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Sunday, 21 September 2008


Ok first of all, if you know me, you know poetry excites me. It makes me dizzy, makes me smile, makes me feel things in a different way, and that's why I love it.

That's why I'm going to share these people with you; because I believe they have something to say that might matter to you.

First of all, Scroobius Pip. Many of you will have heard this before, most likely because it's amazing.

Scroobius Pip is a modern poet, rapper, spoken word lyricist, political thinker. Enjoy it.

Our second poet today is Taylor Mali. He is a teacher, and he is one of those people who seem to be aware in a way that many people aren't. He speaks with conviction. I respect that.

The third poet I'd like to recommend to you Christina Rossetti. She writes about emotions and situations that really speak to me. Particularly "No, Thank You, John" - a firm push into the friend zone for some would-be lover. From the sounds of things it needed to be done, for his own sake as well as hers!

On an unrelated note, the interesting thing of the day is TyTe's latest beatboxing video - it's one of the all-too-rare funny ones, and I thought you might like to check it out. This is the man who got me into beatboxing, this is the man who fed me barbequed shark that I then left all over his patio. He is a legend. Watch, comment.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I may just have favourited all the videos and bookmarked the poetry page. You've helped to bring a delightful MODERN creative spark to a day that would probably would've been without.

  2. A pleasure to have helped, Stephen! x

  3. yay! *goes off to find other Scroobius Pip vids*

    got to love Taylor Mali ^_^

  4. Hah, I beg to differ. Dunno if it's your formatting or my computer's amazing adblocking skills, but can never see videos when you post them. Always assumed I arrived after they'd been removed by copyright laws, but realised today I check this blog at least bi-weekly, and they're surely not that good at their jobs!

    Anyway, someone help! Cookies are enabled and I clean up and defrag often (that's normally the advice I get...) Thanks in antici...


  5. Botheration! No idea why that is, what browser are you using?

    I'll post links as well from now on. x

  6. @Judi - it ain't squat to do with cookies or defragging, that much I can tell you.

    Without the box in front of me, I can't say much more... Are you using Firefox 3? Anna had problems with that, caused by (if I remember correctly) adBlock.

    adBlock kinda sucks.

  7. I still have that problem, some flash content doesn't work. These videos do though so I suspect it's a different problem.

  8. Aha, I got a mention in the last post! Admittedly for being a sad Losty, but still, I'm touched.

    Also, if you like beatboxing check out Joe Driscoll. He beatboxes, plays guitar, raps, and sings, all at the same time (with the help of a looping pedal). I particularly recommend Origin Myth, Nomad, and Just Us.

  9. Fantastic! Musical looping is the future of beatboxing, in my opinion, that's why I think thepetebox is something special. Thanks Dan!

  10. Also loving right now... light, funny, simple.


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