Thursday, February 09, 2006

February 7 recap

The cold weather made for a slow start but as usual the place filled up nicely.
Another full list of poets doing their thing and aside from some sound snafus, a nice night. (gotta get another system)
People were eager to hear about Charlotte and wanted to know the next trip so they could prepare.
MixMaster Ice- of U.T.F.O fame came thru and showed some love.

The hip hop reading was great.
Basically, you could sign up and read a poem, or you could get up and read your favorite rap lyrics. And if you wanted to read one but did not know any off hand, I brought extras for people to try out.
It was both fun, nostalgic, and hilarious all at once.
For the first rap I did "Paul Revere" by the Beastie Boys. (they were just on Letterman last night after I rocked their piece-HA!)
One poet got up and did a little sample of LL Cool J's "I need love" but then moved on to her poem since she did not know all of it.
No worries! I just so happened to have HAD the entire rap with me and pulled it out to read after she was done.
Another gentleman did a crazy version of "Friends" by Whodini.
Another cat brought in an ancient copy of Rap Pages and read the Nas piece in the back of it.
there were more pieces done and I just cannot recall them all, but hip hop had a workout and alot of folks really enjoyed going down memory lane.

Next up for the theme readings- your favorite old school r&b song and rock song.