Posts Tagged ‘Rodeo for the Sheepish’

More Vancouver Dates for Ellyn!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

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Ellyn Maybe Live and on Screen at Vancouver’s 10th Annual Visible Verse Festival

Monday, November 15th, 2010

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See the Voice: Visible Verse 2010 – 10th Anniversary Celebration & Festival

NOVEMBER 19-20

Curated & Hosted by Heather Haley

Pacific Cinémathèque and Vancouver poet, author, musician and media artist Heather Haley celebrate 10 years of Visible Verse! First presented at Pacific Cinémathèque in 2000, when the event was known as the Vancouver Videopoem Festival, Visible Verse is a special annual program devoted to video poetry (also known as poetry film or cine-poetry), a hybrid creative form that integrates verse with media-art visuals produced by a camera or a computer. This year, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Visible Verse features an expanded two-day festival program made up of screenings (including both retrospective and current works), live spoken-word/poetry performances, and a panel discussion.

Ellyn Performs Day One at the festival…see the lineup HERE

Ellyn Maybe Performs Picasso on Indiefeed

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

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Ellyn Maybe on Nights At The Sound Table Tonight @ 7:30pm!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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Mike Stark Says: One of the shows we’re doing LIVE every Wednesday night from the LA Radio Studio is “Nights At The Sound Table”. We will be doing our 31st show this coming Wednesday and in case you haven’t already checked out the program I wanted to invite you to give it a listen. In a world where there is talk radio and music radio, this show is a rarity in that it is a “talk show about music”. Our panelists, most of the time are just music fans, but occasionally we throw in a person of “note” to mix it up a little. Last week we featured John Spiker from Tenacious D and Trainwreck and this week we’re honored to have on our panel – world renown poet Ellyn Maybe. The show is hosted by Filmmaker, writer and music enthusiast, Kevin Poore and I produce the show. The way the show works is that Kevin throws out a “musical question” to the panelists and the chaos ensues. Two examples of the questions you’ll hear this week on the show are:

WHO IS THE GREATEST LYRICIST IN THE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC?

and

THE MOST PRETENTIOUS ROCK SONG EVER RECORDED IS…?

…Click the Radio to tune in!

Ellyn Maybe and Her Band Jam with Jackson Browne for the Plastic Pollution Coalition

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
Ellyn Maybe and Jackson Browne rocked the crowd the night before the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s heavy-weight Tedx Event at the Annenburg Community Beach House. Ellyn was among many incredible speakers, scientists, artists and activists all working to raise public awareness about plastic pollution and the crisis of our oceanic ecosystems. The reception for the event couldn’t have been more beautiful and the focus of the evening couldn’t have been more pressing. Check out the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s important work here and enjoy some photos from the event!
Plastic Pollution Coalition Fete at the Marion Davis Beachhouse

Plastic Pollution Coalition Fete at the Marion Davis Beach House

Robbie Fitzsimmons and Danny Moynahan Rock Out Amidst the Artwork

Robbie Fitzsimmons and Danny Moynahan Rock Out Amidst the Artwork

View from the Beachhouse

View from the Beach House

Ellyn and the Band Rehearse with Jackson at Sunset

Ellyn and the Band Jam with Jackson at Sunset

Robbie, Ellyn and Jackson after the Gig!

Robbie, Ellyn and Jackson after the Gig!

Gorgeous New Video! Parallel Universe off of Rodeo for the Sheepish

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Video by: Jacob Mendel

Greil Marcus on Rodeo for the Sheepish in Mother Jones!

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

— By Michael Mechanic Mon Oct. 18, 2010 4:00 AM PDT

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Excerpt from article:

MJ: What about something totally outside your genre?

GM: I like to think there’s no outside; that I can hear whatever has a claim to make, but if you’d asked me if I were interested in poetry set to music, I’d probably say no. When I heard Ellyn Maybe’s “City Streets” on KALX in Berkeley I had no idea what it was, just that I was transfixed. I called up the DJ, went to Amoeba Records, couldn’t find it, wrote away—and after listening to Maybe’s album Rodeo for the Sheepish (Hen House) half a dozen times, I had no idea who the people behind it were—a poet, and a musician/singer who sounds like many of himself, or for that matter her-himself. But there’s a pathos cut with self-lacerating humor that makes this the most surprising and painful music I’ve come across.

Rodeo for the Sheepish Recommended by Perceval Press!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Viggo Mortensen’s imprint Perceval Press is a small, independent publisher specializing in art, critical writing, and poetry. They were gracious enough to feature Ellyn Maybe’s Hen House release Rodeo for the Sheepish as one of their recommendations! Check out the spotlight and all the great content on their site.

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Ellyn’s Poetry Rodeo in the LA Weekly!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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Thu., September 30, 7:30pm

MAYBE BABY
By Falling James

In her song-poem “There Were Two Girls Who Looked a Lot the Same,” the local poet Ellyn Maybe celebrates her titular subjects with a profusion of succinct details and a steadily rhythmic accumulation of playful phrases, such as “One wore lipstick/One bit her lip” and “The astronomy was tangible” and “They had eyelashes that looked like a hula skirt made of coal.” When Maybe declared, “They wanted a bite from each world,” she was marveling about how the girls appreciated both Gidget movies and Tennessee Williams plays. However, the L.A. wordsmith could have also been describing the sinuous way she moves between the worlds of poetry and music on her new CD, Rodeo for the Sheepish . Maybe’s homages to Picasso and Sylvia Plath are infused with beat-driven, soulful trip-hop moods from her simpatico band, who’ll not only back her tonight at this monthly event but will also whip up cool grooves for adventurous poets in the audience, who’d like to marry their words with this mysterious thing called music.

Location

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

681 Venice Blvd.; Venice CA

Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts Goes to NorCal!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

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ROUND 9: SAN FRANCISCO
Thursday, OCT. 14TH – 7 P.M.
SPARRING W/ BEATNIK GHOSTS
RETURNS TO THE BEAT MUSEUM
540 Broadway – North Beach
Guest Host…Ginger Murray

with…
David Meltzer
Ellyn Maybe & Her Band
Steve Arntson
Jerry Ferraz
Martin Hickle
Richard Loranger
Whitman McGowan
Julie Rogers
Margery Snyder
Chris Vannoy

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ROUND 10: BERKELEY
Friday, OCT. 15th – 7 p.m.
SPARRING WITH BEATNIK GHOSTS
@ ART HOUSE GALLERY
& CULTURAL CENTER
2905 Shattuck – at Ashby
Guest Host…Mark States
Ellyn Maybe & Her Band
J.R. Brady
Tim Donnely
Q. R. Hand
Mike The Poet
H.D. Moe
A. M. Stanley
Plus: Mystery Poets (To Be Announced)sparring_text_hen_house_studios

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ROUND 11: SANTA CRUZ
Saturday, OCT. 16th – 7 p.m.
SPARRING WITH BEATNIK GHOSTS
REVISITS FELIX KULPA GALLERY
107 Elm Street – Downtown Santa Cruz
Guest Host…Marc Kockinos
Gary Young, Santa Cruz Poet Laureate
Ellyn Maybe & Her Band
Dennis Holt
Debbie Kirk
Ron Lampi
Erik Lawson
B.C. Petrakos
William Taylor, Jr.
Mel C. Thompson
Plus Mystery Guest