Monday, August 22, 2011

There’s a Green to Be Seen With

This is Ken Nordine’s spoken word poem “Green,” from his album Colors, where he waxes poetic (but not in poetry form) about every color from Red to Blue to Ecru to Puce. I like these. They toddle towards beat poetry parody but never quite stumble over that line, and this will not be the only video representation of Nordine’s work that I will be posting here.

I’m starting with “Green” not because it’s the best but because it’s the first of Nordine’s color ditties that I ever heard. The later ones get interesting.

“We should spend the better part of our time, yours and mine, with a green like this.”


  1. ... I am so 'stealing' this..!

  2. We featured this on the very first "Frank 'n' George" we did on KCSB, actually.

  3. Big: Steal away!

    George: No way! ... You wouldn't happen to have a copy of the album, would you? I've never actually heard the whole thing, and there's some of the lesser known colors that I'd like to give a spin.

  4. It was one of Frank's choices, actually. Not sure if he has the whole recording or just parts. I'll check.

  5. Sorry, he got what he has from YouTube. Drat.