Jamie Meltzers’ acclaimed documentary film “Off the Charts-The Song-Poem Story”, aired on PBS and was recently featured in the New York Times and entertainment weekly. MagicKey’s owner Art Kaufman is featured in the film as well as MagicKey Song poets Gary Forney, Caglar Singletary, Nilson V. Ortiz. “The Song-Poem Story” unlocks the door to an unknown and sometimes surreal side of the music business… Fans like Penn and Teller, Dr. Demento and cult rock band NRBQ give the thumbs-up to this new DVD and Original motion picture soundtrack. Soundtrack liner notes are written by Penn Jillete of Penn and Teller.
If you didn’t catch it on PBS, this show is an episode of the “Independent lens” series featuring independent documentary filmakers and hosted by actress Angela Bassett. The Film was made by filmmaker Jamie Meltzer and tells the history of the song-poem business and interviews song-poets, singers and notable players in this most unique phenomenon. The show features Magic Key songpoets Gary Forney, Juan Singletary and Nilson V. Ortiz and sports such dities as “THE THING”, “ANNIE OAKLEY” and “CHICKEN INSURECTION”.
SONG TITLES ON THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
1. HUMAN BREAKDOWN OF ABSURDITY
2. “THE SUBJECTS I WRITE ABOUT”
3. NON-VIOLENT TAEKWONDO TROOPERS
4. DANISH RADIO INTRO
6. BLIND MAN’S PENIS
7. I’M A GINSENG DIGGER
8. JIMMY CARTER SAYS YES!
9. THE DAY SNOWFLAKES WERE BORN
10. LITTLE RUG BUG
11. ECSTASY(sic) TO FRENZY
13. THE 23RD CHANNEL
14. THE THING
15. THE FLITTING FIREFLY
16. ANNIE OAKLEY
17. “EDDIE’S NOT GONNA COME BACK”
18. OUT IN THE WOODS
19. “IOWA MOUNTAIN TOUR”
20. THREE-EYED BOY
21. “LET’S JUST EXPERIMENT HERE…”
22. NIGHTTIME WHISPERS
23. CLOUD NINE