Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Sometimes Don't Know What I'm Talking About

First, go here and check out these MP3's of Johnny Cash singing with Bob Dylan: An Aquarium Drunkard's Music Blog.

Then, tell me . . . isn't it Miranda July in this Blonde Redhead video? Strange.



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Other music news, Neil Young is going to release a 1968 Live Album. I heard the "Sugar Mountain" track here.

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A student asked me how to read line breaks and I found myself saying something I heard from an old teacher--that a line break was "half a comma." WTF?! I'm sounding more and more like my old profs. I THEN followed up by saying, "Yes, a line break is musical, visual, and narrative in nature, so you need to honor them as you read them." Woah. There are some gray beard hairs in my milk.

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Current spins--See the above Dylan/Cash link.

Current reads--Student poems. Want a peak?

2 comments:

Barbara Jane Reyes said...

You know, when I talk poetics I think I sound like my professors too. Hm.

Susan Allspaw Pomeroy said...

I remember that class, and that exact comment. I also remember us arguing over it, and re-defining, and re-defining. I still think that the poem demands how you read a line break (this coming from my perf-po and academic poetry lives)... that said, I'm sure if a student asked me the same question, I'd invariably answer the same way you did.