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Interviews with Creative Minds. No.15: John Armstrong

Deep thinking renaissance man or perpetually perturbed poetry practitioner? John Armstrong, founder of Isle of Wight based spoken word collective Chorderize, is the 15th member of the exclusive Creative Minds club.


The links

John’s (neglected) blog
Arduity website
John on Twitter
John of Flange-face

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me. I meditate and wash daily when possible.

Spoken Word: Jobsworth

Having written more than 30 poems/raps that I consider decent, I remain reluctant to stick too much footage online as the live performance is always a large part of my sets.

Still, just because I love so many of you, I thought I’d share a poem called ‘Jobsworth’ about being stuck in a place where you’re not really content – be it logistically, in terms of employment or even the people you surround yourself with.

PS: Please excuse the Crabbies sunglasses, it was for an audition and I’ve snipped the intro off to get straight into the meat of the poem.

Love and lyrics,

DxK

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me. I meditate and wash daily when possible.

Philosoracle: An original poem

The accusations of apathy linger and the pleasant blaze of the sun only serves as a temporary diversion from the confused actuality of our being. Pathways guilty of seducing the inner optical, all webbed in uncertainty, lie in wait as challenges which attempt to divert us from paramount ambitions.

Any coward can turn blind eyed from the obstacles and conjure another cookie cutter existence based on fear. As tempting as may seem the ease at which mediocrity can be attained, it is also ultimately fraught with unfulfillment.

In reality, it is those brief flashes of idiosyncrasy we all experience sporadically which allow us a glimpse into our uncorked potential and as a bi-product show the futility of residing within the safety of the flock.

Magic 8-ball
So many fear death and crave immortality, blissfully unaware that to live for eternity would merely serve as an excuse to delay our own progression, another reason to exist in the mundane rather than live in the extraordinary.

The select few are the ones who snub normality, aspiring not to merely bestow an imprint upon this Universe, instead electing to tattoo their initials in stardust and carve their philosophy from oak all over its axis.

DxK

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me. I meditate and wash daily when possible.