Crystal Good is West Virginia's (and possibly America's) coolest poet. I've talked about her poetry to everyone I know offline and mentioned her a few times on Muruch's Twitter, but just realized I've neglected to post about her here on Muruch until now. Here's my fave Crystal Good poem/spoken word performance, "Boom Boom." Crystal Good... Continue Reading →
Actor Michael Emerson, best known for hs dark, twisted characters on shows like Lost and Person of Interest, did an awesomely bizarre spoken word cover of Pharrell's "Happy" during his recent appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. It may be the freakiest, most fantastic video since William Shatner butchered "Rocket Man."
In case you missed poet Saul Williams' recent appearance on The Colbert Report, here's his mesmeric spoken word performance of "Amethyst Rocks" from his new poetry collection The Dead Emcee Scrolls. Williams is currently starring in Holler If Ya Hear Me, a Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:arc:video:colbertnation.com:c208c50b-be94-4e91-988d-0b941486d6d8The Colbert ReportGet More:... Continue Reading →
Aside from Patti Smith and Ani Difranco, I'm usually not a big fan of the singer-songwriter version of spoken word poetry. But Mary Lambert's "I Know Girls (Body Love)" is so good, so heartfelt and painfully real that it brought tears of recognition to my eyes. Until now the Seattle singer-songwriter has been best known... Continue Reading →