Beat Day at Big Rock - Stora Klopp
tumbles into start of Summer. Beltane brings Poets, Writers and Musicians from
around the World to Stora-Klopp (Big Rock)
in Iceland on May 3rd for a collective celebration of the Spoken Word and Song
hosted by internationally renown Icelandic novelist Olafur
Gunnarsson at his farm outside Reykjavik.
Joining Gunnarsson will
Örn Hilmarsson, Einar
Michael Dean Odin Pollock,
Birgitta Jonsdottir, Eileen
Myles, Ron Whitehead,
Scott Mertz and others yet to be defined as of this posting.
here at Insomniacathon On-Line! salute all that will be celebrating the
seminal art of recount and ribald in this new millennium honoring the forebears
who forged the fundamentals of recountable history.
Let the stories be
told and the songs be sung lest we leave the moment fade to the mists of the forgotten,
fleeting into the nothingness outside of the word.
And To That At Stora-Klopp
than a thousand Winters ago, a plank cast to the sea led to Reykjanes.
A land of Fire and Ice where planet purge meets space sky.
in Point where humanity was compelled to recognize the undeconstructables
the nothingness outside of the word.
And here in this land where the thing came to grapple with the weird so long
ago, his-story and her-story comes to task once again, to effervesce, percolate,
culminate in postulate ponderance engae et l'éphémère.
Whether be saga or sutra, edda or epistle
let the skalds skat and
the bards bawl beatific
dispelling the nothingness outside
of the word.
For this gathering does great honor to where it all comes
from and to be, opening the door to what is yet disclosed.
May the Spirit
and Sense of Hávamál be with you all,
er hálfsögð saga, ef einn segir
"A tale is but half told, when only one person tells it" -
Saga - The Saga of Grettir the Strong
James Walck - May 2 0 0 8 -
& Of Note! - The Pix Are In
From Stora Klopp! - Poet, Author
and Photographer, Birgitta Jonsdottir, who performed at Stora Klopp, brought
her camera and was so kind to pass along these images from A
Beat Day at Big Rock -Stora Klopp to us here at Insomniacathon
Here To View her PhotoBook from Stora Klopp!
Of Note! - From Stora Klopp to Skólvörðurstígur
- The Poets and Players leave the countryside and head to The
BaBaLu Coffee House in Reykjavik on May 6th for an evening of Sooth
and Song featuring Michael Dean Odin Pollock, Ron Whitehead, Eileen
Myles, Scott Mertz and Kristin Ómarsdóttir.
Admission is Free, show starts
at 8 PM.
Few Snaps From The BaBaLu Show!
Photos by Glenn Barkan
Beat Day at Big Rock -Stora Klopp Olafur Gunnarsson and Ron Whitehead
came to manifesto declaring "A
Storm Generation Manifesto
we tip our hats to the lost and
we go our
we are the
are the fucking storm
are a new generation of artists
are poets writers painters sculptors composers musicians singers dancers playwrights
blow away lies and injustice
we tell it
like it is
we are brutal
we have soft
we are free
we dwell in
the realms of the creative imagination
are the creative imagination
know that the shortest distance between two points is creative distance
pay attention to the long forgotten wisdomed voices of the forest
vanquish the overtly materialistic greedy who intentionally destroy mountains
honor mountains and oceans and eagles and wolves
cherish mother earth and all her terrible beauty
are non-violent spiritual warriors
are fearless visionary poets
have wolf eyes
are more than the eye of the storm
are the fucking storm
we will not
never give up
are God's open nerve
are The Storm Generation
Storm Generation was founded
in Iceland in May in the year of our Lord 2008 by Olafur
Gunnarsson and Ron