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the poetry collection audio CD “Torture & Triumph”
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This is on the CD Stop. Look. Listen to the Music,
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Weeds & Flowers & the Second Axing for $6.22.
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(live at the Lake Demented Poets, Hendersonville 03/23/01
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(live at the Cafe, Chicago 11/04/03
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A Night Of Firsts, 06/22/04
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4:11, performed live at the performance art show A Night Of Firsts, 06/22/04
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4:09, performed live for a CD recording, parts of the song What We Need In Life before the poem Fantastic Car Crash 05/19/07
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(3:31) Blue Design Studios
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(3:30) live 08/05/07 at Beach poets
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(3:58) performed live at the Galapagos Islands 12/24/07 to people from South America, Canada, the U.S., and Austria (on a boat)
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live 05/29/10 just before the Indy 500 (Indianipolic, IN)
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live 05/29/10 just after the Indy 500 (Indianipolic, IN) on the race track
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live at the Café in Chicago 06/22/10
40 chapbook
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of part four of the “40” show live at the Café in Chicago 06/22/10
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of pt. 4 of the “40” show from camera 2 @ the Café in Chicago 06/22/10
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from camera #1 as a downloadable mp4 file, live at the Café w/ this piece 06/22/10, from the Internet Archive.
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from camera #2 as a downloadable mp4 file, live at the Café w/ this piece 06/22/10, from the Internet Archive.
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(3:51) live 06/24/10 at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, guitar by John Yotko
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“London”, “I am Not a Pretty Girl”, and “What We Need In Life”, live 07/08/10 at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, w/ Janet Kuypers voalcs & John Yotko guitar
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(3:35) live in Death ‘n’ Rebirth 07/11/10
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of the full Death ‘n’ Rebirth 07/11/10 show at Beach Poets, from archive.org
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with all of the writing in the live show
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(3:57, John Yotko on guitar) live 09/07/10 at Elizabeth’s Crazy Little Thing at Phyllis’ Musical Inn in Chicago
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of Wayne Allen Jones reading this 11/02/10, live at the Café in Chicago
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Published in her book Close Cover Before Striking, read (for future audio CD release) live at Striking with Nature and Humanity at Trunk Fest , in an outdoor Evanston IL feature 06/25/11
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live 06/14/11 at the Café in Chicago
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with the Edge Detection filter, live 06/14/11 at the Café in Chicago
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with the Sepia Tone filter, live 06/14/11 at the Café in Chicago
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with the Film Age (older) filter, live 06/14/11 at the Café in Chicago
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live at Chicago’s Gallery Cabaret 06/29/11
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live in Severn Maryland (JK singing, JY guitar) 10/22/11
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live at Gallery Cabaret in Chicago, with John Yotko on guitar 12/18/11
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of Kuypers singinging this song at the open mike 2/1/12 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago
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of Kuypers singinging this Mm’s Favorite Vase song (tonight with the Second Axing) at the open mike 2/1/12 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago (w/ the Samsung cam)
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of Kuypers singing What We Need in life (John on guitar) while nterspersing 3 of her poems (Keep Them Apart, Got on the Road Again and Keep Driving) live in Chicago at Café Ballou, thru the Waiting4the Bus open mike 6/4/12
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of Kuypers singing What We Need in life (John on guitar) while nterspersing 3 of her poems (Never Did the Same, Before I Learned Better, Can’t Answer That One and Sorry Flowers) live in Chicago at Poetry “Love Letters” open mike 6/9/12 (Sony)
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of Kuypers singing What We Need in life (John on guitar) while nterspersing 3 of her poems (Never Did the Same, Before I Learned Better, Can’t Answer That One and Sorry Flowers) live in Chicago at Poetry “Love Letters” open mike 6/9/12 (Samsung)
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of Kuypers singing What We Need in life (John on guitar) while interspersing 4 of her poems (Keep Them Apart, Got on the Road Again and Keep Driving) live in Chicago at Ruffled Feathers open mike 6/11/12 (from the Sony camera)
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of Kuypers performing this song (w/ John on guitar; original music by Warren Peterson) live 8/29/12 at the singer/songwriter night at the Gallery Cabaret in Chicago (from the Sony)
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of Janet Kuypers singing her Mom’s Favorite Vase song What we Need in Life (John on guitar) live in Chicago 8/28/13 (C) at her interview & reading
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video of Janet Kuypers’ interview and her reading her “Periodic Table” poems live in her Chicago 8/28/13 feature Interview to Poetry at Poetry Saloon at Noon (in the Lerner Auditorium at the Sulzer Public Library), ending with this song
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of Janet Kuypers singing her poem What we Need in Life in Nashville 10/26/13 in her Nashville Halloween feature
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of Janet Kuypers reading her “Periodic Table” poems (and two original songs) live in her Chicago 10/20/13 feature Nashville Halloween feature, including this writing
Nashville Halloween feature chapbook
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Nashville Halloween feature,
w/ Tag Team and Periodic Table poems in this show.
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers sings her original song What we Need in Life acapella live 12/18/13 at the open mic the Café Gallery in Chicago (C)
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing a mix of her song What we Need in Life and her poem Fantastic Car Crash in her 8/2/14 Beast Women audition in Chicago’s the Den Theatre (Sony)
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what we need in life

(a song)

