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POET BILLY LAMONT BEYOND BABYLON  MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE AND CD SIGNING AT LOONEY TUNES RECORDS, WEST BABYLON, NY- SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST AT 3PM.

Looney Tunes is the #1 Independent Record Store in NY

 

Looney Tunes Records is presenting a special in-store poetry with music, film and performance art event featuring Poet Billy Lamont dedicated to Hurricane Sandy victims on Sunday, June 1st. This event will take place at Looney Tunes Records located at 31 Brookvale Ave, West Babylon, NY 117042 at 3 PM sharp. This is a free performance and autographed copies of Poet Billy Lamont's CD Beyond Babylon will be available for purchase for $10.

Poet Billy Lamont said, "My CD was titled Beyond Babylon and I recorded 90% of the poetry on September 19th, 2012 for my son Zion. The inspiration that moved me was the previous years of being a single Father to Zion (with Joint Custody) and living in my hometown of Babylon, NY.  The inspiration centered on the Psalm in Holy Bible, 'By the waters of Babylon I wept for Zion.' I even did a video blog explaining this at the Village Dock a few days later. The poetry is words of hope despite the disorientation of personal suffering and brokenness."

Lamont continued, "When Hurricane Sandy devastated my hometown of Babylon, and the surrounding areas on October 29th, 2012 I began to reach out to help some of the suffering like so many people in the local area were doing. Various neighbors, help organizations and church leaders recognized me as the poet that has appeared on national television many times and has given book signings in major bookstores in local malls. So they asked me to recite my poetry at various events and outreaches for Hurricane Sandy victims. My heart was filled with sadness for the Hurricane Sandy victims and I had all this new poetry that I had recorded but not released as an album until now, that felt as if it was written for this situation, so I began reciting it. The poetry, the local town references and symbols has taken on a greater meaning for others especially scattered (dizzy) by le pre noir and I. It is powerful the healing within this poetry and music, something greater than I so I am trying to get out of the way of it."

Last Saturday, on May 25th Poet Billy Lamont recited a new poem about banning GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms) in our food to kick off a March Against Monsanto event at Union Square, NYC. Also that entire week Lamont gave poetry workshops about the power of imagination, wisdom and empathy as well as knowledge at Plainedge Middle School in Bethpage, NY.

"My poetry is about giving hope and is born from the desire to be a voice for everyday people. I believe there is a level of national significance as well as local relevance included in the Beyond Babylon album and event. The resilience of our people in Babylon, West Babylon, Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Long Beach, New York City, New Jersey, the list goes on and on, is remarkable. In addition to poem songs of hope and strength Beyond Babylon includes a recording of Walt Whitman reciting his poem America, that Thomas Edison recorded, that was built upon by Em Kruz of upwordspiral and myself into an amazing bluesy, hip hop, urban post- modern performance poem/song that includes me speaking to and encouraging America. Another poem song that I wrote for my son Zion and his 5th grade class entitled imagine a day, with music by Colin Kasprowicz of Multiple Mono, took on new meaning to me for the Sandy Hook disaster victims and their families after I recited it at a memorial service for them at a church. It feels like a prayer or meditation for all children in America. Beyond Babylon CD and event feels very much of this moment in history in America, bringing forth a voice for everyday people," Lamont said.

"I'm planning what will feel almost like a post-modern 1960"s 'Happening.' Beyond Babylon's poetry is innovative, Dadaist, avant-garde performance poetry combined with soulful electronic and Americana pop music. Special guests on the CD include Steven Delopoulos of Burlap to Cashmere (Sony Recording Artist) and electronic music innovator Blackhouse. Poem songs included on the CD/digital release have titles such as argyle park and ...like marconi referencing the local town.  I pray my poetic words of hope can be an inspiration to you my neighbors. All ages welcome. Hope to see you June 1st. Love and life to you," Lamont concluded.

Poet Billy Lamont has performed on MTV and Much Music Television and appeared on major radio stations across the United States. Lamont has also performed at many major rock festivals including touring with Lollapalooza '94, '95, 2003 and Cornerstone Festival 2004 and 2006. Due to the success of his first book of poems The Gallery of Light, Lamont has given book signings at major book stores such as Barnes and Noble in shopping malls across the United States. His latest book of poems is entitled strobe light generation. The new Billy Lamont poetry with music CD/digital release entitled Beyond Babylon was released on October 2, 2013. Lamont's books and CD's are available internationally through amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and iTunes.com.

