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A Beat Day at Big Rock -Stora Klopp
A Beat Day at Big Rock - Stora Klopp - A collective celebration of the Spoken Word and Song, May 3rd, Reykjavik, Iceland.

A Beat Day at Big Rock - Stora Klopp - Spring 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 be Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Einar Karason, Sjón, Jonsi, Michael Dean Odin Pollock, Birgitta Jonsdottir, Eileen Myles, Ron Whitehead, Scott Mertz and others yet to be defined as of this posting.

We 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.

Here And To That At Stora-Klopp

More 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.

A Place 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 swing

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,

Man and Woman,

Native and Visitor.

Jafnan er hálfsögð saga, ef einn segir

- "A tale is but half told, when only one person tells it" -

Grettis Saga - The Saga of Grettir the Strong

- James Walck - May 2 0 0 8 -

Icelandic Poet, Thor Vilhjamsson at Stora Klopp tells a tale! The Pix Are In From A Beat Day at Big Rock! - Click Here To View!

New & 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 On-Line! Click Here To View her PhotoBook from Stora Klopp!


The BaBaLu Coffeehouse in Reykjavik

Also 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.

A Few Snaps From The BaBaLu Show!
Photos by Glenn Barkan

A Few Snaps From The BaBaLu Show! - Photos by Glenn Barkan.

Shortly after A Beat Day at Big Rock -Stora Klopp Olafur Gunnarsson and Ron Whitehead came to manifesto declaring "A Storm Generation."

Ron Whitehead (l) with Olafur Gunnarsson at Beat Day at Stora Klopp.

The Storm Generation Manifesto

we tip our hats to the lost and the beat

we go our own way

we are the storm generation

we are the fucking storm

we are a new generation of artists

we are poets writers painters sculptors composers musicians singers dancers playwrights filmmakers

we are creative expression

we blow away lies and injustice

we are graphic

we are honest

we tell it like it is

we are fierce

we are brutal

we are compassionate

we are gentle

we are kind

we have soft hearts

we are free

we are spirit

we are sex

we dwell in the realms of the creative imagination

we are the creative imagination

we know that the shortest distance between two points is creative distance

we pay attention to the long forgotten wisdomed voices of the forest

we vanquish the overtly materialistic greedy who intentionally destroy mountains

we honor mountains and oceans and eagles and wolves

we cherish mother earth and all her terrible beauty

we are non-violent spiritual warriors

we are lightning

we are thunder

we are songed poems

we are fearless visionary poets

we have wolf eyes

we are more than the eye of the storm

we are the fucking storm

we refuse

we will not bow down

we will never give up

we are God's open nerve

we are The Storm Generation


The Storm Generation was founded in Iceland in May in the year of our Lord 2008 by Olafur Gunnarsson and Ron Whitehead.



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