Let’s Have a Quick Update

Since it has been about a month since I completed a blog entry (I am working on something else!) I think now, right before the Holidays hit, I’ll let you guys know what I’m working on.

1) Part 3 is on its way. I hinted at this through various social media sites but here is the “official” announcement:
I am returning to my Generational Anxiety blog series. Part 3 will be here within a week!

2) Has anyone heard of seen.is? It’s a brand new social media site. I decided to check it out and I’ll let you know via fb/twitter what I think.

3) The Spoke’n’Word Festival on Nov 29! It was….okay. I performed the 28th Amendment (had to start off with fire) and went slower than you see in Frankfurt (click here to watch!). Yet, it wasn’t as appreciated as it was in Germany. Different people praised it and stated their opinions regarding the audience who voted (5 randomly selected members) and how tired people were by the time I stepped on stage being 1 out of 2 people speaking English.
Whatever, I did accomplish my main objective; impress the international poets. This leads to…

4) I met a poet from Italy who really liked the 28th Amendment – the words and my performance – and he invited me to Torino where he hosts some slam events.
Today, he just gave me the dates for 4 different cities! Assuming I don’t attend the one in Alghero on the 28th (it’s pretty last minute when I still have an obligation to visit Ukraine first), 2015 will be the next…er…stage for Daedalus Chaos!

Debuting in Germany

Well!

I have Youtube’d (that’s a verb, PROMISE) my performance in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

First, here is the 28th Amendment (sometimes known as Poetry Constitution).

and Ode to Public Transportation (German version)

The Warsaw Spoke’N’Word Festival is THIS Saturday! I’m so excited to impress people!!!!

I Guess I Count as an International Winner

So I arrived in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on the 14th and found my way to the Poetry Slam there. I was amazed at how many people came to watch, the venue was PACKED.

After I performed the 28th Amendment – which left the crowd blown away – I talked to other poets who told me that a few of them have competed and won on the national (Germany) level. WHOA

I moved on to the final and decided to go with a poem catering towards my German audience, Ode to Public Transportation (obviously replacing the Polish dialogue with German) and the liked it. I received a bottle of wine for being a finalist, it was amazing.

Due to my performance, I was invited to another slam on Saturday night, the 15th to a small place in Karlsuhe, about 200km south of Frankfurt.

Here, I again performed the 28th Amendment but then decided to debut Crippling Insecurity/Regaining Confidence. I believe they loved it – hard to tell with far fewer people there. Regardless, I ended up winning!

I suppose I’m now a serious Slam Poet!

November 29th is just around the corner.

Sometimes I got to be out at the height of the night

I am currently traveling to Germany. I’ll be performing at a slam poetry competition Friday the 14th and I’m very excited!

On November 29th I’ll be performing at the Spoke’n’Word Festival in Warsaw, Poland.

Daedalus Chaos is gonna rock the stages in Europe!

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Insane October!

It has been a crazy month, moving from one apartment to another to another while crashing on different people’s couches (as I’m currently doing this second).

BUT, I do have loads of positives to add to my domestic issues (I mean seriously, who decides to kick people out in the middle of the month KNOWING they’re going to have to pay us back!).

1) I got paid for acting in a commercial (I’ll post the video┬álater when I get it, maybe edit it in here).

2) I participated in a 48 hr film project. This you CAN see here.

3) The school I’ve been working at does give me a satisfying financial incentive every month!

4) I’m doing stand up and it’s been going great, as well as my improv performance.

5) The Spoke’N’Word Festival is NEXT MONTH! November 29th and I’ve been practicing 3-4 new(ish) poems!

6) I have a new poem on the way, perhaps this weekend should I get an apartment.

Cause and Effect

The years have blurred….

While I continue to be busy

certain issues begin to occur

in frequent rotation.

…You…must excuse my hesitation,

as I stay away from my na-tive land

I’ve discovered that others can’t stand

my extensive leave of absence,

but I had to take action.

They’ve left messages saying:

“D, when’re you gonna stop playin’

around over there? It ain’t fair

how you stayin’

on a long vacation.

What’s your occupation,

again? Well I got a real

job. You should see how everyone feels,

they say you ain’t never gave a damn

while you pretend to attend slams

and recite shit that no one reads.

“But I do, I stopped being lazy because of you,

I no longer question my insecurities, mind’s no longer hazy because of you.

I understand the struggles

that you tussle

with, and can finally relate to you.

So can you please leave Europe be

and return to the free

and enlighten these jealous ple-

bians?”

Damn, do I really have that kind of impact?

My poems did that?

I often feel that my shit lacks

the necessary ingredients

heeded by the immediate

critics conjured deep within.

I will never again descend

into a state of chagrin

wherein it has been

a cinch to get in this thick skin

and mess with my temperament.

It’s quite evident,

II just need to treat them as excrement

and write my new testament

so I can continue spitting these poems like I got a speech impediment.