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Urban Legends

Posted: September 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I am excited to announce that I will be featuring at the Urban Legends Season Opener on Sept. 23rd.

This is really fun for me as I do not do many solo features – most of my opportunities come as part of the CapSlam team or the Copper Conundrum.

I have a 20 minute set… what should I perform? Any requests?

I will be promoting my book ‘Rusty Priske: Trapeze Artist’, so come by, hear some grooves and pick up a copy!

Before that, on Sept. 17th we have Capital Slam. I didn’t get a chance to slam at our opener so I am pretty sure I will slam this time out. The feature will be former Victoria poet, current Montreal poet, Megan Ann Ward! I have seen her a few times at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and I am excited that she will be part of our show.

I have also been booked to feature at Dusty Owl… but that is in March.. Heck, before we get to that we have VERSeFest where Capital Slam gets the honour of presenting URSULA RUCKER!!!

THIS Ursula Rucker.

THIS Ursula Rucker.

THIS Ursula Rucker.

THIS URSULA RUCKER!!

You NEED to be excited about this!

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Normally I would talk about which poems I did and how thigns went, but I ended up not slamming.

I planned to… I WANTED to… but sometimes, as an organizer I have to look at the ‘greater good’.

In short, the list filled up fast. REALLY fast.

Then, right after Jamaal Rogers snagged the #12 spot, John Sobol showed up.

He had been excited about slamming for the first time in 20 years. I told him the list was full but he could do open mic and that one of the other slammers told me she may drop.

Then the open mic filled up. Right after that happened, Mia Morgan showed up. I told her the list was full.

Ruthanne had been pushing me to drop to let John slam. I really wanted to slam.

But then, I realized that dropping would let John slam AND it would let Mia perform (and we hadn’t recruited a scorekeeper yet)

So I dropped. Oh well. Next time.

But I DID get to announce that Capital Slam would be presenting Ursula Rucker as part of VERSeFest early in 2012.

Yeah.

Holy crap.

Yeah.

Full show recap here.