Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Quest for Fame

I mentioned that I was reading my poems at the Glór session part of the Festival of World Cultures there last weekend... and I have to say, I felt in advance that I would possibly look a little nerdy on the day when compared with the other rather cool acts that were on - Stephen James Smith: the one man poetry renaissance machine, Dublin Rapper James Costello, and San Francisco poet Raven. I did me best... but apparently was too dorky (and possibly looked too scared) to make the cut in terms of getting my "act" onto youtube... see everyone else who played up here... posted up by the vidya man, seriously do, they were brilliant... and at least you'll get a look at the stage I stood on.
It's not really that I crave fame, despite the post title. I have yet to ever appear on youtube, (that'll tell you how old I am) and the only Bagnell videos up there are still chiropractic and missouri dams and breech clinics - see here... - maybe I'm just not meant for moving pictures.
Anyway on Monday night we had our group orgy, I mean reading, in Lucan library, and I was the only one who dressed head to toe in Red...
I mean really, if there is a Dork of the year Award going for 2010, just deliver it now, same address as last year....

10 comments:

the watercats said...

Red is cool!

Domestic Oub said...

If I owned a pair of fab red trousers - I would have worn them. But I am not as cool as you, and I don't :(

Totalfeckineejit said...

If you were really cool you'd have a story in The stingling fly.

Rachel Fox said...

I've only got youtube stuff up because I got someone to film it and then the same someone to edit it and put it up there. So go on...just film some poems and get them up there....DIY style. Or find a an art student hanging around somewhere...they're always keen to make movies.
x

Helen said...

Dork? I don't think so ... from the image I see, it looks as though they sprinkled red rose petals at your feet! All hail the poet!

Words A Day said...

Don't worry there are lots of other ways to get on youtube - was it YOU Chris de Burgh wrote that "seminal" song for...?

Dominic Rivron said...

Dork of the year? Surely not!

It's easy to feel "outgunned" by performers one respects. The only way out is probably to psych oneself up to believing one is as good as them.

(I'm talking b***s. I'm sure you know all this!)

Titus said...

Did anyone try to stick a letter in your mouth?

As my father would say.

Niamh B said...

Red is deadly watercats!
Oub, I know of a pair going at a very reasonable rate, kidding - I'd never part with them!
I know TFE, I know... now that you mention it... :-)
Rachel - I know - that's why it's called youtube, have to get up and go... to be honest, think I'm secretly alright with not being "up there"
Yes Helen, poet worship is the only way to describe it. (twas either petals or sun dried tomatoes!)
Words A Day, It might well have been, only he can answer for sure.
Thanks Dom - you're not at all talking b***s :-)
I'd love to know what that means Titus, more details??!? Oh - a postbox is it? they're green here... I have primary blue and yellow outfits (seperately) completely ready to rock for the next exhib by the way

Titus said...

Ah. Forgot that letterboxes are not standardised to the Royal Mail model.