Speaking of circle jerks, Daniel Balzac Nester's youthful memoir of trading porn, & of the notorious Jungle Juices tape, was right up that alley (or down that gutter), as was Bless' declaration of not doing poetry for pussy (well, some do...). Others in the open mic were ILLiptical with a tribute to Macho Man/Randy Savage, & open mic host Mojavi doing "Incarcerated" (encouraged by Bless from the bar to "read the poem & stop telling jokes"). But the open mic "10" was definitely D. Alexander Holiday leading the audience in a raucous recitation of his incantatory "This Poem is the Bomb" -- it was nothing short of Kurt Schwitters, worthy of the best Dadaists, turning Valentines into the Cafe Voltaire, & worth the price of admission.
|Getting the Scores|
|Ben Golden performing|
This insanity takes place on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at Valentines on New Scotland Ave., in Albany. Check out the scores here on the AlbanyPoets website.