The More Loving One and Other Poems (CD ONLY)

The More Loving One and Other Poems (CD ONLY)
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The More Loving One And Other Poems is a very special collection of 20 famous poems recited to music by my very articulate and expressive 7 year old son, Truman Eoff and dedicated to my mother Suzi.  All proceeds from this album go to Truman’s 529 college savings fund. This project is very dear to my heart as it involves three things I love:  Truman, poetry and music. I’m very proud of my little boy and through him the world is so much more tender, deeper and heartfelt than I ever could have imagined.   In a world where the velocity of the human experience seems to be accelerating, I hope people can find time to have a focused listen. Great poetry and art are the antidotes to the caffeinated, often vacuous pop-culture that seems to dominate our lives.  These poems are beautiful, disturbing, and powerful – and their depths seem to increase with repeated listening. 

The genesis for this album occured as Truman pranced through my recording studio while I happened to be reading W.H. Auden’s poem August 1968.  A  microphone happened to be set up, and on a lark,  I had him read the poem into the mic.   His flair and expression floored me.  I added some background music and BAM!!! we were off to the races or at least I was. Truman had different ideas and negotiated a deal, he would recite 20 poems for $2 a piece. He drove a hard bargain, but $40, a lot of work and 3 months later we’ve now brought great beauty into the world.  Please visit www.jasoneoff.com

1. The More Loving One by W.H. Auden 11. The Blessing by James Wright
2. In You The Earth by Pablo Neruda 12. Death of a Ball Turret Gunner by Randell Jarell
3. Hope by Emily Dickinson 13. The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
4. The Lifeguard by James Dickey 14. The Cow, The Whale & The Lizard by Theodore Roethke
5. My Parents by Stephen Spender 15. Traveling Through The Dark by William Stafford
6. A Poison Tree by William Blake 16. The Portrait by Stanley Kunitz
7. Small Frogs Killed On The Highway by James Wright 17. The Gift by Li-Young Lee
8. My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke 18. Summer Serenade by Ogden Nash
9. A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes 19. Your Heart? It Is A Frozen Orange by Miguel Hernandez
10. August 1968 by W.H. Auden 20. Life is Fine by Langston Hughes

 

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