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"PSI - Crew" 

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johnpowers

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« on: November 26, 2006, 11:15:28 AM »
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A good article on some former and still very young slam poets who stopped slamming so much and started doing performance poetry in high schools as showcases.  Nothing new there, but they're calling themselves the "P.S.I. - Crew" which stands for Poetic Street Influence.  The reporter also parrots the fallacy that slam grew out of the rise of hip hop in the 80's.  
http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_4724673

From: http://www.gotpoetry.com/News/article/sid=3442.html

So, what do you think of the name they call themselves?  Is it a big deal?  Seems strange for former slammers to name themselves after Poetry Slam Inc or does it?  Perhaps its some inside joke?

Though you might be interested.

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2006, 11:45:41 AM »
PSI is not a trademark. I think it's kind of silly that people who think that slam is "too competitive" would compete with PSI under its own name, but maybe I'm too old to get it. No damage done to the real PSI, but I'm still scratching my head.

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2006, 12:44:50 PM »
I didn't think it was a big deal, just curious.  Its one of those odd things.

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2006, 04:39:16 PM »
Just my personal opinion here:

If they want to call themselves that, yay for them.

I wouldn't personally; leads one to think they grew from us, regardless of what they say the PSI stands for.

Hopefully they don't suck...hopefully.

Too bad we can't get PSI trademarked. *shrug*
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2006, 04:44:16 PM »
PSI just isn't trade markable for anyone. A google search of PSI will yeild a whole bunch of folks who would like to have those three letters trademarked. Just can't happen. Maybe if we had been around in 1925 and done it then...

No biggie. Now, if they called themselves Poetry Slam, Inc. that would be a different matter. But PSI could stand for a lot of stuff.

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2006, 09:41:09 PM »
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PSI just isn't trade markable for anyone.


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