SONIC INTERPRETATIONS, MUSICAL EXPERIMENTS & PERFORMANCE TEXTS
In 2010, The Nomad Junkie was trying to move further away from visual dramatizing and further into the aural/oral/sonic based interpretations of his words. The NY Horror Vol.1 & 2 concept hit its peak with these recordings that was to become the audio & musical extension of the Nomad Junkie's poems and stories about New York City, gentrification, and the oppressive lack of consciousness on the rise as a result of Western culture's globalized Pop Culture.
Also included is a recording of the Nomad Junkie reading the title poem from his 2010 chapbook, Lying Meat.
Click on the title or sleeve to listen to the audio of your choice.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BROTHER ON THE BLOCK? (The NY Horror Vol.1) [Spoken Word recording]
This spoken word rendition of the Nomad Junkie's surreal short story about gentrification & the impact of losing one's culture developed in 2009, completed in 2010 and is an unabridged interpretation read by the author himself.
[Live performance of opening poem & song from the April 22, 2011 premiere in NYC]
Originally intended to be a full length dystopic radio drama ("My Dying City") - WET METAL TOWN/GENTRIFIED MINDS comprise the first 8 minutes of the live protest play & punk monologue Gentrified Minds: The NY Horor Vol.2. Part poem, satire, and fragmented narrative, "Gentrified Minds" is the first step in a new wave of performance art that seeks to recapture the rebellious spirit of the now truncated "NY (urban)counter-culture" mixed with the socially & politically conscious lyrics of classic punk & rap music.
Words by Dennis Leroy Kangalee, Music by Bob Kuch
(c) 2011, All Rights Reserved.
Listen to Dennis Leroy Kangalee reading the title poem from his critically acclaimed underground chapbook, "Lying Meat." Intimate, earnest, and straight from the gut, it is a bare bones recording of this Outsider Poet doing what he does best -- sharing his truth.
A Note to the Other Artists Out There:
Remember: we're all just a mark on the cave wall.
Copyright 2002-2012 Writings of the Nomad Junkie. All rights reserved by Dennis Leroy Kangalee.