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of this in a live performance in Chicago of the “a Very Goth Beach Party” feature 07/03/11 at “Beach Poets”
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performed live (John Yotko back-up vocals and rain stick) at Trunk Fest’s Triple Threat , her outdoor Evanston IL feature 07/24/11
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of this in a live Pilsen feature of poems in her book Contents Under Pressure 09/03/11 at Café Mestizo
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of Kuypers 10/07/11 in the Omniphonic Challenge at St. Paul’s (performing in the de-sanctified church), with John Yotko pre-recorded and live music (from the Sony Camera)
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read live 11/20/11, at the Café open mike in Chicago
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read live in the show “hmmm” 11/20/11 at the Café open mike in Chicago
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of the entire Janet Kuypers show “hmm” (including this piece) live 11/20/11, at the Café open mike in Chicago
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read live 12/18/11, at the Café weekly poetry open mike she hosts in Chicago (with guitar and back-up vocals by John Yotko)
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of ther reading many poems 12/18/11 at the Café in Chicago (music bt the HA!man of South Africa, vocals by Suzanne Hettinger, guitar by John Yotko) including this writing
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read live 12/18/11, at the Café weekly poetry open mike she hosts in Chicago (with guitar and back-up vocals by John Yotko), from the Samsung Camera
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read live 12/18/11, at the Café weekly poetry open mike she hosts in Chicago (with guitar and back-up vocals by John Yotko), from the Kodak Camera
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live at Gallery Cabaret in Chicago, with John Yotko on guitar 12/18/11
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live at Café Ballou 1/2/12, with John Yotko on guitar and sampled wind-up clock ticking (from the Samsung)
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live at Café Ballou 1/2/12, with John Yotko on guitar and sampled wind-up clock ticking (from the Sony)
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of this poem sung (w/ John Y. on guitar) as the 1st performer at the last show at Café Mestizo 4/21/12
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of this poem sung live (John guitar) at the “Ruffled Feathers” open mike at Rewster’s Café in Chicago 5/14/12
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of all of Kuypers’ performances (which includes this poem) at Chicago’s Ruffled Feathers open mike 5/14/12
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of Kuypers singing this poem 7/18/12 at the Café Gallery in Chicago (with music from Marvin Tate’s D-Settlement, off their Album “the Minstral Show” called “Dinner Date”, from the Canon)
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of Kuypers singing this poem 7/18/12 at the Café Gallery in Chicago (with music from Marvin Tate’s D-Settlement, off their Album “the Minstral Show” called “Dinner Date”, from the Sony)
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of Kuypers reading this poem 7/18/12 at the Café Gallery in Chicago (with music she created for her 2004 “Dreams” show while she spoke with an alternate male voice, from the Canon)
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of Kuypers reading this poem 7/18/12 at the Café Gallery in Chicago (with music she created for her 2004 “Dreams” show while she spoke with an alternate male voice, from the Sony)
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of Kuypers singing this poem 7/18/12 at the Café Gallery in Chicago, with music that the HA!man of South Africa created for her performance of this poem (which was filmed from the Canon)
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of Kuypers singing this poem 7/18/12 at the Café Gallery in Chicago, with music that the HA!man of South Africa created for her performance of this poem (which was filmed from the Sony)
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of Kuypers’ open mike 7/18/12 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago, plus multiple versions of this poem & song
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of this poem sung live with a jazz band 5/12/13 at the uptown open mic at the Green Mill in Chicago
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of Janet Kuypers reading this poem 5/18/13
Made Any Difference” in Nashville TN in the Tag Team feature reading
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of the Janet Kuypers & C Ra McGuirt “Tag Team” 1+ hour feature in Nashville 5/18/13 (which includes this poem)
the 5/18/13 “Tag Team” reading chapbook
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the Tag Team Reading, of poems slated
for the Janet Kuypers/C Ra McGuirt book “Tag Team Poets”
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of Janet Kuypers singing her poem Made Any Difference poem (w/ John on acoustic guitar) live at Ruffled Feathers at Reno in Chicago 12/8/14 (Canon, balance, crop, saturate)
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of Janet Kuypers singing her poem Made Any Difference poem (w/ John on acoustic guitar) live at Ruffled Feathers at Reno in Chicago 12/8/14 (Canon, balance)

