This guy is just awesome…he did a gig for us at The Shell House Gallery up the road and was incredible…beatboxing, banjo, blues and beat poetry. Check out his records, poems and paintings – I love his album ‘Chainsmoking Blues’.
Here’s a sample from his book ‘Some Birds Walk For The Hell Of It’…
As I grabbed my suitcase
your desk played a silent note
like a diamond earring dangling from a peasant girl
pretending to be a princess
or a tv on mute
glowing with the historic images
of those black leather pioneers of rap
or a photograph of my grandfather, who I never knew.
From ‘Mantelpiece Locomotive by C R Avery