Scott Raven Tarazevits | Crossing Roads Less Travelled

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Crossing Roads Less Travelled

by Scott Raven Tarazevits

Limited Supply Solo-Spoken Word First CD ; Scott Raven Tarazevits
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. Is This Good? Scott Raven
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2. Waiter, Waiter Everywhere Scott Raven
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3. The Other Side: Live at Crossroads Theater Scott Raven
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4. UV Inspiration: Live at Marymount School Scott Raven
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5. Mommy Marquee Scott Raven
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6. Acting-Up Scott Raven
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7. Macho Macho Man: Live at Washington National Cathedral Scott Raven
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8. Re-Acting Scott Raven
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9. GWB: Live at Washington National Cathedral Scott Raven
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10. Trans-Acting Scott Raven
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11. Bored Of Education Scott Raven
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12. The Other Side: Reprise Scott Raven
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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A graduate of Rutgers University, Scott performs extensively around the country his unique one-of-a-kind spoken word poetry alongside the internationally touring performance poetry group Mayhem Poets (www.mayhempoets.com) He has shared the stage with the Nuyorican National Slam Team and won countless slams and talent shows in addition to authoring 5 books of poetry. He has studied Shakespeare and voice at the Stella Adler Acting Studio and received Improv training with the Upright Citizen\'s Brigade. He has co-written two spoken word plays : Masque(2001) and New Street Poets (2005, 2007), was a Bowery Poetry Club Slam Finalist and was the winner of the Microsoft Idea Wins Small Business Challenge along with the Mayhem Poets. He is currently the artistic coordinator of Slamchops (www.slamchops.com) and is working on a collection of Shakespearean Sonnets and his first novel about a narcoleptic movie reviewer and her boyfriend, a stand-up comic obsessed with Ghandi and guns who tours elementary schools around the country.


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Robert Lorden

This man is clever, wittier than Wilde, Raven's words play tricks on your ear dr
In his debut Spoken Word Album, Scott Raven proves to be a one of a kind word fiend with a nonsense of humor. He often puns on punning, and free associates till your head explodes supplying a slew of suprises with each passing line.

I found myself very impressed with his free flowing alliterative style and seemless internal rhyming capabilities. Not to mention this man is clever, wittier than Wilde, Raven's words play tricks on your ear drums with a candy cornucopia of over 10 spoken word treats.

The CD is a mix of live and recorded tracks and notably tackles both the food service industry and the school system. It is threaded together by a few Six Degrees of Kevin Baconesque actory poems that keep the listener engaged throughout, as well as addresses homophobia, writer's block and in an inventive, refreshing manner our current head of state.

Although his music is sparce on the recorded tracks, the ambient sounds are a nice addition, but could have been removed just the same.

I've seen Scott Raven live and admittedly its a different experience all together. Always interesting to watch, onstage he's a wildly frenetic gesturer with an animated intensity that demands your attention, whereas his CD allows the listener to appreciate his work's suprising depth, intelligence and wacky point of view that without the histrionics and over-gesticulation, a dedicated listener with a love of language will get a great deal out of.

Sole Eclipse


Funny and intelligent poet with an abundance of quality material, just hope he drops another solo-album in the near future.