simple things and beats

Something to think about over your Easter break…

What began as my poetic response to Simple Things by Leza Boyland and Copperhead has been remixed seven times in diverse styles. ( see HERE)


This one by Wired Ant, the latest, has a driving beat and especially slick synthesizers.

Thanks Wired Ant and ccmixter.


“ There’s a time to fall, a time to rise. Be circumspect. Widen your eyes. The earth WILL turn. The sun WILL rise…

Crunch an apple straight off the tree. Eat a peach. Hear a baby laugh. Watch the petals fall. Clouds making white sculptures in a blue sky…


(an excerpt from Simplicity by rob walker, 2012)

another mere pinpoint

Another interpretation of my poem “present.” This one is minimalist experimental with hints of Indian music and zen. Thanks to DreamSynth and As usual, click on the title below to hear it.

a mere moving pinpoint

A few years back I was sitting in a conference centre in Goolwa, South Australia. A vast window pane looks onto Lake Alexandrina. I was thinking about a poem I’d just heard by Alex Skovron and another I’d read a few days earlier by Les Murray. Both were about the nature of time. The grey sky and lake were almost featureless until I saw a distant bird (possibly a very high pelican or lower-flying duck – difficult to say since it was just a dot.) Suddenly it seemed to me that this was the perfect trope for time itself; the infinite past and future and the present as an ever-moving point. A kind of geometrical representation of the fleeting nature of “now.”    It’s a brief poem, but particularly dense. I named it “present.”

Now my ccmixter-colleague speck (ironic, desu ne?) has remixed the poem with the help of a constellation of talent:

speck – production

panu moon – bass, percussion, guitar and piano
Deb Matthews_Zott (aka debbizo)  – synths and guitar
robwalkerpoet – vocal, shakuhachi
CSoul – cello, strings
@nop – bass, beat
KungFu – percussion
IDzeroNo – vocal.

Thanks speck and everyone else for this reinterpretation of “present.”
(Click on the title beneath to hear it.)