By Roger Crane, the Song Scout Wait. Why is a book of poetry being reviewed on the IROM site. After all, that “M” stands for “music” – – right? Well, writer Michael C. Ford is a most enthusiastic jazz fan staying up too late in many a jazz venue with a smile on his friendly… Read More “Women Under the Influence” –a Book Review
By Brian Arsenault OK, OK, I know this first take isn’t really short but Long deserves some attention: Losing My Brotherhood: A collection of poems by Bobby Long (Music Publishing LTD) . I don’t know singer-songwriter Bobby Long’s music so I come to his poetry fresh. Fresh like the poetry itself in Losing My Brotherhood,… Read More Short Takes: Of Poetry and Mortality and Angel Pirates
By Tony Gieske One of the endlessly fascinating Lorraine Feather song lyrics that sticks with you, and not in a good way, is “The Girl With the Lazy Eye.” “While the others are biking or skating She lies belly-down in the grass. She talks more to the ants and caterpillars Than the kids in her… Read More Live Music and Poetry: Lorraine Feather at Vitello’s.
By Don Heckman Can one experience poetry without understanding the words? Can the setting, the intonation and the rhythm be enough to communicate at least some sense of the poet’s intention? Those were the questions hovering in the air Saturday night before the performance of the ensemble Saffron at the Skirball Cultural Center in a… Read More Live World Music: Saffron at the Skirball Cultural Center