Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents
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Series: Spoken Word Albums
Genres: Poetry, Spoken Word
Publication Year: 2015
Length: 24 tracks

Happy Accidents is the debut poetry album by D.L. Lang of Vallejo, California. It expresses with humor, imagination, and passion themes of social justice, spirituality and Judaism, and spans reflections on the poet's life in both Oklahoma and California.

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Happy Accidents is the debut spoken word album by D.L. Lang of Vallejo, California. It expresses with humor, imagination, and passion themes of social justice, spirituality and Judaism, and spans reflections on the poet’s life in both Oklahoma and California.


Diana Lang
Recording at Grey Havens Studio in Enid, Oklahoma

Happy Accidents, recorded in 2015 contains recordings of poems originally published in her first four books. Thank you to Grey at Grey Havens Studios in Enid, Oklahoma for donating recording time, and my friends who funded the release.

You might also be interested to know that in 2016, Grey took four poems from Tea & Sprockets and created the song, “Oh My Chameleon Perceptions” with Mike Harbour and Steven Harwood. The song appears on his album Booze & Psychedelics.

Lang has a long history with Grey. Lang designed the album covers for many of Grey’s albums, including Faded Colours, Colours, Rock & Pop, Words & Music, Anamnesis, Inquire Within, Live at PEGASYS, and Acoustic Grey. In addition, she designed the album cover for We’re Almost Gone, the debut album by the group Bermuda County, whose musicians often play on Grey’s albums.

One of a few gracious donors that allowed this album to be produced was Fred Ross-Perry, who also was inspired to create the song, “Peace Will Come

My eternal gratitude to Dan Nichols for blessing me with the song “The Cape” by Guy Clark. Dan’s encouragement for me to start performing, to record this album and to continue creating was invaluable.

The poem “The Reset Seven” is not for kids because it contains some adult language. You were warned.

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Excerpted from the following books:

Tea & Sprockets (2011): L’Adonai, Earth, The Rest Seven

Abundant Sparks (2013): Penguin’s Prayer, Basherti,
The Snarkadelic Word Smith Awaits The Penguin Whisperer

Personal Archeology (2013):
Dining With Your Skeleton, The Ladder,
Mother’s Road, Haight, The Dreamer

Look Ma! No Hands! (2015): L’chayim,
Wake Up, Kid!, My Shul,
What’s In A Name? Or Fun With Etymology,
What I Learned One Stanford Afternoon,
Dissolving Lines, Hiking is Never Alone,
These Hands, Peace is…, To my Soul Tribe,
Love is Anarchy, Defrosting Frogcicles

I hope you will find it to be an enjoyable listen.

Full track listing:

1. What’s in a Name? (or Fun With Etymology)
2. L’adonai
3. Mother’s Road
4. Haight
5. Dissolving Lines
6. Hiking Is Never Alone
7. These Hands
8. What I Learned One Stanford Afternoon
9. Defrosting Frogcicles
10. Peace Is…
11. Love Is Anarchy
12. To My Soul Tribe
13. Basherti
14. Penguin’s Prayer
15. My Shul
16. Wake Up, Kid!
17. L’chayim
18. Earth
19. Dining With Your Skeleton
20. The Dreamer
21. The Snarkadelic Wordsmith Awaits the Penguin Whisperer
22. The Ladder
23. The Rest Seven
24. Poet’s Brain

About the Author
D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang is the current Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California. She is the author of nine books, and one spoken word album. Her poems have been published in the Benicia Herald, Jewish Journal, Poets Are Heroes Magazine, and in A Poet’s Siddur: Friday Evening Liturgy through the Eyes of Poets. Lang has been a featured act at the Vallejo Man March, Unity Day, Benicia First Tuesday Poets, and is a regular at Poetry by the Bay and Poetry in Notion.

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