Photo by Twiggy
I’m uploading stuff. If it pisses any one off or violates their privacy leave a comment and I’ll fix it on an ad hoc basis. I guess we’ll need some sorta policy on this. These are from the House Party Open Mic at Barefoot on February 12th. It was an informal gathering of friends, poets, drifters etc and the next one will be February 26th, God and stakeholders willing. That’s obviously tenative, just thinking out loud.
This is video of Nav Rat reading a Baudelaire poem called ‘Get Drunk’. Also Jehan Mendis reading excerpts from the interesting Sinhala blog Beyond Frame. Also Gihan De Chickera reading from a performance poem by Mike Masilamani and, finally, an original poem from Saint Fallen. Twiggy has posted some nice photos of the thing here. Pradeep Jeganathan has photos here, and Dominic Sansoni has posted some great shots as well.
We have some issues with anonymity and stuff. If people, especially bloggers, want to maintain that it’s fine. So any media put up can be removed and I’ll ask try to ask everyone personally next time. For now I guess it’s upload now and explain later. Each video is like 500 MB so this is taking forever. I didn’t get everyone because of camera and operator malfunctions. Everything is available in HD/High Quality, though I’m embedding the standard version. If your connection can support HD/HQ please use it by clicking the bottom right bottom below and selecting ‘HQ’. You can also click the ‘Watch In High Quality’ link below the video on YouTube itself. Note that YouTube’s implementation of this feature is spotty.
Here the Navigational Rat is reading Baudelaire. He even brought his own props. The camera is on his crotch for the first minute but it eventually moves up.
This is Gihan De Chickera reading from Mike’s performance poem ‘Through My Earphones’. Gihan is one of the most talented guys out there, cartoonist (Daily Mirror), film actor (starred in Machan), theatre actor and more.
This is Jehan reading from the Sinhala blog Beyond Frame. I hope that’s OK Mr. Frame, it’s out of appreciation.
This is Saint Fallen reading an original poem. It’s really good, and he held a burning match in his hand the whole time.
This stuff is all available as it uploads at youtube.com/samarajiva. Drop me a comment or mail for any issues with content.