Following on from my debut single, Cardigan, (folk-pop) I’m pleased to announce the release of an album of my poetry mixed with jazz, wine, vodka, paraffin and techno-house.
I wrote about narrowboats, addictions, fire spinning and failed love affairs when I was a performance poet in London, and I was part of a poetry gang called The Radge Poets.
Here’s what you can expect to hear:
“Agent Pegworth is accompanied by jazz piano as she arrests a citizen for loving without due care and attention and then reveals the secrets of The Dangerchix. The Theakletuffin Poem is a peculiar fairytale for grown-ups which investigates what happens when the Cumbleduffinbing is caught snibbledorping. Lethal Cocktail is a warning not to mix poetry and wine. Boat Rockin Weekend describes what happened when the Dangerchix arrived in Camden on a narrowboat with vodka and paraffin (for fire spinning) and God’s Garden is a house-music journey to a free party in a field somewhere in the 1990’s.”
I’ve been dedicated to research
In search of the ultimate high
Testing various cocktails
And there’s one you shouldn’t try.
Wine before beer
Will make you feel queer
Take your beer before the wine
And you’ll feel just fine
And they say never mix
The grapes and the grains
Take it shaken not stirred
And drink it like James.
But some can mix drinks
Like others mix beats
So it ain’t just wine
That’ll lose your sleeps.
It starts with some wine
Maybe just a droplet
And then a fine rhyme
Maybe just a couplet.
But it always leads to the harder stuff
And just one verse is never enough
A cheeky sonnet, just one for the road
But take it with wine and it’s overload.
So to make you feel better
You share it with a friend
Unaware he’s gonna come
To a lyrical end
He swallows it down
Like a vintage barrel
Now he’s making up words
Like a proper Lewis Carroll.
Soon you’re knocking back literary volumes
And waking up speechless in libraries and bedrooms
You can’t remember the words that were said
That went straight to your poetical head.
It’s a dangerous mix and you’ve had your warnings
But when you’ve had to write off too many Monday mornings
And some decadent poet offers you a line
Just think twice about mixing poetry, and wine.
(c) Peggy Pegworth
Music by Hamilton Lee.
Now I’d like to hear from you. Have you ever thought of mixing your poetry with music? If you could start small and just pick one poem, which of your poems would you release as an audio download? Grab my free training today if you want to try making a simple voice recording without spending any money!