For some time now I've been playing around with the idea of going into audio in the form of a podcast or just spoken word tracks. This was inspired by a lot of things, one was a couple scenes from "So I Married An Axed Murderer" when Mike Myers did spoken word with music accompaniment. Also when I lived in NYC, I was addicted to a Jazz radio station and one evening, they played a poet with a jazz accompaniment. I loved it! Over the years I came across poetry in this format and I was lucky to experience it in person when Expressions: Poetry At The Pub had a musician playing in the background during the open mic. That was one of the best moments at that particular open mic. Another source of inspiration is Tanya Evanson who I met a few weeks ago. She's a spoken word artist from Vancouver, Canada who does amazing work.
So last Saturday, I started to play around with GarageBand on my Mac and this is one of the pieces. What I found amusing was my recognizing the different intro music to the podcasts I listen to. I had a lot of fun making the following and the others that will be posted over the following weeks. You can only imagine how many times I had to read one poem to get it almost perfect and then to play around with the sound. I hope you like it. Comment and let me know what you think.
This was a major feat as I'm not a major fan of my voice so be kind. LOL.