Poetry Friday: The Waking by Kurt Elling
Current Mood: impressed
Current Song: The Waking by Kurt Elling as covered by Norbert Leo Butz
This shaking keeps me steady, I should know
What falls away is always, and is near
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow
I learn by going where I have to go
- lyrics from The Waking by Kurt Elling
Watch Kurt perform the song live.
I discovered this song recently, thanks to Norbert Leo Butz, who covered the song on his album Memory & Mayhem: Live at 54 Below. I highly recommend that album. I highly recommend anything and everything sung by Norbert Leo Butz.
Norbert's newest project is the Broadway musical Big Fish, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace. His credits include the role of Fiyero in the original cast of Wicked, which was based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. So, you see, this all leads back to books.
...but if you want me to, I can talk about Jason Robert Brown's musical The Last Five Years as performed by Norbert Leo Butz and Lauren Kennedy for a really, really long time. Just ask me about it. :)
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