New York City-based musician and poet Drew Gardner creates wild, spontaneous conductions of improvised music played by indie rock, jazz and classical players and fuses it with the outrageous poetry known as Flarf.
The Flarf poets use collaged texts gathered from Google search results to create poetry. Drew Gardner is a pioneer of the Flarf poetry movement and a multi-instrumentalist. He spent his early years as a punk rock and avant-garde jazz drummer. He has written three books of poetry, the lastest of which is Chomp Away. This is his debut CD.
Frankin Bruno, Michael Clayville, Ty Cumbie, Ehran Elisha, Avram Fefer, Jamie Gaughran-Perez, Adam Good, Paras Kaul, Adam Lane, John McClellan, John Orfe, Lesley Poirier, John Pickford Richards, Dave Ross, Kate Sheeran, Elisabeth Stimpert, Gregory Wildes
Rodney Koeneke, K. Silem Mohammad, Sharon Mesmer, Nada Gordon, Katie Degentesh, Michael Magee, Mel Nichols, Eiríkur Örn Nor∂dahl, Rod Smith
I LOVE FLEETWOOD MAC
You want to transcribe an absence?
Nice song, more drama and groups, famous
for cooking breakfast and expropriating summer.
It’s not like a bunch of lads
who maybe don’t get along.
There’s sort of a warm blanket that’s surrounds
the tangled web of relationship,
the interactions between Nicks and Buckingham,
far beneath the surface.
She is a team player.
Girls from school you haven’t dreamt about in thirty years.
When the former lovers get along.
I even named my son Steven, after
Stevie, but hell has to be tuned.
And when it is, we’re happy living among
the coastal forms that fold again and unfold.
I just had enough of busting my dreams
over her head as though they were butter.
The hippos so light on their feet
— shout at self —
comets love the sun and
send the colors to my groin
as offstage relationships
fly past, staying and flying.
No cooked drummer he.
It’s not rocket science — it’s a precipice.
A lot of people all added together and divided.
"Don’t Stop" among others of who,
of no, a funny bunch,
such non-corporate sweet little lies
lying down with friendly lions.
The first track on the CD, featuring poet Rodney Koeneke with Franklin Bruno (el. guitar), Katie Degentesh (bass) Ehran Elisha (drums) Eirikur Orn Norddahl (el. guitar) and Dave Ross (el. guitar)