right around the time it was written — interesting to see how the poem evolved into the print version in THE COLLECT CALL OF THE WILD. The performance style is also 100% rant. Make that 1000%!
Reacquainting myself with the works of Bob Holman. Not only does he have the best press quote ever (“Dean of the Scene” - Seventeen Magazine. Sooooooo much eeeeeee in that quote. It’s musical!) but he has also had his portrait done by Chuck Close. As has my friend (and idol) Philip Glass. And I’m hoping that both portraits will be part of this exhibition at the MCA and…. omg I can’t even, no words. This is why I am a musician, not a genius poet like Holman.
Sorry this post was so fangirly. Very unlike me, but I do believe this is an exceptional circumstance.