On the night after Christmas, we got hot chocolates and drove up to Scenic Drive, the mountain road that overlooks the sparkle of El Paso. I do this every time I'm home; it reminds me of the things I love about the place. I heard the faint whistle of wind through the mountains and the metallic clink of a flag pole. I started recording. My trusty iPhone couldn't quite capture the sound I wanted, but it DID capture B-Pop waxing poetic about the Law of Attraction. After a bit of persuasion, he acquiesced to me sharing sixty seconds of that conversation for today's Sunday Sound.
The bonus material is from a slam poetry open mic at The Percolator, a café / performance space in downtown El Paso. B-Pop's friend Jen (a ringleader of Free Holé Slam) was hosting the evening. This older gentleman (fifties or sixties, maybe?) moseys up to the stage. With a charming Texan accent, he begins by defining three words for us young people. We knew right away it was going to be good.
THE SUNDAY SOUND: January 8, Attraction and Poetry.
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