Nathan D. Horowitz
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The Octopus Speaks!
- By: Ian Winn
- Narrated by: Ian Winn, Josephine Buchan
- Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
Spoken Word at its sparkling, hilarious best. Featuring excerpts from Mercury in Retrograde, a show critics describe as “cancelled due to clinical psychosis”, and The Scotsman called "Strangely gripping." God: tackled! Vegetarians: slain! Cults: joined! Drugs: differentiated! America: explained!
- By Nathan D. Horowitz on 06-01-19
Wow. Incredibly fun to listen to. Full artistry of composition and performance. Listener, enjoy. The texts intersperse narrative poems from Techno Pagan Octopus Messiah with poems in the voice of Mercury, which the author uses to deliver sharp and funny social commentary. Winn's voice, sometimes accompanied by the voice of a British actress, is marvelously expressive, now sounding like an elderly Jewish American guy, now like a conniving divinity, now like Eminem. The poems are sculpted, shaped, crafted, for maximum comprehension, wit, and listening pleasure. Bravo, Merc. Give us more.