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A Very Special Poetry Reading

Hi All

"A Very Special Poetry Reading with Jimmy Broccoli", to be filmed soon, has a new fun addition (a really exciting addition!). After some back-and-forth correspondence, I've received permission to use the song, "Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls", by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, for my initial entrance for the reading.

I'd like to thank Cathi Gibson (Rough Trade Records, UK), Josh Lieb (Bank Robber Records. UK), Don (Constellation Records, US), and Efrim Menuck (of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and - the band I've been following for years - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra) for allowing me to use this song. This approval was multi-layered - but everyone made the process really easy.

And two high-ranking executives at Rough Trade Records asked me to send "Jimmy Broccoli for Poet Laureate 2021: He Plays With Puppies" bumper stickers to the U.K. Of course I said yes. The folks over at Rough Trade seem really fun!

I can't tell you how much it means you being here with me.

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