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9.26.15

Annnnnnd we’re back! Miss us? ‘Course you didūüėČ

 

And what a line-up!

 

 

The Lover Pleads with His Friend for Old Friends, by William Butler Yeats

Read by Xe Sands

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Xe writes…

Sometimes…

Sometimes, the Universe grabs your chin for a moment, forces you to look at something.

This week, this was that “something” for me.

 

 

The Dream, Edna St. Vincent Millay

Read by Sara Mosey

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Sara writes…

A little poem by the brilliant Edna St. Vincent Millay. Dedicated to our colleague Veronica James.

 

 

Black Urban, V5J

Read by V5J

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V5J¬†writes…

I’ve combined my poetry and my music to create ‘Black2Urban (feat. Fallon)’

Prod. by V5J

 

 

Unique Verse – Vers Unique

Performed by DanleMiel

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DanleMiel¬†writes…

Sc√®ne de rime ne pas franchir –
“Sommes-nous seul dans l’Univers
Tel que le mot m√™me l’indique”
Rime scene do not cross
“Is one alone in the Universe
As the word itself indicates”

DanleMiel, 28 Ao√Ľt de l’An 0 Avant-Chaos…
N√©oSoul et les Hybrides…

Unique verse – Vers unique (LyricsFrEng) by DanleMiel is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.

 

 

Autumn ‘Lament’, by Wayne¬†Gatfield

Read by Wayne Gatfield

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Wayne¬†writes…

A poem of mine with music (not mine)

 

 

#iAmGray, Jonetta René

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Jonetta writes…

#IAmGray is a movement started by Benjamin Styles, in hopes of breaking the color barrier and eliminating racism. This poem was inspired by this concept. I stand behind and support this movement 100%. We are one! #colorblind #iamgray

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 8, by Henry Fielding

 

 

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 8 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Tom pretends to Nightingale Sr. that Nightingale has already married Nancy. Of course, this enrages Nightingale’s father, who has just spent the evening bargaining with a rich girl’s father over a wedding contract. The two are interrupted by a third Mr. Nightingale, the uncle of young Mr. Nightingale. Uncle Nightingale seems thrilled by the love match, and we get to see, from his easygoing nature, where young Nightingale gets much of his attitudes.

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 9, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 9 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Nightingale’s uncle continues to be the most polite person in his family, that is until Nightingale privately confides in him that he hasn’t yet married Nancy. At which point, uncle Nightingale shows his true face, and attempts to convince Nightingale that marrying Nancy would be folly, and convinces him to come home with him, so that he can further prevail upon Nightingale to change his mind.

.

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 10, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 10 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, things become somewhat more strained at the joyous gathering at Mrs. Miller’s house, but all that gets forgotten as Tom gets a cryptic visit from Mrs. Honour.

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XV, Chapter 1, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 15 Chapter 1 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Fielding delineates the difference between pursuing virtue in oneself, and virtue in others. It’s a short one.

Everyone in the family is doing poorly, as Nancy has attempted suicide, and Betsy, the younger daughter is certain that if Nancy succeeds in killing herself, both Mrs. Miller and she will follow soon after. Tom pledges to find Nightingale and make him do the right thing.

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XV, Chapter 2, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 15 Chapter 2 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, we learn a little of what Lady Bellaston has been plotting since we last saw her at the beginning of book 14. She has undertaken to have her cousin Lord Fellamar to fall in love with Sophia, and to somehow use his love for Sophia against Tom in some way.

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8.28.15

 

 

 

Amaze, by Adelaide Crapsey (re-release)

Read by Xe Sands

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Xe writes…

 

Been thinking about aging quite a bit, lately…how it will affect me personally, how it has affected the women in my life. And thinking especially about how we perceive and treat elderly folks we meet, often as if they are somehow a different person than they were when they looked more like our often younger selves. There is a bit of dread, I must confess, a bit of dread as I think on being 70, 80…and not being seen for who I actually am. So here’s a re-release of a poem I did some months back.

 

 

Duel, Vernon Crumrine

Read by Sara Mosey

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Sara writes…

This poem by Vernon Crumrine softly addresses what may be a much more powerful idea than what we as mortals can imagine. With permission.

