I’ll be honest; I don’t know what’s going on.
When asked (in a YouTube comment) if he made the images in this video himself, Nordine (89) responds: “yup…in the computer.”
How did I miss this?
You may already know that 89-year-old spoken word artist Ken Nordine has an active (for an octogenarian) YouTube account. He posts word jazzy audio and visuals every few months or so, and I link to them regularly. It appears that he released his most recent one on Christmas.
Even the YouTube comments (normally a bastion of crassness and stupidity) are touching: “Ken, I am delighted to have found your Channel; I have been a devoted fan since high school and I am now well over sixty. In fact, my high school English teacher played your album Word Jazz for the class and I was hooked. This is the first YouTube video by you I have watched and I loved it!”
Here’s Burst 349.
Have I mentioned lately that I love Ken Nordine?
Note: I will post anything and everything Ken Nordine puts up on his YouTube channel until the end of time.
Speak of the devil…brand-new word jazz on YouTube from the indefatigable Ken Nordine (sans the words!?).
I heard a segment on Ken Nordine on NPR like 5 years ago and I was hooked.
Watery. If you are interested in having YOUR MIND BLOWN.
This is amusing. A New York Times video segment about Minnesota Hmong rapper Tou Saiko Lee. Lee raps about his Laotian heritage, and what it’s like to live in Minnesota. HILARIOUS: I saw Delicious Venom do a spoken word thing at the Loft many years back. They sounded a little green then, so it’s good to see that they’ve kept pushing and gained greater recognition.
Update: The embedded video isn’t loading (apologies), so click through (highly recommended).
I would like to make my own word jazz one day.