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Day to Play Hooky: new spoken word video poem

October 8, 2008

I went down to Surfer’s Point to the rivermouth break and filmed the poem I wrote yesterday; the text for this poem is here–but if you click now,  the video stops (I’m working on it!)

(I also talked with the surfer in the westy in the poem; his name is Bill and he’s visiting from England. I gave him surf and camping tips from here to San Francisco, to Yosemite, and beyond. I encouraged him to take Tioga Pass across the Sierras and come back south along the east side, stopping at the hot springs along the way. He was traveling in a rental bus from Surf Safari; it came decked out with a duvet and a plunger pot coffee maker.)

Please let me know if you like how the video came out! Can you hear my voice clearly enough over the surf? If the weather holds, I may try to do this one again tomorrow. I am also going to tape “The Lot” and “The Tattooed Lady” get them up soon!

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  1. October 8, 2008 10:38 pm

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  2. October 9, 2008 10:16 am

    Interesting camera angle and a very cool poem. You should adjust the links to the text so they open in a new window, at the moment if you hit the link to get the words it shuts off the reading. The reading is perfect.

  3. October 9, 2008 3:38 pm

    Sounds like you are having a great time! Yes! Play hooky often!!

  4. October 9, 2008 3:40 pm

    hmmn thanks Paul for the suggestion. I’ll see if i can figure out where to put the link-or offer warning or follow your suggestion.

    I’m still debating the camera angle–if it is too distracting to have a bobbing hat, and too odd to hear the voice and not see the lips.

    Glad you still like the poem! Thanks again for all your feedback.


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