Post Tagged with: "Spoken Word"

Katayoun Goudarzi and Shujaat Husain Khan – Spring (2013)

That the poetry of Persian poet Rumi still matters today goes without saying. The Sufi saint’s words have inspired generations of musicians, writers, vocalists, and even philosophers the world over.

William Shatner with Billy Sherwood – Ponder the Mystery (2013)

William Shatner with Billy Sherwood – Ponder the Mystery (2013)

What do you get when you lock Sgt. T.J. Hooker in a room with one of the most polarizing recent figures in progressive rock? You get an interesting cosmic trip called Ponder The Mystery.

Halloween special: Vincent Price – Master of the Macabre (2008)

Halloween special: Vincent Price – Master of the Macabre (2008)

This is a collection of three American radio plays called “The Pit And The Pendulum,” “Fugue In C Minor” and “Present Tense” from 1944 and 1957, as broadcast on CBS’ Suspense program.

Stephen Kalinich and Jon Tiven – Symptomology/ Shortcuts to Infinity (2012)

Symptomology and Shortcuts to Infinity sound nothing like the Beach Boys — and that’s saying something, considering lyricist Steve Kalinich’s long history with the band.

The Friday Morning Listen: Laurie Anderson – Home Of The Brave (1986)

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, mostly because the chance of completely (or even partially) following through is pretty much near zero. Some people get angry at the mere mention of these resolutions

Gil Scott-Heron memoir to publish on Martin Luther King Day

A posthumous memoir by Gil Scott-Heron, the late street poet and godfather of hip hop, will be published on Jan. 16, 2012, by Canongate.

Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011): An Appreciation

Musician and street poet Gil Scott-Heron, best known for “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” died today. Cause of death was not immediately known; he was 62. Scott-Heron started out at the dawn of the 1970s as a jazz-inclined R&B singer and spoken-word performer, a rapper years before the genre was formally invented. “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” —Read More

The Friday Morning Listen: Jack Kerouac – Reads 'On The Road' (1999)

by Mark Saleski  Tomorrow would have been Jack Kerouac‘s 89th birthday. I often wonder what the mad & exuberant fool would have been writing today, had he been able to overcome his drinking demons. Would he be distraught at the fact that his beloved jazz has fallen to the very back of America’s attention span? Would today’s more “out” musiciansRead More