And sometimes the spoken word is sung. At Cafe del Sol’s October Spoken Word Open Mic, Carolyn (Kirby) Romano sang THIS original song. She’ll be performing opera with the Kandinsky Trio in a benefit concert for the Jacksonville Center next Saturday at the center.
Young Actor’s Co-op’s Abraham “Wolf” came from the Maryland Renaissance Faire dressed as a wizard. He and Cameron (who later sang an Irish ballad) are performing an original play, “An Inconvenient Spoof” at next week’s first annual SplitRail Eco-Fair, a celebration of sustainable rural living.
Gloria read a story about a pot belly pig named Lorenzo and Stephania (at the mic) read a zany prose piece called No, No, Jo Jo.
I read a new series of short moon poems and some one-liners taken from my blog. “I think I’ve been avoiding Twitter because it rhymes with fritter, means to talk rapidly about trivial matters, and has the word “twit” in it” got the most laughs. Greg, who acted as emcee, read a seasonal poem and Gannon (pictured) named a new Spoken Word tradition called “not being prepared.” After a few adlibs, he said, “I don’t know what I’m doing up here” and left.
Jen’s mom Kay held her paper as she sang because her hands were shaking. It was a song she heard on the Delilah radio show called Don’t Give Up. Her mom later read her hilarious children’s story told from the perspective of a dog.
Dr. Sue read a poem about the death of an old boyfriend and Jack, who comes from Norfolk but said he was camping nearby, read a poem about a hot girl chewing a steak bone.
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