On Missions, Management, Valedictions and Lemon Juice

2016/08/23
to grow a tree
takes more than a seed

music is more
than dots and strokes on a staff

to make a meal
takes more than ingredients

planets are space-junk
without a sun to orbit

a prism has no magic
in the dark

sometimes, what goes without saying
still needs to be heard

mr oCean, September 2014

Graveyard Shift

2016/08/19

I am the ghost who leaves the lights on,
the doors propped open, the water running—
the murmur from upstairs, the whisper in the vents,
the glitch in the software, the echo on the phone.

My watch shows tomorrow’s date.

I am the bookmark for the day
you can’t get out of bed,
the holding pattern above
the damage from the last big crash,
desiccated leaves still hissing from the shock.

I am chasing the horizon.

Through the window: a red kite
at the moment the wind stops
after covering our tracks with sand,
and the kite’s still hanging like a photograph
when sunset swallows land and sea
and even the sky, stars and all.

 

mr oCean, September 2012

Magic Beans

2015/06/21

This captures a goodly portion of how my favourite coffee is made – with boundless enthusiasm and a generous serve of precision.


Just because it’s great

2014/11/21

Tom Waits’ press conference, ahead of his Glitter and Doom tour.


The Happy Plant

2014/08/15

The Queensland Poetry Festival is one of my favourite weekends of the year, and it is almost upon us. I’m not involved this year – just lapping it up – but here’s a clip of my 2012 performace, as part of the Sharp With Sparks session:


Eric Eckhart’s DIT Project – The Video

2014/08/14

Do It Together from ORANGE 'EAR on Vimeo.

http://ericeckhart.bandcamp.com/album/dit-do-it-together – Listen, FREE download and share the album!

"Connect with Eric Eckhart at http://www.ericeckhart.com".

100 independent artists came together for one week to record, design, film, promote, mix, master and release Eric Eckhart's new album, all in front of an audience and all without spending ANY money at a former grocery store in Berlin.
DIT: Do-It-Together is a short documentary film about this unique, open source and powerful project that shows how independent artists can work together to build their own alternative music industry.
Find out how you can host a screening of the film at info@ericeckhart.com.
DIT was produced by 'A Headful of Bees' international artist collective based in Berlin – http://www.aheadfulofbees.com and Orange 'Ear Video Productions – http://www.orange-ear.de
DIT is an open source project and release under a Creative Commons license.

"Produced at Supermarkt, Berlin – http://www.supermarkt-berlin.net"


Gorgeous, magical photos. Dreamworthy.

2014/01/16

Photographs by Elena Shumilova