11 June 2009 Main Posts Going Down Swinging Launch Rjurik Davidson Going Down Swinging was launched at the Northcote Social Club last night. M and I attended, to watch a lot of spoken word (Going Down Swinging has an accompanying cd of spoken word) and the triphop band, MISO, who are very cool and remind me a little of Bjork. I did wonder, during the spoken word, about the form: it seems to be closest to prose poetry, and in the flesh obviously has the advantage of being a performance. Some of the performances were closer to the poetry end of things, and I especially enjoyed those with accompanying music, while others seemed rambling and in need of stronger ‘through lines’ as a scriptwriter might say. As a whole then, I felt ambivalent about it, though maybe it’s simply the case with all forms: it can be hit and miss. Anyway, here’s a video of MISO. Rjurik Davidson Rjurik Davidson is a writer, editor and speaker. Rjurik’s novel, The Stars Askew was released in 2016. Rjurik is a former associate editor of Overland magazine. He can be found at rjurik.com and tweets as @rjurikdavidson. More by Rjurik Davidson Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?