Wednesday, October 04, 2006

This looks interesting.. 'Write off the World', a London exhibtion of Artwork by Sarah Coleman inspired by the lyrics of
Sage Francis. She writes 'The impact of Sage's words on my listening and way of thinking can't be expresssed in a couple of lines on a web page. So here we go anyway. I adore good examples of muscular (ab)use of the English language, and Sage's work is heavily pregnant with them. I thought I knew what a clever metaphor could do till I listened to a little-known rapper's first album a few years back. I knew the exquisite pain of a neck-snapping hip hop tune (play the opening bars of 'Mama Said Knock You Out' to yourself at this point) but always preferred to listen past the words. A lot deserve listening past anyway (DON'T play opening bars of anything by 50 c*nt to yourself at this point, for God's sake) but this wordsmithery was arresting, involved, and so ... naked.'

Check the link for more details and email for an invite to the private viewing, if you're lucky you'll be treated to a spoken word performance from Mr. Francis.

If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, have a listen to 'Narcissist' from 'Still sick.. of waging war' Dope lyrics from the start to the end.
He's also just leaked 'Ode to 2005' from his forthcoming album 'Human the Death Dance' due out next Spring. Check the Strange Famous site for loads more mp3's and albums to buy. Have a listen to Joey Beats whilst you're there.

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