Poet Billy Lamont, c/o The Other Perspective Media, P.O. Box 37, Babylon, NY 11702, Telephone: 631-981-4780, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , On the web: billylamont.com, facebook.com/poet.lamont and twitter.com/poetbillylamont

 

Billy Lamont Poetry At Thanksgiving Day Dinner For Homeless People At Love And Mercy Church.

You are invited to a free Thanksgiving Dinner with Homeless People at Love And Mercy Church. Poet Billy Lamont will share a performance poem with music from his new album Beyond Babylon at the dinner.
Poet Billy Lamont said, "I have chosen poetry and music filled with life and dignity in praise of God with thankfulness on this special day. It is about 19 years now that I have recited my poetry at this dinner with new and longtime friends. Come on down and join us if you would like to. Live the other perspective! :)"

Start Time: Thursday, November 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM

End Time: Thursday, November 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM.

Where: Love And Mercy Fellowship Church- 1420 Union Blvd Bay Shore, NY 11706 UNITED STATES.

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Friday, November 15, 2013, 7 PM

MULTI-MEDIA EVENT: Upwprdspiral Music Video Premiere Concert-

Poet Billy Lamont will be the opening act and performing his entire new CD release "Beyond Babylon"- Benefit For Hungry People For Thanksgiving- $10 Love Offering for hungry. Alysha Beth Stern. Author, Radio Show Host and Television Show Host will be hosting the event. Bobby Reidel World Wrestling Entertainment Publicist and Booking Agent will be Co-Host. Johnny Ova, profession Wold Wrestling Entertain Wrestler will also be speaking. Going to be a great event!!!

Sound Of Heaven Church, 30 Eastern Ave, Deer Park NY 11729

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HALLOWEEN NIGHT- Thursday, October 31. 3013- The Velvet Lounge 8 PM.

 

 

Poet Billy Lamont will be performing a poem song about taking off masks on Halloween Night- Thursday, October 31st , in support of Serial Poet Steven J. Messina the featured Poet, at The Velvet Lounge in Setauket at 8 PM. See flyer for more information.Lamont and then Messina will be performing at approximately 9 PM.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013, THE VELVET LOUNGE- 7PM-

Buddy Wakefield is going to be performing at New MUSE Exchange at Velvet Lounge in East Setauket this Thursday night. Buddy Wakefield is a very talented two time Poetry Slam Champion, is on Ani Difanco's Rigteous Babe Record label and has performed and toured with Sage Francis!!! ~ I WILL BE RECITING A POEM, AS WELL AS A FEW OTHER TOP LONG ISLAND POETS TO OPEN THE SHOW FOR BUDDY WAKEFIELD~ Come on out this Thursday night at 7 PM!!! Not to be missed!!! [poet billy lamont]

POET BILLY LAMONT “BEYOND BABYLON” CD RELEASE CELEBRATION AT HISTORIC BABYLON TOWN HALL!

BABYLON CITIZENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS PRESENTS A SPECIAL LIVE POETRY WITH MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE ART EVENT BY POET BILLY LAMONT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM SHARP. TICKETS, $5.00 DONATION AT THE DOOR.

~You are invited! Babylon is my hometown and this CD is about raising my son Zion in Babylon. Recorded in September 2012, the work is based upon the Psalm, “By the waters of Babylon I wept for Zion.” When Hurricane Sandy devastated our area a month later a lot of the underlying hope in disorientation and suffering within the poetry took on a greater meaning of healing for others who were and still are affected by Hurricane Sandy. I am dedicating this performance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy and want to extend a special invitation to those affected by Hurricane Sandy to be special guests. There will be artwork displayed by some who were affected by the hurricane. I pray my poetic words of hope can be an inspiration to you my neighbors. All ages welcome. Hope to see you October 5th. Love and life to you."  [poet billy lamont]~

POET BILLY LAMONT HAS APPEARED ON MTV, THE LOLLAPALOOZA TOURS 1994/1995/2003, AND THE CORNERSTONE FESTIVAL 2004/2006. LAMONT HAS GIVEN BOOK SIGNINGS AT MAJOR BOOK STORES ACROSS THE U.S.

Historic Babylon Town Hall is located at 47 West Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702.

