Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Out of Standard with Izy



Mind the Gap and Dubstep



Greetings Garden Dwellers!

Welcome to the last Out of Standard of 2012.  Since this prompt began at mid year, many of you have graciously rose to each challenge, conjuring up the unexpected.  December’s challenge will be no different.  In fact, this may be the hardest (and most rewarding) Out of Standard yet. 


THE DUBSTEP GOAT CHALLENGE

Congratulations:  you have (basically) survived 2012.  No Mayan apocalypse has slowed you down.  Now 2013 is patiently knocking at the door and would like you to join it for a night out , (even if it is cold outside and your boots have yet to dry from your last walk to the corner store).   

But not so fast.  If you’d like success and artistic fulfillment in 2013 there is one thing you must do:  pay homage to the Dubstep Goat.  It is a little known fact that musicians, artists, writers, and street artisans in South London worship a creature called the Dubstep Goat.  This hip, sustainable deity rewards its followers with a heightened sense of creative purpose and the ability to produce work on a stronger frequency.  One South Londoner compared the Dubstep Goat’s blessings to listening to Rubber Soul for the first time, in the sense that they both “blew his mind and then captured his soul.”


THE CHALLENGE:  write a poem inspired by the Dubstep Goat footage provided below.

Toads, I welcome you to start the New Year by drawing inspiration from the underground animal god of South London.  I am not asking you to convert to its teachings, but I have provided a few you tube clips below to spark your imagination.  Go now and bring us back something like Rubber Soul, that is unexpected and shiny!!!!








20 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

I won't even ask how you came up with this one, Izy.. I'm always thrilled by the workings of your mind and heart.
Okay, so let me see what this goat business is all about!

Stacey said...

Freaking dubstep. Goats are under-rated, though, and helped me through this challege.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

hahahahah

MOST amazing! lol
(and a wink and a nod to Teresa, at Eden Hills!) ;)

Have a creative day!

Mimi
The Goat Borrower

Kerry O'Connor said...

I learnt something today - or gained a better focus, perhaps, on what little I know about electronic music. Hope this is rubbery and shiny enough for you, Izy.

Jinksy said...

What is it with goats this Christmas? Two chocolate ones arrived through the post for me the other day, to underline the fact that my son had given me the gift of two real, 'Oxfam unwrapped' ones, which will go to help some poor soul improve their quality of life!
They have to be my best Christmas present ever. :)
But I'm totally confused by your Dubstep challenge. LOL :)

aprille said...

The mince pies have gone to my head.

Marian said...

what fun! *bleat* i'll be baaaaaack!

Ella said...

lol, I must honor the Dubstep goat, so my 2013 artistic view will be amazing~ Oh, yeah...I'll comply-so fun! I'm now waiting for the house to quiet down so I can tune into the vibe! I'll be back ;D

Hannah said...

So fun!!! Thanks Izzy!

Isadora Gruye said...

well done to all of those who have posted so far....I have submitted my own homage....bring on 2013.

Susie Clevenger said...

I'm dancing the dubstep in mine. Love your inspiration Izzy!!

Susan said...

I'm still stuck back in pre-disco, but I sampled the beat and gave it a try. Thanks, Izy, this one is for you!

Marian said...

i went with rockabilly :)

Lolamouse said...

Dubstep goat? You must be KIDDING!!!

Emma Major said...

I'mhavingsomanyproblems linking up, but I'll keep trying

Emma Major said...

http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/dub-step-goats.html

vivinfrance said...

I don't think I have had enough to drink this Christmas. The challenge was beyond me, try as I might.

Fireblossom said...

I have been computerless. I will try to do something for this as soon as a get my bearings.

Dave King said...

One of the most interesting and most difficult I've attempted. Cane to it late and could have done with more time. I'll probably redraft it before long!

Tinman said...

I'd never heard of the Dubstep Goat before. I've done my own version, not a poem, but I hope you'll enjoy it anyway..