Ken Nordine’s Word Jazz: Piercing Ears

(Update Dec. 2017: This audio track seems to have disappeared from the internet, but there’s a lot of Ken Nordine’s work on youtube. (I recommend ignoring the video component and just listening.))

Have you ever listened to Word Jazz, the radio show by spoken word artist and inspired weirdo Ken Nordine? I used to listen to it on public radio in Spokane many years ago, and recently looked to see if he was still creating the show. I found his website, which doesn’t seem to have been updated lately, but there’s lots of stuff on it and it’s still funny and bizarre and fascinating like it was when I was a kid.

Here’s his episode titled Piercing Ears, to give you a taste. It’s about six minutes long.

Is that not awesome? There’s lots more on the Word Jazz web site.

~ by lolarusa on March 11, 2010.

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