Telephone: 631-587-3696 website: babylonarts.org

poet billy lamont on the web: billylamont.com, facebook.com/poet.lamont, twitter.com/poetbillylamont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POET BILLY LAMONT TO RECITE NEW POEM FOR VICTIMS OF NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT SHOOTING AT SOUND OF HEAVEN CHURCH MEMORIAL SERVICE IN DEER PARK, NY ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012 AT 7 PM.

Billy Lamont said, "I would like to invite you to a special Memorial Prayer Church Service dedicated to the precious children and heroic teachers who lost their lives at Sandy Hook in Connecticut last Friday. This inspirational heartfelt event is for all types of people with different beliefs and from different Christian denominations. I will be reciting a new poem for this Memorial event that will be at Sounds Of Heaven Church, 30 Eastern Ave, Deer Park, NY 11729 and begins at 7PM."

Here is a link for directions: http://www.sohchurch.com/directions.html

 

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POET BILLY LAMONT TO RECITE A SPECIAL POEM FOR HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS AND PROJECT BULLDOG WORKERS AT CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING IN LINDENHURST, NY AT 6PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6TH. Location will be on Wellwood Ave just south of Montauk Highway.

POET BILLY LAMONT TO RECITE NEW PERFORMANCE POEM FOR HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS AND COMMUNITY WORKERS AT SOUNDS OF HEAVEN CHURCH ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012 AT 6 PM.

Billy Lamont said, "I would like to invite you to this inspirational event for all types of people with different beliefs and from different Christian denominations to uplift Hurricane Sandy victims and workers for different community groups like the Red Cross, FEMA, Police Department, Fire Department, local and church workers. I will be reciting a new performance poem song, from my upcoming CD release Beyond Babylon, for the first time. This event will be at Sounds Of Heaven Church, Deer Park, NY and begins at 6PM."

Here is a link for directions: http://www.sohchurch.com/directions.html

This Performance Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3BH_Zaq_K0

 

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Billy Lamont To Recite At Long Island Poet BILLY CAPOZZI MEMORIAL on Sunday, March 25th:

~Hello everyone. I would like to cordially invite you to a Memorial for the brilliant Long Island Poet and great friend the late BILLY CAPOZZI. It is this coming Sunday from 2 PM- 12 AM at Mr. Beery's in Bethpage, Long Island with many great bands (Finally Balanced, The Soilbirds) and Poets {Alan Semerdjan} performing . I have prepared a special 15 minute Memorial spoken word set for Billy Capozzi in the 5 PM hour and then will be reciting one of Billy Capozzi's wonderful poems with his powerful band Finally Balanced somewhere between 7- 9 PM. Hope to see you there!!!!!!! :) love and life, [billy lamont]~

 

March 25 at 2:00pm until March 26 at 4:00am

  • Finally Balanced in conjunction with The Mighty Underdogs, Mr. Beery's and many others who have been involved with the late Billy Capozzi over the years are putting together a memorial show to commemorate and pay tribute to Billy's life work and to help raise money for his family. It's scheduled for Sunday, March 25th at 3PM, MR. BEERY'S located at 4019 Hempstead Tpke Bethpage, NY 11714-5602 (516) 579-7049.

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    4019 Hempstead Tpke, Bethpage, NY 11714

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    Poet Billy Lamont To Recite At 38th Annual New Year's Day Marathon Benefit Reading At 6 PM:
    Sunday, January 1, 2012
    3:00 pm- 11 pm

    http://poetryproject.org/program-calendar/38th-annual-new-years-day-marathon-benefit-reading.html

    Poet Billy Lamont to recite at St. Marks Church- in the Bowery- 38th Annual New Year's Day Marathon Benefit Reading at 6 PM. Featured readers will include one of Lamont's greatest inspirations the legendary Patti Smith. Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Suzanne Vega and Steve Earle are also featured readers. This promises to be an awesome event for a great cause!

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    Billy Lamont Poetry At Thanksgiving Dinner For Homeless People
    Start Time: November 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    End Time: November 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM
    Love And Mercy Fellowship Church
    1420 Union Blvd 
    Bay Shore, NY 11706 UNITED STATES - Map It
    You are invited to a free Thanksgiving Dinner with Homeless People at Love And Mercy Church at 12 PM- 2 PM on Thanksgiving Day. Poet Billy Lamont will share a few poems, filled with life and dignity, with music in praise of God with thankfulness. It is approximately 17years now that Lamont has recited his poetry at the dinner.


