L is for Love and Baking Cakes

At a poetry reading last week, I asked the audience for topics.  A young man seated with what was obviously his girlfriend asked for ‘Love’.  So I read a poem I wrote in 1989.

Here’s the opening of that poem, set to beats and loops.  Even though I mixed it with vocal presence, and it sounded fine on my iTunes, something happened to the track when it arrived on Soundcloud ….and the voice comes out at a low volume. Sounds okay through headphones though.

Baking an Interracial Birthday Cake for MLK

Image by oxmour via Flickr

You’ll have to listen to the poem to find out why there’s a picture of a woman baking a cake….

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Filed under 2011 A-Z Blogging Challenge (Miscellany), Music, Performance, Poems, PostADay2011, Spoken-Word Events

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