Friday, February 09, 2007

Blowing the Doors Off!

That's exactly what we'll do at our February 25th show at The Underground in Philadelphia. Sunday, 3 pm, 40th at Spruce Street.

At the forefront of our noise will be ULA poet Frank Walsh. Frank is steadily underrated by people who've never heard him read. At his best, he truly is "The World's Greatest Poet," and will show this in the Read-Off against the genetically-engineered Super-Poet.

ULA voices will knock the doors off the place. You'll want to be there.

The ULA = Fun and Rebellion.

11 comments:

Brooklyn Frank said...

ULA personalities, while crazy and controversial, are nothing if not entertaining. i'm clearing my calendar to try and make this show.

M.D.G. said...

oh yes, the worlds greatest poet . . . yawn. Bring your pillows

fdw said...

Yes, meditation pillows!
Besides the UNDERGROUND will be so packed they'll run out of chairs.
Brooklyn Frank-- great web site- the ULA's looking forward to meeting ye!








The world’s ways crest
their hidden agenda, even without
an effect, is peace. Peace, solid
ground on which every thing
rests whether to be counted
on or out or just released
to keeping its promises,
what you see is what you get,
unless, standing together,
there’s room for both.
And we already are always that--
can’t you see me besides you
and your grandparents, distant
aunts and uncles and the little
cousins who died in the middle
ages of their chance--
then if you can’t it’s because
you’re off on some big business gripe
missing out on the bread of life,
buttered on both sides.

7.9.05

M.D.G. said...

Yes meditation pillows what else could I mean?

fdw said...

Never doubt it for a minuet.
That poem on my comment was inspired in part by you and your peace poetry by the way. It was also an answer to what was going on with GL and stillis but even worse. Remember the big "peace" pose she copped at the International House a few yrs ago and two of the most political/ peace active poets in this city weren't even asked?
Hope you take the above the way it is meant, of course. A piece of history!

M.D.G. said...

Dude I asked her why she overlooked us. Remember she said it was "just an oversight." Funny she made the same oversight the next year.

fdw said...

Like I sd 'tis even worse now. She's in bed with the "Green Zone" here-- realestate and burgeiose powers thru a cable TV show and towing their neo-liberal limey line. Shawn T had a show at the B HOuse on the 3rd kinda which I couldn't make but the Photographer did and had to walk out. Long and short of it is that it sounded diss-respectful in the least, that great poet was swarmed and upstaged by the spoken word wannabees and practically drowned out if not insulted outright!
But you can't fight city hall-- that's why the underground reading later this month is going right to the people-- lot of new faces and voices and powerhouses from the ULA like Red and Jessica, PK, etc.
Hey man, I've finally got with the virtue of memorizing some of the longer poetry. Which will allow for greater play and interplay with the audience, which is the whole point really?

jimmy grace said...

Wish I lived near Philly so I could see you guys put your art where your mouth is.

jimmy grace said...

Oh boy, just read your Monday report.
Can't wait to see who I'm supposed to be this time.

By the way, I'm not a writer and have never said I've read books. I make art. My name's Jimmy. Glad to see you're spending your time on "revolution."

M.D.G. said...

That's great Frank. Memorization is very important if takin' your art to the next level (i.e. More than a written form but also a verbal form.). That is somethin important I learned in LA. You have to at least get a poem to the point that you can read it off the page smooth. Regaurdless of the company that Shawn keeps, you have to admit the fact that Shawn himself is still an amazing artist. Grace I don't live in Philly anymore. I do back up my talk. As for scenes Franky you I guess I am the scene around here. I live in a pretty desolate part of Florida (You can tell by the confederate flags.). There was basicaly nothing here when I got here. I started a reading at the only independent coffee shop around, which I do twice a month now. There is one other reading that is once a month now. A couple of other things have popped up but didn't last, and there has been a couple of oppertunities to read with bands. I've built a pretty good little scene around here and touched some people that might not have been touched. I know Karl likes to joke about me reading for a bunch of seagulls and pigeons, but that is not the case. It's been a trip building this from nothing but I am proud of what I've done so far and looking forward to doing more to further the cause. One last thing Frank, I don't hate the players, I hate the show.

fdw said...

mudita!