So we were talking about innovations, ways to bring poetry to people who don’t write it, who might not even like it. Fusing music and poetry together seems to be a rather good approach, and so I found this little collaboration that Brian and I did over a year and a half ago as a response to one of those fun YouTube tags. We have some other collaborations planned in the future that I hope you’ll like, but this was our first attempt, and it was totally impromptu. As a matter of fact I wasn’t sure what he was going to play, and when I asked him afterwards, “What was that? Was that Loreena McKennett?” He said, “No, I just made it up.” Isn’t he delightful?
The poem is by Jack Spicer, and it’s called “A Book of Music.”