March 12, 2017
Nitty Gritty Slam, March 7
This was the Open Mic night part of this bi-monthly (1st & 3rd Tuesdays) Slam/Open Mic at The Low Beat on Central Ave. Amani, our host, started us off with a affirmation poem about “feeling your awesome.”
Poetyc Visionz performed a playful piece riffing on the names of celebrities. JJ, who was here for the first time, read a rhyming poem. This was also the first time here for Jeremiah Paterson, who tried a piece from memory, but had to abandon it. Black Sinatra, with sound by P.V., did a rap on letting her go. Liv took us out of the City with a piece about walking in the woods. Poetyc Visionz was back with a piece that played on song titles.
Sammy read an emotional “Unsent Letter to my Dad." B. Burgess began with a narrative, then a short poem on Y2K, & finished with a comedy rap on, of all things, race wars.
Nitty Gritty Slam is at The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7PM.