CRUMB #24

1 APRIL 2024

THE WORD


OUT OF THE TOMB

The voice that is quiet, the life that lives in timidity, the song that sings only within, the story that has never been told. Comes the open microphone. Comes the power of resurrection.

This is the month of something new, this is the time for the poem to rise up, for the song to find its power, for the story to write itself on subway walls, for all things to traverse the beating heart of our humanity – the one single thing all of creation has in common.

Behind the microphone one finds courage, confidence, creativity; there the light shines, dimly at first but brighter and brighter the longer we stand.

So  take the microphone, see if you can find the real you at last. Come in from the shadows, come out from under the thumb; throw off the common narrative, take shelter from the storm. Rise up out of the tomb. That’s a good start!

In this month of April open microphone events continue at The MAD Café in Collingwood (this Thursday 4 April), at the Dangerous Kitchen in Takaka and at the Mussel Inn. Details on following pages.

Acid on the Microphone this month features an open mic session that will run from 7.30 pm until the end of the night.  And this coming Wednesday at The Dangerous Kitchen  the second of The Dangerous Jam is going to hit the floor after The Dangerous Microphone open mic session. Flip the following pages for all the details.

Love to see you performing and supporting at one of these events.

Peace
Mark Raffills
Golden Bay Live Poets Society



Resurrection

 

Sixteen soldiers, sixteen steel blades of earthquake and lightning, the white stone angel descends on the tomb and the world explodes into a thousand pieces of doubt and belief.

Disbelief is savaged by every unseeing eye, it runs like a wild dog tearing at the dress of this deceiving narrative, it is bought by those same coins of betrayal and hand washing.

Who lives among the dead but death itself, sixteen derelict soldiers; who looks for the living among the dead and finds no one, hope takes the high road of the long way out of there.

The long lash of anger echoes into the everyday, love cuts a red line across the woman’s heart, faces down the man’s fear and reaches to the still waters of Galilee where all things are found.

Mark Raffills



OPEN MICROPHONE


THE OPEN MICROPHONE THIS MONTH OF APRIL

MOONSHINE ON THE MICROPHONE
THURSDAY4 April. Mad Café, Collingwood.

This is an open mic like no other – sometimes starts off slow and then evolves into something a little intimate, a little family, a little inspiring! An evening of poem and song.   Come on down to Collingwood – the best open mic in town! Starts sometime after 7.00 pm. Koha.

 

ACID ON THE MICROPHONE
Thursday 18 April. The Mussel Inn.

OPEN MICROPHONE – ALL NIGHT .
Yes, that’s right. Open mic all night. Bring your poems and songs. Don’t let other people get your kicks for you!. Door charge $5.

 

THE DANGEROUS MICROPHONE
THIS WEDNESDAY
3 April and then 10, 17, and 24 April. at the Dangerous Kitchen. Register from 5.00pm. Kick off 6.00 pm.  The outside temperatures are dropping but inside the Dangerous Kitchen the nights are smooth, the sounds are sweet and the words are as silky as ever! and the wonderful audiences are treated as alway to some of the finest entertainment going down in town. And this Wednesday 3 April, the second instalment of THE DANGEROUS JAM will kick in around 9.00 pm after the open mic.

 

 

 



THE OPEN MICROPHONE THIS MONTH OF APRIL

Dangerous Jam


THE DANGEROUS JAM

When the music just doesn’t want to stop and the crowd calls out for more, it’s time to usher in THE DANGEROUS JAM.

Sometimes the fire gets under the microphone, the performers  click and the vibe wraps its arms around the whole room. That’s when The Dangerous Jam will take to the stage.. The first Wednesday of each month, after the open microphone session has presented its last performer, we will roll back the tables and chairs, and open it up to musicians to play to their hearts content. We will work it out as we go but we are planning on a jam involving performers from the open mic session who still have an urge to play on….. let’s see what happens!

THE DANGEROUS JAM
Following the Dangerous Microphone
This Wednesday 3 April
From 9.00pm.

 



THE DANGEROUS JAM

OPEN MICROPHONE


acid on the microphone all night

Calling poets and musicians! Here’s a place to speak your words and sing your songs.

A place to gather for some good crac and to road test your heart. The is the night of  the OPEN MICROPHONE – ALL NIGHT from 7.30pm until the end.THURSDAY 18 APRIL

Golden Bay Live Poets Society brings you the latest edition of  ACID ON THE MICROPHONE – the original Golden Bay home of the spoken word. We need to hear you. Loud and clear or quiet and soulful; confident or timid; sure or unsure. Don’t let the words slumber or fade away. Step up to the microphone, hear it crackle and feedback. Know that you are alive!

Knock that voice enlarger into shape, Keep it alive with your voice and presence. Don’t wanna hear about no dead poets society. Takes some courage to speak sometimes but in the end the unspoken word will never be heard! Should to shoulder with fellow wordsmiths is the order of the day. You can be in my poem if I can be in yours….

Intro music from alanjahjah leading into the open mic sessions.

Love to see you there.

ACID ON THE MICROPHONE
OPEN MIC ALL NIGHT
MUSSEL INN
THURSDAY 18 APRIL, 7.30 pm.
$5 on the door.

 

 

 



acid on the microphone all night

Make Use of CRUMB


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In CRUMB you will find all the events sponsored by Golden Bay Live Poets Society plus a few other gigs and community happenings.

If you would like to be kept up to date with open microphone events happening around the Bay, then subscribe to CRUMB here

And you can even submit a gig or event that you want us to know about.

 

 

 

 

 



GOT A GIG, EVENT, NEW BOOK or RECORDING COMING UP ??

Got events or gigs coming up that you’d like to let CRUMB readers know about, please email the details, jpeg pics and jpeg posters to: mark@drycrust.com  or use the link below:

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And if you have a new book of  poems, stories coming out, or a new recording of songs, let us know and we can let our small but dedicated readership in on the action.