Robert Lane Wilder Reads from ‘Amp the Airy Void’ Book – Sound Clips

Do you like Dr. Seuss? Ever hear the humorous poetry of Shel Silverstein? Reaching 100 years into the past, the wandering bard Vachel Lindsay? Hints of Langston Hughes. We also hear undercurrents that suggest Bob Dylan. Attitude-wise, there’s James Dean. A dab of Al Pacino. Mix all this together and you get a taste of the author and performer Robert Lane Wilder.

Here Robert Lane Wilder (aka “Kelsey” or “KC”) reads from Amp the Airy Void. Click the gray arrow icons below to hear each clip. This is just a small sample of the content in this book.

Mr. Wilder is also a classically trained musician and voice actor. He has performed before diverse audiences coast to coast. To arrange a reading or book signing, contact CSM Press here.

Note: Below are short samples only. These are all clips taken from Wilder’s longer, entire songs or poems. Contact us here to get the full songs or poems.

 

      Cheap Apartment Living (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Heroic Joe (clip) - Sepulveda + Wilder

 

      Playa Bunnies (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Doggedly Resolved (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Another View of San Francisco (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Picture Perfect Pandamonium (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Albert, a Phone Booth (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Alien State Police (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Mickey Mouse Screenplay (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      The San Francisco Beat (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      At a Crossroads (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      No New Yawk School Wires (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

 


George Grosz: a poem by Robert Lane Wilder

George Grosz rearranged and reinvented imagery.
Into human folly, grasping zeitgeist by the throat…
he took apart convention and conformity poignantly.
Nailing its reality, civilization in decline.

Pointing out pointlessness,
the evils of an ugly age.
Grosz, a peerless visionary zeroed in…
exposing all the underpinnings of corruption.

Skillfully he’d spotlight this milieu,
its grim chokehold…
Grosz unequaled social critic
prescient, he foretold.

Everyday I trudge around
disgusted much like him,
social failures wreaking havoc
without and within.

Bureaucrats, pervasive
corporate robots waving fists,
clearing out the best and brightest
from within our midst.

 


Above illustration by George Grosz, originally done in 1932
for Bertolt Brecht’s children’s book, The Three Soldiers

 

-All text above- copyright 2017 by Robert Lane Wilder