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Harlym 125

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Unless our community suggest otherwise, this will be incredible.  Understand this event is not sanctioned by PSI, or in contest with PSI, but is open to PSI Members Only.

The night for this competition will be Thursday, August 6, after semifinal competition. The location and time of this competition will be undisclosed until the night of the event. Text messages identifying the time and location will be sent to a contact person for each team entering a poet to compete . The alternative to a text message will be direct contact from me, and word of mouth. If your team plans to enter a poet into the competition please email or contact me.  There will only be 25 spots.  I will accept entries up to the night of August 6 or until the entrant capacity is full, whichever is first.  In the event of a full list there will be a waiting list.  This is unlike slam as many of you have known it and I dare you to fall in love with it.  I am the maestro for this and depend on my hopefully honorable reputation amongst you all to make this happen.....

Here are the rules to the 
National Underground Poetry Individual Competition   
(NUPIC)

1. Any 2009 registered PSI team can send a poet of their choice from their team to compete.
2. Each team has to "put up" $125 for their poet to enter the competition (all collected money goes to the winning poet)
3. Head to head slams (one loss and you're out) until a winner is pronounced
4. No Judges, just the crowd in attendance making the "call" based on applause, etc.
5. Winner take all (3 minute time limit enforced). There is no second or third place.
*. I'm the host

For the people thinking they are the "shit", put your money where your mouth is; while all other nominated entrants have fun, your team at the least believes in you.  Its June 17 and you/each team has until August 6 to get your money "right", unless the list fills, in which case you run the risk of being on the waiting list.  Being on the waiting list means in the event a spot opens up, entrants will be selected from the list compiled in numerical order by order of entry onto the list. Also, the "pot" has the potential to be substantial. With 25 entrants, the "spoils" would be $3,125.00.  Every penny collected goes to the winning poet. No one is paying me, nor am I taking a percentage.  To further the point I have no hidden agenda, but I simply missed the energy of the Indy's Competition at Nationals and wanted to bring it back with a twist.

*There is only one entrant with a pass into this competition and that is the President of PSI. And this honor is out of respect for the Presidency and the "honor" of Slam, as our President is the face and representative of the values of Slam. I imagine this event to be annual and this invitation will always be extended to the PSI President.


No cameras. Just cell phones and you tube possibilities.  This could be the start of a something great...............

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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 12:58:28 PM »
You pull this off, I'll accept your invite.


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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 01:45:25 PM »
Who is Harlym 125?

WHAT?!  Man, you got to get out to bouts more.

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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 03:54:52 PM »
There will only be 25 spots. 

3. Head to head slams (one loss and you're out) until a winner is pronounced


we may throw someone in there... just curious how you're doing head to head w/ an odd # of folks... is someone getting a pass into the semi final round (24 to 12 to 6 to 3?) or something? it seems like you'd have to go to 36 poets (or drop to 18) to do single elimination. or maybe i'm just missing something...

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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 04:30:26 PM »
There is an additional "measure" that will afford it to work, but I'm not quite sure I want to enlist it, therefore in my reserve are the options of either 18 or 36.  Thank you.  This will be infectiously remarkable.

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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 03:59:50 AM »
There will only be 25 spots. 

3. Head to head slams (one loss and you're out) until a winner is pronounced


we may throw someone in there... just curious how you're doing head to head w/ an odd # of folks... is someone getting a pass into the semi final round (24 to 12 to 6 to 3?) or something? it seems like you'd have to go to 36 poets (or drop to 18) to do single elimination. or maybe i'm just missing something...

sorry that should have said 32 or 16... my math is not so good

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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009, 08:12:19 AM »
Understood. we shared in that error.

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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2009, 08:54:26 AM »
Love this!

Can I make one suggestion?  I think you should consider opening this up to PSi members who attend nationals as volunteers as well.  If someone travels to WPB on his/her own dime to Bout Manage or MC or whatever, and can come up with $125, why wouldn't they be allowed in?  If you are concerned about quality, maybe you could limit it to poets who have competed in the past, but I can't imagine a ton of people coughing up $125 to compete if they knew they were totally out of their league.

Disclaimer: I will not be in WPB this year, and have no intention of entering.

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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2009, 10:12:17 AM »
Love this!

Can I make one suggestion?  I think you should consider opening this up to PSi members who attend nationals as volunteers as well.  If someone travels to WPB on his/her own dime to Bout Manage or MC or whatever, and can come up with $125, why wouldn't they be allowed in?  If you are concerned about quality, maybe you could limit it to poets who have competed in the past, but I can't imagine a ton of people coughing up $125 to compete if they knew they were totally out of their league.

Disclaimer: I will not be in WPB this year, and have no intention of entering.

Oh, I like that idea.At leas tone slot should be up for grabs.

Another idea I was thinking of, on the underground, would be a "poets' choice" awards, like they have at Rustbelt, totally peer run and facilitated.
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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2009, 10:23:26 AM »
Who is Harlym 125?
He's a 2008 NPS finalist (team Cantab). Also he is The Man. I defy anybody to spend five minutes with this guy and not smile. Can't be done.

One of my favorite memories from Madison was working out in the Concourse Hotel gym at, idunno, maybe 7AM Friday morning, seeing him jogging on the treadmill.

Harlym125: Huff! Puff! Huff! Puff!
Ransacked: Damn, man. You keep a punishing schedule! Every after-party I go to, you're there. But every morning I come to the gym, and here you are!  I don't know how you're doing that!
H125: Huff! Puff! Uhm, if you see me at those places, doesn't that mean you're doing it, too?  Huff! Puff!
R: Oh. Right.

In my defense, I was really tired at Nationals.  :)


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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2009, 01:54:31 PM »
Let the big dawgs hunt.....getr done.....and yeeeehawww.... light fires and kick the tires we be slammin under ground....thats a killeen tx way of saying we sending a poet ummm if wwe got the money....and we not to drunk.
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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2009, 11:34:49 PM »
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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2009, 10:16:51 AM »
not in any official or authorized capacity.  its underground baby. 

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Re: Spread the word.....there will be an Underground Indi's at Nat's....
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2009, 05:22:26 PM »
If it opens up to non-team people, I'd definitely throw myself into that ring.  I'm coming down to bout manage, maybe MC if a certain fellow deems it okay...but hey, I'd love a chance to compete.  This sounds incredible.