Charles Plymell and Mike Watt – "Was Poe Afraid?"

Charles Plymell and Mike Watt perform on August 9, 2008 in Philadelphia, part of the No More Bush Tour organized by Byron Coley. Plymell reads his poem “Was Poe Afraid?” Video by Laki Vazakas.


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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE via substack. Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I studied with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities. https://linktr.ee/jaywbabcock

One thought on “Charles Plymell and Mike Watt – "Was Poe Afraid?"

  1. Pingback: Charles Plymell reads “Was Poe Afraid” (9 August 2008) « Kendra Steiner Editions

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