Evolution of the Project:
I was driving my friend home from the mall the other day. He was scanning the radio. I had it on jazz. He can take jazz but thought we might be missing something better. He paused briefly on a heavy metal station, briefly because he knew I wasn't much into it. But at least it gave us something to talk about. He said there are two musical forms approaching each other from different directions, and which, together, may evolve into a new form. On the one side, there's heavy metal, and on the other, something called brostep, a derivative of an English electronic music called dubstep. Chance illustrated the difference between them by opening his mouth and uttering, twice, at the top of his lungs, a bruising combination of screams, gurgles, roars and grumbles. The first hit my face like a bucket of fermented excrement, the second like a bowl of unsavory offal. We looked at each other. Aha!
Wanted: five band members, must be into heavy metal: one drummer, one guitarist, one bassist, one pianist, one singer, all acappella.
(Later: Another friend who's into music read this and said that maybe a heavy metal band would not be quite right as a warm up to a nice poetry reading. Okay, I would have to agree. This blurb was supposed to be funny! The idea of five guys standing on the stage with no instruments, just vocalizing the noise of a heavy metal band, is, to me, hilarious.)