A Crack in the Room Tone

stories for a noisy world

by Fred Smith

May 22, 2015

There's trouble in paradise, but no one will ever know as long as the exchange rate is favorable.

A poetic groove.

March 1, 2015

Listen to the poetic groove HERE.


!2 below in Baltimore.

I stepped into a Kinko's on Charles Street, and was greeted by a poet

who welcomed me to his impromptu show by the cash register.


I had heart to spare and so I listened, while the poet spoke his peace

about a boy who grew up hard with words that bit and rhymes that bit harder

than the winter we were a...

May 1, 2013

I snapped the punchline picture to this thing in a bathroom in Iowa City. 

Borrowed the groove from Stanton Moore--who legend has it built a drumset from wood whose birthing tree was struck by lightning just like in the movie The Natural. 

Little bit of flange effect on my voice and the first poetic groove was born.

I'm kinda into the way words, grooves an...

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