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 6, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 6 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Partridge informs Tom in the crudest possible way that Nancy, the older daughter of Mrs. Miller, is pregnant by My. Nightingale. Tom learns from Mrs. Miller that Nightingale has left Nancy, and written her a letter informing her that he’ll never see he again, but provide for her and the baby. Of course, nothing ever goes as planned, so Nancy faints upon reading the letter, and the letter was read by everyone else who was nearby, and so now she’s the talk of the town.

Everyone in the family is doing poorly, as Nancy has attempted suicide, and Betsy, the younger daughter is certain that if Nancy succeeds in killing herself, both Mrs. Miller and she will follow soon after. Tom pledges to find Nightingale and make him do the right thing.

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 7, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 7 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Tom manages to convince Mr. Nightingale to marry Nancy, on the condition that he, Tom, will explain what’s happened to Nightingale’s father.

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8.14.15

Oh my. It’s been far too long! Just been extraordinarily busy with work, and while I adore my job and am grateful every single day that I get paid¬†do¬†this wonderful thing (reading books aloud for money? What could possibly top that? Did I mention that I can work in my jammies?), it does mean that when the workload demands long days and longer weeks, many other things have to take a backseat.

 

So! Let’s see what we’ve got to share this week, shall we?

 

Number 3 on the Docket, by Amy Lowell

Read by Xe Sands

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Xe writes…

 

Amy Lowell just has this way of storytelling, whether with poems such as this one, which, like Frost’s Home Burial, is designed as a story, rather than a poem, or any of her more traditional poetry. She can be ¬†extremely concise, or descriptive, but either way,¬†there is always a resonance. This piece, from Lowell’s Men, Women and Ghosts collection, gets at themes of isolation, loss of control, and how that can have drastic and unintended consequences. 

 

 

Ode to Existing, by Daniel Summerhill

Read by O+ Poetess & Femcee

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O+ Poetess & Femcee write…

a nod to a dear friend and inspirational poet Daniel Summerhill author of Brown Boys on Stoops over Soldier- Erykah Badu Instrumental. “This poem is not to play the pity game….My tongue is metaphor for celebration. An ode to existing”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remnant, by ProjectLono

Performed by ProjectLono

 

 

The Mountaintop @MartinLutherKing

Performed by DanleMiel

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DanleMiel¬†writes…

Martin Luther King’s last speech! Accompanied with an excellent video clip.

 

 

Rose of the World, adapted from George MacDonald

Read by theshadowlands

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theshadowlands¬†writes…

Artwork by Christi L. Williams “God, Not Gift ” ( 11 x 14 oil on canvass )
Connect with her: www.christiwilliamsart.com/ (Visions of Hope & Fear)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/christi.l.williams

My poetic rendering of George MacDonald’s short story “The Wise Woman”
(Poem 4)

—Rose Of the World—

This other country, was also strange
Every sheperd and sheperdess within range
Every dairymaid and laborer seen
Were no wiser than the king and queen

So odd, how people from either land
Of higher position and lower stand
All thinking Somebody important they be
All blind to other worthy souls to see

The sheperd girl also was also to grow
Thinking she Somebody was all there was to know
So strange that everything of pleasure to soul or eye
Nothing in this country could satisfy

So odd, no contentment there to be
Only striving with misery
Of things they would never possess
Vain pursuits with all the stress

Meanwhile, in the land of royal fame
Princess Rosamond, would be her name
She like a single, royal flag unfurled
Her name to mean-Rose of the World

Her little heart so ever wanting
Her strivings ever daunting
Beyond measure, what she would desire
More than the kingdom entire

Her parents many her desires to meet
Still left feeling incomplete
To lavish her heart and vainly festoon
I dare say, she even desired to have the moon…(-bc)

 

 

The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe

Read by Nate Daniels

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Nate writes…

The Tell-Tale Heart is a classic horror tale from the macabre mind of Edgar Allen Poe.

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 4, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 4 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

Well, here is the final chapter of year three of my four year project! Normally, I’d like to post stats about precisely how much audio I’ve posted for the chapter, but unfortunately, SoundCloud doesn’t show you how long your playlists are anymore, which makes me sad. And since the raw audio is split up among a ton of different directories on a few backup drives, it’s tough to compute it on my own.