I don’t know where this highway’s taking me anymore        and
I don’t know the right lines to say
I don’t feel the things that you’re feeling
            down deep inside of you        but
I know this ain’t the way

nothing ventured
nothing gained
nothing changes
nothing stays the same

but you go your way
I go mine
maybe one day
we will find

what we need in life

what we need in life

I watch the ashes from your cigarette
            fall to the ground        and
I think this fire will die down
I think I now see what is happening here
            between us        and
I have to say good bye

nothing ventured
nothing gained
nothing changes
nothing stays the same

so you go your way
I go mine
maybe one day
we will find

what we need in life

what we need in life

I can’t stay bitter and lonely and restless anymore        and
I can’t be here with you
I see the red in your eyes and it scares me half to death        and
I’ll take this road alone

nothing ventured
nothing gained
nothing changes
nothing stays the same

you go your way
and I go mine
maybe one day
we will find

what we need in life

what we need in life


Copyright Janet Kuypers.
All rights reserved. No material
may be reprinted without express permission.

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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing her song What we Need in Life and her poem Fantastic Car Crash live 9/24/14 at Chicago’s open mic the Café Gallery (C)
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of Kuypers singing this song What we Need in Life7/22/15 at the Café Gallery (which was filmed from the Canon fs200)
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of Kuypers singing this song What we Need in Life7/22/15 at the Café Gallery (which was filmed from the Canon Power Shot)
video See YouTube video 9/11/15 of Janet Kuypers at the Chicago’s Roots Room reading her poems operation diligence and Looking fora Worthy Adversary, then singing her original song What we Need in Life, then reading her poem I dreamt about you last night, then covering the 1925 song (a capella) Brother, Can you Spare a Dime, & finishing with her poem Under the Sea (Canon fs200, cropped/saturated w/ sci-fi filter).
video See YouTube video 9/11/15 of Janet Kuypers at the Chicago’s Roots Room reading her poems operation diligence and Looking fora Worthy Adversary, then singing her original song What we Need in Life, then reading her poem I dreamt about you last night, then covering the 1925 song (a cappella) Brother, Can you Spare a Dime, & finishing with her poem Under the Sea (Canon fs200, cropped & saturated).
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See YouTube video (Cps) of Janet Kuypers singing her song What We Need In Life 12/13/15 at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry
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X-rays and broken hearts, & the Burning.
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing 3 songs (with John on guitar) 12/27/15 at the Austin music open mic B.B. Rover’s (Nikon CoolPix S7000), with her songs What We Need In Life and Made Any Difference and the Feedback song Vintage Wine.
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video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing 4 songs (with John on guitar) 1/29/16 (C) at the Round Rock music open mic at the American Legion, covering Morrissey’s There is a Place in Hell for Me and my Friends, Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walking, the Chruch’s Under the Milky Way, & singing her MFV song What we Need in Life (with her poem Fantastic Car Crash).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing 4 songs (with John on guitar) 1/29/16 (N) at the Round Rock music open mic at the American Legion, covering Morrissey’s There is a Place in Hell for Me and my Friends, Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walking, the Chruch’s Under the Milky Way, & singing her MFV song What we Need in Life (with her poem Fantastic Car Crash).
video See YouTube video of Jane Kuypers (and John on guitar and some vocals) performing 7 songs 5/6/16 (C) at Round Rock’s American Legion, covering Depeche Mode’s Th Bottom Line (w/ altered wedding chorus lyrics), Peter Gabriel’s Washing of the Water, her MFV song My Love for You will Stay the Same, flowing straight into George Michael’s Waiting (Reprise), the Eurythmics’ I Need You, her MFV song What we Need in Life, & ending with her poem in The Second Axing song Made Any Difference.
video See YouTube video of Jane Kuypers (and John on guitar and some vocals) performing 7 songs 5/6/16 (C) at Round Rock’s American Legion, covering Depeche Mode’s Th Bottom Line (w/ altered wedding chorus lyrics), Peter Gabriel’s Washing of the Water, her MFV song My Love for You will Stay the Same, flowing straight into George Michael’s Waiting (Reprise), the Eurythmics’ I Need You, her MFV song What we Need in Life, & ending with her poem in The Second Axing song Made Any Difference.
video video See YouTube video 7/8/16 of Janet Kuypers reading her poem The Things They Did To You, then sings her song What we Need in Life (with her poem Fantastic Car Crash inside) in the 2nd round at the Austin installment (at her house) of the Poetry Plus open mic 7/8/16 (filmed w/ a Canon Power Shot camera).
video video See YouTube video 7/8/16 of Janet Kuypers reading her poem The Things They Did To You, then sings her song What we Need in Life (with her poem Fantastic Car Crash inside) in the 2nd round at the Austin installment (at her house) of the Poetry Plus open mic 7/8/16 (filmed w/ a Sony camera).
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How Music is Poetic chapbook
Download all of these songs & poems in the free PDF file chapbook
How Music is Poetic
containing the songs/poems
What We Need In Life”,
Fantastic Car Crash”,
Tin”, and “Made any Difference”.
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the book Distinguished Writings the cc&d v170.5 issue release of Kuypers' writings in the 2006 book  Distinguished Writings the book Sing Your Life
Live at WZRD Radio - 2 CD set the CD set Live at the Cafe (3 CD set) the CD these Truths the CD the Demo Tapes by MFV torture and triumph audio compilation CD