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Rob Sweitzer – My God It’s Full of Stars

From Katie Reutter


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Rob Sweitzer of the band, Mae, has just released an EP, My God It’s Full of Stars. Sweitzer said of the EP: “Although things seemed to be comparatively better for me at that point, it was not long after those shows in 2013 that the ongoing and undiagnosed depression caught up with me and reached an apex resulting in my attempt to find peace beyond this life…” Concerning his battles Sweitzer said, “It’s taken some time, some heartfelt reflection, and some proactive measures to deal with a very dark time in my life.  I haven’t reached nirvana and I don’t think I ever will, but I have learned that challenges in life are not obstacles, or at least they don’t have to be, but rather are opportunities to grow and become a stronger living being for myself and for others around me.

mark“This EP – “M29” contains songs that capture my reflections on life and death, the meaning of existence, the strength of love, the peculiar relationship between light and dark, the universal calling of something tremendously larger than myself to know and be known, to love and be loved, the ongoing internal war between myself and God (or the interpretation of God by others and institutions as established truth), among other things.”

You can support him by visiting  Rob Sweitzer’s project, My God It’s Full of Stars at this link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/my-god-it-s-full-of-stars-m29-ep

*quotes from the indiegogo website

Poetry with a P(0)int – Hummingbirds Lounge atop Catherine Rooney’s

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We traveled down the I-95 corridor to Wilmington for Poetry with a Point at Hummigbirds Lounge in Trolley Square. As with most poetry events we attend in Delaware the place was packed. The evening offered an eclectic mix of original and established works of poetry, fiction,  music and art. The Host Bert Moniz did an excellent job of keeping the evening moving and it was quite enjoyable. Billed as “To Anna and Pablo with Love” the evening did not disappoint.

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Kenny Vanello opened and closed the evening with a beautiful song Love is a Simple Melody.

Poetry with A Point 008Poet Elsie Dobga kicked off the poetry segment with young love gone wrong

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Owen Compton continued the theme in song

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Bob Davis shared a libidinous piece of flash fiction.



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Poetry with A Point 017A tribute to Pablo Neruda followed with Luz reading the original Spanish version and Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reading the English translation of Sonnets 93 and 94. Diane shared an introduction into the works of Neruda.

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Luz displayed a painting dedicated to her grandfather.

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Roya Carney followed with the songs Bring You My Love and Dancer.

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reads a poem from her collection “Images of Being”

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Anton Shepsly and Barb Gray followed with reading Anton reading the original Russian and Barb reading the English translation of works by Anna Akhmatova followed by a discussion “Is it lost in Translation”.


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It was a great evening for poetry, fiction, music and art at Hummingbirds Lounge in Wilmington. You can view more photos from this event at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157603927065737/


215 Festival Nov. 1-4