Kind of Kerouac was wonderful.
Christies is a perfect venue for a relaxed cafe-style atmosphere with an intimate gathering. Once Steve opened the evening with his gravelly-velvet vocals (including Dixie Chicken and the Norah Jones number Turn Me On, which Crysse fell in love with), it began to feel far more like a private party than a 'performance event'. Crysse and I had chosen our set carefully, with slightly darker material than usual to fit the Beat Generation theme, and it seemed to be well enough recieved... Everyone certainly seemed to enjoy the evening immensely. Peter read extracts from Thigmotaxis - he reads so beautifully, and so does Skip (aka Robert Palmer). Skip's sets framed the interval with his thought-provoking and lyrical poetry, and included a piece from Kerouac. Peter, Crysse and I also had another slot before Steve rounded the evening with another selection of songs.
£162 towards the £3,500 target.
The evening was such fun, it was so lovely to hear Steve play again - having a musician open for us nervy poets creates a whole different ambience, we can be much more relaxed than if it's simply words...
All in all, to be part of the wonderful energy of the evening was absolutely intoxicating.
Well, for every peak, there has to be a trough...
originally part of training/fundraising for the Hepatitis C Trust's Nepal trek. Now, sporadic musings...
- ► 2007 (63)
- POETRY COMPETITION
- notebook jottings..
- stylish fundraising... £182 to add!!!
- SPONSORSHIP! www.steppingouttheatre.co.uk
- The Easter break has been - and gone...
- The regenerative power of creativity...
- One step forward, seventeen back
- Perception is everything - target on track!
- In performance mode... pix courtesy of Jill Miller...
- Kind of Kerouac Review - and £162 pounds to add!
- ▼ April (10)