"Speaking in Tongues"

Richard Estes

I'll be filling in for richard tonigth, airing the documentary "Off the Charts: The Song Poem Story" by Jamie Meltzer. 

"Off the Charts: The Song Poem Story is a fascinating, at times unsettling, documentary that exposes the strange underworld of the song-poem industry. In this little known subculture, "ordinary people" respond to come-on ads on the back pages of magazines, mailing in their heartfelt but often bizarre poems to "music industry" companies that, for a fee, turn those poems into real recordings. OFF THE CHARTS explores a truly unique, never-before-seen slice of Gothic Americana through interviews with several song-poem writers, the jaded producers and musicians who set their words to music, and a few of the growing number of zealous song-poem connoisseur."

- PBS.org 

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Friday 12/23/2011 @ 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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