Jim O’Halloran is a Subud Brother, nurse and brilliant musician. He plays flute and does occasional gigs around town, always surrounding himself with other excellent musicians. We met at the Seattle Subud House and then later saw each other at an Earshot concert at the Triple Door a few years ago. He invited me to play with his band at an annual concert at Bradner Gardens near his house and we have developed a friendship AND a working relationship. He plays flute & I read my poems.

The latest iteration of this collaboration was captured on video by Andrew Jordan. Thank you Andrew. It was a performance at the Seattle Center for The Next Fifty, a celebration of the 50 years since the Seattle World’s Fair. Thanks to Jack Straw Productions, I was asked to read and I invited Jim. Here is our set list for the day:

June 12, 2012

Song for Arthur Ballard – 3:00
 American Sentences 2001 – 2004 – 3:00
 Catalog of Traces – 7:00
 American Sentences 2004 – 2006 – 3:00
 Jim solo – 3:00, into Intro for ATBS
 A Time Before Slaughter – 6:00

About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) in Seattle, the Cascadia Poetry Festival and the August POetry POstcard Fest (PoPo). www.POPO.cards. He has published a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger) and American Sentences, a book of 17 syllable poems drawn from the first fourteen of his 20 years of daily practice. The tenth anniversary edition of that book includes Pig War: & Other Songs of Cascadia. He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets (see: https://paulenelson.com/americanprophets/) has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Bothell, Cumberland, BC, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois, Ukiah, CA, and other places & writes an American Sentence every day. www.PaulENelson.com
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