This April I’m participating in EXPERIMONTH run my my church Hope City – taking up something brand new just for the month! Creating, learning, or doing something you’ve never done before! And for some insane reason…. I decided TO MAKE A RAP VIDEO!
I mean, it’s just like poetry right? Can’t be that hard. Right?!
Sadly I told too many people about it to pull out now. So far I’ve written about half the lyrics – I’ve got a lot to do!
Why not join me and do something new this month?
By complete chance my friend invited me to come to the second anniversary of Boxed In, a monthly live poetry night at Boxpark, the super-cool location made of shipping containers in Shoreditch. The night was hosted in a space between containers on the upper level, with picnic tables, patio heaters and a single microphone.
My extremely talented friend Sats just did two things – became a Dad and released a great music video! I’m going to talk about the latter. I love his song ‘We Belong’ and the fairy tale imagery he uses, which contrasts to make the sentiment of belonging together feel nice and homely.
Though I think his princess Emma would do a better job with the high tower (he’s scared of heights) and probably at killing tigers too, it’s a great song:
(Check out Sats’ Facebook page)
It reminded me of my favourite poem I wrote this year; a fairy tale inspired story-poem.
Read The Princess and the Bear.
It’s fascinating how fairy tales continue to spawn new adaptations over and over and over; and continue as a part of our shared narrative ideas on life. A mythology that just won’t go away.