A month away, yes,
and I know you've had words, you've had voices, and you've had music. Maybe you
even had some Byron Bard on the side (he gets around, we know). What you've
been really missing though, I know, is the night when all of these precious
things coagulate into a vibrant spectacle known as Cottonmouth.
For August, we have
something special - basically, a new night and a new venue! Yes, like any
important thing in your life that leaves you momentarily, we have returned
changed. Different. New.
As the old poem
goes, The Bird is the word, yes, but on the first TUESDAY night of each month,
THE BIRD will be for the word, particularly that word known as COTTONMOUTH. We
return to you on Tuesday 2 August, resurfacing for a restaging of the night you've
been really missing, really exploring the space of The Bird as best we can, because Tuesday nights right? The Bird. Tuesday nights. The Bird. Tuesday nights. You're picking up what we're putting down, yes?
per usual, Tomas Ford MCs your face off, swinging on a chandelier to lead the
resumption into a consumption for your ears, which are begging for it, I know.
Though he's sullied his reputation with others,
Byron Bard will be Chancelloring the Open Mic like the elegant despot he claims
to be, undertaking the overtaking of the stage by the great unwashed.
Further words are to be found in the printed
medium, the Perth Zine Collective as they open up their wares for perusal,
zines to purchase for all those lonely nights when Cottonmouth cannot keep you
company. One night a month is so fleeting, I know...
So, open your arms
and embrace us warmly, because we've missed you too!
In the meantime, submit to the zine at
WHAT:: Cottonmouth XXVIII
WHEN: 7:30pm Tuesday 2 August 2011
WHERE: The Bird, 181 William Street, Northbridge
HOW MUCH: $5
entry; $20 entry + Cottonmouth anthology
'Zine: by donation