Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Inaugural Poem Remix

I didn't watch the inauguration, but from what I gather it sounds like Aretha Franklin's hat was a hit, and Elizabeth Alexander's Inaugural Poem really wasn't.

So last week on Kenny G's radio show he challenged his listeners to "Take her poem. Remix it, shred it, speed it up, slow it down, reconstruct it, deconstruct it, warp it, bend it, twist it, scream it, rock it, set it to noise, obliterate it." With the added note: "sincere recitations will be discarded."

The results of this challenge are all up now on the WFMU blog, and you can hear Kenny play them live today on his radio show from noon-3 pm.

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