Anyway, in this chapter, Nightingale tells Tom that he’s afraid Nancy, Mrs. Miller’s daughter, might be in love with him, and so he’s leaving the boarding house that very day. On top of that, Nightingale’s father has arrived with the woman he’s to marry, so he needs to focus on that now.

Did I mention in previous chapter recaps that Stanley Kubrick used a character named Nightingale to get a character into a private masquerade in his film Eyes Wide Shut? So there’s a definite Tom Jones influence there.

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 5, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 5 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, we learn the history of Mrs. Miller. It turns out she’s had a terrible life, but Squire Allworthy took pity on her in her darkest hour and gave her the house in London where she and her daughters currently live. Therefore, she’s quiet willing to put up with most of what Tom gets up to, since she knows of his connection to the Squire.

 

 

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7.31.15

 

 

The Messages (Redux), by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Read by Xe Sands

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Xe writes…

Yep. Just posted this one, what, a month ago? So why the redo…
Because when I listened back to the first recording, I really didn’t like it. Oh sure, there was emotion there and all that. But the way I performed it…it, well, it robbed the listener of the experience somehow – fed it to them, instead of allowing them to come to their own emotional choice.

And as that’s something I think about often as a performer, and as GP gives me the freedom to do whatever the heck I want (the beauty of being the boss), I decided to redo it, and throw it open to y’all – the listeners. If you’re so inclined, list to both and let me know which is a more effective, more evocative experience for you (er, provided either one is, of course). I’m dying to know…

 

 

 

Something Beautiful, by Wayne Gatfield

Read by Wayne Gatfield

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Wayne writes…

An inspirational poem of mine with added music(not mine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Black Wedding Dress, Vernon Crumrine

Read by Sara Mosey

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Sara writes…

a short poem by my colleague Vernon Crumrine with permission

 

 

The Howling and the Weeping, George MacDonald

Read by theshadowlands

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theshadowlands¬†writes…

My poetic rendering of George MacDonald’s short story “The Gray Wolf” (Poem 6)

—The Howling and the Weeping—

Suddenly he woke with his shoulder in pangs
By a creature with its embedded fangs
Pulsating was he now in throbbing pain
His strength and mind he could not regain

The young man with one hand to resist
With other hand and knife to assist
Flailing he struggled in vain
Futile stabbing again and again

The creature snuffed and snorted
With its wild body contorted
The fought and rolled around
Across the cottage and to the ground

As the creature leapt and rolled
From his neck now loosening it hold
Soon releasing a howl and a scream
The mixture so strange and so extreme

The creature darted out the door
Sea and spray spread across the floor
With the spray and mist upon his face
He sprang to his feet and began the chase

It was dark, and a wild and stormy night
With crashing waves of flashing white
During this raining, stormy scare
A gruesome sound then filled the air

From the dark, there came a growl
Then a rising mixture of weep and howl
He turned back where he was before
To enter the cottage and to close the door

The lamp’s flicker was soon to quench
Not certain of a woman who might be upon the bench
The student overcome with sudden fear
Then seeing that there was no one here

The aftershock would not abate
So for daylight, the student sat to wait
The morning was dim, gusty and gray
And out the door, did he make his way

He wandered the beach in the morning light
Considering all that had happened that dreadful night
Along the beach, still ringing in his ear
The howling…and the weeping…that night…to hear..(-bc)

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 2, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 2 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, we see more of Henry Fielding as a playwright. He sets up a classic farcical situation, where Lady Bellaston has come to Tom’s room to seduce him, but while she’s there, Sophia servant, Mrs. Honour, arrives. Lady Bellaston then must hide behind a bed curtain and hears everything Mrs. Honour says to Tom, which is, of course, purely insults upon Lady Bellaston’s honor.

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 3, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 3 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Tom received a visit from Mrs. Miller, who tells him that she wants him out of her house, that having multiple women visit him at all hours of the night will ruin the reputations of her daughters, and that even though he’s a relation of Squire Allworthy, she can’t abide his behaviour. Tom immediately suspects that Patridge has let slip that Tom was Allworthy’s ward.

 

 

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