Recently, I received an encouraging message about my music from CT at ctchrysler. When I bounced to his blog to say thank you, I fell into a world of beautiful art and music. I asked CT if I could write an audio response to a bit of his visual work, and he pointed me to this beautiful image of a woman. I instantly felt a darkness and a pain surrounding this character, and CT told me he imagined her as someone who had been wronged so many times in life that she “died and became a vengeful spirit.” I thought about her for days. She wouldn’t let me sleep. So late last night, I climbed out of bed and wrote this spoken-word piece. I used near-rhymes and broken meter to create clunky and painful dissonance. I recorded it in my best, eerie monotone. It’s morbid. So wonderfully morbid. I won’t apologize for this, but I will warn my followers that this isn’t my typical happy stuff. I have a deep passion for horror films, and it was fun to try my hand at the genre. And before you ask: no, I do not condone suicide. I do think revenge is pretty awesome, but considering most of us probably lack the magical ability of the girl in my story, I would say the best way to get revenge is to live. Flourish, be successful, and rub it in the face of your demons. Anyway, thanks for inspiring me, CT. Much love, everybody. — Kavalier Calm
Click below to read the poem while you listen.