Michael Zapruder Pink Thunder

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Pink Thunder

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9780984475261: Pink Thunder

Poetry. Music. Art. Book + CD. With contributions from 23 poets, 3 engineers, and over 30 musicians, PINK THUNDER presents a musical and lyrical experiment by award-winning songwriter/composer Michael Zapruder, to see what happens when poems are sung instead of spoken. Potent with weird, funny, and singular possibilites, PINK THUNDER's playful and startling songs take their form entirely from the shape of the poems from which they are made. The result is a collection of musical readings both compelling and surprising. You are invited to listen.

Featuring the poems of Joshua Beckman, David Berman, Carrie St. George Comer, Gillian Conoley, Bob Hicok, Tyehimba Jess, Noelle Kocot, Dorothea Lasky, Brett Fletcher Lauer, Anthony McCann, Valzhyna Mort, Sierra Nelson, Hoa Nguyen, Travis Nichols, D. A. Powell, Matthew Rohrer, Mary Ruefle, James Tate, Joe Wenderoth, Dara Wier, and Matthew Zapruder, beautifully hand-lettered and illustrated by Arrington de Dionyso.

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About the Author:

Michael Zapruder is an award-winning musician whose discography includes three solo records and the 52 Songs project, for which he wrote, recorded and posted online one song per week for a year. His most recent album, Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope (SideCho Records), won the 2009 Independent Music Award for Best Folk/Singer- songwriter Album. Zapruder's music has been well-received and reviewed widely, most notably by Pitchfork, the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, Magnet Magazine, and The Washington Post. He has toured the US numerous times and appeared with artists like Iron and Wine, Fruit Bats, and Scout Niblett.

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Zapruder may well have taken the largest step any artist, literary or otherwise, has taken in years toward reminding us why we love poetry . . . Pink Thunder is that remarkable historical happening that's both a great album and a great poetry collection. --The Huffington Post

If Pink Thunder has a message, it s that the relationship between poetry and music is more elusive, more conditional, than that of traditional lyrics in a song. This is the best thing about the project, the way Zapruder uses his music to mirror, or echo, his own reading of the material, and its emotional effect. --L.A. Times

Zapruder lets the songs wander, as if he's creating a melodic new method of storytelling... He builds songs in a Jon Brian-esque style, with Elliot Smith-like sensitivity and raw ache in his vocals, treading ever-so-lightly over tracks of electric guitar, drums, synthesizers, and in some cases, marimba or brass horns. --San Francisco Bay Guardian

If Pink Thunder has a message, it s that the relationship between poetry and music is more elusive, more conditional, than that of traditional lyrics in a song. This is the best thing about the project, the way Zapruder uses his music to mirror, or echo, his own reading of the material, and its emotional effect. --L.A. Times

Zapruder lets the songs wander, as if he's creating a melodic new method of storytelling... He builds songs in a Jon Brian-esque style, with Elliot Smith-like sensitivity and raw ache in his vocals, treading ever-so-lightly over tracks of electric guitar, drums, synthesizers, and in some cases, marimba or brass horns. --San Francisco Bay Guardian

If Pink Thunder has a message, it s that the relationship between poetry and music is more elusive, more conditional, than that of traditional lyrics in a song. This is the best thing about the project, the way Zapruder uses his music to mirror, or echo, his own reading of the material, and its emotional effect. --L.A. Times

Zapruder lets the songs wander, as if he's creating a melodic new method of storytelling... He builds songs in a Jon Brian-esque style, with Elliot Smith-like sensitivity and raw ache in his vocals, treading ever-so-lightly over tracks of electric guitar, drums, synthesizers, and in some cases, marimba or brass horns. --San Francisco Bay Guardian

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