@Woodsman If you enjoy tone poems and spoken word albums you might really enjoy sitting out on the porch or in your backyard during the evening listening to the series of CDs from the artists Celestial Navigations. The band has a series of spoken word albums featuring actor Geoffrey Lewis. Lewis is a master storyteller who assumes a variety of characters as he narrates each track accompanied by two talented musicians who add the perfect background music to his tales. The stories can be humorous, sad, thought provoking, terrifying, suspenseful, or just plain enjoyable. They can put a smile in your face, a tear in your eye, or just make you sit and think. Think of it as spending an evening with Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Jean Shepard (the guy who wrote the story made into the movie "A Christmas Story"), the guy you work with who weaves the best yarns, the bartender with the best jokes, sitting at the knee of your Grandfather as he rambles on about the good old days, or a group of well traveled hobos yakking around a campfire. For anyone who thinks the art of storytelling is dead ... I'd recommend any of their seven or eight Celestial Navigations CDs.
You might not recognize the name Geoffrey Lewis but the guy is a character actor who has been in hundreds of TV show, dozens of movie ... including several with Clint Eastwood (Every Which way But Loose, Any Which Way You Can, Bronco Billy, Pink Cadillac, and my personal favorite - the gravedigger in the Stephen King mini-series "Salem's Lot). And as for TV shows he's been in damn near every one at some time or another beginning with "Then Came Bronson" on 1970 up to an episode of the doctor series "House" in 2007. Lewis passed away April 7, 2015 at the age of 79.
@ghostsofpompeii, Geoffrey Lewis was one of those character actors who almost everyone might recognize the face, but not recognize the name. Back in 2005, when he played the character "Roy Sullivan," in The Devils Rejects, I googled his name, while researching the cast. Not only was I surprised at his list of Filmography credits, I was also intrigued to learn that this character actor I had been watching play various roles my entire life, was in fact the father of Juliette Lewis.
I will have to check out the Celestial Navagations CD collection, on your recommendation.
With the Easter holiday coming I thought you might enjoy this track from the band Marillion called "EASTER".