The Knife Kite Revival is amazing! If you get a chance to see it. SEE IT! This is the 3rd Tour of the insightful trio which consists of Buddy Wakefield, Anis Mojgani, and Derrick Brown founder of Write Bloody. The show also features Timmy Straw playing brilliantly behind the poets which is one of the most noticeable improvements since i saw the first tour two years ago. Straw also plays a few of her own songs from her album State Parks. (i've taken with me everywhere i go since got it) This adds another element to the Revival itself with other small comical gestures in between. Handshake Intro, Short Poems, Human vs Hot Dog Strut Offs, Road Trip Games, I hate Anis, Improve, Light Bulbs and Red Blazers. These guys are the pioneers to this new life of poetry and Hello Bird is on board to help paddle it farther. Performing poetry for a living. If that ain't in the 10 top most dangerous jobs in the world then you probably have only seen a spitfull of cliche poets. Complainers. Burrowers. Half Empty Pity Parachuteless Pieces of Badly Used Pencil Led. Wake Up. Don't be a dial tone. Words can do so much more for people! The Knife Kite Revival and Write Bloody are here for proof.
Hello Bird Goal - In three years apply to Write Bloody to be my Publishing Company, which means i will be touring a minimum of 20 times per year if i get accepted. Help integrate spoken word into our current school system (Elementary, Middle, High, College) as well as establish a curriculum which will entail Artist and Business, Benefits of Creative Process, Creative Writing, and Music Therapy.
Steps along the way include: Establishing self in High School Classroom as well as Poetry Community. I welcome this opportunity and hopefully this small Hello Bird project will burn a pathway for future artists.
Good Luck with the tour.
See you again at Western in November!