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Archive for May, 2014

FUCK SHIT STACK > Reggie Watts

One of the comedic geniuses of his generation, Reggie Watts’ work is not quite spoken word, not quite rap, it’s hilarious.

Looping his own vocals, beats and quirk, Reggie takes the loop pedal artform into his own dimension by means of his sense of humour. After a string of unique apartment based live videos, FUCK SHIT STACK is his most ‘official’ music video, and it takes apart the gangsta lexicon that now dominates popular cultures as effortlessly as Jay-Z creates a hit record – and the two aren’t disconnected.

See more of Reggie’s work at the URL named after him, here:
http://www.reggiewatts.com/


If I should Have A Daughter > Sarah Kay @ TED 2011

“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis — from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. — and gives two breathtaking performances of “B” and “Hiroshima.”


LOOK UP > Gary Turk

A message for the online generation…

Written, performed and directed by Gary Turk