Spoken Word Performance – Westhaven Center for the Arts

“If You Can Tell a Story, You’ll Never Be Out of a Job!”

 Doc Stull’s jazz/poetry performance with Tim Randles RLA Jazz players at The Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 S. Westhaven Drive, just south of Trinidad, Friday, November 22, 2019, at 7:00 PM.  Sliding scale, $10.00 (Students) – $20     Refreshments will be available

 

Doc Stull is a multidimensional and never conventional retired university professor, writer, and performer. He hosted a classics literature radio show for 20 years, wrote and narrated 75 sport history shows for ESPN sports and was a jazz reviewer/interviewer for the New Books Network.

According to Stull, his show combines his history of familial storytelling — from his vaudevillesque grandfather and  Methodist educator grandmother to his former minister/philosophy professor/international consultant/gadfly father and theatrical/classical singer mother, as well as selected poetry/prose pieces from his travels in Germany, Israel, and Portugal.

The show also features Matt McClimon, vibes, and Nicholas Dominic Talvola, trumpet. RLA is made up of Tim Randles, keyboard, Mike LaBolle, drums, and Ken Lawrence, bass.

 

Spoken Word Performance – “The Work Show” Stories and songs about working life!

The Work Show, Friday, Sept. 13 in beautiful Victorian Ferndale at 7:00 pm

 

Tickets at Wildberries, Brown Paper Tickets, Chapman Books and Mind’s Eye Coffee in Ferndale and at the door. $12.  We’re the only fully local show at the Old Steeple this fall…check out their fabulous line-up:

http://www.ferndalemusiccompany.com/calendar

 The show sold out twice in February at the Arcata Playhouse. Lots of laughs, good music, a bit of seriousness…a good time.  We have the seven-member Gila Monster Band performing work songs, from “We Can Work It Out” to “Take This Job and Shove It.”

Five storytellers: Paul Bressoud, Michael Crowley, Jeff DeMark, Doc Stull, Marvin Samuels, and Janine Volkmar along with the infamous “sit down comic”  Charlie Gilbert.  Diana Heberger, a vital part of shows for years, has passed away so this show is dedicated to her.

The Gila Monsters are musical director Rick Levin, Jean Browning, Ron Sharp, Paul and Jeff DeMark, Pat Comella and Halimah Collingwood.   Come on down to the beautiful Old Steeple.

Doc will be reading two of his classic coming-of-age work stories:   The first, Guilt, was a mortifying experience as a rookie ice cream scooper at the age of 16.   The second story, Knife Man, was about his improbable experiences in San Diego selling knives door to door in San Diego in the 1970s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spoken Word Performance – “The Work Show” at the Arcata Playhouse

Arcata Playhouse, Saturday, February 23rd at 8:00 pm and Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 pm

Join Doc and some of Humboldt County’s finest story-tellers and musicians.  Doc will be reading two of his classic coming-of-age work stories:   The first, Guilt, was a mortifying experience as a rookie ice cream scooper at the age of 16.   The second story, Knife Man, was about his improbable experiences in San Diego selling knives door to door in San Diego in the 70’s.

 

 

 

Poetry Publication

Doc’s poem “Rhythm” published in Puerto Del Sol:  A Journal of New Literature, Summer, 2013 Issue

 

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Here is a Spanish translation of the poem, written and published originally in English:

Ritmo

por

Doc Stull

es una atajada con el guante volteado
de un rola quemadora de cesped
detrás de tercera base
seguido de un lanzamiento
tipo latigazo con las uñas
a primera base
para sacar
al
corredor

es una finta
que los hace brincar mientras tu
giras y lanzas el balón en el aire
hacia la canasta desde la línea.

es un gancho izquierdo
apoyado en tu pierna de atrás
fuera de la pierna de atrás
que detiene la
bolsa
sin
vibración
en
la cadena

el deporte es ritmo

es jugar
con melodías de movimiento
sobre los
latidos del corazón

es entrar
dentro del
sentido del tiempo
de tu oponente

 es jugar con el
espacio
y
la paradoja del ritmo

es
voluntad
estrategia
innovación y las
cuerdas kineticas

es tu propia
canción
tu propia
sensible
sensual
sinfonía

Translation by TCarboni

 

http://www.puertodelsol.org/archives/html/2013-summer.html