100 Thousand Poets & Musicians for Change, Oakland, CA

Mouth Off,
the brainchild of John Givens from lay/lie and No Lovely Thing
was a tremendous success!!
words by

Tureeda Mikell
Joanna Anabo
Paul Corman Roberts
Maw Shein Win
Youssef Alaoui

over ambient music by
John Givens
Sarah Iyer


In association with the 100 Thousand Poets & Musicians for Change worldwide event taking place on Saturday, September 28th in a town near you, anywhere you live, everywhere on earth.
We staged our equipment in the chapel of the Oakland Peace Center with everything we had; three bands total, Klezmerachi Cabaret, Oddly Even, and lay/lie, plus a lectern for the poets and a projector. Everything fit up on the tiny stage. Then lay/lie deployed their projection screen. It was kinda crowded up there but super loving and cooperative. Our seats were full, our senses were full, and our arms were full, of hugs for one another. We all met new people and forged new alliances. Everyone who attended had a great time. Oddly Even posted video here.

Our event was chronicled by the 100 Thousand Poets for Change website here.