Made Any Difference

Listen
Janet Kuypers
written 04/26/11, edited 09/05/11

So I’m at my bar
I just overheard

that another guy
in the past few months

now, this is grapevine
but I need to see him

he went out for a smoke
I walked up to him

I reached my hand out
he offered me a new one

then holding his smoke
I talked about his wife

and I don’t want to
but we care for him

he said I was right
then holding his smoke

handed me his smoke

I stood there a while
wondering if I

my favorite hang-out
from people talking

who’s always here
has had a few strokes

I just heard snippets
put in my two cents

and even though I don’t
after he lit up

toward his cigarette
but... I wanted his

I told him I heard
asked about his kids

get on a high horse here
we want him happy

he’ll take some time off
said that he should quit

and then walked away

sucking nicotine
made any difference




Copyright © 2011 Janet Kuypers.

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


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of Kuypers singing this poem Made Any Difference with other originals and covers in her last music show in Chicago 7/22/15 at the Café Gallery (which was filmed from the Canon fs200)
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of Kuypers singing this poem Made Any Difference with other originals and covers in her last music show in Chicago 7/22/15 at the Café Gallery (which was filmed from the Canon Power Shot)
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers singing her poem Made Any Difference (to John Y.’s music), then reading her poems Fantastic Car Crash and Too Far 9/16/15 at the Poetry At The Gallery Cabaret open mic in Chicago (Cps)
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Listen as Janet Kuypers reads her poem Made Any Difference with music by Andy Derryberry and art by Davis Michael Jackson
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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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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing 3 songs (with John on guitar) 1/15/16 at Round Rock’s music open mic at the American Legion (Nikon CoolPix S7000), with covers of George Michael’s Waiting (Reprise), Sinead O’Connor’s Black Boys on Mopeds and their original Made Any Difference.
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing Keeping a Record of Going Too Far, Made Any Difference (to John’s song), and How People Interpret My Words 1/31/16 at the Austin music open mic Kick Butt Poetry (Cps).
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videonot yet rated See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers singing (John on guitar) Leonard Cohen’s Coming Back to You, her poem Made Any Difference, the Eurythmics’ I Need You, her poem Under the Sea (set to Beatles music), & George Michael’s Waiting (Reprise) 2/16/16 at The Uptown Social open mic in Georgetown TX (N).
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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 of Janet Kuypers performing 3 songs (with John on guitar) 5/15/16 at the Austin music open mic B.B. Rover’s covering Sinead O’Conor’s Black Boys on Mopeds, then with California musician Kevin Marin joining them on harmonica w/ the Smiths’ London, and their song Made Any Difference (on a Sony camera).
video not yet rated See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing 3 songs (with John on guitar) 5/15/16 at the Austin music open mic B.B. Rover’s covering Sinead O’Conor’s Black Boys on Mopeds, then with California musician Kevin Marin joining them on harmonica w/ the Smiths’ London, and their song Made Any Difference (Cps camera; cropped & saturated).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers singing (John on guitar) Sinead O’Connor’s Black Boys on Mopeds and her poem Made Any Difference 7/9/16 at Native South Food Park music and poetry event in Austin (Sony).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 9/3/16 show “How Music is Poetic” at Expressions 2016: September Song! in Austin performing her songs/poems “What We Need In Life” with “Fantastic Car Crash” between verses 2 & 3, “Tin”, and “Made any Difference(filmed from a Canon Power Shot).
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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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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers singing her poem “Made any Difference”, then reading her poems “jihadists and astrophysics” and “elusive imaginary creature” @ Austin’s Recycled Reads 3/18/17 (this video was filmed from a Canon Power Shot SX60 camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers with John on guitar 5/22/17 covering Ani DiFranco’s “I am Not a Pretty Girl”, then their poem/song “Made any Difference”, then Sinead O’Connor’s “Black Boys on Mopeds”, then her MFV song “What We Need In Life” live at Austin’s B. D. Riley’s (Lumix).
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