Category Archives: Melbourne

Black Rider says thanks for the 25,000 listens

After putting out the recently brilliant BRP podcast 05, a live recording of Marcus Roloff’s German spoken word with the swooningly bright-eyed sounds played by Christian Löffler, and while I was setting up to record Corey Wakeling all lofi over the phone for BRP podcast 06, a quick tally showed:

The Sound of the Black Rider has had over 25,000 downloads and streams. (It’s closer to 27,000 but I rounded down.)

Ok, so, it’s irrelevant that compared with internet standards and stories of trillions of views on YouTube, this is a miniscule amount. We’re talking about lofi recordings of authors and poets reading their work. It’s poetry and fiction, you guys!

Also, we’re a micropress from Fremantle, Western Australia – publishing like thieves in the night. 25,000? 25,000!

For that, I say thank you.

To all of you who are reading, streaming, downloading, buying, and telling your friends about the Black Rider, thank you.

You’re the sweethearts who keep this all going. Thank you for having Black Rider in your life. Your kindness abounds.

The Sound of the Black Rider is made up of the Black Rider podcast, the Lyrics audio book series, the Garage Sessions and poets and authors reading their work at Official.fm and PoetrySpeaks.

Look homeward, angels!

Jeremy
The Black Rider

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Visible Ink & my Confession; or, Saint Mathilda & the 69th Psalm

The cool kids’ kindness abounds over at Visible Ink, having included a li’l something of mine in their 22nd edition. It’s a story-as-letter called Confession; or, Saint Mathilda and the 69th Psalm.

It may or may not be about lots of things like Fantastical Realism and ish like that in Regensburg Germany and Wien Austria.

I think it’s been out for ages and I think I missed the party by a month, but my copy arrived in the post today.

It’s available for acquisition in Melbourney-type places I presume.

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The sound of the Black Rider: Joran CA Monteiro

Download Joran CA Monteiro reading Winter Glass as featured in The Diamond & the Thief 2010.

You can also stream it at Poetry Speaks or below.

 

Joran CA Monteiro – Winter Glass from The Black Rider on Vimeo.

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The sound of the Black Rider: Shane Jesse Christmass

Download Shane Jesse Christmass teaming up with alter ego Mattress Grave to produce Thermometers & Metronomes & Riddim, soon to be featured in The Diamond & the Thief 2011.

Or stream it here:

Shane Jesse Christmass – Thermometers & Metronomes & Riddim from The Black Rider on Vimeo.

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The sound of the Black Rider: Allison Browning

Download Allison Browning reading Fuel as published in The Diamond & the Thief. Fuel was included in The Best Australian Poems 2010 (Black Inc).

You can also stream it below or at Poetry Speaks.

Download Allison Browning reading these gods as published in The Diamond & the Thief.

You can also stream it below or at Poetry Speaks.

All artwork by Ryan Michael Swearingen.

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Pulsatin’ to the back beat… It’s page seventeen!

hey ho, let’s go!
hey ho, let’s go!

They’re formin’ in a straight line
It’s page seventeen!

Melbourne’s annual literary mag covered in leaves features my poem ‘tempest, steal me away’.

& who else is pilin’ in the backseat? Oh, only AS Patric, Graham Nunn, Matthew Hall, Allison Browning, Matt Hetherington & a revival of all kinds of other hepcats!

It can be bought.

Hi-fives to Tiggy Johnson & Ashley Capes.

This issue whooshes as much as the ipad Eric Yoshiaki Dando made out of leaves!

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Verity La gets to know the Black Rider

Literary recreants - by Danny Khoo

Brazenly seductive, new online journal Verity La has been wooing us all with forward-thinking stories and poems by many of my favourite contemporary poets and authors here in Australia.  Taking the time to get to know these literary cats is where Verity La really puts its ear to the virtual soil.

Co-editor Alec Patric is so punk rock he contumeliously published my dusty hinterland villanelle narrative Gather Darkness! and play your songs of heartache.

In Associations, Patric gets to the bottom of translating, filtering and decoding communication, so he only lets me answer his questions with quotes from others.

For example:

Using a quote from your favourite poet, tell me the secret to your soul.

iii

the dew
goes
leaf
to
leaf
whole
the boy’s soul
is luminous

the wisdom
rolls
from finger
through finger

the plant
makes its own little sun
for us
a big drop in the ocean

hope is a transparent mirror
— Amber Fresh, excerpted from It’s the same thing again

Strange enough without shadows.
— Amanda Joy, Vasilissa’s Doll

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