Help find a spoken word MP3
August 3, 2004 9:55 PM   Subscribe

Searching for a spoken word MP3. Details are sketchy. I believe it's called "Marlon Brando and James Dean Came by On Their Motorcycles" but have also heard it called "Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen Came by On Their Motorcycles". I am *positive* that it was on a cassette (pre-cd days) called "Hollyword" and was by poet Eva Brandstein. I have searched google (though I suck at that) and allmusic and can't find squat that it even exists. Anyone know where I can find this MP3 or buy Hollyword on CD or if it was even released on disc? {more}

In case it helps one of you google-experts: from memory, the poem goes something like:

Marlon Brando and James Dean came by on their motorcycles
to see if I wanted to go for a ride.
[something about leather jackets and the poet's mother getting mad]

Marlon Brando and James Dean came by on their motorcycles
to see if I wanted to go for a ride.
Whose bike would I get on?
Whose back would I press my face against?
Whose heart would I break?

I am positive of the last three lines.

posted by dobbs to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Response by poster: Oh, and to be clear, I *know* it exists (I've owned it), but I don't know if it exists on CD.
posted by dobbs at 10:12 PM on August 3, 2004


Only cassette, though, and the Rhino Records website turns up nothing.

At least you have the title now.
posted by mr.marx at 10:21 PM on August 3, 2004

I know it is not what you are looking for, but since you brought up Spoke Word mp3s....

Here, under protest, is Beef Burgers
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:52 PM on August 3, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks, Marx. That's it.

Anyone got a link to am mp3?

Steve, is that Welles or Lee Richardson...?
posted by dobbs at 11:03 PM on August 3, 2004

posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:09 PM on August 3, 2004

Response by poster: Ah yes, second time thru I heard his name said. It's friggin' brilliant.

And since my spider senses are tingling that this thread is mostly gonna turn out to be a turd (who in their right mind would have transfered the 45 second track I'm looking for from cassette to MP3?)--why don't y'all list yer favorite spoken word thingy. Preferably, with a link.

Mine's this brilliant piece-a Giorno: Eating the Sky. [13 mins. big.]
posted by dobbs at 11:18 PM on August 3, 2004

Take your pick: Buk
posted by tetsuo at 12:10 AM on August 4, 2004

Favorite spoken word thingy: Steven J Bernstein reading Come Out Tonight; tantalizing overcompressed audio snippet available here.
posted by ook at 7:19 AM on August 4, 2004

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