Happy Halloween, storytellers! We’ve been sharing spooky stories all week to get in the spirit.
Host David Crabb at the Houston StorySLAM… remixed.
Produced by our ever-amazing digital media assistant producer, Whitney Jones.
I hoped the music would help me connect with the intention of the stories and the storytellers’ voices, so I could preserve those voices as much as possible as I prepared them for the page.
Largehearted Boy asked Catherine Burns, our artistic director (and editor of our new book The Moth: 50 True Stories) to compile a playlist of songs related to the book. And as you’ll see, music was woven into the stories.
First time I saw Freddy Hubbard it was the jazz equivalent of James Brown. He might as well gotten on his knees and had a guy come up and put a cape on his back.
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I have this song stuck in my head, and I’m kind of singing it unconsciously. I’m singing, “Let me sleep on it… baby, baby let me sleep on it… let me sleep on it, I’ll give you an answer in the morning" when I hear this voice from the top of the stairs reply ”I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW! WILL YOU LOVE ME? WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?”
And this is how I become friends with Carrie. Because Carrie and I proceed to do the entire duet, working our way up the stairs towards one another until we meet in the middle for the big crescendo - “IT WAS COLD AND LONELY ON THE DEEP DARK NIGHT!”