I Am FORTUNATE!
I don’t think people know how EXCITED I was to actually have the Honor and sit down and meet Saul Williams! This man has been an source of inspiration of Love and Light for minute in my life. This is the best time line of Saul Williams I could think of. At any point feel free to scroll to the bottom and peep the interview. If not enjoy, the winding tale.
I was randomly introduced to Saul by way of the poem “Ohm” he written. I saw him perform it on HBO or MTV. You know how those Sprint Subliminal messages commercial were? That’s how this dude poem hit my ears. I didn’t know words could do that! I didn’t even catch his name when I saw the poem, I remembered the performance and the words, which I guess any poet would hope would happen. A few years later, my drama Teacher/Mentor, Mr. Reddix, made us do an assignment to act out a monologue or perform song lyrics. I originally chose Royce Da 5’9″ Won’t Be. It was a cool song but left a lot to be wanted as a monologue. I then remembered watching Saul performing Ohm and figured it was about as much as a monologue I could find. I yahoo’ed (yeah YahOO’ed) the lyrics and found the poem. I memorized it and hit the stage. I felt I did good job but Mr. Reddix wasn’t feeling it. He told me I had a grasp of how to say the poem (memorization) but not how to SAY it. He advised me to go through the poem and try to define the words and make the meaningS and understand the metaphors BETTER!
“and I roam through the streets of downtown Venus
trying to auction off monuments of Osiris’ severed penis
but they don’t want no penis in Venus
for androgynous cosmology sets their spirits free” —Ohm
I eventually came back and killed that Poem/Performance. And I guess in a way I forever learned what the word androgynous means,lol. And I became a Saul Williams fan.
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