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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.
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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.
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HALLOWEEN NIGHT- Thursday, October 31. 3013- The Velvet Lounge 8 PM.
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 Castawaysis located at: 157 Bleeker Street NYC, NY 10012. Telephone: 917-475-1323 website: http://www.kennyscastaways.net
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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.
~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 Loungeis located at: 10 Woods Corner Road (25A), East Setauket, NY 11733. Telephone: 631-751-7575 website: http://www.velvetloungeny.com
Billy LamontPoetry Reading/Testimony At Thanksgiving Dinner For Homeless People
Start Time: November 25, 2010 at 12:00 PMEnd Time: November 25, 2010 at 3:00 PMLove And Mercy Fellowship Church1420 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 PMEnd Time: September 10, 2010 at 10:00 PMG2G Bookstore382 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 PMEnd Time: August 29, 2010 at 5:00 PMNorthport Tasting Room & Wine Cellar70 Main StreetNorthport, 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.