Tuesday, 10 May 2011

John Stubley, author of 'The Light of Home'

What song would the narrator/protagonist of your story sing at a karaoke bar and why?

I think it is fair to say that the narrator of my piece would be inclined to take more of a supporting role – as listener to others’ songs, as back-up singer if required, musical improvisationist when needed, applauder of fine works, awaiter of the next song and of higher singing. In so doing he'd probably argue that this is his small song-contribution; that this is in fact his singing, his offering towards a new karaoke – a new music – a new space-and-stage making for the artistic other human being to stand upon, in full lighting, in surround sound, and in true offering to the enlarged community of there-gathered beings; a human being who is sung.

Photograph courtesy of Bob Zuur

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