    POET BILLY LAMONT "THE PECULIAR PEOPLE" CD RELEASE PARTY WITH AN INTIMATE SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE AT KENNY'S CASTAWAYS, NYC ON FRIDAY, JULY 1ST AT 6 PM- FREE

    ~you are invited! kenny's castaways is an historic site of rock and roll history in the heart of greenwich village. they have an awesome sound system and a great selection of beer. hope to see you july 1st. love and life, [poet billy lamont]~



    POET BILLY LAMONT: AS SEEN ON MTV, LOLLAPALOOZA TOUR 1994/1995/2003, CORNERSTONE FESTIVAL 2004/2006.

    Come celebrate with Poet Billy Lamont as he performs a set entitled "Renegade Of Hope, Outlaw Of Love." Lamont will be reciting poetry with electronic music, from his latest book of poems "strobe light generation,"and other CD releases. This show is FREE. *CD's will be on sale for $7 as a benefit for the late Larry Norman's son Michael.*



    Kenny's Castaways
    is located at: 157 Bleeker Street NYC, NY 10012.
    Telephone: 917-475-1323 website: http://www.kennyscastaways.net

    Cost: Free

    websites: www.billylamont.com, www.facebook.com/poetbillylamont, www.myspace.com/poet billylamont


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    POET BILLY LAMONT "THE PECULIAR PEOPLE" CD RE-RELEASE PARTY WITH AN INTIMATE SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE AT THE VELVET LOUNGE, EAST SETAUKET ON SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH AT 6-8 PM.

    POET BILLY LAMONT: AS SEEN ON MTV, LOLLAPALOOZA TOUR 1994/1995/2003, CORNERSTONE FESTIVAL 2004/2006.

     

    ~you are invited! special guests to be announced. the velvet lounge has artistic ambiance, great indian food and an attached sundeck with a view of the stage. hope to see you june 5th.  love and life, [poet billy lamont]~

     

    Come celebrate with Poet Billy Lamont as he performs two 30 minute spoken word sets entitled "Renegade Of Hope, Outlaw Of Love" and "With The Peculiar People." Lamont will also be reciting poetry with electronic music and from his latest book of poems "strobe light generation"and other CD releases. This show is FREE. *CD's will be on sale for $7 as a benefit for the late Larry Norman's son Michael.*


    The Velvet Lounge
    is located at: 10 Woods Corner Road (25A), East Setauket, NY 11733.
    Telephone: 631-751-7575 website: http://www.velvetloungeny.com

    Cost: Free

    websites: www.billylamont.com, www.facebook.com/poetbillylamont, www.myspace.com/poet billylamont

     

     

     

     

     

    Billy LamontPoetry Reading/Testimony At Thanksgiving Dinner For Homeless People

    Start Time: November 25, 2010 at 12:00 PM
    End Time: November 25, 2010 at 3:00 PM
    Love And Mercy Fellowship Church
    1420 Union Blvd 
    Bay Shore, NY 11706 UNITED STATES - Map It

    You are invited to a free Thanksgiving Dinner with Homeless People at Love And Mercy Church at 12 PM- 3PM on Thanksgiving. Poet Billy Lamont will share a few poems and a testimony, of an emergency plane crash landing that happened 15 feet from him this past June, at the dinner. It is approx 17years now that Lamont has recited his poetry at the dinner.

    Poet Billy Lamont to recite a few poems to open for Rev 7

    Start Time: September 10, 2010 at 8:00 PM
    End Time: September 10, 2010 at 10:00 PM
    G2G Bookstore
    382 Main Street 
    Center Moriches, NY 11934 UNITED STATES - Map It

    You are invited. i am doing a few poems opening for rev 7 in celebration of rosh hashanah at G2G bookstore. next friday, sept. 10th at 8 pm. i will have some of my newly released cd's "outlaw of love" with me. love and life, [poet billy]~ G2G 631-878-6700

    Poet Billy Lamont "outlaw of love" CD release Party

    Start Time: August 29, 2010 at 2:00 PM
    End Time: August 29, 2010 at 5:00 PM
    Northport Tasting Room & Wine Cellar
    70 Main Street
    Northport, NY 11768 United States - Map It

    Poet Billy Lamont will celebrate the release of his new CD entitled "outlaw of love" with a spoken word performance of the new CD material. It will be an intimate event where you can enjoy a glass of wine or simply enjoy the performance and friendship in the ambiance of this room decorated in artwork.