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Video from various events and shows can be found across the site, most prominently as part of the Lost Art Open Mic and various other sponsored events. This page presents a sampling of what's available on the site, and also includes a number of standalone videos not featured elsewhere.
Emmeline at Café du Luxe (21:00)

Emmeline takes the audience through a top 40 song medley at Café du Luxe in Denton, TX.

See more Emmeline videos as part of the Lost Art Open Mic.
Visit Emmeline's website at www.emmelinemusic.com.

August 11, 2012

"Konnichiwa" Zach Schrotter (5:38)

Local poet "Konnichiwa" Zach Schrotter performs a piece with jazz fusion group Swirve at the Absinthe Lounge, for the Mad Swirl Open Mic.

See more from the night on the August 2012 Mad Swirl feature page.

August 1, 2012

Victory with Swirve (4:04)

Local poet Victory performs a piece with jazz fusion group Swirve at the Absinthe Lounge, for the Mad Swirl Open Mic.

See more from the night on the August 2012 Mad Swirl feature page.

August 1, 2012

Roderick Richardson at Mochalux (6:31)

Local poet Roderick Richardson reads at the Mochalux Coffee House open mic.

July 30, 2011

Desmene Statum at Poets on X+ (22:01)

Local poet Desmene Statum reads at the Poets on X+ open mic at the Mighty Fine Arts gallery in Oak Cliff. Recorded using a Sony DCR-TRV30 mini DV camcorder with direct sound.

Audio recordings of Desmene Statum reading her poetry are featured on this site as part of the Open Mic Project.

May 13, 2011

With These Words at the Lost Art Open Mic (5:00)

Three members of Dallas-based group With These Words perform an acoustic rendition of the final song from their 2008 album The Science of Loss. This is from their featured performance at the Lost Art Open Mic on April 24, 2011.

See With These Words photos in the Live Photography area of the website.

Reverent at the Curtain Club (4:29)

Part of a promotional DVD I made with this band in April 2010. This was the third of three songs featured on it, all recorded at the Curtain Club on March 5, 2010 on Hi8 anamorphic video. The sound is mostly off the club's soundboard, and the mix we got from the guy running sound wasn't that great, but it's clear enough to be intelligible.

Ali Abdolrezaei reads from London (4:11)

Iranian poet Ali Abdolrezaei reads via webcam from London, for the WordSpace March 2010 "London Calling" featured reading.

Translator: Abol Froushan.

March 13, 2010

A Taste of Mad Swirl (14:22)

A taste of what Mad Swirl is all about, from the featured reading at Paperbacks Plus. Recorded on Hi8 video with direct sound.

January 23, 2010

Aaron Upwood Talks About Zombie Evasion (4:03)

This sketch features open mic artist and musician Alex P. performing one of his many dialect pieces, complete with his signature brand of offbeat, satirical humor. The titular character of this sketch presents a brief lecture on how to safeguard oneself against zombie attack by employing various methods of defense, chief among them a rather peculiar means of disguising one's identity.

Audio and video recordings of Alex reading his work are featured on this site as part of the Open Mic Project and the Lost Art Open Mic.

Roderick Richardson at Mad Swirl (3:30)

Local spoken word favorite Roderick Richardson reads at the Mad Swirl Open Mic. Recorded on Hi8 video with direct sound.

June 3, 2009

What I Gave Away (2:59)

Desmene Statum reads at the ROAR! featured reading, Paperbacks Plus. This piece is a very personal piece and is included in her book Two Fisted Whiskey Love Songs.

Audio recordings of Desmene Statum reading her poetry are featured on this site as part of the Open Mic Project.

May 18, 2008

Clouds (2:25)

Local poet Opalina Salas reads at the ROAR! featured reading, Paperbacks Plus.

Audio and video recordings of Opalina Salas reading her work are featured on this site as part of the Open Mic Project and the Lost Art Open Mic.

May 18, 2008

Read My Lips for Unwritten Love Letters #49 (1:13)

Local poet Opalina Salas reads at the ROAR! featured reading, Paperbacks Plus.

Audio and video recordings of Opalina Salas reading her work are featured on this site as part of the Open Mic Project and the Lost Art Open Mic.

May 18, 2008

"Drone" by M.H. Clay (3:11)

Local spoken word artist M.H. Clay performs one of his musical/poetic compositions at the Fusion reading at Paperbacks Plus, April 20th, 2008.

Audio recordings of M.H. Clay reading his work are featured on this site as part of the Open Mic Project.

M.H. Clay and Swirve (2:13)

Local spoken word artist M.H. Clay performs "We Have Gained Such Power" at the Fusion featured reading, April 20, 2008 at Paperbacks Plus in old East Dallas.

Ambient musical accompaniment is provided by the Dos Monkeys and Swirve.