Sunday, May 5, 2024

Me and my buddy Baudelaire


Having gathered a head full of steam on my setting poetry to music and making music videos project, I have a new one already! 

I just happened to have a free day lying around, so I spent every last second of it cobbling together a music video for Charles Baudelaire's "The Ragpickers' Wine". 

It is a super long poetry/song, more than seven minutes, so you have your work cut out for you.

But it will be worth it.

It might be worth it?

I have this beautiful dream that you'll find it worth it?

Yeah, that last one.

I would tell you what "Ragpickers' Wine" is about- Paris, poverty, art, poetry, self-righteousness, garbage- but I'd probably be wrong. Just listen to it a few dozen times like me and you could find yourself wrong about it too.

Two poems ago, with the wee faerie men, I made my video entirely out of AI generated clips. Last poem/song video by Walt Whitman was all made from my own filming on the river. And today's video is different yet again, made entirely of very old found footage.

Again, this is probably worth watching in a more expanded way than I provide right here, but how you do your own ragpicking on the Internet is, of course, your own business.

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