Now you figure out where Sloppy is

“[. . .] I aint, you must know,” said Betty, “much of a hand at reading writing-hand, though I can read my Bible and most print. And I do love a newspaper. You mightn’t think it, but Sloppy is a beautiful reader of a newspaper. He do the Police in different voices.”

Charles Dickens,  Our Mutual Friend

“I’m gonna quote a line  by Yeats, I think it was, for you, and that’s like, ‘The best lack all conviction while the best’, no, no, it’s the other way around, ‘The best lack all conviction while the worst  are filled with a passionate intensity’. Now you figure out where I am”

Lou Reed, Live: Take No Prisoners, track 1: Sweet Jane.

“You gotta hear this new box I got, it creates the most offensive noise.”

Robert Quine, to Lester Bangs

That about sums it up.  This is a site that has audio settings — soundscapes — that are settings for poems and other spoken word pieces.  The first, a treatment of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”, is here.


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