The I Am Blues

Just a quick note. Some of you may remember a poem I wrote a few years ago called I Am. Apparently it’s just been turned into a song.

I didn’t know anything about it and only recently stumbled across it via Google; I had licensed it under a creative commons licence and it looks like someone liked it enough to turn it into a kind of song/audio reading on ccMixter.

It’s actually two samples; an a cappella reading of the poem by Togora and then a remix with music added by Syenta. I think it’s excellent, particularly for what was probably just a quick project, and I really like the bluesy feel to it; suits the poem perfectly.

I’ve embedded it below if anyone wants to listen and the original poem is available here. My thanks to Togora and Syenta for their work; I’m honoured that they liked my poem enough to reinterpret it. Makes me want to write a proper song. šŸ˜‰

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5 thoughts on “The I Am Blues

  1. Michael – thanks for the lovely compliment! I’m thrilled with it too… it’s wonderful hearing something you’ve written come to life. I’m almost lost for words (for once!). šŸ™‚

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    Hi Nadira, thanks for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It’s one of my favourite poems and hearing someone else interpret it like this is just wonderful. Thanks for stopping by. šŸ˜‰

  2. Love it! Both the poem itself and this wonderful musical version . . . I’ve just been discussing the possibilities for IMM versions of poetry this week with a few people and this is a great example. It needs some of your lovely photos added to it šŸ™‚

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