James Berkowitz will bare his poetic heart and soul reading/ performing live on the boulevard that inspired “Reaching for the Light of Day” and other works during his frequent night walks around Venice. His poem “The Inner Sun” published in the literary arts journal San Francisco Peace and Hope in 2015 was recently accepted into the San Francisco Public Library and The Special Collections of the Calfornia State Library. He’s also published in Edgar Allan Poet Journal #3 (2015) which is a collection of recognized Los Angelels poets dating back to the Beat Era in Venice.
Please join James as part of the VENICE ART CRAWL and WATCH globally via FACEBOOK LIVE Poetic Pop-Up as he takes the written word from the page and brings it to the street in theatrical fashion. He is grateful for your presence and support. Hashtag #veniceartcrawl
On this day in 1970 was the Kent State massacre. In 2012 we have many college students in protest mode with the ever changing landscape in the USA.
“Ohio” is a protest song written and composed by the great Neil Young. The song is an anthem and one of the poignant tunes written in reaction to such a horrific event. During my college years I hosted a radio show “Bright Lights” focused on bringing up and coming local independent bands and music artists at Emerson College on the WECB-64AM. Before graduating I welcomed locals artists Ron Scarlett and Glen Doherty from the Boston music scene for an interview and to play acoustic. To my surprise and the listeners they played a fantastic version of “Ohio”. Deepest thanks and appreciation to Greg Weremey who digitized the show. This is rare audio and a vintage moment recorded April 11, 1986. Move the audio cursor to the 11:15 mark to hear…..