I am on this compilation, it just came out today. all these different artists wrote poems and then those poems got tossed in a hat then randomly paired with other artists involved and then those poems were made into songs…. sounds confusing, but its not. it is actually a pretty cool idea and a fun project.
Here is what the press kit says
“Song Poems” were a way for small record labels in the past to get easy money by offering amateur writers “the next big radio hit” if they sent in their poem and a fee. Studio musicians hastily recorded the poem. Then the recording was sent back to the writer and forgotten.
The Song Poem Project was created in tribute to the bizarre, beautiful, and honest music that would sometimes happen with this unusual process. Various musicians from Oakland California to Stockholm, Sweden, wrote poems and randomly exchanged them with each other to create the unique songs displayed on this album.
My poem is track 18, performed by the amazing tom tuerff (az local novelty song writer)
The poem I perform is track 20, written by valerie rose day (utah singer song writer) but it was “remixed” by davin abegg (from the band secret abilities) because singing a'capella isn’t considered “real music”