I Could Have Been a Banker!

I started writing this yesterday, and got distracted with making the audio track, so when you read ‘today’ it means 26-02-2011.

Did a poetry and music workshop today with 4.33 experimental music group.  Organised by Tom Cunliffe, of e.g. Poetry.   Today’s was the third of these workshops I’ve participated in.  We’ve been working towards a performance on March 16th, as one of the e.g. Poetry 2011 series  at Red Roaster Cafe.

There are seven poets who participate on a regular basis.  Tom Cunliffe the organiser, Annie Kerr, Yaz, Bernadette Cremin,  Lou Ice, Tim – who is part of 4.33 and myself.

I’m often inspired to write poetry when listening to music, or when hearing other poets – something which led me to collectively creating with musicians and eventually singing.    Today was no exception, and when Simon Scardanelli got up with his guitar and his fiance, Beth Somerford and did a piece called “I Want to be a Banker”, I wrote a piece called ‘I could have been a banker…’ which I then got up and performed…….

…….and came home and made an audio track of in my living room.

It’s finished – but not – as I want to chop a chunk out of the last minute – at 4.33 it can afford to be lose some time, and I’m not totally satisfied with how the last minute goes so…..though it’s appropriate that the first spoken word track I’ve made, inspired by work shopping with 4.33 would be 4.33!! But I’m still not entirely happy with the last minute!

Coming soon to a Player near you!

Simon also recorded a few tracks.  Hopefully they will also soon be available.

Life is an amazing journey. http://www.alisonamazed.wordpress.com http://www.alisonboston.wordpress.com

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Music, Poems, PostADay2011, Spoken-Word Events
2 comments on “I Could Have Been a Banker!
  1. […] Skip to content HomeAbout ← I Could Have Been a Banker! March 1, 2011 · 1:35 am ↓ Jump to […]

  2. […] I Could Have Been a Banker! (alisonamazed.wordpress.com) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories
  • Leeks ‘N’ Lentils
      Oh Yeah! The simplicity of this dish allows the flavours of the leeks and shiitake mushrooms to blend beautifully. It needs nothing more than salt and freshly ground pepper.  I thought about adding tumeric or fresh herbs, but loved…Read more ›
  • Today’s Whole Foods+
    Just like you, I used to cringe at the idea of  meal replacement shakes.   If anyone suggested them to me, I’d wrinkle my nose in disgust and say: “I only eat whole foods.” I only ate whole foods till I…Read more ›
  • Bean-stuffed Baked Squash
      Since releasing 55 pounds of toxic fat with my cleanse and fat-release system I’ve been taking a different approach to whole foods meals.  Where I used to be a big pasta eater, it’s pretty much been eliminated from my diet.…Read more ›
%d bloggers like this: